Bolanos was appointed sheriff by a 3-2 majority on the Board of Supervisors in July 2016 after Munks announced his early retirement. His career includes service as a police officer in Palo Alto, a police captain in Salinas and chief of police in Redwood City.
Melville is a former police officer in Half Moon Bay and Brisbane; a former fire captain in Brisbane; a former police chief, city manager and elected city council member in Gustine, California; and a former city manager and director of public safety in Livingston, California.
This nonpartisan debate runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and takes place in the United Methodist Church at 2000 Woodside Road, at the intersection with Alameda de las Pulgas, in Redwood City. A reception follows.
Spanish-language translation will be available, as will child care. The room is accessible to the disabled.
Debates by the League typically rely on questions submitted a few minutes ahead of the debate by members of the audience. "The candidates will get to hear your concerns and demonstrate their understanding of the local community and issues such as public safety, civil rights, immigration policy, money bail, and evictions," a statement from the League says.
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