Interested residents gathered for two election forums Monday and Tuesday to learn about the City Council candidates and Measure O.
About 50 residents, including many City Council candidates, listened to the arguments for and against Measure O on Tuesday evening at City Hall.
Measure O would remove debt service and other costs from inclusion in the 15% of the general fund parceled out to infrastructure improvement, repairs and maintenance every year. If passed, the measure wouldn't go into effect until the 2017/18 budget.
Infrastructure includes items like storm drains, streets, sidewalks, street trees, parks, beaches, playgrounds, traffic signals and public buildings.
The League of Women Voters moderated the forum, giving each side a five-minute opening and closing and one minute each to answer audience-submitted questions.
Former Mayor Shirley Dettloff and Councilman Don Hansen argued in favor of the measure against former Mayor Debbie Cook and Councilman Keith Bohr.