All candidates vying for 3 spots show up, but only one recall target makes it to event.
More than 100 people packed the Fullerton Public Library to hear the candidates vying to replace F. Richard Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley in the June 5 recall election make their case to the public.
Of the three recall targets, only Bankhead managed to show up at the forum to defend his 24 years on the City Council. The absence of Jones and McKinley did not go well with some of the candidates.
"That says a lot of how they feel about the voters," said Travis Kiger, who is running to replace Jones. "Their attitude is that they don't care about us."
Since each recall is a separate election, the unique format pitted all the candidates for the respective seats and were asked about half a dozen questions with opening and closing statements that ran about 30 minutes for each segment.
Although the candidates answered many questions of variable topics, the most-discussed topics of the League of Women Voters-sponsored event were Coyote Hills, the budget problems facing the City and questions arising from Kelly Thomas's beating death, including the homelessness situation in Fullerton.