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Lido Hosts Candidate Meet/Greet for Tony D'Errico

The restaurant on Rosecrans Avenue is the site for one of six City Council candidate's public meetings.

The candidate action is heating up in Manhattan Beach. Three city council seats are up for grabs in the March 6 election.

Incumbent Wayne Powell, former City Council member Mitch Ward and MB residents Mark Lipps, Mark Burton, Viet Ngo and Tony D'Errico are running for the openings.

Residents are invited to attend a "Meet/Greet with Tony D'Errico 4 MB City Council" at Lido di Manhattan Ristorante & Bar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

On Facebook, a post by Cinzia Moniaci Quevedo reads, "Our dear friend Tony D'Errico is running for City Council in Manhattan Beach. Come meet him tomorrow at Lido and find out why I think he would be a great choice for our beautiful community :-)"

Tony D'Errico January 22, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Francey, I could not agree with you more. I think MB Patch is a great forum for all Candidate meet and greet events to be announced. I am hopeful our residents will be able to find the time to meet all of the candidates. A better informed public can only lead to a better city government. I hope to meet you tonight at Lido and I hope you get a chance to attend the other candidates events as well.
Gerry O'Connor January 23, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Agreed, of course, that Patch is a great forum for the announcement of candidate 'Meet & Greet' events. But it seems my earlier point was entirely missed. It's not as though this is a posting by one of the candidates; this is an article by the Editor, which comes across as highly unbalanced because it announces only one event of one candidate, when we have six candidates, each with many similar events. Although Francey used the words synonymously, there's a huge difference between promoting and reporting. I would hope we can all agree that we are looking for reporting from MB Patch, not promoting, and reporting requires a fair and balanced approach. In this case, a more fair and balanced approach by MB Patch would have been, for instance, to include listings of all candidates' Meet & Greet events in this opening article on the candidacies. Particularly since this article was not clear on any intent to follow with similar announcements of all other candidates' Meet and Greet events, I merely raised the question, hoping for quick clarification from the author/editor. My hope is that Liz is now working on a more balanced approach, as I sincerely doubt her intent here was to promote rather than report.
Liz Spear January 23, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Awh, the ins and outs of hometown community journalism... which at times calls for reporting and other times calls for announcing and/or promoting. I'm absolutely comfortable with the article on Tony D'Errico's event and it serves as a great way to remind all of the candidates to post their own event listings at no charge on MB Patch. I've also always intended to provide items on other candidates' meet/greet events. You've got to start somewhere...
Jake Rome January 23, 2013 at 07:04 AM
Thank goodness for the free press, which allows the publisher to decide what news to report. With or without balance. And with the internet, it's easy for anyone to step up to the plate and produce their own community news instead of taking cheap shots at those actually doing it.
Erik Van Breene January 24, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Mark Burton has some upcoming campaign events as well. Tonight (January 24) 7pm Meet & Greet @ The Shellback Tavern Friday (January 25) 7pm Meet & Greet @ Ercoles Thurs. (January 31) 6 - 8pm Campaign Coffee @ Paul & Kathy Wafer's (1773 Gates Ave) Sunday (February 3) 3 - 5pm Campaign Coffee @ The Dulgarian's (433 33rd Street) These are the first four upcoming events for Mark Burton's campaign. There are many more events listed on his website www.burtonforcouncil.com and I encourage everyone to visit his site for more information.

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