As a city working to capitalize on its tourism charms, Petaluma doesn’t want to snub potential overnight guests. But it does want its short-term lodging businesses to be legal and pay the taxes required of other accommodations.
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.
Local city and Sonoma County representatives sparred Wednesday over a recent snag in progress toward a countywide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Petaluma will add its weight to a renewed legal battle for public access on city-owned Lafferty Ranch northeast of town.
Petaluma City Council members agreed Monday to send a toned-down letter to regional transportation leaders asking for more information about hundreds of trees that have been cut down to make way for Highway 101 construction.
Petaluma and one of the city’s largest developers have agreed to a settlement in which the company will pay traffic impact fees that were in effect in 2003 rather than higher fees required now.
Walgreens will have to return with some more creative ideas if the drug store giant wants to build a retail store and pharmacy across from Petaluma Valley Hospital.
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.