The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce will host an Election Forum at 6:00 p.m. Thursday March 8th at the Fruita Community Center. The forum will be a debate format with a moderator and timed answers. The Chamber asks that questions from the public be submitted in advance. Submit questions to the Chamber via email at  Candidates will not be informed of the questions in advance, and the moderator will have full discretion as to the questions that will posed. Time permitting, the live audience will be allowed to ask questions. The Forum will also be live-streamed on the Fruita Chamber’s Facebook page. Those tuning in will also be able to submit questions should time permit.
 The Mayor’s seat and three Council seats are up for election in April. The candidates are: Lori Buck, Carolyn Gambino, Kyle Harvey, Karen Leonhart and Rudy Van Voorhees. Mike Durden and Joel Kincaid will be running for Mayor.     
 In addition, city voters will be deciding the fate of one ballot question:
REFERRED ISSUE A“Without increasing existing tax rates or adding new taxes of any kind, shall the City of Fruita be authorized, from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2024, to receive and expend all grants and to collect, retain, and expend all revenues generated in excess of the revenue and expenditure limitations established under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution for the purpose of implementing the city’s capital improvement plan including the maintenance of capital improvements?”
Election Day is April 3rd.
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