The forum, hosted by the Tracy Press, featured incumbent Councilman Michael Maciel debating challengers Roger Birdsall, Charles Manne, Raymond Morelos and Nancy Young for two hours.
Candidates answered question from both the Press editorial board and the audience. Figuring most prominently was the city's in the red general fund budget, the voter-approved half-cent sales tax hike known as Measure E, and economic development.
For an in-depth report on the Monday forum and quotes from the candidates, see the Friday, Sept. 28, print edition of the Tracy Press, or visit www.tracypress.com Friday morning.
Video of the forum will appear on the city's Channel 26 as well as at the Tracy Tea Party website, www.TracyTeaPartypatriots.com.