Arcata Council Selects Mayor and Vice Mayor

 Sofia Pereira was elected Mayor and Brett Watson

Sofia Pereira was elected Mayor and Brett Watson was elected Vice Mayor at a December 14 special Arcata City Council meeting. Mayor Pereira will preside over her first regular Council meeting on Wednesday, December 20. [Photo credit: City of Arcata]

Press release from the Arcata City Council:

The Arcata City Council elected Sofia Pereira mayor and Brett Watson vice mayor at a special 8:00 am meeting [yesterday].

The City’s Municipal Code requires that the Council select the mayor and vice mayor at a special meeting held each December. Both mayor and vice mayor serve for one year. The mayor presides at Council meetings, represents the Council at community events and performs other ministerial duties. The vice mayor presides in the mayor’s absence.

“It was a challenging year, but it is always an honor to serve as Mayor of Arcata,” says outgoing Mayor Susan Ornelas. “Thank you to the community for the opportunity, as I continue to serve as a councilmember.”

“I’m honored that my colleagues on the council have entrusted me with this responsibility,” says newly elected Mayor Sofia Pereira. “I am excited to continue working with our community partners on issues surrounding the Plaza, housing, public safety and ensuring this is a livable community for all our residents. I am looking forward to supporting the city’s goals while at the same time being responsive to the needs of our community. We live in a great and engaged community–I’m proud to step up and serve in this role.”
Mayor Pereira will preside over her first regular Arcata City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 20.

Photo of the 2018 Arcata City Council at the dais: (Left to right) Councilmember Paul Pitino, Mayor Sofia Pereira, Councilmember Michael Winkler, Outgoing Mayor Susan Ornelas, and Vice Mayor Brett Watson.

Photo of the 2018 Arcata City Council at the dais: (Left to right) Councilmember Paul Pitino, Mayor Sofia Pereira, Councilmember Michael Winkler, Outgoing Mayor Susan Ornelas, and Vice Mayor Brett Watson. [Photo credit: City of Arcata]

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3 comments

  • OMG The self-loathing white girl who thinks we’re all racists is now mayor. The People’s Republic of Arcata has proven itself the home of insanity in the past, but this takes the cake.

  • At least Kym didn’t insult us further by claiming she was ‘elected’ like the phony Arcata Council did..

  • The toughest jobs in America. Being police chief of Berkeley, SF, Oakland or Arcata. Cities where local government fights you every step of the way.

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