Councilwoman Toni Iseman announced Monday that she will be running for reelection, and all three Board of Education incumbents — Ketta Brown, Betsy Jenkins and Theresa O'Hare — have filed papers seeking reelection to their seats.
Iseman is seeking her fourth consecutive term on the council.
"With the economic challenges and the changes in personnel at City Hall, a real working knowledge of the city is invaluable," Iseman said.
She sees the selection of a new city manger and working with the selection as central to the city's well being in the next few years.
However, raising public awareness of the threats to the environment has always at the top of Iseman's agenda. She was an early opponent of development in Laguna Canyon and took overt and covert action to promote her views.
Iseman was the "Phantom" of the canyon, planting anti-development, Burma Shave-type signs along the roadway, when the Irvine Company's huge "Laguna Laurel" housing and commercial development seemed inevitable. She served on the board of the Laguna Greenbelt Inc., created to acquire and preserve open space that culminated in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.