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Petaluma calls hearing on merchants’ self-imposed tax

Downtown Petaluma merchants concerned about a self-imposed tax meant to encourage visitors to spend money in the historic business district will have an opportunity to make their feelings known next month.

Santa Rosa’s Meter Beaters back downtown for holidays

Those people in Santa hats and red sweatshirts are at it again, feeding expired parking meters in downtown Santa Rosa and Railroad Square to save folks from a $35 parking ticket.

Santa Rosa moves ahead with parking meter swap

Six square blocks of downtown Santa Rosa will receive 219 new parking meters soon after the City Council approved their purchase Tuesday.

Santa Rosa shoppers make their parking meter pick

A clear winner has emerged from Santa Rosa’s one-month trial of two rival manufacturers of high-tech parking meters.

Plans for new downtown Healdsburg hotel unveiled

At five stories, the 75-room luxury hotel proposed for downtown Healdsburg would be the tallest building in the city, with sweeping views from the roof-top restaurant and swimming pool.

Santa Rosa to test new downtown parking meters

Santa Rosa is gearing up to take a couple of parking meters for a test drive this week.

Santa Rosa to test two companies’ parking meters

Santa Rosa is preparing to install high-tech parking meters from two rival companies to help it decide which system is best equipped to replace the much-maligned downtown parking kiosks.

Transit-oriented plan for Petaluma delayed over SMART comments

An ambitious transit-oriented planning model for Petaluma’s downtown and river area will return to the City Council with modifications after concerns were raised on several fronts late Monday night.

GOLIS: Parking meters for sale

Santa Rosa City Hall has shown an unfortunate propensity for missteps when it comes to downtown parking. Over the years, the litany of common complaints include overzealous enforcement, high fees and costly fines, parking meters that don’t work, dark and dingy garages and yes, inconvenient pay stations.

Santa Rosa council votes to bring back parking meters

Santa Rosa is moving forward with a plan to rip out dozens of relatively new downtown parking stations that merchants said were baffling to their customers and bad for business.

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