Community Update for June 22, 2022

Posted on June 22, 2022


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Hello, Petaluma —
It feels like summer! We hope you stayed cool and took care as temperatures soared yesterday. Remember, hot weather can be tough for many, especially young children, those with health conditions, and pets. CLICK HERE to learn about ways to stay safe during extreme heat.
In this week’s update you’ll find a COVID-19 message, details about Petaluma’s ban on consumer fireworks and an upcoming fireworks “turn in” event, news on how to win FREE tickets to the Fair, information about disaster preparedness, a simple way to save water (hint: check for leaks!), climate action, and an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) webinar.
Please enjoy, share with friends, and have a lovely evening. We’ll see you in your inbox next Wednesday!

COVID-19 VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN 6 MONTHS OLD AND UP

A message from the County of Sonoma:
With Federal and State regulators having now approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years old, Sonoma County began vaccinating the roughly 21,000 children in this age range through primary care providers and health centers this week.
Parents who have health care coverage are encouraged to reach out to their primary care provider to find a vaccination appointment for their children as soon as possible. Vaccinations for those ages 6 months and up will also be available starting Tuesday June 21 at the County’s fixed vaccination clinic at the Roseland Community Center, 779 Sebastopol Road, in Santa Rosa.
Appointments for pediatric vaccinations also can be made on myturn.ca.gov beginning on Tuesday, June 21.
More information is available through the county’s vaccine clinic page or through the myturn.ca.gov website.

FIREWORKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN PETALUMA – TURN YOURS IN THIS WEEKEND

The City of Petaluma is holding a fireworks turn-in event this Sunday, June 26.
Petaluma has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY on the use of ALL fireworks, including those previously considered legal.  While we understand fireworks are a beloved tradition for many, our top priority is to keep our residents and properties safe. The threat of wildfires, exceedingly dry conditions, high winds, and historic drought, plus the dangers of illegal fireworks, present too great a risk to our community. Violations are subject to fines of $1,000 or more.
Our turn-in event is an opportunity for Petaluma residents to surrender any fireworks they may have left over from previous years with no questions asked. See you there!
  • When: Sunday, June 26, 10am – 1pm
  • Where: Petaluma Community Center parking lot, 320 N. McDowell Blvd.
To learn more, please visit: cityofpetaluma.org/nofireworks

SHARE YOUR FAIRGROUNDS MEMORIES FOR FREE FAIR TICKETS!

As part of the Fairgrounds Visioning Process, the City of Petaluma, in partnership with the Petaluma Regional Library, invites the community to take part in a Fairgrounds Community Storytelling Exhibit. Now is your chance to submit photos, videos, voice recordings, and other art that captures your stories and memories of the Fairgrounds. Sharing your perspective will help capture the rich spirit and legacy this site holds.
Interested in sharing your story? Stop by one of our upcoming Storytelling Events! There will be recording equipment available to use, as well as arts and crafts materials if you want to paint, draw, collage, or even write a colorful poem. Free tickets to the Sonoma Marin Fair will be available to the first 20 people who show up and share their story!
Where: Forum Room at the Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA
When: June 23rd 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
           June 24th 12:00 – 1:30 PM and 3:30 – 6:00 PM
           June 25th 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Learn more about the Exhibit, submit a story, or view the full gallery at: PetalumaFairgroundsStories.com

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. Put a plan in place ahead of time so you can spring into action should the need arise.
CLICK HERE to download a handout with important planning information to keep in your Go Bag.

HOW TO USE YOUR WATER METER TO CHECK FOR LEAKS

Did you know water leaks contribute to 12% of household water use? Follow along with Dan in this video to learn how to read your water meter and check for leaks. Step-by-step instructions are also on our website at cityofpetaluma.org/watermeter.
After reviewing those resources, you are also welcome to schedule a FREE Water-Wise Housecall where a trained water conservation technician will visit your home or business to evaluate your water use. Our technicians can teach you how to:
  • Program your irrigation timer to follow the limited watering schedule
  • Identify overspray or leaks in your irrigation system
  • Read your water meter and check for leaks
  • Assess your eligibility for Mulch Madness
  • Provide guidance on how to use water more efficiently
  • Share information on high-efficiency toilet and washing machine rebates
  • Provide free water conservation devices like aerators, showerheads, and more
To schedule a Water-Wise HouseCall, please call (707) 778-4507 or email [email protected].

CLIMATE ACTION UPDATE

This week, our Climate Action Commission shared the following upcoming events. Check them out!
Thank you to everyone that came out and donated bikes to the community bike swap at Grand Central Café! A huge thank you to Grand Central for hosting and to Councilwoman Fischer and Rick Holstedt of Cool Petaluma for lending their bike repair expertise. There were a total of 28 bikes remaining after the event—8 of which have been rehomed. If you or your family are in need of a bike, please contact Grand Central for details.
Check out Petaluma’s ranking from People on Bikes! For the sixth consecutive year, PeopleForBikes is proud to release their annual City Ratings, a data-driven program to evaluate, identify and compare the best cities and towns for bicycling. Petaluma’s ranking can be found here.

UPCOMING WEBINAR: REAL-WORLD ADU STORIES FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join the nonprofit Napa Sonoma ADU Center for a roundtable conversation with local homeowners who have recently completed real-world ADU builds in Napa and Sonoma Counties with help from the Napa Sonoma ADU Center!
CLICK HERE to register.
The webinar will cover:
  • Real-world permitting & building experiences
  • Real talk about lessons learned, challenges, & tips
  • Napa Sonoma ADU Center’s NEW Standard Plans Program, launching in June!
  • YOUR questions, answered live!
Presented by the Napa Sonoma ADU Center, a nonprofit organization fiscally-sponsored by Napa Valley Community Foundation with support from Community Foundation Sonoma County.

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.

Have questions about working for the City? Please reach out to [email protected].

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:

June 28, 6:30pm – Youth Commission
July 6, 6:30pm – Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee
July 7, 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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