Megan Diaz Alley launched her campaign for Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday evening at Shoreline Park.
An Eastside renter and bike commuter, Diaz Alley emphasized the importance of efficient transportation, safe neighborhoods, local businesses, and a sustainable environment. With experience on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Diaz Alley also said she plans to reinstate youth programs that were cut during the recession.
Supervisor Janet Wolf, city councilmembers Cathy Murillo and Grant House, fellow candidate and former councilmember Gregg Hart, former councilmember Roger Horton, County Sheriff candidate Sandra Rose, representatives from the Women’s Political Committee, and several community members gathered to support the 34-year-old candidate.
Outgoing councilmember House told the crowd of more than 100 that nothing would make him more proud than for Diaz Alley to fill his seat. “She really has something that distinguishes her from all of the candidates,” he said. House also noted Diaz Alley will encourage young people and others who may have stayed home to head to the polls on November 5.