I’m in. I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Petaluma!

I love this city. Serving as a member of the Petaluma City Council during the past 12 years has allowed me to get to know many of the residents of our community. And as I have met and talked with people, returned phone calls, and answered emails, I’ve learned about the concerns we all share.

Petaluma needs leaders with experience to continue our city’s ability to provide essential services while balancing the budget.  This is a difficult job, and it isn’t likely to get easier. But with your support I can provide both the continuity and the experience, having been part of efforts to address these issues. I also have close working relationships with Mayors David Glass and Pamela Torliatt, and my record shows that I understand our community.

Here is what else I have helped to accomplish:

  • Balanced the city’s budget while providing essential services and protecting jobs
  • Completed the Old Redwood Highway overpass upgrades
  • Implemented an economic development plan for Petaluma
  • Opened new all-weather athletic fields
  • Extended the longevity of our Urban Growth Boundary

Here is what remains to be done:

  • Improve our traffic circulation for all: vehicles, pedestrians, buses, and bicycles
  • Strengthen our ability to keep Petaluma a desirable place to live, work, and visit
  • Enhance Petaluma’s economic viability
  • Dredge our river for commercial and recreational uses and to insure our flood fix
  • Secure for more Open Space at LaCresta, McNear Island, and elsewhere.

We can reach these goals by working together. And, together, I know we can win. 

Please work with me the next few months, and I pledge to give you four years as your voice and advocate as Mayor of our wonderful city.

Teresa Barrett for Mayor 2018 | P.O. Box 901 | Petaluma, CA 94953-0901