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Kristen W. Sneddon

Kristen W. SneddonMeet Kristen W. Sneddon

Candidate Video Statement

Hello, and thank you for watching. I’m Kristen Sneddon, and I’m running for Santa Barbara City Council, District 4 because I care deeply about the city we live in.

In the coming months and years, Santa Barbara will be facing major decisions affecting public safety, the environment, and housing. I have the background and experience to bring balance to these decisions.

I am a longtime resident of Santa Barbara. I graduated from Santa Barbara High School in the 80’s, before attending Santa Barbara City College and transferring on. I moved back with my husband to raise our three children in the city where we are deeply rooted.

I have experience to bring to City Council. I am the current Chair of Peabody Charter School, and have been an executive on that board for six years. I am a past Chair of Starr King Parent-Child Workshop, a gem of our community. I am a graduate of Women’s Economic Ventures and a small business owner in college and career counseling. I volunteer for first generation hopefuls through the AVID program at Santa Barbara High School and as a radio show co-host addressing issues relevant to our teens. I also teach Environmental Geology at Santa Barbara City College, specializing in studying drought, water use, wildfire mitigation, floods, landslides, and earthquakes.

I’ve lived in Santa Barbara as a student, parent, educator, and small business owner.

I have four priorities for our city: Environmental Resilience, Education, Public Safety, and Housing.

I will plan for managed growth, preserving the historical character of our neighborhoods, while working toward affordability of workforce housing and for livable, clean neighborhoods that are walkable, bike-able, and safe. I will protect neighborhoods and make sure District 4 has funding for roads, sidewalks, streetlights, and trees.

I’m Kristen Sneddon. I’m a scientific researcher, mother, teacher, small business owner, and longtime Santa Barbara resident. I want to represent you on City Council.

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