John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls, the two candidates for Cincinnati mayor, will meet in a community forum at noon next Thursday at Christ Church Cathedral downtown.
Organizers of the Community Issues Forum, a long-standing noontime tradition at Christ Church Cathedral, are not calling the joint appearance of the two Democrats a debate.
At the forum, each candidate will be given an allotted period of time to lay out his or her vision for the city and plans if he or she is elected mayor on Nov. 5. Then, the candidates will take questions from the audience.
The two candidates who were the top vote-getters in the Sept. 10 primary met in a formal debate Tuesday sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. A second formal debate is set for Oct. 15 at the School for the Creating and Performing Arts. It will be broadcast live by WCPO, channel 9.
The Community Issues Forum event begins at noon and is free and open to the public. You can bring a brown bag lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for $5.50. The event takes place in the church's undercroft.