Belleville mayoral candidate Joe Hayden and other independent candidates supporting him will host a meet-and-greet on Saturday.
The Unified Independent Coalition for All of Belleville will meet with residents starting at 7 p.m. at Raymonds Place Express, 8201 W. Main St. in Belleville.
The candidates will discuss crime, the west end police branch, tax increment financing, housing, the budget and more.
Candidates scheduled to speak are: Hayden, currently a Ward 5 alderman; Dallas Cook, a candidate for city clerk; and Ward 4 Alderman Tim Carpenter, who is running for reelection.
Cook is the son of former Belleville Mayor Rodger Cook.
Other independent candidates in the coalition are: Garrett Peek for Ward 1 alderman, Janet K. Schmidt for Ward 2 alderwoman, Kent Randle for Ward 3 alderman, Michael Hagberg for Ward 5 alderman, Bob White for Ward 6 alderman, Trent Galetti for Ward 7 alderman, Joy Schreiber for Belleville Township trustee and Joe Swierczek for Belleville Township trustee.
Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.