2021 general election forum: Shawnee City Council

Shawnee City Council

Candidates competing for Shawnee City Council seats in all four wards participated in a public forum Tuesday night at Shawnee Town. Post editor Kyle Palmer (left) moderated the event.

Making downtown more pedestrian friendly, the rise of new multi-family developments and the impact of property taxes, were among the variety of topics covered Tuesday evening at a Post forum for candidates vying for four contested seats on the Shawnee City Council.

All four city council seats on the Nov. 2 ballot in Shawnee are contested.

In Ward 1, candidates Tony Gillette and Sophia Theodore are vying for the seat filled by outgoing Councilmember Matt Zimmerman, who is not running for re-election.