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Candidate forum next week

American Legion will host 7:30 p.m. event.

City Council candidates will answer questions from a moderator and the audience at a forum on Sep. 11 at the American Legion Colin Hyde Post on Bucklin Hill Road.

The 7:30 p.m. question-and-answer period will be preceded by and informal "meet and greet" at 6:30 p.m., at which community members can speak with the candidates.

Audience questions will be gathered in writing prior to the beginning of the program, or can be submitted via email at bicouncil107@gmail.com.

Island resident and Kitsap News Group county reporter Charles Bermant will moderate.

To encourage detailed responses, organizers of the event have said it will be formatted to allow for longer answer periods than previous forums.

This will be the first time since last month's primary narrowed the election field to four that candidates will publicly discuss local issues.

Participating in the event from the Central Ward are incumbent Bill Knobloch and John Waldo; Kim Brackett and Curt Winston will be on hand from the South Ward.

The other two seats up for election will be filled by Barry Peters and Hilary Franz, neither of whom will be contested in November.

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