Updated at 1:13 p.m.
Residents who of the Kirkwood are speaking out again, this time in favor of politicians who they feel will listen to their concerns.
Signs in support of incumbent Kirkwood City Council candidates Gina Jaksetic and Gerry Biedenstein have sprouted in yards along Simmons Avenue and Geyer Roads. . Signs for mayoral candidate Joseph Godi line the streets as well.
A group of residents who actively opposed the development intend to question candidates for Mayor of Kirkwood and those seeking positions on the about the expansion at tonight's candidate forum.
The forum will start at 7 p.m. in Student Center Building, second floor, in Room 200. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to candidates before the event starts.
Joseph Godi is challenging incumbent Art McDonnell for the position of Mayor of Kirkwood, and five candidates are vying for three open seats on the Kirkwood City Council. They include incumbents Gina Jaksetic and Gerry Biedenstein, and challengers Jim Wilder and Nancy Luetzow. Tim Griffin is term limited and must step off the council.
Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect that former candidate for Kirkwood City Council Dan Kertz withdrew from the race.