Petaluma

Weary of the Developer-Friendly Status Quo in Petaluma? Your Deadline to Run for the City Council Has Arrived

Will three Petaluma City Councilmembers be running for re-election unopposed? That’s the big question of the day, as the deadline to file paperwork to run for City Council is tomorrow, Friday, August 12 at 5 pm. City Clerk Claire Cooper informed RR that several people have requested the necessary paperwork to declare their candidacy, but…

Postscript: Coloring Outside the Box – Defined

“Coloring Outside the Box” Utilized locally by longtime Petaluma City Councilmember Mike Healy*, this is a somewhat nebulous phrase describing something which is always frowned upon. As of the summer 2016, it appears to be defined as any city requirement of prospective developers within Petaluma city limits that: Is of benefit to the citizens of Petaluma,…

Coloring Outside the Box – Why Basin Street Properties Loves the Petaluma City Council

At the April 4, 2016 meeting of the Petaluma City Council, Mayor David Glass expressed astonishment that a city requirement to construct a small segment of bicycle path along an abandoned railway corridor would cause developer Basin Street Properties to consider abandoning its proposed Marina Apartments project altogether. Glass suggested at the outset of the…

Community Meeting June 30 – North River Apartments Proposal for 368 & 402 Petaluma Blvd. North

Stockton developer A.G. Spanos is hosting its second community meeting for the public regarding its proposed North River Apartments project at 368 & 402 Petaluma Boulevard North. According to a letter the company mailed to the neighborhoods in the vicinity of its project, the project proposal has been revised considerably since it began hearing community input…

Petaluma Grange to Propose One-Year Moratorium on Pesticide Use in Petaluma Parks Tonight

A message from Petaluma Grange President Tiffany Renée: We invite the public to attend in support of our public comment at the Petaluma City Council Meeting at 7pm on March 21, and stand up in favor of the Petaluma Grange’s proposed one-year moratorium on pesticide use in Petaluma’s parks, public spaces, and rights of way.…

Petaluma slaughterhouse co-owner sentenced to one year in prison

Rancho Feeding Corp. co-owner sentenced to one year in prison Robert Digitale, Press Democrat, February 10, 2016 Jesse “Babe” Amaral Jr., the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse owner whose sale of meat from condemned and uninspected cattle lead to a nationwide food recall two years ago, on Wednesday was sentenced to one year in federal prison and…

Petaluma Bounty Community Farm’s Search for a New Farm Manager Continues

RR had the opportunity to speak with Petaluma Bounty’s Programs Director, Suzi Grady, recently about the search for a Farm Manager for the Petaluma Bounty Community Farm. Suzi said the applications have been flowing in pretty regular and they’re busily interviewing candidates. They have not hired anyone yet, however, so if you’ve just heard about…