Our first forum was in 2010.  There we  combined council candidates from both Newport Beach and Costa Mesa for the first time ever on one stage. 

Articles about this forum Sept. 30th 2010

Click below to see Past Forum Pages 
Feet to the Fire Forum 2 - Should Costa Mesa Be run more like a business? 2011
Feet to the Fire 3 - Assembly Race for District 74  2012
Feet to the Fire 4 - Costa Mesa Council Candidates 2012
Feet to the Fire 5-  Costa Mesa Charter discussion 2012

Feet to the Fire 6-  74th Assembly District Race 2014

Feet to the Fire 7 -2nd District Orange County Supervisor 2014

Feet to the Fire 8- Costa Mesa Council Candidates 2014

Feet to the Fire 9 - Newport Council Candidates 2014

Feet to Fire 11- Costa Mesa City council candidates 2016

The first Forum in 2010 was just an experiment, but it worked and the Feet to the Fire brand was born. 
In that first forum we grouped Newport and Costa Mesa candidates on one stage. 
Newport Candidates L-R Ed Reno, Rush Hill and Mark Tabert faced off in the hot seats. Hill won the election. 
Costa Mesa Candidats L-R Sue Lester, Chris McEvoy and Wendy Leece traded barbs. In the end Leece won her incubant seat back in this election. 
The audience was riveted at the discussion on stage and many felt this forum changed the tide in both city's council races. Out of the success of this first forum, the F2F  series was born and continues.
Read about the Forum here