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Petaluma Life

Life in Petaluma is the perfect mix of country and city, quirky and conventional. You can go to a farm to pick up fresh veggies, do a quick Target run, see some art from Burning Man, and go to the symphony all in the same day. Petaluma is biking, hiking, and paddling. Petaluma is arts, music, shopping, local food, and craft beverages. This is a place that celebrates family and cultural diversity. But, most of all, Petaluma is a community of people who care about making this a place they’re proud to call home. We think you’ll like it here.

We Are Open!

To protect the public and staff, City Hall and our physical offices are closed.  However, we are working harder than ever to provide services virtually via email, phone, and video calls.  Whether you need a permit, a business license or you need to pay a bill - we are available. We've also been working to develop more ways you can interact with us online.  All of our public meetings are held online and are open to anyone who wants to attend.  While you may not see us in the City Hall Building, rest assured we are behind the scenes making sure the City continues to run and provide you services.  Use the search box above to find what you need. Click here to learn how to access our services.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

To succeed as a prosperous, healthy, and equitable community, it is essential that our City embrace and model diversity, equity, and inclusion in our policies, programs, and services. To this end, we would like to know your experiences with the City of Petaluma and our Police Department and, specifically, what actions we can take to advance racial equity and inclusion within our City.

CLICK HERE to take the survey in English.

HAZ CLIC AQUI para hacer la encuesta en español.

Please join us for a special virtual City Council Workshop on Community Race Relations and Policing Policies. We will share the findings of the survey along with all the information we have gathered over the past 6 months, including a report from our community-led session on inclusivity.

When: Thursday January 21, 6pm

This workshop will be an initial step in a series of efforts by the City to embrace and model diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is an opportunity to bring together the people and concerns that have been shared over the last year and shape future work.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Petaluma Policing - Community Conversations

On June 16, 2020, we hosted a Town Hall meeting to discuss our Police policies and how we use force when necessary.  We created a portal so the community could ask questions and will be answering those questions and posting those answers to our website.  To watch our recent Town Hall meeting, to review the over 300 questions we received so far and to see the answers to some of those questions, please visit our dedicated Petaluma Policing - Community Conversations page. You can also submit a question or a comment to us regarding Petaluma Policing.

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