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  1. Douglas White
    September 23, 2021 @ 8:51 am

    I wonder why this event is not being published on the calendars of the two sponsors. Neither the League of women voters nor the NAACP local branches have anything on the calendar about this event.

    I personally found it difficult to find this event published in either sponsored websites or publish news.

    I simply wonder if the next mayor of Blacksburg will be willing to listen to ideas they don’t agree with or will they continue to chastise citizens who bring their views to the floor during public comment periods.


  2. Kimberley Homer
    September 22, 2021 @ 7:46 am

    This format is unfair to the challenger candidate, Mr. Manteghi, and to the voters. Why should ideas which differ from the status quo be suppressed? The mayor sets the tone for the Town, and with our relationship with Virginia Tech, which has driven some alarming changes in Blacksburg since the last mayoral contest. Let’s hear from the voters, and let’s allow the mayoral candidates to distinguish themselves. We don’t live in an oligarchy, do we?


  3. Justin Price
    September 21, 2021 @ 7:53 pm

    I agree with Javad, two separate forums would be ideal.


  4. Javad Torabinejad
    September 21, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

    I wished there were two separate forums, one for the mayoral candidates and one for the unopposed Town Council members. That would have allowed more time to better know the two mayoral candidates’ positions on various issues facing Blacksburg.


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