Forum chance to outline vision

WE are living in exciting times.

I feel privileged to be in the midst of a growing field of candidates for the upcoming MRCC elections as outlined in Sunraysia­­­ Daily’s article “Field of candidates growing” (September 15). 

The rising interest in representing the municipality and council alike and the buzz on the street indicates the community is ready for a shake-up.

However, I am wondering if the community is having trouble keeping up with the who, what and why of it all.

Historically, all candidates have been invited to present at a public forum, giving interested voters an opportunity to listen to each nominee outline their vision for our municipality. 

Over the past month, community members have asked whether I was aware of any plans of the forum “coming back”, lamenting its disappearance at the last elections.

 Last week I spoke to Sunraysia­­ Daily and was informed it had plans to reintroduce the forum in early October, once a definitive list of candidates is released.

I would fully support the opportunity to hear from both renominating and aspiring candidates, and relish the opportunity to do so myself.

Jason Modica,

Mildura Council candidate

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