Santa Barbara Mayoral Debate

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In less than a month, voters in the city of Santa Barbara will choose their next mayor. That person will run council meetings, vote alongside the council on major decisions and have a large say in what items ever see the light of deliberation. Perhaps most significantly, the mayor is the face Santa Barbara chooses to present to the outside world. In front of a packed audience at Santa Barbara City College's Garvin Theater, KCRW's Jonathan Bastian and the Santa Barbara Independent's Nick Welsh dive into the minds and politics of the five candidates.

Candidates Angel Martinez and Frank Hotchkiss

Candidate Hal Conklin, Cathy Murillo and Harwood 'Bendy' White

Moderator Jonathan Bastian of KCRW

Moderators Jonathan Bastian (KCRW) and Nick Welsh (Santa Barbara Independent)

Photos by Paul Wellman/Santa Barbara Independent


Hal Conklin - former city councilman - @conklinhal, Angel Martinez - retired businessman - @AngelSB55, Frank Hotchkiss - Santa Barbara City Council, Cathy Murillo - City of Santa Barbara - @CathyMurillo, Harwood 'Bendy' White - Santa Barbara City Council - @bendywhite4sb

Jonathan Bastian, Nick Welsh

Kathryn Barnes