Over 50 residents gathered from all parts of Long Beach at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) on Sunday to see six of ten mayoral candidates speak on the critical issues currently affecting Latino residents. Candidates in attendance included Damon Dunn, Robert Garcia, Bonnie Lowenthal, Steve Mozena, Doug Otto and Gerrie Schipske.
In a city with a 40 percent Latino population, this was the first Latino-focused forum during this election. Topics of discussion covered economic development, affordable housing, public safety and education– candidates gave their own perspectives on how to address each issue.
Long Beach has a tough decision to make this April 8. To help you make your decision, VoiceWaves interviewed a few of the candidates about how they planned to tackle affordable housing in Long Beach. Their responses were recorded in the video above.