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Petaluma’s budget shows improvement, for now

Petaluma’s mid-year budget analysis shows a fairly rosy short-term picture, but possible problems down the road.

Petaluma may block proposed Safeway gas station

A proposed Safeway gas station in Petaluma may be halted by a newly proposed ban meant to give the city time to consider changing its zoning requirements.

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.

Revised apartment project back to Petaluma council

Developers of a large apartment complex proposed for east Petaluma will seek City Council approval Monday of a redesigned plan that attempts to satisfy concerns of nearby residents and some council members.

Petaluma considers limits for outside water users

About 50,000 gallons of Petaluma drinking water are being trucked out of town each day for some other purpose — agriculture, construction, filling swimming pools. And with the drought quickly becoming a top priority, city officials are looking into that long-standing practice.

Petaluma Planning Commission responds favorably to riverfront project’s EIR

The draft environmental analysis for a large mixed-use proposal along the Petaluma River received largely positive reviews Tuesday night before Petaluma’s Planning Commission.

Petaluma Walgreens may be dead without drive-thru

A proposed drive-thru pharmacy across from Petaluma Valley Hospital appears ‘dead in the water’ unless the developer submits a modified plan that complies with city rules banning most vehicular pick-up lanes.

Petaluma City Council appoints new planning commissioner

In a second effort, the Petaluma City Council has appointed a new planning commissioner. Diana Gomez, a resident of Petaluma for 12 years, is a chief deputy in the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office in Santa Rosa.

Petaluma backs changes to support plastic bag ban

Petaluma City Council members Monday night unanimously endorsed changes to a regional waste management agreement that would allow for the creation of a countywide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Luxury hotel planned for high-profile downtown Petaluma lot

Downtown Petaluma may be home to Wine Country’s next luxury accommodations, and developers are hoping the plan will be embraced, unlike recent swanky hotel proposals in Sonoma and Healdsburg.

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