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|Audience Reacts to Mayoral Forum
|As audience members were filing out of the Kresge Recital Hall after the Mayoral forum Tuesday, April's potential voters had one thing on their mind: specifics.
Although questions were asked about a myriad of topics ranging from crime and education to economic development, several of those in the audience said they wanted to hear more.
Jeff Pacheco, was among those who attended the forum, tells WGIL that each of the candidates Tuesday night were on the right track.
"They all wanted to do something with our overall population in terms of getting it increased, and increasing our tax base, and bringing in more jobs," Pacheco said. "But, all three of them were kind of different on how they wanted to go about doing that. I thought that really stood out for me."
Each of the candidates was asked a specific question on how to handle crime in the City.
Pacheco tells WGIL that the candidates could have been more descriptive.
"For the most part, working with the schools -- I thought that was a very good idea," Pacheco said. "From one of the candidates, working with the schools, working with young children, and once again, looking at our economic development within the city, and making it prosperous so we have better opportunities for the people in the community. I thought that was very good."
Others in attendance said they were unaware that the form of Galesburg City government, the council-manager system, was under question and wanted to find out more.
(The crowd was able to spread out at Tuesday night's Knox College-hosted debate. WGIL News Story by Tyler Maffitt. Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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