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Healy beats Glass for Petaluma oversight post

What appeared to be a routine appointment to a new redevelopment oversight board in Petaluma turned into a rancorous quarrel Monday night between two old political foes.

The issue, a disagreement over the likely construction of the long-planned Rainier Avenue cross-town connector, escalated into sharp comments between Mayor David Glass and Councilman Mike Healy.

Glass accused Healy of being inflammatory and said he was taking a "cheap shot" at him politically.

Healy said he would be a better guardian for redevelopment funds meant for a Rainier project that Petaluma voters overwhelmingly supported in an advisory vote in 2004.

As part of the state-mandated abolishment of redevelopment agencies, the City Council was scheduled to consider Glass' two recommended appointments to the seven-member countywide board that will oversee the council's handling of redevelopment monies.


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