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updated: Feb 23, 2009, 12:00 AM
Falcone to Announce Mayoral Bid
Source: Iya Falcone
Citing the need for city government to "get back to basics" by prioritizing public safety,
needed infrastructure improvements, and providing for an environment where a vibrant
economy can flourish, Santa Barbara City Council Member Iya Falcone will announce her
campaign for Mayor at a press conference to be held at 1:15pm Monday, February 23rd at the
Storke Placita of De La Guerra Plaza.
"As Mayor I will ensure Santa Barbara remains safe, clean and economically viable. Fixing
our sidewalks, and paving our streets, dealing with the gang crisis and graffiti removal may
not be glamorous, but they are the heart of what a city must focus on to effectively serve its
citizens. I will provide proven, experienced leadership as Mayor."
Falcone is former attorney and crisis counselor who has served for the last seven years as a
member of the City Council. Falcone has also worked with developmentally disabled
children with autism, downs syndrome, and cerebral palsy.
Falcone received a BA in Child Development from Cal State Northridge, with concentation
in abnormal psychology. Falcone earned her Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of
Law, University of the Pacific in Sacramento. Falcone is a seventeen year resident of Santa
Barbara who moved to California in 1967. Falcone has a daughter, Niki, as well as two step-
sons, two granddaughters and two twin grandsons from her marriage to her late husband,
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