Monday, January 26, 2009

An updated toolbox for P4C members to use NOW to take action on the Dutra asphalt plant issue

(1) Become better-educated about this local project. Links below the dotted line.

(2) Sign an on-line petition. More suggestions below the dotted line.

(3) Neighbor-to-neighbor signature-gathering petition-drive. Two not-mutually-exclusive paths to take on this one. Information about both pathways below the dotted line. Petition included as attachment.

(4) E-mail our local Petaluma City Council members. Contact info below the dotted line.

(5) E-mail our Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Contact info below the dotted line.

(6) Attend a Petaluma City Council Meeting on Mon. Jan. 26th. Info below the dotted line.

(7) Friends of Shollenberger Ad Hoc Committee Meeting on Tue. Jan. 27th. Info below the dotted line.

(8) Friends of Shollenberger Park hosts a Breathe-In: Awareness-raiser/fund-raiser Party on Sat. Jan. 31st. Info below the dotted line.

(9) Final hearing! Feb. 3rd Sonoma County Board of Supes meeting. Info below the dotted line.

(10) School displays in support of Shollenberger for exhibition in the former Sacks site on Western. Info below the dotted line.

(11) Donate $$$. Info below the dotted line.


(1) Suggested reading and viewing:
Read what the Madrone Audubon Society in Sonoma County has to say.

>From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Stream of commerce, 6.1.08
Petaluma concerned about asphalt plant, 8.14.08

>From the Petaluma Argus-Courier:
Board of Supes expected to approve Dutra's project, 12.4.08
Decision Delayed, 12.9.08

Some letters to the editor:
Lynn King: Not a good alternative, 1.12.09
Lindsay M. Mickles: Asphalt plant a travesty, 1.14.09
Bill Kortum: Asphalt plant must be enclosed, 1.20.09

Project portfolio: Dutra Asphalt Co., EIR, in progress
Concerns about draft EIR, Norris R. Dyer, Senior Wetlands Docent, City of Petaluma, 2.27.08

Save Shollenberger Park website, Friends of Shollenberger Park and Clean Air

Videos of a chemist, a former city council member, a civil engineer, a senior docent at Shollenberger, neighborhood organizers/activists, and an educator speaking out against the proposed Dutra facility
(2) After you've signed this petition on-line, ask your e-mail friends and colleagues to do the same.

(3) Two local community organizer projects under way to gather signatures:
Sarah Gibson has posted her P4C project here.

Joan Cooper invites volunteers to participate in her Friends of Shollenberger Park and Clean Air project:
Petition gathering/art show/information session
Sat./Sun. Jan. 24th/25th 9am-1pm -- Come to 322 Western Ave. next to Tea Cafe.
(4) Petaluma City Council members:
Mayor Pamela Torliatt,
Vice Mayor Teresa Barrett,
Council Member David Glass,
Council Member Mike Harris,
Council Member Mike Healy,
Council Member David Rabbitt,
Council Member Tiffany Renee,
(5) Sonoma County Board of Supes:
Valerie Brown - 1st district,
Mike Kerns - 2nd district (Petaluma),
Shirlee Zane - 3rd district,
Paul L. Kelley - 4th district,
Efren Carrillo - 5th district (Sebastopol),
(6) Petaluma City Council meeting info:
Mon., Jan. 26th
Info: 707.778.4360

"Discussion and possible action to submit additional comments to the County of Sonoma on the proposed Dutra asphalt and recycling facility" (Gerald L. Moore, Petaluma Wetlands Alliance)

Here's the plan from Joan Cooper: Meet outside City Hall at 8pm to pre-plan who will speak to the Council and who will give their minutes up to other people for longer presentations.
(7) Meeting at Friends of Shollenberger HQ, 322 Western.
Tue., Jan. 27th, 7pm

From Joan Cooper: We will continue strategizing and report in on our progress with our various projects to get the word out to the community. Bring a folding chair or pillow to sit on.
(8) Party info:
322 Western Ave. (next to Tea Room Cafe)

Sat. afternoon, Jan. 31st, 4-6pm

Everyone! This is an open invitation to all. Bring the kids!

What to bring:
We're working to provide food and drink, but any and all potluck contributions are appreciated, but definitely not required.
(9) Board of Supes final hearing info:
Tue., Feb. 3rd, 2pm
Supervisors' Meeting Room
575 Administration Dr., Ste. 100A, Santa Rosa
Info: 707.565.2241

Why go?
To publicly comment on Dutra plant project, or to support those who do.
To present petitions in opposition to Dutra plant project.
(10) Contact Joan Cooper,

(11) Open Space & Water Resource Protection and Land Use Foundation (OWL)

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