Series of forums enlighten public of future leaders

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There are a series of events this week where voters can learn more about the candidates for Birmingham's city elections.

Seventy-two candidates will be on the ballot for the city council and school board elections.

"Three for free" is hosted by Birmingham's NAACP and League of Women voters.

It's a series of three forums for Birmingham's city elections.

Wednesday night's forum was for the school board candidates.

Walter Floyd is closely following the upcoming school board election. He's expecting a lot from the next school board,  and he's paying close attention to each candidate.

"It's seems as though Birmingham board members have lost their way, " said Floyd. "There have been little community input as far as parents and community leaders and it's time for a change."

The superintendent search, wasteful spending and declining enrollment were some issues in the school system candidates spoke about.

Tuesday night's candidates for city council districts one through six spoke. Thursday's forum is for districts six through nine.

It's at 6:00 pm at Birmingham's downtown public library