No blue pills provided to save opening candidate event
Mammoth residents got their first chance to see candidates for office in person at a forum hosted by the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary on Monday evening in Suite Z at the Minaret Mall.
Rich Boccia moderated the event.
It was broken into three parts: A half-hour opening segment for Mono County Superintendent candidates, followed by one hour segments for Mammoth Lakes Town Council and Mono County Supervisor candidates.
Talk of “collaboration” was a theme throughout the evening, although the gathered political hopefuls did not form a circle, hold hands or sing songs.
Later in the evening, however, Gerald Kosen, candidate for Mono County Supervisor in District One, did recite the first line from “The Sound of Music.”
The format of the event seemed to work fine for the first segment, when there were just two candidates onstage. It worked less well in segments two and three, when you’d have the same question beaten to death by 4 to 6 people in a row.
How many ways can a group of people say they care about housing?
Moderator Rich Boccia, presumably in the interest of impartiality, did not intervene with any follow-up questions of his own.
A strict timing buzzer cut off numerous candidates before they had completed their answers.