The Charlottesville Democratic Party held a candidates’ forum yesterday afternoon, with incumbents Meredith Richards and Kevin Lynch, and newcomer David Brown discussing the Meadowcreek Parkway and affordable housing. (Candidate Kendra Hamilton was unable to attend.) Reportedly, Brown came off as unassertive and muted, with Richards and Lynch presumably offering no surprises in the way of presentation. Richards took the opportunity to renew her suggestion that a referendum be held on the topic of the Meadowcreek Parkway. The next forum is scheduled for 7:30pm on Thursday night, at City Council chambers, and is sponsored by the Virginia Organizing Project and the Public Housing Association of Residents. See Liz Nelson’s story in today’s Progress for the skinny.