There was quite a crowd at Thursday's Meet the "Candidates" forum for Mayor of Utica.
A few Utica residents say they do have some concerns about their city.
Tonight gave everyone an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates and hear their responses.
The five candidates for Utica Mayor are:
Robert Cardillo (C,I)
Michael Cerminaro (R)
Robert Clemente (G)
Robert Palmieri (D, WF)
Ernie Sanita (Rainbow)
One Utica resident says it's very important that people are fully informed of all their options when making a decision.
She wanted to see some certain issues addressed.
"We have high rates of poverty in this community that we need to make sure that we're providing full breath of services to our residents, and we also have all the natural amenities that we have in this community that we want to make sure are maintained," said Utica Resident, Dianne Dimeo.
"We need some fresh blood, and it's time to get somebody in there that really cares about the place and wants to see, and can see beyond the horizon and realize there's a lot of growth potential here," said another Utica Resident, Thomas Higgins.