Longtime Goleta Union School Board member Luz Reyes-Martin is running for Goleta City Council.
Reyes-Martin is looking to unseat incumbent representative Roger Aceves in the newly configured District 1. Goleta moved to district elections this year.
If elected, Reyes-Martin would be the first Latina elected to the Goleta City Council in the 20 years since voters created the city
In this podcast, Reyes-Martin talks about her plans for Goleta, her time on the school board, and shares her personal story of growing up in Downey, a Los Angeles suburb.
“When I am talking to residents, I hear so much, won’t be surprising, about how much people love Goleta,” Reyes-Martin said. “But I also hear the concerns they have. They want to see us do more to address bicycle and pedestrian safety. They want to see more action to address climate change, like preparing us for the threat of wildfires, addressing …