Show Your Support of the CIR/FCIR/FEIR

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

11 English Street

Support the FCIR 7/7 @ 7PM!!

Stand Up for Accountable Development in Petaluma
Monday, July 7th, 2008 7:00 PM

Support the Proposed Fiscal and Community Impact Report for Retail Development in Petaluma
Save the date: Monday, July 7th, 2008 7:00 PM
Petaluma City Council Chambers
11 English St., Petaluma

The Living Wage Coalition, Petaluma Neighborhood Association, Petaluma Community Coalition, Petaluma Independent Business Association (PIBA) and Petaluma Tomorrow have introduced a Fiscal and Community Impact Report (FCIR) requirement for new large retail developments to the City of Petaluma. The City Council will consider our FCIR resolution and discuss a staff report at this meeting. The FCIR is an innovative policy tool that can help policy-makers and staff makes informed decisions on proposed large commercial retail. The FCIR complements the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) by factoring in the potential impacts of proposed large retail projects on small businesses, public health and social services, and job quality, .

Our legislation is similar to a recent state law passed in Maine, the Informed Growth Act. An FCIR will encourage more sustainable and equitable development in the City of Petaluma, and can serve as a model for other cities in the county.

Please come to the City Council meeting to demonstrate your support for Community Impact Reports!

To distribute flyers to friends and neighbors please click FCIR to download PDF!

CIR Postcard!

Please download and print up copies of this postcard in support of the CIR
ordinance!

They can be mailed to the Petaluma City Council

11 English St. Petaluma, Ca. 94952

CIR Postcard

CIR will steer us in right direction

April 3, 2008
Petaluma Argus Courier
Guest Commentary

CIR will steer us in right direction
By Paul Francis

There has been much talk centered on community impact reports these days. Some of it has been accurate, but much of it has been misreported. In most part, the opinions regarding the intentions behind the inception and implementation of this new policy/ordinance have been distorted.

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Big-Box Bingo

North Bay Bohemian
News and Features
March 5, 2008

Big-Box Bingo: Petaluma Grapples with Deciding
the Entire Impact-both Fiscal and Communal-of
Construction.

True Cost

Petaluma Considers Evaluating Economic Impacts

By Patricia Lynn Henley

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Save the Date!

Support the Proposed Community Impact Report for Retail Development in
Petaluma!
Date: June 16th, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: Petaluma City Council 11 English St., Petaluma

The Living Wage Coalition, Petaluma Neighborhood Association,
Petaluma Community Coalition, Petaluma Independent Business
Association, Sonoma County Conservation Action and Petaluma Tomorrow
have introduced a proposed Community Impact Report (CIR) requirement
for new large retail developments to the City of Petaluma. The City
Council will consider our CIR ordinance and discuss a staff report at
this meeting. The CIR is an innovative policy tool that can help
policy-makers and staff to make informed decisions about proposed
large commercial retail. The CIR complements the Environmental Impact
Report (EIR) by considering the potential impacts of proposed large
retail projects on small businesses, public health and social
services, job quality, and affordable housing. Our legislation is
similar to CIR requirements adopted in other California cities such
as San Diego and Los Angeles, and a recent state law passed in Maine,
the Informed Growth Act. A CIR will encourage more sustainable and
equitable development in the City of Petaluma, and can serve as a
model for other cities in the county.
Please come to the City Council meeting on Monday, June 16th to
demonstrate your support for Community Impact Reports!
For more information on the CIR proposal and to view the language
proposed, please go to: http://www.livingwagesonoma.org

Support the Petaluma Community Impact Report

 Please support the adoption of  a CIR in Petaluma by showing your support to the Petaluma City Council on Monday, January 28  at 7:00pm at City Hall, 11 English St. Please view the following flyer and share it with your concerned friends and neighbors!
cir_council_flyer.pdfcir_council_flyer.pdf

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

Please join us in canvassing the petition (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keeppetalumaeggcentric/)

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

For more in fo contact Melissa:   oldeastpetaluma@yahoo.com

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 sonoma.org
(707) 545-7349 x220 http://www.livingwagesonom a.org