The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will hold a forum for 1st District council candidates at noon Tuesday to hear their views on historic preservation.
The forum will be at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 North Mill Street. It is open to the public.
"We want to know their familiarity with historic preservation and their interest in the historic environment of Lexington," Alison Carter, historic preservation specialist, said.
Candidates for the Urban County Council seat are Chris Ford, president and CEO of REACH, a non-housing agency that assists low- to moderate-income first-time home buyers, and Marty Clifford, founder and president of the North Limestone Neighborhood Association, and owner of Clifford Properties.
Carter said one question she is relatively certain will come up is the handling of the CentrePointe, which resulted in razing 14 historic buildings in one downtown block.
The Blue Grass Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization and cannot endorse candidates.
Only Ford and Clifford are running for the 1st District seat now held by Andrea James, who is completing her second term. James is moving out of the district so is not eligible to run for re-election.
Candidate Jeremy Law withdrew from the race after the Fayette County Clerk's office did not accept all the signatures on his candidate petition. A candidate must have 100 written signatures of registered voters who live in the district.
Tuesday's forum is the first for Urban County Council members of this election season, leading to the May primary.