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 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.
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.
Petaluma is accepting additional applications for seats on the Planning Commission and the Youth Commission.
A lawsuit against the owners of land surrounding Petaluma’s Lafferty Ranch has been placed on hold for three months in hopes that the opposing sides can reach a compromise that would forestall further legal action.
Developers of a proposed high-end apartment complex in east Petaluma will need to reconsider their plans if they want approval from the City Council.
Petaluma won’t join in the legal fight against the Graton casino set to open in two weeks.
Measure A, a bid to indefinitely extend a half-percent city sales tax that voters approved in 2010, is set for the upcoming ballot.
Lafferty Ranch advocates say an easement over 905 square feet of private land standing between the public and the proposed nature preserve near Petaluma could finally be secured by newly discovered property records dating back to the Civil War era.