Sacramento will soon have a new mayor for the first time in eight years.
The city is in transition after being hit hard by the Great Recession. The economy is on the rebound and there are more jobs and development downtown. With that positive trend comes bigger questions about the future. Will a prosperous downtown be more expensive to live in? How will the city solve the problem of unfunded retirement liabilities in the tens of millions of dollars? These are just some of the issues that the city's next mayor will have to face.
On May 9, Associated Students Inc., The Sacramento Bee, ABC 10 television, Capital Public Radio and Sacramento State will host a debate among three of the candidates vying to be the next mayor.
Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, former State Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg and former boxing champ Tony "The Tiger" Lopez will answer questions from reporters and from our listeners.
Then tune in to Capital Public Radio to hear the answers.
Capital Public Radio will air the debate live on Monday, May 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Listen to the rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m. that evening in place of Insight with Beth Ruyak.