Election season is definitely underway, both on a national and local scale. City council candidates are ready to voice their opinions on issues facing the city of Provo. The BYU Office of Civic Engagement is sponsoring a debate for the city council candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. The debate will take place at the BYU Varsity Theatre.
According to KSL.com, all but two of seven council seats are up for election, drawing a crowd of nine candidates, one of which is a former mayor. The issues they will debate include a possible sales tax increase to improve recreational, arts, and parks opportunities in Provo, and handling growth on the west side.
The candidates are Clint Rhinehart, Gary Winterton, former city councilman; George Stewart, former mayor; Carina Wytiaz, technology businesswoman; Dave Knecht, former city councilman; Brian Smith, planning commissioner; Howard Stone, Kay Van Buren, and David Harding.
The debate will available on the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences YouTube channel the week after the debate. Provo City will be holding general elections on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
For more information about the candidates, visit Provo.org.