WPENA is very disappointed to have to cancel the mayoral candidate forum which was scheduled for the April 9 monthly meeting. Those of us who attended the mayoral candidate forum at South High School on March 25 witnessed a significant disruption at the beginning of the meeting which required police intervention and removal of the man who caused the disruption.
This caused concern for the safety of both speakers and attendees and the realization that police presence would be essential at the meeting. After investigating the cost of having off-duty police at the meeting, we believed the cost to be prohibitive, causing cancellation of the forum.
If you were unable to attend the forum at South High School, there are still 8 mayoral candidate forums still to be held.