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Petaluma Grapples with Growth: The Revolt Against Suburban Sprawl – from the L.A. Times Archives, 1988

Here’s an interesting news item on Petaluma history from the L.A. Times archives, published thirty years ago, in April of 1988. Prior to initiating controls on its growth with a one-year moratorium on new housing starts in 1971, Petaluma city officials projected its population would be 60,000 by 1988, according to the Times’s Jeffrey Perlman,…

It’s Not Over Yet – Petaluma City Council Race Still Undecided

Petaluma Planning Commissioner Bill Wolpert’s campaign for a seat on the Petaluma City Council apparently isn’t over just yet, with the candidate 137 votes behind incumbent Gabe Kearney on election night. A full count, according to Wolpert himself, writing below, may not come until after Thanksgiving. If this feels rather familiar, you may recall that…