Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Capitola City Council in the Nov. 8 election. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
CAPITOLA >> Incumbent Capitola City Councilmember Yvette Lopez Brooks, business owner Alexander Pedersen and retired sheriff’s sergeant Joe Clarke led the Capitola City Council race in early election returns posted this week.
Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Capitola City Council. Candidates Gerry Jensen and Enrique Dolmo Jr. trailed. The results are expected to be updated several times before the election is certified by early December.
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.