March 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and WCBC Radio sponsored a Cumberland City Council candidate forum Monday night at Allegany College of Maryland. Six of the eight candidates participated with CareyWalker and Nick Dearcangelis not attending. Four candidates will advance after the April 3 primary election to compete for two open council seats in November. The candidates were asked to specify which was the higher priority: the city employee or the city taxpayer?
Steven Phillips answered first:
Thomas Taccino came down on the side of the employee:
Albert Keener noted the difficulty of a the question:
John Cline discussed the fact city employees are represented by unions:
Sylvester Young noted the question was a difficult one:
Dave Caporale said it was difficult to choose: