Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Capitola City Council in the Nov. 8 election. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
Last county update: 11/27/2023 12:00:00 PM
CAPITOLA >> Incumbent Capitola City Councilmember Yvette Lopez Brooks, business owner Alexander Pedersen and retired sheriff’s sergeant Joe Clarke won seats on the Capitola City Council, according to official election results posted Dec. 6.
Five candidates vied for three seats on the Capitola City Council. In August, Santa Cruz Local talked to Capitola residents about what they wanted from the city council candidates.
Several Capitola voters said they wanted:
- Safer streets for cycling.
- Better traffic flow around the village and 41st Avenue.
- Candidates’ stances on the rail-trail project through Capitola.
- Candidates’ stances on a potential empty home tax.
Here is where the candidates stand on the issues, based on our interviews with the candidates.
Yvette Lopez Brooks
Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide on the Capitola City Council to learn about:
- Council members’ roles and responsibilities.
- Candidates’ profiles.