HOT TOPICS

SAFEWAY GAS STATION

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City Council activities on this topic: April 2, 2019 – City Council denied the appeal to stop the construction based on to threat of lawsuit from Safeway, and no city funds to fight this lawsuit.  Safeway gas station will be built.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Our goal is to balance city obligations with community needs.  Our primary revenue stream comes from taxes. Our share is 11 cents for each dollar of property taxes and 1 cent of each dollar spent for sales taxes. We need to find creative revenue streams and create regional partnerships to maintain basic public safety and […]

COMMUNITY

FAIRGROUNDS

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The Petaluma Fairgrounds is at the center of our community.  We have a 50-year-old agreement to rent this 60+ acre property to the Fair Board for $1 a year.  Let’s regain control of this asset and create revenue from this vital piece of public property. I will work with the City Council towards establishing a […]

COMMUNITY

DREDGE OUR RIVER

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Our river is central to our identity and vital to our economy.  I value its role in the ecological system, as well as the opportunities it provides for recreation and transportation.  Dredging is long overdue and necessary for the health of our community and our watershed. City Council activities on this topic:    

SUSTAINABILITY

TRANSPORTATION

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To reduce congestion, I will work with the City Council toward creating a variety of types of transportation. This includes establishing more crosstown connectors, including bike lanes and walkways. We also need a robust public transit system that links riders to the SMART train, our children to their schools and playing fields, and those without cars […]

COMMUNITY

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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I will work with the City Council toward bringing mixed-use housing along commercial corridors that are close to transportation. This type of housing provides retail revenue, jobs, and services—allowing people to live, work, play, and shop in one place.  Mixed-use housing can create a walkable neighborhood and reduces traffic congestion.  It also means we don’t […]

SUSTAINABILITY

GLOBAL WARMING

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HERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN ALL “SAVE THE WORLD”… EAT LOCAL FOOD Not just because it tastes better and is healthier, but because knowing your farmers and food producers is good for your soul. Because knowing where your food comes from helps you understand your connection to your community, your bioregion, your Earth. Local […]