The forum, which was hosted by the Gov360 nonprofit, focused on the relationship between the city and UVA, and how it can be improved.
Vice Mayor Dede Smith and activist Wes Bellamy answered questions from a moderator and the public.
Kathy Galvin, Michael Signer and Lena Seville are also running for the three open spots on the council.
The Democratic primary is set for June 9.
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