What’s the greatest threat and greatest opportunity facing South Pasadena? That was one of the four questions asked Thursday night of the four candidates vying for two seats on the City Council in the Nov. 5 elections.
The questions, about which the candidates were aware in advance, were posed the forum’s co-sponsors—the Pasadena League of Women Voters and WISPPA (Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action).
The candidates included two incumbents—Michael Cacciotti and Philip Putnam—as well as first-time contestant Diana Mahmud and second-time Alan Reynolds, who lost in 2011. They appeared before a well-attended candidates' forum in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.
See the attached video for the candidates' answers—and stay tuned for more from Thursday night's forum.
Correction: The initial version of this article inaccurately identified Alan Reynolds as a first-time contestant. Reynolds unsuccessfully ran for election to the City Council in 2011. He is a second-time contestant.