Community Update for July 27, 2022

Posted on July 27, 2022


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Hello, Petaluma —
Summer is in full swing here at the City and we are working hard to make Petaluma the best it can be. We love Petaluma and know you do too, and we’d love to hear from you regarding essential projects that impact our community. Please read on for opportunities to get involved with City government, the future of the Fairgrounds, creating vibrant neighborhoods, and more. Your voice is valued and your perspective is essential as we move forward.
Thank you for taking the time to read these weekly updates and for all you bring to our community. Have a lovely evening. We’ll see you in your inbox next week!

COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to access COVID-19 information from the County of Sonoma including:

  • Daily case counts in Sonoma County
  • Information about testing and vaccines
  • Isolation and quarantine information
  • Resources like financial assistance, food, housing, and more

LOVE PETALUMA? RUN FOR OFFICE!

Participating in City government is a wonderful way to give back to the community you love and help chart the course of Petaluma’s future.   

The nomination period for the upcoming November election opened on Monday, July 18. Those interested in running for Mayor, Councilmember, or the School Board can contact the City Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment to pull and file nomination papers. Deadline to file is August 12, and for the Mayoral seat, August 17.   

New this year: Under our new District model, one Councilmember will be appointed to represent each of the 6 districts in Petaluma.  Districts 1, 2, 3 will elect district representatives in 2022. Districts 4, 5, 6 will elect district representatives in 2024. 

To learn more about the election process, how to run, and to find your district, please visit: cityofpetaluma.org/elections.

COUNCIL PRIORITIES UPDATE: RESIDENTIAL TENANT PROTECTIONS

A City Council priority for this year is to find new ways to protect residential tenants within Petaluma. City staff have studied different options and will present their findings at next Monday’s City Council meeting (August 1). The public hearing on this item will include a presentation with background and the proposed ordinance, time for Council input, and an opportunity for public comment. Join in person, by Zoom, or send a public comment in advance to [email protected]ityofpetaluma.org.

To learn more about this item and review the agenda for the meeting, visit the City Website. https://cityofpetaluma.org/meetings/

CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER ADJUSTMENTS TO WATER USE RESTRICTIONS AT AUG. 1 MEETING

On Monday, August 1, City Council will consider adopting the City of Petaluma Amended 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Shortage Plan). City Council will also consider adopting Stage 4 of the Amended 2020 Shortage Plan with updated water use restrictions. 

The City of Petaluma updated its Shortage Plan in response to feedback received from water customers over the past year regarding several water use restrictions, such as the current rules about landscaping, pools, and spas. The Amended 2020 Shortage Plan has been updated to give the City an improved ability to respond to water shortage emergencies by offering flexibility in how certain water use restrictions are implemented. Following the August 1 meeting, the water use restrictions currently in place may be updated. 

For up-to-date water use restrictions please visit our Drought webpage: cityofpetaluma.org/drought

ARE YOU EMERGENCY READY?

Disaster can strike unexpectedly and move fast. Planning ahead for yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors is a crucial step in making it through the unexpected safely. 

Visit cityofpetaluma.org/emergencyprep to learn how to protect yourself and your family — and bounce back as quickly as possible.

PETALUMA RECEIVES FIRST ELECTRIC TRUCKS!

The City of Petaluma has added our first electric trucks to our city fleet! The City received two (2) 2022 Ford Lightning All-Electric Trucks on July 19th. The trucks are now in service and are being utilized by our Parks Maintenance Team. This is a very exciting step for us as we push to electrify our entire fleet and meet our 2030 Climate Goals. Click here to learn more about our Environmental Legacy Goal!

WHAT DO THE FAIRGROUNDS MEAN TO YOU?

How do you envision the future of the Fairgrounds? What are your memories or experiences of the property? Please join in on our ongoing community engagement efforts to ensure your voice is heard!

Share Your Fairgrounds Memories 

Our Fairgrounds storytelling exhibit is coming to life with stories shared by over 30 community members so far. Visit petalumafairgroundstories.com to view what has been shared so far and add your story.

Attend Our Community Workshop

Stay tuned to our Community Update emails, social media channels, and cityofpetaluma.org/fairgrounds for information on an upcoming community workshop.

 

OAK HILL WELL PROJECT UPDATE — NEW SCHEDULE FOR PROJECT REVIEW

Thank you to all in our community who took the time to share concerns around the proposed Oak Hill Well project. City Council has postponed discussion of the project to allow more time for community outreach. We now plan to present the item to the City Council on September 12 rather than August 1.

This later date will allow us to understand and address the concerns of the community, especially those living in the area around Oak Hill Park.

We will be hosting a community meeting at Oak Hill Park to:

  • Provide details of the proposed project
  • Listen to concerns/feedback
  • Address questions and concerns

Please join us to learn more and share your input.

Where: Oak Hill Park (picnic tables near the playground)

When: August 11, 2022 – 6-8pm

If you have questions, feedback, or concerns in advance of the meeting, please call or email project manager, Dan Herrera: [email protected], 707-778-4589.

Learn more at cityofpetaluma.org/oakhillwell

JOIN US AUGUST 2, 2022 FOR PETALUMA NIGHT OUT! 

Come get to know your city and all the ways we can work together to keep Petaluma safe.

Enjoy FREE food, music, prizes, kid’s activities and have a chance to learn about the amazing local organizations that work every day to protect and serve Petaluma. Tour first-responder vehicles, pet animals from North Bay Animal Shelter and enjoy the jumpy house. Perfect for the entire family!

Date: August 2, 2022             

Time: 4pm – 7pm⁠

Location: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma⁠

For more information, please visit the Petaluma Police Department Facebook Page.

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR JUNE 2022 MONTHLY UPDATE

Here at the City, we are always working hard to make Petaluma the best it can be for our community – and we want to share our progress with you! Each month, we publish a report featuring some key projects and initiatives our staff is working on.

Each of the projects featured impact our community and reflect specific Council priorities in our Council’s Goals and Priorities.

Check out our latest Monthly Update and sign up to receive more at cityofpetaluma.org/monthlyupdate.

 

 

HELP US CREATE STRONG, VIBRANT, CONNECTED NEIGHBORHOODS

Good News! Our town won a grant worth $180K of design assistance from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT).

We Need Your Feedback

  • Take the Survey
  • The AIA SDAT Team has created a short survey to learn more about what the community would like to see in the creation of strong, vibrant and connected neighborhoods. CLICK HERE to take the survey.
  • Join the Workshop
  • The AIA will be visiting Petaluma in August with their team of experts to help us explore ways to transform our neighborhoods into thriving, interactive hubs where people of all ages and abilities have safe access to most of their daily needs within just a short walk or bicycle ride. This is sometimes referred to as a “15-minute Neighborhood”.
  • You are invited to participate in a community-led design workshop at Bianchi Barn (outdoor venue) Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, on Friday, August 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A light dinner will be provided.

Please RSVP for this event. Go to www.localuma.com.

 

JOIN OUR PETALUMA TEAM!

The City of Petaluma is looking for talented people to join our team! Please click the links below for more information about our open positions. CLICK HERE for a full list of career opportunities.

Assistant Engineer I/II & Associate Civil Engineer

Fire Inspector

Firefighter/Paramedic – Lateral

Part Time Police Property Technician

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

The City of Petaluma is hard at work for our community. Please check out our upcoming meetings and click on the links below for more information:

August 3, 6:30pm – Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee
August 4, 6pm – Airport Commission

Check for upcoming meetings, agendas, and how to participate on the City’s meeting webpage: https://cityofpetaluma.org/meetings/

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