Patricia Dervishi Questionaire
Below is a questionnaire sent by the Tribune staff to sent to Patricia Dervishi and her answers.
- Name: Patricia Dervishi
- Personal: 70 years old, single, no children, however one of 12 children and 70 nieces and nephews
- Education: N/A
- Profession: Semiretired
- Political Background: Independent
- Public Service: Citizen advocate for previous 10 years addressing city council, getting issues placed on ballot
- Why is City Government important? Very important, if City Council serves citizens which is not the case in Boca Raton
- What is your vision for the City? Replacing all of current City council which have not up held their oath of office. City Council and developers have elevated themselves above citizens and are currently in complete control of city
- What are your plans for ongoing traffic in the city? Horrific, caused by city council approving irresponsible development before traffic studies and road improvements were made lacking additional supportive services: police, fire-rescue, parking, schools, and teachers.
- What are your thoughts on Midtown? I would prevent density
- What are your thoughts on compensation for elected officials? For years no one would run for council, Scott Singer was never elected to office but rather appointed. I believe we need to compensate at the rate of full salary to attract good candidates.
- What do you think is best for the City: single member districts or at-large? N/A
- What are your views on annexation? I do not want annexation.
- What are your thoughts on development in the Downtown: My opponent Scott Singer and Mayor Susan Haynie have not only approved overdevelopment but poor development, from a select group of developers. I would stop all future development until the problems they created of the past and ongoing are fixed.
- Is there anything the City Council is doing wrong? If so, what would you do to fix it? For the last 15 years, city council has been in cahoots with certain developers without giving citizens a voice in what city council approved for this city. The time has come that citizens need to be elevated to the top of the city’s organizational chart with city council serving taxpaying citizens, where they were intended to be, instead of the other way around. The current city council needs to be removed and replaced by citizens with the majority vote