The Final Word Forum


Candidates for Santa Clara
City Council Seats 3, 4, 6 and 7,

Chief of Police, and City Clerk




Monday, November 5, 2012

7 to 9:00 p.m.

Santa Clara City Hall - Council Chambers

Also broadcast live on Cable Channel 15.



I.          Call to Order by Moderator and Review of               Dr. Tom Shanks,

            Format and Final Word Forum Ground Rules          City Ethics Consultant


II.        Questions for Candidates for City Council

            Seats 3, 4, 6 and 7, and Chief of Police, and

            City Clerk                                                                   Dr. Tom Shanks



III.       Adjournment


NOTE:  Prior to the event, candidates and the public are invited to suggest possible questions, specific concerns about candidate or campaign conduct, and examples of trustworthy candidate or campaign behavior.  No questions or audience comment will be taken during the Forum.  Deadline for submitting suggestions is noon on Monday, November 5.  Questions will be reviewed beginning Sunday, November 4.  Submit questions by email to Dr. Shanks at or in sealed envelopes addressed to Dr. Shanks and delivered to the City Clerk at City Hall. Please sign your name and include your U.S. Postal mailing address, and a phone number, in case Dr. Shanks has any need to contact you for clarification.  Dr. Shanks will be the only person to see the names of those submitting questions.