The four candidates for San Ramon City Council this fall are set to share their thoughts on key city issues during a public forum on Thursday evening.
Incumbents Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins and challengers Susmita Nayak and Sabina Zafar are vying for a pair of four-year terms being contested on the Nov. 8 ballot.
City voters will have a chance to hear from all four candidates during the free public forum, hosted by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.
Moderators for the forum will be president/publisher Gina Channell and editor Jeb Bing, each representing the Embarcadero Media Group East Bay Division, which includes DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly.
Doors will open for the event at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Roundhouse at 2600 Camino Ramon in San Ramon. The forum will run from 6:30-8 p.m.
The candidates will be asked questions concerning community priorities. Audience members have a chance to submit questions for consideration to Channell at firstname.lastname@example.org before the forum, and for moderators' consideration at the forum.
Perkins is seeking his fourth consecutive term on the council, and O'Loane is competing for his second term.
Zafar, a business technology director, is seeking her first term on the council. She currently serves on the city's Transportation Advisory Committee.
Nayak, an engineer who lives in San Ramon, is also vying for her first term.
The city's mayoral seat was set to be up for grabs this November, but Mayor Bill Clarkson faced no opposition in his re-election bid once the candidacy filing period passed last month.