The city council and mayoral candidates discussed issues pertinent to the city in a debate Wednesday night sponsored by the Council of Neighborhood Associations.
Candidates for city council Places 3 and 4 and the mayoral contenders debated against their opponents on issues including housing developments, poverty, the environment and jobs. Issues concerning Cape’s Camp and development of single-family homes were frequently brought up by community members.
“Students are moving in, and wage-earners are moving out,” said Mike Davis, candidate for city council Place 3.
Davis said that San Marcos has heart, soul and a vibrant artistic community, but it needs career-type jobs with benefits.