City Council District 6 candidates Carol Kim and Chris Cate. Campaign photos

Plans were announced Wednesday for the first debate in the general election campaign for the lone San Diego City Council seat up for grabs in November.

The District 6 debate between Chris Cate, vice president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, and Carol Kim, an education consultant, will take place Sept. 3 at Mira Mesa High School.

The San Diego Police Officers Association and Mira Mesa Town Council will organize the event.

“The outcome of this election will undoubtedly impact the future direction of our city,” said Brian Marvel, president of the SDPOA. “One of the most important issues will be how our leadership responds to the recruiting and retention issues plaguing our police department. As part of this forum, we will request that candidates each present a substantive plan to address this issue.”

Cate collected the most votes in the June primary election but fell about three percentage points short of an outright victory.

Council members David Alvarez, Myrtle Cole and Lorie Zapf each won re-election in June.

Zapf, who represents the district Cate and Kim are running for, will be switching to District 2, since her residence fell into that district when boundaries were changed in 2012.

District 6 covers Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa and parts of Rancho Peñasquitos.

— City News Service

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