Candidates talk traffic, trash & tourists

About 75 people turned out for the second Sedona City Council candidate forum of the year. And so far there have been prevailing themes among the questions — traffic, trash and tourists.

The forum, held Thursday, Aug. 11, at Sedona campus of Yavapai College, was co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley. Those candidates attending the forum were Councilwoman Jessica Williamson, Councilman Tom Lamkin, Gerhard Mayer, John Currivan and Joe Vernier.

Incumbent Vice Mayor John Martinez was unable to attend but former Councilwoman Angela LeFevre read the answers to a pair of prepared questions on his behalf.

One of the questions asked dealt with tourism and how the city should encourage longer-term vs. day-tripper or drive-through tourists.

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Source:: Sedona News


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