Spaces and Places

Preserve and protect Petaluma’s environment for future generations and become a municipal leader in sustainability by protecting our river and open space; reducing and drawing down greenhouse gas emissions; and encouraging sustainable development.

Goal 1: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Priorities

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128 Engage the community to envision and adopt a master plan for the fairgrounds property.
129 Identify partners and funding for developing the fairground property.
130 Celebrate existing public art by completing an inventory and develop promotional materials.
134 Continue to look for opportunities for smaller, community-oriented public art projects.
139 Develop a rehabilitation/reconfiguration plan for City Hall which includes a lobby area, expansion into County-wing, and wayfinding signage.
144 Finalize Certified Local Government designation process and recommend next steps.
149 Develop a plan to prioritize playground upgrades/replacement and accessibility improvements.
150 Repurpose existing amenities to promote recreational opportunities, including initial phases of tennis court rehabilitation citywide and pickleball courts.
155 Refine proposed trail network and begin guided tours for interim access on Lafferty Ranch; consider incorporation into City.
208 Complete a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Assessment for parks maintenance to establish a baseline assessment of city facilities and adopt best practices for future maintenance.
209 Open the Paula Lane Nature Preserve to the public, including agricultural demonstration activities, trails, interpretive signage, and educational research.
212 Parklets - create a permanent parklet program that includes clear guidelines on how parklets can be installed in Petaluma's public right-of-way areas.
213 Develop objective design standards to guide review of streamlined ministerial housing development as required by the State of California.
224 Develop a scope and plan to initiate a vision for City parks and open space for Council consideration.
225 Execute contract for skatepark community outreach and complete re-design.

Next Year's Priorities

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127 Work with Fair District board and agricultural stakeholders to find creative ways to promote and support Petaluma’s agricultural heritage.
136 Ensure ongoing and proactive maintenance of Petaluma’s public art.
154 Prioritize completion of all phases of the Petaluma Community Sports Field project.
214 Explore the potential to acquire Cedar Grove in collaboration with representatives from the Federate Indians of Graton Rancheria for creation of passive recreation and open space.

 

Key Achievements

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Description

123 Fund and support a Downtown Streets Team to assist in beautification of Downtown and outreach to Petaluma’s unsheltered population.
126 Begin planning for update of the City’s General Plan 2025.
210 Identify location, select artists, and safely install a Black Lives Matter Mural.

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Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They’ll gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.

Jan Gehl

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