The Progressive Sebastopol website functioned as a city council candidates’ video forum in which each candidate was videotaped responding to the same six questions pertaining to local issues. Four of the city’s six candidates participated in the video forum, resulting in 24 interviews that made voter comparisons of their positions easy and efficient.
The website also features an online voters’ guide on local and statewide candidates and issues. The voters’ guide was downloadable as a two-page Word document. The guide was downloaded and distributed to more than 400 voters in the small community. In the close election, two of the three progressive candidates won their seats, edging out a controversial candidate who was the largest owner of commercial real estate in the city.