Community of Interest

Your input is needed to shape the new City Council district boundaries for the City of Petaluma.

What is a Community of Interest (COI)?

A Community of Interest is a connected population that shares common social and economic interests that should be included within a single City Council district for purposes of its effective and fair representation as a potential voting bloc in current or future elections. Such groups include (but are not limited to) groups with cultural or historical bonds, shared economic interests, shared racial, ethnic or religious identities, neighborhoods, school districts, media markets, transportation districts, opportunity zones, business improvement districts, communities concerned about environmental hazards, or a shared vision of the future of a community.

How to Submit a Community of Interest (COI) Form?

1. Fill out the Community of Interest Form below:


2. Complete a printable community of interest form (HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para español) and return it by email to [email protected] or drop off/mail a hard copy to the Office of the City Clerk at 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.

Community of Interest Form

  • In order to access your comments in the future, we need to attach a name to your community of interest. How would you like it to be identified?
  • An identity can include the types of shared histories, values, and interests, as well as others. You may include demographic data about the residents of the community, information about the community’s history, and how this community currently engages with the political process.
  • You can define it by neighborhoods, streets, addresses, key landmarks such as a park, a City facility, school, church, or other boundaries.
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