Durable Growth, Government

Ending summer with one more block party

Block party sign

While attending a block party yesterday on the west side of Petaluma, I chatted with a young woman who was enthusiastic about her recent move to Petaluma. As she described it, “I grew up in Hawaii. Here in the North Bay, I’ve lived in Rohnert Park, Novato, and San Rafael, but […]

Durable Growth

Who owns our streets?

Typical California arterial

While behind the wheel yesterday, I came across a group of dozen teenagers trying to cross a street between intersections, an action that is generally called jaywalking. I was driving on an arterial in a Central Valley city, a street with five lanes and a 40 mph speed limit. It wasn’t […]