four candidates for the South Pasadena City Council elections in November
appeared at a candidates forum in City Hall Thursday night and answered questions
on a variety of issues ranging from the city’s broken infrastructure and the
hazards of the Gold Line rail crossings to the proliferation of massage parlors
and the restoration of the Rialto Theater.
The candidates answered a total of 15 questions—all but the first four of them from members of the audience who packed the City Council Chambers for the event. The first four 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 attached video here features highlights from the candidates’ introductions to the audience. The first speaker was Alan Reynolds, who was followed by incumbents Michael Cacciotti and Philip Putnam. The final candidate to make opening statements was Diana Mahmud.