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Public Comment and Participation

Planning Division staff review land use and land development proposals, ensuring that proposed projects comply with Petaluma’s long term vision and regulatory standards. We also make sure that all proposed development respects the City’s historic and cultural heritage, and/or contributes the City’s growing collection of public artwork. And we provide environmental review under the standards of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). We encourage public participation by providing information and opportunity for comment on proposed projects prior to review by a Review Authority. Below are some ways that you can participate in the Planning review process.

Click the links below to learn more about how to participate in the planning process of development projects:

Ensuring Access to Project Information, Public Meetings, or Public Hearings

Efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Planning Division at (707) 778-4480 (voice) or (707) 778-4480 (TDD). Translation of publicly available documents may be arranged. If access to a virtual or in-person public meeting or public hearing is needed, translators, including American Sign Language interpreters, may be requested. A minimum of 48 hours is needed to ensure the availability of translation services. For in-person public meetings or public hearings (when offered):

  • Assistive listening devices for individuals with hearing disabilities will be available upon request.
  • In consideration of those with multiple chemical sensitivities or other environmental illness, it is requested that you refrain from wearing scented products.

Planning Projects

Please visit or click the image to the right-hand side to learn more about active development projects.

Planning Division
Planning Division
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Staffing Hours: 8am - 5pm
Monday through Thursday
Closed every Friday

Open Counter Hours: 10am - 2 pm
Monday through Thursday

Review of Planning and Development Projects

Below are the different City Committees, Commissions, and Boards that review development projects. Please follow these links to learn more about the different public review processes and hearings.

Planning Commission

Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission

Climate Action Commission

Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

Tree Advisory Committee

Historic & Cultural Preservation Committee

Public Art Committee

Transit Advisory Committee

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