Four of the six candidates for two San Clemente City Council seats squared off Thursday evening.
Incumbent Bob Baker (listed as "Robert 'Bob' Baker 1" on the ballot to differentiate him from the other Bob Baker running) and Chris Hamm marketed themselves as independent voices, claiming other candidates were beholden to developers.
Incumbent Jim Dahl and Mike Mortenson asserted they had the support of a broad base of San Clemente residents, and kept open minds about what was right for the city and all of its residents.
The Shorecliffs Terrace community is the organization which held the perennial San Clemente City Council debate.
Another event put on by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce will happen at St. Andrews by the Sea at 6 p.m. Sept. 27.
Another forum will be hosted by the San Clemente Historical Society at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the San Clemente Community Center.