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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.

Healdsburg, Petaluma mayors part of gun background checks push

Healdsburg Mayor Susan Jones said it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to keep people with criminal records from obtaining guns, and she’s one of more than 1,000 mayors urging Congress to require background checks for online gun purchases.

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 to survey residents on tax options

Petaluma residents will get a chance to sound off on a potential new tax to pay for city services. City Council members authorized City Manager John Brown to commission a survey of Petalumans to determine whether they are willing to approve a tax.

Petaluma seeks county rules on renewable energy

Petaluma city leaders seek tighter regulations on where commercial renewable-energy projects should be allowed on the county’s ranches and farmland.

Petaluma Councilman Harris to challenge Mayor Glass in 2014

Longtime Councilman Mike Harris has entered the race for Petaluma mayor, setting the stage for a rousing election next year that could again tip the political scales in Petaluma.

Petaluma Planning Commission gets more pro-development

For the second time in four years, the Petaluma Planning Commission has undergone a wholesale makeover, this time at the hands of the business friendly City Council majority.

Petaluma rejects extra day of fireworks sales

Just hours after a wind-driven grassfire destroyed several outbuildings and triggered evacuations of several rural neighborhoods near Petaluma, a request to add another day of fireworks sales next month died before the City Council.

Santa Rosa, Petaluma appear to be on different timelines with power agency

Sonoma County’s two largest cities appeared headed down divergent energy paths Tuesday, with Santa Rosa vowing to move swiftly toward a decision on whether to join the Sonoma Clean Power Authority the day after Petaluma delayed a decision until at least September.

Petaluma weighs public power agency

Petaluma’s city leaders Monday night dug into the structure and risks of the planned Sonoma Clean Power Authority, an alternative to utility giant PG&E promised to bring a greener product to county residents.

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