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March 24, 2020 The City of Petaluma has begun sending daily email updates to inform community members about news and stories related to the Coronavirus crisis. The updates will be sent out each day in the late afternoon/early evening and will be available in English and Spanish. “We want our community members to have a … Continued

City Pensions – a Cost of Doing Business

Have you ever wondered what is going on with City staff pensions?  Have you heard your friends and neighbors conversing about city staff pensions and the city’s budget problems?  If you want to learn more about how Petaluma’s pensions work, how the City has managed costs, and what pensions look like moving forward, then come to … Continued


SEPTEMBER 2, 2019  The City of Petaluma is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Cochran as the City’s new Assistant City Manager. The appointment follows the retirement of the former Assistant City Manager, Scott Brodhun, who served the Petaluma community for twelve years. Cochran is currently the Finance Director for the City of Napa.  Cochran is a local government executive with 14 years of experience across North Bay municipalities including … Continued

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