In the spirit of new beginnings, we asked the five members of the Sonoma City Council to share their thoughts on resolutions they hope to fulfill for the council in 2014.
According to statisticbrain.com, 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions. The annual rate of resolution success for all Americans is 8 percent. But, according to statisticbrain.com, people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than those who don’t. During the first week, 75 percent of resolutions are maintained. Past six months, the rate falls to 46 percent
So, for what it’s worth, these are the resolutions of your City Council.
Mayor Tom Rouse: My New Year’s resolution for the city is to make myself available to the SCCA anytime, day or night, so that I might have an opportunity to prove to them that I am approachable and, therefore, bring up my grade.
I also resolve to keep my iPad turned off during council meetings in the spring, summer, and especially fall (except during a break), even though my Giants will most certainly be in the pennant race.