Meet the City Council candidates at Findlay Market’s Biergarten

Starting this Sunday, August 16th candidates for Cincinnati City Council will be at Findlay Market’s Biergarten will restore the age-old tradition of gathering at Over-the-Rhine beer gardens for political discussion and debate.

Organizers say that council members, mayors and U.S. presidents gathered in Over-the-Rhine at one its many beer gardens in the 19th and early 20th centuries. “Today, the neighborhood is no longer the epicenter of political destinies that it once was, but it is at the core of numerous issues that impact the entire city.”

Both incumbent and non-incumbent candidates have been invited to answer questions and engage in conversation with the public about their plans for the City. Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to address the public.

The Findlay Market Biergarten opens at noon and will host the discussions from 1pm to 3pm on August 16th and 23rd. Guests will be able to choose from Christian Moerlein, Little Kings, Hudy Delight and Burger beer products.

Confirmed candidates for this Sunday, August 16 include:
Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, Laketa Cole, Tony Fischer, Greg Harris, Chris Monzell, Roxanne Qualls, Wendell Young, George Zamary

Confirmed candidates for next Sunday, August 23 include:
Darryl Cordrery II, Kevin Flynn, Nicholas Hollan, Amy Murray, Laure Quinlivan, Lamarque Ward, Bernadette Watson, Charles Winburn

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.