Due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and increased legal risks, the City of Carpinteria has decided to not sponsor production of the Touring with the Candidates video for the current election cycle.

Traditionally, the video provides City Council candidates with an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community while touring Carpinteria with a videographer. Although the City understands that the video is appreciated by many members of the community, the current context presents risks that would make the video’s production impractical and imprudent.         

In future election cycles, the City may consider partnering with community organizations to engage in a “get out the vote” campaign, which may include the Touring with the Candidates video or a similar video production.

“The City appreciates our residents understanding the situation and hope they will take every opportunity to get to know their City Council candidates and to vote on November 3, 2020,” said City Manager Dave Durflinger.