All seven candidates for Charlottesville City Council appeared at a forum for the first time together Wednesday evening. About 45 people gathered in the City Council Chambers for the forum sponsored by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.
Democratic candidates Bob Fenwick, Heather Hill and Amy Laufer appeared alongside independent candidates Nancy Carpenter, Paul Long, Nikuyah Walker and Dale Woodson to answer questions related to environmental issues facing the city.
“The Sierra Club is obviously interested in environmental issues, and I think we’re really interested in getting people’s opinions on environmental issues, so hopefully we’ll flesh out some things tonight,” Elizabeth Delaney, political chair of the Piedmont Group, said before the forum.
The candidates received the first four questions in advance. Delaney moderated the event and posed the first question to the candidates, asking what they believe is the most significant environmen