PETALUMA CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE
For Immediate Release
May 30, 2018
Petaluma resident D’Lynda Fischer announces her candidacy for the Petaluma City Council.
D’Lynda moved to Petaluma four years ago charmed by the immediate access to farm fresh food, the active bicycle culture, the historic downtown on the river, and the easy exchanges she experienced meeting people on the street when walking her dog.
Disheartened by the actions being taken in Washington and empowered by the many other women in this country seeking office and affirmative change, she is stepping up and choosing to participate in the political process.
During her long career as an urban planner D’Lynda has had the opportunity to represent her community on the Planning Commission and her clients before numerous city boards and councils. Her current role as a volunteer board member of the United States Green Building Council Redwood Chapter provides her the platform to integrate her ideals about the built environment and environs in our county.
Many local residents know Fischer as the former Operations Manager for Daily Acts. Today, Fischer works on the executive team of the nonprofit Bionutrient Food Association (BFA), whose mission is “to increase quality in the food supply.” From her work, she knows that creating affirmative change in our complex environment is an ongoing process - a marathon, not a sprint. Her work inspires her every day to make that change a reality.
D’Lynda represents the BFA on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance (SCFSA), a coalition of diverse stakeholders working to envision and create a healthy, sustainable, local food system through leadership and collective action. The SCFSA is currently exploring the opportunity to add a Healthy Communities element to the Sonoma County General Plan.
She stands up for more affordable housing for all Petaluma residents, for solutions to relieve our escalating traffic congestion, and for allocating the resources necessary for City staff to provide adequate services to our community.
D’Lynda Fischer embraces every opportunity to engage with and learn from the people in our community. She can be reached on Facebook at D’Lynda Fischer for City Council or by phone (707) 775-4483.