Why was it that Pro8news didn't bother to schedule a debate for the Pct. 1 commissioners race?, I thought. It turns out that they knew the participants wouldn't show up, just like they didn't show up for the public access channel debate today. Via Twitter:
Frank Sciaraffa is notorious for skipping out on debates, opting instead to use the time to reach out to his constituents, or so he says. But I can't believe he couldn't make time to answer some questions during his lunch hour. And Mike Montemayor - who has a chance to snatch this race up while the other two confront their former transgressions - goes and pulls a stunt like this. I'm tempted to endorse Louis Bruni just for showing up, but I can't, not when I have such low regard for the man.
Frank would've had to answer for a lot: firework bans, nepotism, the CAA scandal, lawsuits, etc. It's understandable why he chose to stay away. However, the more he isolates himself, the more this turns into a battle not worth fighting for.