AUDIO: Mayoral candidates sound off about city issues

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | 9:39 p.m. CST; updated 6:55 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 25, 2010

Columbia mayoral candidates met Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce in their first forum for the 2010 elections.  The candidates discussed issues such as crime, local businesses and keeping money in the city.

Paul Love, 2010 mayoral candidate, fears more of Columbia’s youth will be taken into gangs if there are not changes in the way Columbia handles crime.

Sean O’Day, 2010 mayoral candidate, said the city needs to make incentives for companies to come to and stay in Columbia.

Jerry Wade, 2010 mayoral candidate, explains his view on preferential treatment for local construction companies.

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