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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!

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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

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.