Category Archives: Events

Show Your Support of the CIR/FCIR/FEIR

Please attend the Monday July 7th City Council Meeting @ 7pm

11 English Street

Canvass the petition with us! 1/20, 10 AM

Please join us in canvassing the petition (

We are meeting at Aqus Cafe (2nd @ Hst) at 10AM.

For more in fo contact Melissa:

Hope to see you there!

Invasion of the big box Chains Free Showing + CIR Discussion

Learn more about planned development in Petaluma.
Attend a free community meeting
When: Saturday, January 26th, 2pm-3:30pm
Where: The Petaluma Public Library 100 Fairground Dr. (at E. Washington St.)
*The event will include a 40 minute documentary film, Invasion of the Big Box Chains!,
about proposed large scale retail projects and a
discussion of a Community Impact Report Ordinance
being considered by the City.

CIR Workshop @ City Council Meeting

Rally for the Petaluma CIR

(Community Impact Report)

January 28th 2008

Petaluma City Council

11 English St., Petaluma CA

The Living Wage Coalition, Petaluma Neighborhood Association, Petaluma Community Coalition, and Petaluma Tomorrow have introduced the proposed CIR (Community Impact Report) to the city of Petaluma. The CIR is an innovative policy tool that can help policy-makers and city staffs make sound decisions on proposed projects. The CIR functions as a corollary to the EIR (Environmental Impact Report) by factoring in the impacts on small businesses, public health and welfare services, job quality, and affordable housing. Our ordinance is similar to a recent state law passed in Maine, the Informed Growth Act. We believe that the CIR will improve the quality of development in the city of Petaluma, and serve as a model for other cities in the county.

Speakers will include Scott Stegeman, North Bay planning consultant; local business owner Linda Ham; Ken Jacobs (UC Center for Labor Research and Education); and Marty Bennett (co-chair Living Wage Coalition).

Please show up for this landmark event, and help Petaluma and Sonoma County move to the Smart Growth with Shared Prosperity path. GP comments from PCC including FCIR guidelines (PDF)

Contact the Living Wage Coalition, c/o
Ben Boyce benboyce@livingwage
(707) 545-7349 x220 http://www.livingwagesonom

Antique Wagon and Horse Parade

Location:Fourth and B streets to Kentucky Street to E. Washington Street to Petaluma Blvd

See an exquisite collection of antique wagons, decorated horse teams and fairy-tale characters on horseback form a procession through Historic Downtown. The parade will begin following Santa’s riverboat arrival! Cost: Free. Phone: 707-769-0429. Website:

Lighted Boat Parade

See a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in the Turning Basin at about 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Phone: (707) 760-0429.

Petaluma Merchants Open House

Don’t miss the Christmas festivities and open houses throughout Downtown Petaluma on Saturday December 1st. The Petaluma Downtown merchants and Antiques Stores will celebrate an “Olde Fashion Home for the Holidays” open house. Have a stress free shopping experience and enjoy the hospitality of the downtown merchants, stores will be open from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Downtown will celebrate with strolling carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures at Haus Fortuna on 2nd Street in the new Theater District and at Gallery One on Western Avenue. Horse and Wagon rides will be available at Putnam Plaza and storytellers at Copperfields Bookstore. We will have strolling children’s entertainment, and Petaluma Pete to keep you entertained, hot cider and holiday treats will be served at various locations. Come to downtown Petaluma and join the holiday celebrations, enjoy the wonderful restaurants and cafes and stroll to find those unique and unusual presents for your loved ones. Make a day of it and stay for the lighted boat parade @ 6:00pm at the turning basin.

Santa's Riverboat Arrival!

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront to greet children & distribute candy canes. Noon. Petaluma River Turning Basin. 769-0429.

Pre- Holiday Sale at Haus Fortuna

Pre- Holiday Sale- Haus Fortuna
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

PNA Petition Canvas

10AM Meet at Aqus to do canvassing in groups! Copies of petition and materials will be available.