Mayoral hopefuls hit stage

MOST people wouldn't want to be mayor for a day, let alone four years.

But there are three people who have put their hand up for the job and last night they faced the community at The Observer's mayoral forum.

Reducing the cost of living, securing more financial support from State and Federal governments, the operation of the airport and reducing costs within the council itself are just some of the issues raised.

All three candidates took the stage, where they were given equal opportunity to convince voters they would make the best leader before the floor was opened to questions from the public.

The late hour of the event, which finished at 8pm, means there wasn't time to include detailed coverage in today's paper.

However, check out www.gladstoneobserver.com.au for coverage. And don't miss our detailed analysis in tomorrow's edition.

There are only three days left until 30,000 voters cast their vote and by late Saturday evening we should know who will be leading the new council.



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