Carmen Bell,Alfonso Todd,Julio Guridy, Ray O'Connell, Jeff Glazier, David Melman, Kim Velez
The Morning Call continues to marginalize the opposition candidates in Allentown's City Council race. Thursday evening, April 18th, four of the challengers met three of the incumbents at the NAACP Candidate Forum. Although the article, which featured the water lease issue, was on the top of page seven in the hard copy, as opposed to the usual bottom position, the article contained no photograph. The photo above is borrowed from a challenger's facebook page. As the article was presented, the incumbents were quoted on the first page, while the challengers are not mentioned until the continued portion, five pages later. The incumbents favor the water lease, while the challengers take exception to the plan. One incumbent, Cythnia Moto remains out of the country, recuperating from an illness. One challenger, Daryl Hendricks, seems to be dodging the fray. Hendricks, a retiring police captain, may find the water lease issue best avoided, since the lease was necessitated by police pensions.