Mock council meetings will give a last look at the candidates vying for a spot in the top seven of the General Election.

The public is invited to join Community Coalition Kauai on Monday, Sept. 24 for a mock County Council meeting as a way to get to know what the County Council candidates think about growth management and tuture land use for Kaua‘i. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Center in Lihu‘e.

This forum aims to address whether the candidates can critically consider if Kaua‘i is losing the last of our rural and remote island setting, or are we on track for the future we want? What are we preparing to leave the next generation?

Expert panelists will open the evening with short presentations about the facts and information on this subject related to Kaua‘i. The candidates will then deliberate and work toward a solution as they would in a realistic situation as a council member.

This is the first of two forums. The second forum will focus on climate change and will be held on October 18 at the Anaina Hou Community Park Porter Pavilion at 6 p.m.

Voter registration will be available at the forum.

Contact Jade Moss at for more information.