JERSEY CITY, NJ – A Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by a non-partisan coalition of Jersey City Heights community organizations and the Jersey City Independent will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 7-9PM at the Christa McAuliffe Middle School, 167 Hancock Avenue.
According to Becky Hoffman, representative of the organizers, Jersey City candidates for mayor Jerramiah Healy, Steven Fulop and Abdul Malik have confirmed their participation in The Heights Mayoral Forum. As of press time, Hoffman said Jerry Walker has not yet responded to their invitation.
Hoffman said the objective of The Forum is for “candidates to have an opportunity meet interested local voters and address issues of specific concern to Heights residents.” The organizers are hopeful that candidates will “leave with a better understanding of Heights concerns and residents will be able to make an informed choice
The Forum will be moderated but is not a “debate with their opponents,” Hoffman said. Rather,” the candidates will address questions that Heights Coalition organizations have culled from their members.”
After the question and answer period, the candidates will be given the opportunity to respond with a brief closing statement.
The questions will delve on areas of concern specific to Heights residents such as transportation, parks/open space, infrastructure, economic development, quality of life, budget/taxes, zoning and planning, and education.