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Candidates for Santa Barbara City Council's District Three take part in a forum held at the at the Westside United Boys and Girls Club and sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent.

Paul Wellman

Paul Wellman

Candidates for Santa Barbara City Council's District Three take part in a forum held at the at the Westside United Boys and Girls Club and sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent.


Attention District 3 Voters


At a forum held Wednesday evening at the United Boys & Girls Club on the Westside, Independent Senior Editor Tyler Hayden put a series of questions to the City Council candidates for District 3 on topics that ranged from rent control to city permit logjams. Candidates Michael Vidal, Ken Rivas, Oscar Gutierrez, and Elizabeth Hunter’s responses are captured on video, as well as conversations about their concerns for the Westside, city priorities, voting records, and the Neighborhood Advisory Council. Over 1,400 online viewers tuned in for the conversation, which is available to stream below (mobile viewers can find the video by clicking here).

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