Joe Guzzardi, who ran for 2nd District Supervisor as a neighborhood advocate fighting development and polled fourth in the June primary, announced he was supporting Dan Secord at a press conference Wednesday. Secord placed first in the primary with 30 percent of the vote and will face Janet Wolf, who came in a close second with 29 percent, in a runoff this November. Running a low-budget grassroots effort, Guzzardi won 19 percent of the vote, performing strongly in Goleta and Noleta, where antipathy toward state-mandated affordable housing requirements ran high among some vocal neighborhood groups. Although Guzzardi faulted Secord as a pro-growth candidate in the primary, Wolf had expressed the most openness of any of the candidates in the race to rezone, in order to allow increased densities that affordable housing advocates insist are necessary.

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