Malden Access TV held a Mayoral Forum on September 25, 2019.

All Malden voters will have the option to vote for either Mayor Gary Christenson or Councillor John Matheson.

Panelists: Jim Mitchel Jr. from the Malden Advocate, Marcia Manong from the Massachusetts Senior Action Council, MHS freshman Henry Zhao from the Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition, and Sergiu Parfeni from the Malden Chamber of Commerce

Topics:

  1. Ground rules: 7:30
  2. Introductions: 19:33
  3. Opening Statements: 21:30
  4. PAYT/Blue Bags 27:16
  5. Affordable Housing 31:30
  6. Community Gardens 36:38
  7. National Grid site 40:40
  8. Moratorium on residential development and plans for  commercial buildings 44:17
  9. Diverse leadership in school & government 49:30
  10. Rapidly increasing housing prices 1:03:58
  11. Parking concerns 1:08:15
  12. Malden River 1:12:38
  13. Pedestrian safety 1:16:38
  14. Commercial developments (with specific appeal to youth) 1:21:35
  15. Finding qualified labor for Malden businesses 1:25:45
  16. The Encore Casino 1:29:40
  17. The state of the roads 1:34:15
  18. Closing Statements 1:39:30