October 20, 2021

Candidates Look to the Economy |

In a town hall hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition, each of three candidates for mayor took turns selling their economic assessment and vision at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Monday evening.

The public forum zeroed in on economic issues facing the city while also touching on a range of topics that impact businesses: broadband, public safety and zoning. A second public forum, focusing on housing, will take place Tuesday night at the performing arts center and also stream on YouTube.

The incumbent, Mayor Alan Webber, outlined the work of his administration over the past three and half years to weather the tumultuous economy throughout the pandemic.

Councilor JoAnne Vigil Coppler painted a different fiscal picture of Santa Fe.

“I think Santa Fe is in desperate need of change. That’s why I’m running,” Vigil Coppler told the…

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