Candidates for Contra Costa County supervisor will participate in a forum focused on environmental issues in San Ramon on April 12.
The free public event begins at 7 p.m. in the San Ramon Community Center, Terrace Room, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., in San Ramon.
Vying for the open District 2 seat on the June 5 ballot are Danville Mayor Candace Andersen, Contra Costa Community College Trustee Tomi Van de Brooke of Orinda and Sean White of Lafayette. Incumbent Gayle Uilkema of Lafayette is retiring.
Sponsored by area environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo and the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay, the candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience and moderator Contra Costa Times political reporter and columnist Lisa Vorderbrueggen. (As always, I will decide which questions will be asked and no one will see them in advance. Please email me your suggested questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Likely areas of questioning include the county’s urban limit line, smart growth concepts such as transit villages and given the forum’s location, whether or not the county should permit development in the nearby Tassajara Valley.