Saline mayoral candidates Brian Marl and Glenn Law have agreed to participate in a forum being hosted by the Coalition for a Quality Community at 7 p.m., Oct. 22, in the media center at Liberty School, 7265 Saline Ann Arbor Rd.
According to CQC member Leslee Niethammer, the format will allow the candidates to speak about their vision for Saline, answer three questions given prior to the debate and then answer written questions from the audience.
The candidates said they looked forward to the opportunity.
"I'm looking forward to getting deeper into the issues, and contrasting our very different visions for the city. I am proud of my track record of engagement and commitment to the community, and I know it will be a substantive and meaningful discussion," said Marl, the city council member who is hoping to win the center seat at the council table.
"I look forward to discussing the vision I have for the city of Saline and to point out the differences between myself and my opponent. I invite the Saline community to this debate, the first mayoral debate in many years, and I hope many citizens take advantage of the opportunity. I want to thank CQC for hosting this forum," said Law, a former city council member looking to return to city politics after a year away from the council table.
The CQC's election task force will meet in the next several weeks to work out the details of the forum.