YAKIMA, Wash. - On Wednesday the Community Engagement Yakima hosted the Yakima City Council Candidates Forum.
The candidates that attended the event were District 2- Pablo Gonzalez, District 4- Keith Effler and Kay Funk, District 6- Micaela Razo and Brad Hill. Jason White was the only candidate that was absent at the forum.
Dr. David Helseth and Diana Bautista were the moderators at the forum, which was held at The Seasons Performance Hall.
The candidates answered questions on gang activity, homelessness, transportation, immigration among other topics.
Micaela Razo, who is running for District 6 said she thought the forum went really well.
“The questions were really mixed, and they really focused on the issues that we have in Yakima,” said Razo.
Pablo Gonzalez said that he felt that there were some good and intelligent questions at the forum.
“Right now Yakima is in an important point, we need to find people that are educated on the issues and are willing to work with other to find solutions,” said Gonzalez.