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At forum, council candidates demur on committing to higher wages, affordable housing
Charlottesville City Council Democratic candidate forum - May 9, 2017
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Credit: Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow
At left, moderator Karen Waters-Wicks and candidates (L to R) Heather Hill, Bob Fenwick & Amy Laufer
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Christopher Suarez, The Daily Progress | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 10 p.m.
In a candidate forum hosted by a new progressive advocacy group, the three Democratic candidates for Charlottesville City Council either said ‘no’ or did not say whether, if elected, they would commit to having 1,000 new affordable housing units built in the city.
 
At Tuesday’s forum, council candidates Bob Fenwick, Amy Laufer and Heather Hill took questions that assessed their commitment to promoting economic opportunity and quality of life, social and racial equity, and open, accountable government.
 
Those issues are the platform of Equity and Progress in Charlottesville, a political advocacy group that formed earlier this year.
 
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