The Ramona Equine Industry Network (REIN) hosted a forum on Sept. 19 at the Community Center to allow the public to hear from the Ramona Community Planning Group candidates and their stance on hot-button issues.
Each week leading up to the Nov. 6 elections, Ramona Patch will post one of the questions asked at the forum, along with each of the present candidate's responses.
Keep a look out each week to see what the group hopefuls had to say on things like vineyards, the equine industry and road safety issues.
First up is Ramona's ever-growing grape industry.
What do you envision for the vintner's industry here in Ramona?
Torry Brean: The coolest part of Ramona is the vineyard. I support it. We are an agricultural community.
Robin Joy Maxson: The RCPG plan is to support it. It brings people up to Ramona.
Kathy DaSilva: I love the way the vineyard's look... I think it's a win-win all the way around.
Jim Cooper: If wine industry in Ramona has a broad plan to enhance their presence, I'd support that.
Barbara Jensen: I think it's gorgeous, but I don't know how to answer the question.
Jim Piva: We don't have the authority to plan where the vineyards will go.
Richard Tomlinson: I'm bias on this one because my neighbors have planted grapes. I think anything the RCPG can do to support agriculture is good.