MEDIA RELEASE November 4, 2016
Goleta City Council Candidates Kyle Richards and Stuart Kasdin
Today, Goleta City Council Candidates Kyle Richards and Stuart Kasdin announced that they are endorsing each other's candidacies for election. They said that as their respective campaigns progressed, they found that they agree on many issues, especially citing the need to rein in Goleta’s over-development and resulting impacts. They also cited the fact that they have been endorsed by many of the same community organizations, including: Sierra Club, Democratic Party, Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, The Goodland Coalition, and others.
Richards said, "I am confident Stuart Kasdin will be a voice for slow, carefully-managed growth and living within our resources. I’m impressed by Stuart’s experience with community and economic development, and his background in public policy will bring fresh ideas to the council and promote a more efficient city government.”
"It is critical that Goleta voters elect two candidates who will bring change – not more of the same – in this election," said Kasdin. "I am supporting Kyle Richards as a common sense candidate who I can partner with on the council. We are the two candidates most committed to making sure future development doesn’t further erode the key services and resources residents expect such as water, public safety, libraries, and road capacity.”
Richards concluded, “Stuart and I agree that this election is really a referendum on Goleta’s growth policies. We are committed to returning to the vision in Goleta’s General Plan, protecting Goleta’s neighborhoods and resources.”