The NAACP Sandusky chapter hosted the forum for voters to learn more about Sandusky school board hopefuls and city commission candidates, as well as the two women who are vying for Perkins Township fiscal officer on Monday.
The candidates got a chance to say why they’re running, but they also weighed in on other hot-button issues.
Incumbents Julie Farrar and Diedre Cole sat alongside challengers Wes Poole, Jeff Smith, John Jacobs, Keith Grohe and Patricia Ferguson as they all hit on hot topics culled from recent city commission meetings.
For instance: public comments at meetings.
While most of the candidates agreed that commissioners should listen to what residents have to say, some said the length of the comments should be limited.
Perkins Township fiscal officer candidates, incumbent Diane Schaefer and Jane Gildenmeister, addressed how to prevent controversy over permit fees from happening in the future. A recent attorney general opinion indicated elected officials should not be compensated beyond their salaries — which was permitted for the fiscal officer in Perkins Township under local rules since 1993.
Gildenmeister said the township should have followed the Ohio Revised Code in the first place to prevent the problem.
See what else the candidates said by picking up a copy of Tuesday's Register.