Candidates for Grover Beach mayor and city council participated in a candidate forum Monday night.
Dozens of voters came out to the Ramona Garden Park Center to learn more about the prospective city leaders.
Three candidates are vying for the two open city council seats, including incumbents Barbara Nicholls and Miriam Shah, plus newcomer Robert Robert.
Elizabeth “Liz” Doukas, Jeff Lee and Debbie Peterson are running for mayor.
Monday night, each mayoral candidate talked about their biggest priorities if elected.
“I believe that we can save 30 percent on your tax dollars in Grover Beach,” said Debbie Peterson. “I did it while I was the mayor and I did it with the sanitation district by reorganizing the district and I think there are a lot more opportunities for that here.”
“This is about stewardship,” Jeff Lee told voters. “We are the stewards of the community’s money so that there is a partnership between the residents and the city, the businesses of the city, the tourists of the city as well as city staff.”
“It is time we grow and evolve into a city that everyone can be proud of,” Liz Doukas said. “I want our city to start getting a much larger part of those visitor dollars to make the city of Grover Beach a valuable and physically healthy community now and into the future.”
You can watch the full forum on the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.