Change vs. experience in City Council District 3 race
The City Council District 3 race can be summed up as change vs. experience. Chasity Pearson and Gloria Rogers appeared on WBCU Tuesday morning for a political forum. We asked Chasity Pearson why voters should vote for her:
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In the wide-ranging discussion, the candidates talked about crime, housing, vacant businesses on Main Street and beyond, utility rates, the fee the city added this year on paying the utility bill via credit or debit card, the recent issue of the request for speed bumps on Park Drive and the possibility of requests for other areas, and their philosophy of governing. They answered listener questions dealing with transparency in government, code enforcement, community involvement in government, community improvement, and more. If you missed the forum, you can go back and watch it on our Facebook page at facebook.com/1460WBCU.
The District 3 special election is set for Tuesday, November 30. District 3 is comprised of portions of the East Buffalo, Excelsior, Ward 3, Ward 4 Box 1, and Ward 4 Box 2 precincts. Absentee voting for the special election is now open. You can vote absentee in-person at the Voter Registration Office in the former Union Chrysler building on South Duncan Bypass Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note they will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Polls will be open Tuesday at the precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As a reminder to those in the East Buffalo precinct, just like in the special referendum election a few weeks back, you will not be voting at Buffalo Elementary School. East Buffalo voters will be voting at the Union National Guard Armory, at 165 Industrial Park Road. WBCU News will post the results of the special election to our Facebook page and on our website as they come in.