Candidates for three key Buffalo Common Council seats will debate the issues in separate forums on Thursday, May 30, in the Burchfield Penney Arts Center on the SUNY Buffalo State Campus.
Fillmore District candidates will debate at 7 p.m.; Masten District candidates will face off at 8:10 p.m.; and University District candidates will debate at 9:20 p.m.
Questions will be posed by a panel from the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists and will focus on everything from economic development to community engagement. Written questions also will be solicited from the Burchfield Penney audience, and will be posed by the BABJ’s professional journalists.
The debates, in advance of the June 25 primary elections, are sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists in conjunction with the Burchfield Penney and the SUNY Buffalo State Communications Department.