BOISE, ID — With the November elections just weeks away, voters in Boise got a chance to get to know their candidates for mayor at a special forum at Boise State University on Monday.
At the Boise Mayoral Debate, candidates emphasized the connections between Boise State and the City of Boise. Many of the candidates agreed on the need to maintain student and community safety and said they would like to hire more police officers.
Transportation, affordable housing, wages, and conservation were also hot topics.
“Students are leaving because we don’t have good jobs here." said candidate Adriel Martinez. "A lot of our best workforce is going out of state and, unfortunately, jobs here and the wages are stagnant. This is part of the problem for our local economy. The jobs here don’t pay enough. We don’t have jobs."
“Working with employers is one avenue. Working with government agencies is another. We’re the seat of the city government, the county government, and the state government. Internships are important,” said Rebecca Arnold.
Election day is November 5. You can watch the full debate on the 6 On Your Side Facebook page: