Tag Archive for Dave King

A New, Progressive Petaluma City Council Meets & the Argus-Courier Misinformation Begins

Updated 1/12/21: This piece has been updated to clarify that the $3.2 million referred to below was a reduction in the cost of land to be sold by landowner Lomas to Danco, the Meridian developer. – RR.   If you are unwilling or unable to read beyond the headlines there is a good chance you’re…

New Petaluma City Council Convenes This Evening – January 4, 2020 at 6:45 pm

A new Petaluma City Council convenes this evening, Monday, January 4, 2020, with the public session scheduled to begin at 6:45 pm. You can view the evening’s agenda here. This meeting will occur remotely, as has been the case since the beginning of the coronavirus in March of 2020 per state and county orders. You…

Petaluma City Council Leaves the Fear and Loathing of the 2020 Campaign Trail Behind 

Pair of unanimous votes mark an unusually harmonious end to the divisiveness, instant outrage, and hyperbole of the 2020 campaign The campaign for three seats on the city council over, the current council emphatically approves the Haas house renovation & Petaluma’s Recology contract – a major labor victory   Miller-Kearney era on Petaluma City Council concludes…

Dear White People – Shopping in the Vicinity of People of Color in Petaluma

Petaluma Latinx couple unjustly labeled kidnappers Over eighty activists and supporters (by the Argus-Courier reporter Kathryn Palmer’s count), as well as journalists from several Bay Area media outlets gathered at the Michael’s arts and crafts store in Petaluma on Friday, December 18 for a press conference in support of Sadie and Eddie Martinez and their…

Take the Gas or Else – If Corporations are People, What Manner of Citizen is Petaluma Safeway?

Corporation repeatedly threatens litigation to compel the City of Petaluma to permit construction of a glaring environmental injustice next to a preschool for the purpose of corporate profit City Council on the verge of approving an exclusive gift to Safeway and its corporate parent, Cerberus Capital Management Bauer and Wolpert stand up for the Petaluma…

Petalumans Insist Upon Their Right to Vote, Defeat Mike Healy-Led Effort to Appoint Future Mayors

Appearing autocratic, oblivious to Petaluma public opinion, and apparently unaware that disenfranchising voters of their right to elect their mayor might be viewed as an anti-democratic move, the effort of Petaluma city councilmember Mike Healy and his fellow lawyers on the council, Kathy Miller and Dave King, to move the city to an appointed-mayoral system…

The Lawyers on the Petaluma City Council Would Like to Pick Your Next Mayor For You

The three lawyers currently serving on the Petaluma City Council – Mike Healy, Kathy Miller, and Dave King – would like to choose Petaluma’s next mayor for you, and they’re attempting to place an item on the agenda of this evening’s (February 26, 2018) meeting to discuss doing just that. If approved, this evening’s Healy/Miller/King…

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…