Find out where Palm Beach Gardens Council candidates stand on the issues

Kevin Easton, David Levy and Carl Woods are running for the Group 4 seat on Palm Beach Gardens City Council. Maria Marino is uncontested in the race for the Group 2 seat. Courtesy photos

Kevin Easton, David Levy and Carl Woods are running for the Group 4 seat on Palm Beach Gardens City Council. Maria Marino is uncontested in the race for the Group 2 seat. Courtesy photos

Growth. Transparency. Conservation.

Those are some of the big issues in Palm Beach Gardens that City Council candidates will talk about during a candidate forum organized by the North County Neighborhood Coalition next week.

All of the candidates are expected to attend the forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 5221 Hood Rd. Carl Woods and Kevin Easton are challenging incumbent David Levy for the Group 4 seat. Because of term limits, Levy’s eligibility to run for re-election has been questioned.

Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Meenu Sasser ruled he could stay on the ballot because former county Republican Party Chairman Sid Dinerstein lacked standing to file suit. She did not rule on Levy’s eligibility and left the door open for Dinerstein to challenge Levy after the election if he wins.

Maria Marino is uncontested in the race for the Group 2 seat held by Councilman Joe Russo. Russo can’t seek re-election because of term limits. Her opponent, Takeata Pang, withdrew from the race to take care of her father after he had a heart attack.

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel will moderate the forum. The North County Neighborhood Coalition began five years ago and includes representatives from 16 homeowners associations.

The candidates have been collecting endorsements, including from the firefighters and police unions.

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