The two major candidates for Evansville mayor fielded questions Thursday during a joint appearance.
Incumbent Republican Lloyd Winnecke and Democratic challenger Gail Riecken spoke at a forum sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber.
On the issue of downtown development, Winnecke said his administration is working on a master plan to coordinate projects like the IU med school, convention hotel, and a possible land-based casino.
Riecken suggested the city tap into a major downtown resource, the Ohio River. She said the city should develop a commercial port.