Two incumbents and longtime city commissioner announce City Council run
By Brian Park
Two incumbents and one longtime city commissioner will vie for three seats on the San Juan Capistrano City Council in the November 4 election.
Councilman Larry Kramer announced he intends to run for re-election during last Friday’s Coffee Chat, a weekly community forum, at Mission Grill.
“We started almost four years ago to put our financial house in order and move the city in a positive direction for all the residents. I want to continue on that path,” Kramer said in an email. “There is still a lot to do. I love the challenge.”
Councilman John Taylor also said in an email that he will be running this fall.
“I believe San Juan Capistrano has begun a renaissance over the past four years, and I would like to continue to make our city the best place to live in America,” Taylor wrote.
Councilman Derek Reeve said he hasn’t made a decision nor does he have a timetable.
The three were elected to the council for the first time in 2010. Kramer and Taylor have each served one year as mayor.
Jan Siegel, a 13-year member of the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission, also publicly announced she will be running for City Council during a Coffee Chat earlier this month.
Siegel, a 28-year resident and a noted volunteer, said she was motivated to run because of the proposed project to build a shopping center next to the Mission. She said she wanted to help strike a balance between a new development and preservation.
The filing period to officially run for City Council has not been announced.