Tag Archive for Gabe Kearney

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…

Petaluma City Council Campaign 2020: First of Two Petaluma City Council Debates Online, Tuesday September 15 @ 5:30 pm

The Petaluma Community Relations Council (PCRC) is hosting the first of two debates amongst the candidates for Petaluma City Council, at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. According to a PCRC press release, this event will “focus on the General Plan, including Climate and Equity in Planning; and Housing, including Affordable Housing, Planning, and…

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…

Maguire Reminds Councilmembers About the Petaluma Bike Plan

Former Petaluma City Councilmember Matt Maguire penned a letter to the current members of the Council last month which deserves a wider audience. Maguire, a popular local progressive, wrote to the Council in advance of its September 12 meeting about two items on its agenda, including the rezoning of four lots (three vacant and one developed)…

Healy, Miller & Kearney Campaigns Heavily Funded by Basin St. and its Associates

Here’s an open letter to Petaluma citizens from fellow resident Don Lewis Jr., who recently took a closer look at the campaign financial filings of Petaluma City Councilmembers Mike Healy, Kathy Miller, and Gabe Kearney, all of whom are up for re-election on the upcoming ballot. The trio has been widely criticized over the past…

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,…