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Petaluma councilman Chris Albertson running for 2nd term

Petaluma City Councilman Chris Albertson confirmed this week that he will seek a second term.

Petaluma extends fireworks sales to 5 days

Petaluma City Council members have approved one more day of fireworks sales next year, but critics of personal pyrotechnics say the controversial issue wasn’t properly publicized before the vote.

Petaluma joins fight for public access on Lafferty Ranch

Petaluma will add its weight to a renewed legal battle for public access on city-owned Lafferty Ranch northeast of town.

Harris leads money race in Petaluma council race

While Election Day still appears as a tiny dot on the horizon, fundraising continues in Petaluma for the November 2014 campaign.

Petaluma city hall planning in-house legal team

Petaluma is poised to replace the law firm that’s handled its land-use lawsuits, labor negotiations and routine legal matters for nearly two decades.

Instead of contracting with a firm, the city likely will create an in-house legal department with three attorneys and a legal assistant.

The move will provide ‘significant savings’ over the outside contract, City Manager John Brown said.

Petaluma targets Capri Creek for restoration

Petaluma city leaders are hoping a regional water agency grant can turn a small section of a creek into a more effective flood control channel and a heartier riparian habitat.

Petaluma City Council OKs tough smoking ban

The Petaluma City Council unanimously voted Monday to broaden citywide restrictions on smoking to include private living spaces, medical marijuana and electronic cigarettes.

Petaluma City Council OKs tough smoking restrictions

The Petaluma City Council late Monday night unanimously approved broad new smoking restrictions, including banning smoking in multi-family housing units, such as apartments and condos, and from certain outdoor spaces, including private balconies, decks, courtyards and bus stops.

Petaluma City Council split on proposed sales-tax bump

The decision to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot in Petaluma rests in the hands of four City Council members after three others declared their opposition to it Monday night.

Petaluma City Council deadlocks on shopping center signs

An effort to rewrite part of Petaluma’s sign code failed late Monday night as the City Council stalemated in a 3-3 tie.

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