As the recall in Hercules moves forward, so does the discussion. The challengers are looking to drive the conversation about cronyism that lead to financial crisis, poor oversight, and the erosion of ethical standards. The incumbents will attempt to refute these claims.

And the debate was streamed on Hercules website Monday night, allowing interested people everywhere to tune in.

What was agreed upon is that the severance package being paid to former City Manager Nelson Oliva should either be stopped, or they should investigate how to stop it, after recent revelations that he may have violated his employment agreement. Oliva has been at the center of questionable ethical and financial dealings that drove voters to sign the recall petition.

From the Bay Area News Group:

Six Hercules City Council hopefuls and two embattled incumbents largely agreed on broad issues at a televised candidates forum Monday, differing mostly on nuances and details and in their passion and erudition.

Contra Costa Times political editor Lisa Vorderbrueggen moderated the event, which will be streamed on the Hercules city website beginning Tuesday.

Read the full article here.