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$40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby magahai » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:58 am

http://www.petaluma360.com/article/2007 ... /710050357


In hindsight was this offer denied for political amibtions? Why was minimal/strategic growth not favorable for the city of Petaluma?
$40 million + property taxes/mello roos + added consumers = social/public serivices being preserved.
Is our city budget solvent without income from minimal/strategic growth and is bankruptcy inevitable?
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Re: $40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby OB1 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:56 am

Really?

Let's just sell all the land to developers till were drinking sand and unable to drive down the packed city streets. Greedy developers like this are an evil curse to the human race.

A $40 million dollar donation?

Pathetic.
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Re: $40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby fxlnll » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:17 pm

OB1 wrote:Really?

Let's just sell all the land to developers till were drinking sand and unable to drive down the packed city streets. Greedy developers like this are an evil curse to the human race.

A $40 million dollar donation?

Pathetic.

so you would prefer that Petaluma stayed the way it was in 1900? Then where the hell would you be living? This country is going to hell in a hand basket when people with money are considered greedy and evil. It used to be what every one wanted to be when they grew up RICH!!!
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Re: $40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby magahai » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Please note general fund ledger and John Brown's "conservative" summation

http://cityofpetaluma.net/finance/pdf/2 ... udget2.pdf

a $40 million dollar donation in 2007, financially managed, may have eased some of the pains we are currently experiencing . ya think?

What would you say if Petaluma were offered $40 million dollars in today's economic environment?

In conjunction with strategic/negotiation/ planning, to include additional open space, Mello Roos taxes etc., this may have been an attractive offer to consider. (or future proposals)

As Petalumans maybe we can have the best of both worlds and NOT associate or misconstrue "GROWTH" as a death wish to our surrounding environment and quality of life.
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Re: $40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby Chris Weber » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:18 pm

If I were an executive with Delco, looking back today to 2007 with virtue of 20-20 hindsight, I would say we dodged a bullet.
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Re: $40 million donation for Petaluma

Postby OB1 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:23 pm

fxlnll wrote:
OB1 wrote:Really?

Let's just sell all the land to developers till were drinking sand and unable to drive down the packed city streets. Greedy developers like this are an evil curse to the human race.

A $40 million dollar donation?

Pathetic.

so you would prefer that Petaluma stayed the way it was in 1900? Then where the hell would you be living? This country is going to hell in a hand basket when people with money are considered greedy and evil. It used to be what every one wanted to be when they grew up RICH!!!


Undoubtedly, Petaluma must of been a quaint and fascinating small town in 1900. My house was built in 1872, certainly a time when the air was clean and the water was plentiful; I guess this is the Petaluma where I would be living.

Not all areas are going into a hand basket, however California has set the standard for pack um in like sardines developments. Pay your water bill lately? Maybe you've sat in the traffic on East Washington and other areas in town? Developers buy, develop, and sell, with little regard for long term community well being.

Growing up to be "Rich" is one thing, selling a community down the river for profit is something completely different.

Good Luck with your attitude.
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