The next candidate forum for those running to be mayor of San Bernardino is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Woodward Leadership Academy, 1777 Baseline St.
All seven candidates are expected, according to the Northwest Project Area Committee, an oversight organization serving as a liaison to elected city leaders and department officials.
The event is open to the public.
Incumbent Mayor John Valdivia is being challenged by Helen Tran, Henry Nickel, Jim Penman, Treasure Ortiz, Mohammad Khan and Gabriel Jaramillo.
The primary election is June 7.
Last week, Tran, Nickel, Penman, Ortiz and Khan answered questions from the public concerning homelessness, City Hall dysfunction and crime at the first candidate forum, held at Little League Western Region Headquarters in the city’s 5th Ward.
Valdivia and Jaramillo were invited, but did not attend.
The mayor’s seat and City Council posts in the 1st, 2nd and 4th wards are on the primary ballot.
A candidate must secure 50% of the total number of votes cast, plus one vote, to win the seat outright. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters square off in November.
The Northwest Project Area Committee collaborates with other political action committees and public and private agencies on workshops, seminars and outreach concerning projects and services affecting 6th Ward residents and businesses, in particular, and San Bernardino as a whole.