With just over a month before the June 5 primary elections, the candidates running for San Diego's next mayor must increasingly take a stance on the issues that will attract votes.
NBC 7 San Diego hosted a mayoral debate on Monday in which the top four candidates defended their positions on issues such as infrastructure and budgetary priorities, and criticized their opponents' positions on pension reform and city projects.
The debate featured the race's four major mayoral candidates -- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Congressman Bob Filner, Councilman Carl DeMaio and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.
With the help of our social media friends and followers, we formed a series of questions tailored to each candidate.
It was moderated by NBC 7 San Diego's Mark Mullen. NBC 7 San Diego's Gene Cubbison and Catherine Garcia and our media partner the Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis asked candidates the questions.
We split it up into several rounds with various topics. Here are the links to each individual topic of the debate:
- Pension reform
- Hypothetical scenarios
- Public safety
- Convention center and Chargers' stadium plans
- Budget surplus
During and after the debate, we turned to our social media followers to help pick apart candidates' responses to the questions. Here's a collection of those responses: