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Petaluma Marks 30 Years Of Growth Control

2024-06-05 18:15:58.042493+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

From 2002: California Planning & Development Report: Petaluma Marks 30 Years Of Growth Control.

Since the urban growth boundary and other constraints were put in place, the population had doubled, to 56,000. Since then it's ballooned to 59,776 (2020 Census), although some estimates suggest it's down to less than 58k as of 2024.

Of particular note, discussion of Redevelopment Agencies' role in the auto mall boondoggle* (and how attempts to limit signage led to the big video billboard). Also interesting to see Mike Healy quoted...

Still, Vice-Mayor Healey noted, the city will reach buildout inside the UGB in less than 20 years. He said city officials must pursue infill and redevelopment projects, which he called "healthy and challenging."

*cough*East Washington Place*cough*.

Wonder what happened in the late '90s that kinda destroyed the affordable housing momentum that Petaluma had?

* This is a common thread with Redevelopment Agencies, they offer up some local control, but nobody can find net benefit, and quite often they've been used for boondoggles like that.

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