City Council candidates were given a week to bone up on answers to the questions prepared for the Village Laguna forum, held Sept. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
The questions related to issues of particular interest to Village Laguna: neighborhood preservation, a park at the Village Entrance, making Laguna more pedestrian friendly, support for the Downtown Specific Plan, ways to keep downtown businesses successful and how Village Laguna and residents could help. Two additional questions from the audience were tacked on at the end.
"Issues were prioritized at the annual Village Laguna picnic," moderator John Monahan said. "Homelessness came in last."
Monahan said the rules of the forum prohibited the candidates from questioning one another, and he would call the cops if one candidate threatened to take a swing at another.