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Boulder City Council Debate
It's not everyday you get to hear the best one-liner that a political candidate has up their sleeve. That's exactly what Boulder residents got to hear from their 2009 Boulder City Council candidates Monday (Oct. 12) night at the Fox Theater.
In an effort to gain youth participation in this year's election, NewEra Colorado partnered up with Elephantjournal.com to host the annual "Meet the Candidates" event on the hill.
"The fox is the heart of the hill where all the students are. We're trying to get out a little younger vote this year for the city council debates, and so we thought The Fox would be a great place," former CU student Ryan Vandeuzer said.
In a comical attempt to relate to a younger audience, the candidates gave their opinion on several Boulder issues by holding up a sign saying "Mos Def" if they agreed, and "Probs Not" if they disagreed. The hot topic of the night proved to be affordable housing in Boulder.
In addition to giving their views on certain political issues, the candidates also showed a more personal side as they told their best jokes and mingled with Boulder residents after the the panel was over. Candidates presented their ideas to a full house at The Fox, including many college-aged residents. It proved to be enjoyable for the young audience.
"It was really enjoyable to watch people's true colors and personalities come out," Boulder resident Terra Manning said.