A collection of Oakland civic groups plan to host a forum next month for candidates for the BART governing board in District 7 in the Nov. 6 election.
BART District 7 covers most of West Contra Costa County as well as Emeryville and sections of Albany, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
The four candidates are Maria Alegria of Pinole, Margaret Gordon of Oakland, Zakhary Mallett of El Sobrante and incumbent Lynette Sweet of San Francisco.
The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline St. at 18th Street, Oakland.
The co-hosts are West Oakland Neighbors, Jack London District Association, Dogtown Neighborhood Association, West Oakland Commerce Association, Oak Center Neighborhood Association, Adams Point Neighborhood Association, Old Oakland Neighborhood Association, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Prescott-Oakland Point Neighborhood Association.
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