City Council Candidates Face-Off (Sort of)

 Voters in the Lake Oroville real estate market turned out at Municipal Auditoriumlast evening to get a first hand view of the candidates running for the positions of City Council member and Mayor of Oroville.

Although I do not reside within the city limits of  Oroville , and am unable to vote in the election, as the owner of business located within the boundaries of the city I felt it important to attend the Oroville Forum of Candidates, moderated by my good friend Jim Moll, to get an idea of what to expect from the soon to be elected council persons.

Unfortunately, the format and time constraints under which the forum was conducted did not provide much of a window into the “political souls” of the candidates.  With the video cameras rolling

 for future broadcast on our local public television station the candidates struggled to respond, within the time allotted,  to journalists questions about the future of our fine city. 

Audience members heard opinions regarding issues as diverse as the candidates themselves. From annexation and the challenges of infrastructure repair, to solutions on how to make City Hall more business friendly, each of the participants did their best to prove that they deserve the votes of those in attendance.

If you missed the event, it will soon be  available on our local public television station for all to see. If you were not in attendance and you either live or work in the city limits of the Lake Oroville real estate market, I urge you to view the forum and decide for yourself who you think is best suited to move this city into the future.

I have included a link to the pamphlet that was handed out at the forum last night which contain a short message from each of the candidates. Please read it and be sure that you are an informed voter before heading to the polls on November 2nd.

Candidate Pamphlet

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Salmon Festival Arrives

Take advantage of this weekend’s awesome weather in the Lake Oroville real estate market and come on out to Oroville’s 16th Annual Salmon Festival, being held today and all day tomorrow.

The celebration kicks off with Salmon and Tri-tip BBQ at the Feather River Nature Center at 6:00pm tonight and continues tomorrow from 10am-4pm with tours of the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Downtown Oroville Street Fair, and the 10K Salmon run.

Every September for the past 16 years, the streets of Oroville between Historic Downtown and the Feather River Fish Hatchery burst with fish-flavored activities during the Annual Salmon Festival, a day of fun, food, music and information.

On this special day Oroville celebrates the thousands of spawning salmon that annually make their way from the ocean back up the Feather River.  Environmental education, music, salmon tasting, tours of the hatchery, and fun for kids and adults highlight this free event.

The Historical Downtown Oroville comes alive with a pancake breakfast, certified farmer’s market, live music, craft fair, and Family Fun Day

At the Feather River Nature Center, guests can experience the Maidu Salmon Ceremony with live dancing by local Native Americans.

This year you can nosh at the Salmon Court where recipes featuring salmon will be featured, take a spin in a kayak on the beautiful Feather River or join the fun at the Family Circus near the Municipal Auditorium.

A free shuttle to transport people between events is available.

Click here or on the picture to see the entire flyer.

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