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Election 2014: Forum next week for hospital board, PUD races, Measure E

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Residents will have more opportunities next week to ask pressing questions of candidates running for local seats in the Nov. 4 election.

The North Lake Tahoe Candidates and Issues Forum will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Tahoe City Public Utility District board room on Fairway Drive.

It will include candidates running for positions on the Tahoe City PUD board, North Tahoe PUD board and Tahoe Forest Hospital District board, as well as proponents of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Measure E bond proposal.

According to a news release, candidates will give opening and closing statements, and answer questions from moderators as well as written questions collected from the audience.

Part of the forum will feature seven hospital board candidates vying for three seats: Dale Chamblin (incumbent), John R. Falk, Mark Spohr, Charles Zipkin, Greg Jellinek, Ned Hughes and Ronda Brooks.

Another session will feature the five TCPUD candidates for two, four-year seats. Lou Reinkens (incumbent), Dan Wilkins (incumbent), Stu Dalie, John Pang and Paul Joslin.

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Further, Sue Daniels (incumbent) and Sarah Coolidge will participate in a Q-and-A regarding the one NTPUD seat (3, a four-year seat) up for election.

The final portion focuses on Measure E, a $62 million general obligation bond to finance school campus and building improvements for TTUSD's lakeside schools.

The estimated tax rate for Measure E is $29.75 per $100,000 of assessed value. Taxpayers would pay off the bond over 33 years.

The district's lakeside boundaries include residents in Olympic Valley, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Tahoma. To pass, Measure E needs 55 percent support in the general election.

The event is being put on by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, in partnership with the North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe City Downtown Association, Sierra Sun and Moonshine Ink.

It's free, and no advance registration is required. For information, contact Kalie Ceglia at 530-581-8727.