Hello, Petaluma —
June is heating up! Later this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) is advising hotter than normal temperatures between 93-102 degrees in many inland Sonoma County areas. Here in Petaluma, we’re expected to reach around 91 degrees Friday. Enjoy the sunshine and stay cool!
This evening we’re sharing important information about emergency preparedness (do you know your evacuation zone?), rebate programs and free water saving supplies, as well as upcoming street closures. We also have some fun items about Petaluma featured in film and on TV, events to enjoy this summer, and more. Please enjoy, share with friends, and have a wonderful evening. We’ll see you in your inbox next Wednesday!
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.
As we head into the hotter, dryer months and the threat of fire becomes more present once again, we will be sharing tips and resources to help you get emergency ready. Please stay tuned to this Community Update email, like and follow us on social media, and visit cityofpetaluma.org/emergencyprep to learn more.
Know Your Zone
The County of Sonoma manages a county-wide evacuation map that is used to help identify areas that are under threat either by fire, flood, earthquake, or power outage. This is essential information if evacuation warnings and orders are issued.
Find your zone using the online tool HERE.
Click HERE to download and print this map to keep in your Emergency Go Bag.
SAVE WATER WITH OUR REBATE PROGRAMS AND FREE WATER SAVING SUPPLIES
Along with extensive water conservation resources, the City of Petaluma website also includes information on high-efficiency toilet and clothes washer rebates, as well as the various free water saving supplies we have available to water customers.
- High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program
- Up to $150 (residential) and up to $260 (commercial) per high-efficiency toilet or urinal
- High-Efficiency Clothes Washers
- $75 rebate for qualifying high-efficiency clothes washers
- High-efficiency shower heads
- Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators
- Hose nozzles
- Toilet leak detection tabs
- Shower and faucet flow bags
- DIY Leak Kits
- Pre-rinse spray valves (for commercial food businesses)
- Drought lawn signs
- Shower buckets
CLICK HERE to learn about all of the above. Thank you for doing your part to save water with us.
CLIMATE ACTION UPDATE
This week, our Climate Action Commission shared the following:
Perfect Biking Weather in Petaluma! Please join in these community biking events:
- Bike Petaluma is hosting a community bike ride this Saturday from 9:30am-11:30am! Meet at Aqus Café, 189 H Street. More information here.
- Grand Central Café is hosting a community bike swap on June 19th 9am-3pm. Bring your bike to 226 Weller Street to swap, repair, or donate. All donated bikes will be given to low income families in Petaluma.
The Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony took place on May 25th, 2022. The 2022 Prize ceremony is hosted by actor and lifelong activist Jane Fonda, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, and features renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and performances by five-time Grammy award winning artist Angélique Kidjo and America’s Got Talent finalist the Detroit Youth Choir. Watch the ceremony here.
UPCOMING DOWNTOWN STREET CLOSURES
Ready for your close-up, Petaluma? From June 10 – June 21, there will be a film shoot in the downtown area. Production may impact parking and traffic.
Did you know Petaluma has a rich history of being featured in films? Check out American Graffiti, Peggy Sue Got Married, Inventing the Abbotts, Mumford, and California Christmas to see if you recognize the scenery!
PETALUMA FEATURED ON KTVU
On Friday June 3, KTVU channel 2 spent some time in downtown Petaluma featuring our fine city as the subject of their first Zip Trip of the year! KTVU Zip Trips are hour-long segments dedicated to exploring destinations around the Bay Area. We were thrilled to put our best foot (and food!) forward as KTVU shined a spotlight on some of our favorite eateries, shops, recreational activities, and local history.
CLICK HERE to check out the episode and look for familiar faces and favorite places.
MOVIES IN THE PARK IS BACK!
Our Parks & Recreation Department is excited to bring back our Movies in the Park series this Summer and Fall!
The first movie night of the Summer takes place next Friday, June 17th at Lucchesi Park.
“Moana” will be shown on the big screen under the stars at approximately 8:00pm.
Several local food and beverage vendors will be in attendance.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Looking for fun things to do in Petaluma this summer? Visit Petaluma’s events list has great options available for all ages!
Check out visitpetaluma.com/events to learn more.
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].
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 14, 6:30pm – Youth Commission
June 15, 5pm – Airport Projects Subcommittee
June 15, 6pm – Recreation, Music and Parks Commission
June 16, 4pm – Airport Operations / Master Plan Subcommittee
June 16, 6:30pm – General Plan Advisory Committee
Check for upcoming meetings, agendas, and how to participate on the City’s meeting webpage: https://cityofpetaluma.org/meetings/