Petaluma

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…

Joint Meeting of the Petaluma City Council and Climate Action Commission Today, Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 6 pm

Join the community of Petaluma this evening at 6 pm for a joint meeting of the Petaluma City Council and Climate Action Commission. You can find the agenda for this meeting here and also on the City of Petaluma website. All public meetings continue to take place remotely, via Zoom. You can observe and participate via…

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…

About Those Recommendations from the Community Forum on Racism & Interactions with the Petaluma Police Department

Here are those four recommendations from the July 18-19, 2020 Community Forum on Racism & Interactions with the Petaluma Police Department. These recommendations still await a response from the City of Petaluma and the Petaluma Police Department. The full September 2020 report of the forum can be found in pdf form here. The forum was…

Dear White People: A Dress to ImPress Conference – Come Experience Racial Profiling, 2 pm Friday December 18 @ Michael’s in Petaluma

It comes as no surprise to those on the receiving end of racial indifference, injustice, and inequality that racial profiling is alive and prevalent in Petaluma, California. Here’s an event coming up at 2 pm today, Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Michael’s store at 1359 N. McDowell Blvd. to discuss the latest incident of…

The Perils of Low-Information Voters and Garbage People – A Raucous Rooster Public Service Announcement

Campaign 2020 – Vote Trump Out Petaluma, Sonoma County, California This message is addressed to Biden Harris voters, but may be of interest to anyone with a stake in the November 3, 2020 election. First, thank you so much for committing to vote Biden Harris! That is huge! I have never seen so many people…