Pamela Tuft, Petaluma's director of General Plan administration, says the current General Plan process will look at northwest Petaluma in terms of potential land use. -- Nina Zhito/Argus-Courier file photo
...Pamela Tuft, director of General Plan administration, said the current General Plan process will look at northwest Petaluma in terms of potential land use.
While the General Plan
, which covers 2004 to 2025, will address many infrastructure needs, a specific plan would identify funding sources.If such a plan were to be done in northwest Petaluma, Tuft
suggested that it could be done in the Petaluma Boulevard North area, as called for in the existing general plan.
While the pros and cons of the idea continue to be weighed, some councilmembers feel creating such a plan would be unnecessary.
"My initial thought is that if it [a specific plan] was necessary, the framers of the UGB, of which David Keller is one, would have thought of it," said Councilmember Mike O'Brien.He
called the concept "more paralysis by analysis" and a "delaying tactic."The planning department, he
said, could bring each annexed area up to city standards with each new development project.