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!