Durable Growth, Government

Water conservation thinking updated

Drought responsive landscaping

When the possibility of a drought-driven Petaluma construction moratorium was first broached, I responded strongly, supporting more stringent water conservation standards, but opposing the concept of an extended moratorium.

Listening to and participating in subsequent discussions has led me to believe that the moratorium aspect of the issue has been misunderstood […]

Durable Growth, Government

It’s time to be smart about water, not politically expedient

During recent candidate forums, several contenders for the Petaluma City Council suggested that the City consider a moratorium on building permits until the drought eases. I’ll speculate that other North Bay cities are entertaining similar thoughts.

I support the need to respond to the drought. The water shortfall is significant, may not slacken during the […]