Maplewood mayoral candidates meet in debate

Around 90 came to the Maplewood Richmond Heights theater Tuesday evening to hear candidates for mayor of Maplewood, Patrick Jugo and Barry Greenberg, debate in a League of Women Voters forum.

Candidates for mayor of Maplewood, Barry Greenberg and Patrick Jugo.

Both candidates were polite — not interrupting and not going over their time limits. They agreed on many questions, which came from the audience.

They were asked about Maplewood’s strengths and weaknesses. Greenberg said the weakness is there are no facilities for aging in place. He listed the school district, the business district, the housing stock and the young population as the strengths.

Jugo said Maplewood’s weakness is that it’s a transportation cut-through for commuters. He said its strength is its diversity.

The candidates on Maplewood’s comprehensive plan:

The candidates’ closing comments:

Charlie Hinderliter (@cmhinderliter) and Mike Dittrich (@mikedittrich77) Tweeted from the debate.

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