61°
Cloudy
FRI
 85°
 56°
SAT
 79°
 55°
SUN
 78°
 55°
MON
 80°
 52°
TUE
 80°
 56°

Petaluma council reshapes planning commission

For the second time in four years, the Petaluma Planning Commission has undergone a wholesale makeover, this time at the hands of the business friendly City Council majority.

A previous council combined two city planning and architectural-review boards, resulting in a single Planning Commission that hears both zoning and design matters.

At the time, the council's environmentally friendly majority won a battle to replace the more business-oriented members of both boards with ones that more closely aligned with their views.

The move produced a Planning Commission that exercised tighter restrictions on growth and greater control over development proposals.

It also deepened a rift between political opponents, with Councilman Mike Healy calling the changes a "power grab" and current Mayor David Glass characterizing them as an "efficiency grab."


© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Jobs With Us |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments |  Place an Ad
Switch to our Mobile View