Goleta City Councilman Michael Bennett speaks to the Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s American Government summer school class at San Marcos High School on Tuesday. Bennett spoke about how he was a mayor without a city; he was elected mayor but voters did not vote to have a city. He also spoke about being civic-minded, and how the city is currently suing the state to recover its $18 million earmarked for San Jose Creek restoration. The foundation, for the first time, enables students to take a five-unit semester course in 12 days of five-hour classes to get ahead and get it out of the way for the school year. The next semester starts July 8, and the foundation is still accepting applications.