Projects by private landowners to boost salmon and other fish populations in North Coast streams are set to receive an additional $2 million this year from an arm of the federal government. Federal and local officials on Friday announced the commitment of new grant money for six major river basins stretching from Sonoma County — and including the Russian River — to Eureka, in Humboldt County.
A Windsor organization said Friday it has filed a salvo of complaints with federal and state agencies regarding Sonoma County Conservation Action, reviving a more than decade-old battle between the groups on opposite sides of the environmental divide.
What will the Petaluma Community Coalition do with its $100,000 settlement from the Target shopping center lawsuit? Part of the money will be used to repay donors, co-chair Matt Maguire says. And some of the funds could be put back into the community. But that hasn’t stopped some local officials from worrying that the payment sets a precedent for lawsuits and business in Petaluma.
The developer of a Target-anchored shopping center in Petaluma and a neighborhood group opposed to the project have signed an agreement in which both sides will drop their lawsuits against the city. The developer will pay the city $72,000 and pay $100,000 to the Petaluma Community Coalition.
The local big-box hardware chain signed a non-binding letter of intent with Regency Centers to occupy part of the East Washington Place development. With a compromise in the works to drop two lawsuits over the project, the question now is whether Friedman’s Home Improvement will officially sign on to the development.
Warring factions announced a truce Monday night that will allow Petaluma’s controversial new Target shopping center to move toward construction. The developer agreed to many of the design changes sought by opponents and will pay up to $100,000 for the city’s legal costs.