The City of Petaluma has a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program as a condition of receiving funds from the US Department of Transportation. This program sets forth policies and procedures aimed at removing barriers for and preventing discrimination of women- and minority-owned businesses bidding on DOT-funded projects within the City of Petaluma. Learn more about the … Continued
In general, to be eligible for the DBE program, persons must own 51% or more of a “small business,” establish that they are socially and economically disadvantaged within the meaning of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, and prove they control their business. Groups presumed to be disadvantaged include: Women Black Americans Hispanic Americans Native Americans … Continued
The only way to test the water would be to drill a well. We will test the water as the well is drilled. However, to inform our project, we did review the water quality of a well located near this site. That water quality review indicates that there is a low likelihood that we will … Continued
Yes, in some cases, the water that comes from the well has mineral levels that need to be treated before it can be discharged in the sewer system. We don’t believe that this is a likely outcome, but we will continue to monitor during construction to be sure the well water quality is safe. Future … Continued
Yes. Groundwater generated during the well development, pumping tests, and start up events can be captured and repurposed if need.
No, this project will not change the way water drains from the site. There will only be minimal disturbance to soil during construction. Drainage patterns at the project site would remain essentially the same as they currently exist. The project would result in only a minor increase in impermeable surfaces associated with the well treatment … Continued
The proposed well has several design considerations that will alleviate concerns regarding groundwater depletion and impacts to nearby building foundations. First, the well will be drilled to a depth of approximately 500 feet and pull water from an aquafer this is located in a deep, hard rock formation. Second, the well will be lined with … Continued
The Initial Study completed for the project did not identify significant unavoidable environmental impacts that would warrant a more comprehensive study such as an Environmental Impact Report. The Initial Study determines the appropriate level of compliance document, and in this case, a Mitigated Negative Declaration was deemed the appropriate document.
An Initial Study is a preliminary analysis prepared by the lead agency to determine whether the project may cause a significant environmental impact and weather an environmental impact report (EIR) or negative declaration (ND) must be prepared. An Initial Study facilitates environmental review early in the design of a project, enables mitigating adverse impacts, and … Continued
CEQA requires public agencies to “look before they leap” and consider the environmental consequences of their discretionary actions. CEQA is intended to inform government decisionmakers and the public about the potential environmental effects of proposed activities, to identify ways environmental effects can be avoided or reduced, and to disclose an agency’s decision-making process and to … Continued