Remaining Environmentally Conscious during Tough Times an Imperative for Local Communities

Historically the City of Petaluma has been a model in Sonoma County for implementing innovative public policy that encourages smart, responsible, and equitable growth. In 2006 Greenbelt Alliance released a “Bay Area Smart Growth Scorecard” that ranked Petaluma the #1 city in the region for developing policy to prevent sprawl, to provide affordable housing and to promote high density mixed-use development.