Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Monday, September 19, 2005

Upcoming Candidates Forums

Sarah got a big "helloooo!" from an anonymous reader -- I suppose to get me out of my complacency since Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast a few weeks ago. Their man at De la Guerra, Travis Armstrong, has been on vacation for more than a week as well -- I must admit, he is a huge source of inspiration to me.

We haven't posted much about the upcoming City Council election on November 8th. In recent weeks, the race has gotten a bit more interesting as PUEBLO endorsed anyone who is even mildly supportive of the living wage. Two interesting things have surfaced from their enmdorsements -- one is that Councilwoman Iya Falcone was not endorsed. This wouldn't be so different if she hadn't been endorsed by the Women's Political Committee as well. Even with the lack of endorsements that most people think she might have gotten, I wouldn't count her out -- she's a scrappy fighter in the ring and she does have the mighty law enforcement support. Second is that Diane Channing did get their endorsment -- breathing at least a breath of life into an uphill campaign. The battle between her and Grant House for that third spot is the one to watch.

If you want to see the candidates themselves, here are some upcoming candidates forums: Monday, October 3rd, starting at 6:00 pm at Valle Verde (900 Calle de los Amigos) and on Monday, October 10th at 6:30 pm at the Faulkner Gallery. Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm is the Mayoral forum (thanks to the keen eye of our readers -- see the comments). Both of these last two are sponsored by Citizens Planning Association and the League of Women Voters and have simultaneous Spanish translation available.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you saying that Loretta Redd is toast? She still has Harriet Miller and the 'ol WPC behind her.

9/19/2005 7:22 PM  
Blogger The Observer said...

FYI the League of Women Voters /Citizens Planning Association candidates forum is on October 10th. The MAYORAL FORUM is on October 5th. (the times posted on BlogaBarbara are correct as is the location)As a board member of CPA I felt duty bound to share this with your readership.

9/19/2005 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops! Thanks for the info Mr. Kyriaco -- will edit the original in case this note isn't seen...

9/19/2005 8:59 PM  

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