East County News Service
East County Magazine invited all five candidates running for Santee City Council to be interviewed on our radio show on KNSJ. Two have participated thus far. (We hope to add more soon, so check back.)
Incumbent Councilman John Minto, a former detective and chair of the East County Economic Development Council, says Santee is enjoying a robust economy and takes pride in his accomplishments, such as creating a public-private partnership to build a sports park and creating jobs.
Challenger Maggie Acerra, a budget and finance specialist, says she is running to be a voice for the people, increase public awareness of upcoming issues, and believes the council is too cozy with developers.
Hear our interviews ( note: audio files may take a few moments to load):
Maggie Acerra interview: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...
John Minto interview: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/audio/2019/August/MintoInterview-FINAL.mp3
The other candidates are incumbent Rob McNelis as well as challenges Keshav Damoor and Ronn Hall. See our previous coverage of a candidate forum for details on all candidates in this race: http://eastcountymagazine.org/santee-council-candidates-share-views-growth-homeless-rent-control-and-more .