About 700 Attend Mayoral Debate
A crowd of about 700 gathered at Centre 200 last night for the debate between the two candidates for Regional Mayor.
Mayor Cecil Clarke and challenger Rankin MacSween tackled questions mostly posed by audience members on topics ranging from taxes to the high rate of child poverty in the CBRM.
MacSween described Clarke as a likeable, lifelong politician who hasn’t accomplished much during his first term as mayor.
Clarke defended his record and says he looks forward to a brighter economic future for the area.
The pair spared over port development with MacSween questioning the decision to hand over marketing of the port to a pair of private consultants with no competition.
Clarke says the effort is now being handled by “international marketers” who are investing their own money to boost Sydney’s reputation internationally.
Municipal and school board elections take place on October 15th with advance voting taking place between October 5th and 12th.