Evidence based decision making focuses on using facts and data to make decisions, rather than opinion. Having visited each candidates’ website, read their campaign literature, and attended the recent candidates’ forum, it is clear based on her background and experience, Patricia Farrar-Rivas is the candidate most prepared and most inclined to use evidenced based decision making when casting votes, making motions and looking out for the interests of our wonderful community.
While some current and prospective members of council rely on their own opinions, Patricia will listen to the comments shared by the residents and business owners in Sonoma, but will ultimately base her decisions on data and facts. This type of approach is critical, whether the issue at hand relates to the environment, public safety, city finances, housing and/or the Plaza Master Plan. Related to this last issue, Patricia has a proven track record raising funds and working on private-public partnerships.
Patricia is dedicated to Sonoma. She has lived in Sonoma for 15 years and has brought family members to the community. She offers the residents of Sonoma the opportunity to have a proven leader use the skills, knowledge and networks she has developed for the betterment of the city and its residents. Based on her experience in Sonoma and while living in surrounding communities, she has built relationships, talented teams and learned about “best practices”. Patricia will help lead Sonoma, providing the care, oversight and sound decision making required and deserved.
— Claire M. Solot, Sonoma