A majority of respondents to an online Argus-Courier poll said the city should change its zoning laws to allow DaVinci’s Coffee drive-thru to relocate. More than 70 percent of respondents said the city should make the change.

Here are some comments:

“Absolutely, we already have bank drive-thrus, In and Out burger, gas stations (drivers who wait to get to the pumps with the car engines running). Change the zoning and we also get Walgreen’s.”

“Yes, and they should allow other businesses to have drive-thrus so they can compete fairly with businesses that do. It’s elitist and prejudicial of the city council to dictate which business can and cannot have drive-thrus. Their argument is weak and child-like.”

“DaVinci’s has been a business in Petaluma for many years and should be allowed to move and their permit to follow since they lost the old address.”

“I believe they should allow them an exemption but they must make sure that it be a safe place that does not impede traffic in any way.”

“If Petaluma is making business decisions that close businesses, and allow people to lose their jobs, they should reconsider.”

“The City shouldn’t change the zoning altogether, but should instead offer a variance to include DaVinci’s as a permitted exception to the zoning regulations.”

“What a ridiculous argument to prohibit new drive-thrus in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster air quality. Petaluma needs to be more pro-business.”

“Tell me again why the city passed this nonsense drive-thru rule?”

“Government is supposed to help not stifle the little guy right?”