The city is looking for residents interested in joining a new advisory committee focused on planning development around the SMART stations.

The city is in the midst of a "transit-oriented development" plan to map out sustainable infill development around Petaluma's two station stops for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains — in downtown and on Corona road.

"The goal of the planning process is to position Petaluma to market development/redevelopment opportunities within both station areas, ensure the greatest potential for transit-oriented development, and foster the successful integration of SMART rail into our community," said a press release from the city.

The committee will include representatives from the City Council, the Planning Commission and other boards, as well as citizen representatives from neighborhood groups, businesses, nearby property owners and other interests.

For more information, contact senior planner Scott Duiven at 778-4511. Applications are due by Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. The City Council will appoint members in November.