In the table below we show our estimates of how candidates scored in their answers to our questions, that is, to what extent their answers are allied with the stance of the Campaign for Sensible Transportation. Our questions cover a number of transportation-related issues.
Santa Cruz Council candidates were asked to answer 13 questions. Supervisorial candidates and Capitola City Council candidates were asked to answer only the first 7 of these, since the remaining 6 questions relate solely to City of Santa Cruz issues. To read the questions (and the candidates' responses), click here.
The maximum score for questions 1(b) through 1(d) is 15. For each of the remaining questions, the maximum score is 10, so the maximum total score for a Santa Cruz Council candidate is 145, and the maximum total score for a Supervisorial or Capitola candidate is 85. Within each group, we list the candidates in ranked order, with highest total score at the top. Scores colored green are totally allied with the stance of the Campaign.
Three of the candidates—McPherson, Bertrand and Bottorff—did not respond to our questionnaire, in spite of repeated requests to do so. However we suspect that the Capitola City Council election is not likely to be competitive.
|Question No:||1(a)||1(b)||1(c)||1(d)||2||3||4||5(a)||5(b)||6||7||8||9||Total score||% allied with our stance|
|Max score:||10||15||15||15||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||145 (or 85)||100.0|
|Santa Cruz City Council|
|County Supervisor – Fifth District|
|McPherson:||Failed to answer any questions||0||0.0|
|Capitola City Council|
|Bertrand:||Failed to answer any questions||0||0.0|
|Bottorff:||Failed to answer any questions||0||0.0|