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Marijuana, ATVs hot topics at Candidates Night forum

Six candidates for the 4 City Council seats up for grabs in Silverton’s April 1 election tackled points starting from marijuana to well being care at a Candidates Night forum at City Corridor Tuesday, March 18.

Incumbents Malcolm MacDougall and Karla Safranski, together with candidates Kevin Baldwin, Larry Gallegos, Pete Maisel and Barbara Renowden, fielded questions from Silverton highschool college students earlier than an viewers of about eighty voters.

Judy Zimmerman of Silverton, in welcoming the candidates and viewers, reviewed previous contentious city elections through the years, together with a few recall elections. With the city now dealing with divisive points similar to marijuana laws and OHV use of city streets, Zimmerman stated the group will someway handle to get via the controversies.

“We’re going to outlive this election,” Zimmerman stated. “The solar will rise on April 2 and we’ll nonetheless be associates and neighbors and in a couple of years we’ll be laughing about all of this.”

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