Richland City Council candidates discuss key issues at local forum

Richland City Council candidates discuss key issues at local forum

More than a dozen Richland City Council candidates pushed for a chance to be part of change in their community Tuesday.

Candidates discussed issues on traffic safety, diversity, taxes and more at the forum at John Dam Plaza in Richland.

One candidate shared which issue he felt was worth more attention going forward.

“The total cost of the bridge was about $38 million dollars, the tax is something that they didn’t have a say in and I think it’s important to revisit that issues because there is money left on the table. I think there’s an issue if we don’t have the money for something maybe we shouldn’t be doing it,” Richland City Council Candidate Kalen Finn said.

Finn and other candidates from positions one, three, four and seven also weighed in on this issue and others in various different ways.

The League of Women Voters non-profit, is also sponsoring the candidate forums taking place in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland over the next few weeks.

The primary election is August 1, and the general election on November 7.