Maricopa candidates discuss budget priorities, chamber cooperation

The Maricopa Chamber Breakfast Aug. 8 was host to a small candidate forum for those running in the city council race. Candidates Linette Caroselli, Vincent Manfredi (incumbent) Bob Marsh, Cynthia Morgan, Rich Vitiello and write-in candidate Leon Potter were present. / Photo by Michelle Chance / InMaricopa

By Michelle Chance | InMaricopa

Five of six city council candidates and a write-in contender discussed their platforms on city spending, senior services and economic development with Maricopa Chamber of Commerce members Thursday.

The chamber’s monthly breakfast served as the third public debate for council candidates. A fee was required for entrance, and approximately 20 people attended.

Linette Caroselli, incumbent Vincent Manfredi, Bob Marsh, Cynthia Morgan, Rich Vitiello and write-in Leon Potter attended. Candidates Paige Richie and Henry Wade were not in attendance.

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith, a chamber member, asked candidates what they would do with $500,000 of hypothetical funds available in the city council budget.

Manfredi  and Marsh said they’d fund a senior center. Also on Marsh’s budget wishlist is marketing for the city, as was Vitiello’s.

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