Sofia Pereira Announces Arcata City Council Bid
This is a press release from Sofia Pereira:
ARCATA – Arcata city councilmember Sofia Pereira announced her bid for re-election at the recently renovated, all-abilities inclusive Greenview Park in Arcata. The election will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Opening comments were made by community leaders including Senator Mike McGuire and Senator Wesley Chesbro (retired).
Pereira has served on the Arcata city council since 2014 when she was first elected. She currently serves as mayor. In her remarks, Pereira shared her accomplishments in her first term. Pereira advanced the city’s first zero waste action plan and regional recycling processing, fostered community partnerships including with Arcata Main Street to provide family-friendly programs on the plaza, and expanded government accessibility online with social media and the city’s website.
Pereira shared some of her priorities for her second term: housing, addressing sea level rise and preparing for natural disasters, and making Arcata a safe and inclusive community for students and residents of Arcata.
Pereira continued, “We have big decisions ahead of us that require strong leadership, an open mind, and good communication. I have learned based on advancing your values, Arcata’s values. A fair economy, an inclusive community that fights for social justice and environmental sustainability. I promise you that with your support we’ll continue to advance our city through the good times and the bad. We’ll protect our most vulnerable and we’ll never let outside interests dictate our future.”
A long time community advocate, Sofia has served in various roles such as HSU Associated Students President, Humboldt County human rights commissioner, Arcata committee on democracy and corporations committee member, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood board member and treasurer, and Lost Coast Rotaract president. Pereira continues to support community engagement across the country as a nonprofit director for a national women’s leadership organization.