Petaluma City Hall: "An effective government requires an involved community. Our web site is dedicated to providing information about the City of Petaluma's government system, how it works, how citizens can get involved, and the most current information available about construction, public safety bulletins, and recent City activities."
City Clerk: "To maintain the integrity of the legislative process in the City of Petaluma and ensure an informed citizenry by providing administrative and technical support to the City Council, conducting their legislative meetings; disseminating information concerning legislative decision and policy issues; protecting and preserving official City records, facilitating the distribution of information via the City's Internet presence; administering municipal elections every two years; and facilitating the filing of campaign and economic interests disclosures as required by the Political Reform Act..."
Petaluma Chamber of Commerce: "The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and professions working together with a commitment to support and improve a healthy business community in order to enhance the qualility of life in the greater Petaluma area."
County of Sonoma: Find out about all the aspects of the county government.
Petaluma Historical Museum/Library: "The former library now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850s. The cornerstone for this stately Carnegie Library was laid in 1904. The building, designed by local architect Brainerd Jones and built from locally quarried stone, features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California. The building is in the neo-classical style, featuring original fan-glass windows, round leaded-glass windows, also original interior wood paneling and columns. It also houses a fine research library."
Petaluma Community Network: "Our goal is to provide Petaluma with an online tool that can be used to locate or build awareness of community resources and issues, and to give anyone in the community equal opportunity to use the resources provided on this site to establish an equal voice and presence."
Petaluma Information Network: "Petaluma Information Network is a partnership project by local businesses. Our goal is to present concise, relevant information about the Petaluma Area, while providing an inexpensive web presence for the Petaluma business community. On any given day, thousands of local residents browse the World Wide Web in search of information. A petaluma.net webpage is the perfect way to reach them. On that same day, dozens of local businesses begin advertising on the Internet. Your competition may already be doing so... If you're a local business person, a petaluma.net webpage is the quick, easy, and affordable way to establish your presence on the World Wide Web..."
Petaluma Argus-Courier: "The roots of the Petaluma Argus-Courier go back to 1855 -- three years before Petaluma was incorporated as a city... On Sept. 1, 2001, the New York Times Company bought the Argus-Courier. The Argus-Courier is committed to continuing its rich tradition of community journalism, and was recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association at its annual convention in August 2001 with five awards for excellence in writing and editing."
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat: "The very first newspaper in Santa Rosa, the forerunner to what is now The Press Democrat, was begun in 1857, just three years after Santa Rosa was chosen as the seat of Sonoma County and just seven years after California became a part of the United States." In 1985, the paper became part of The New York Times Company. "Today, with a readership of about a quarter million adults, The Press Democrat is the largest newspaper between San Francisco and the Oregon border."
Petaluma Community Access: The Mission of Petaluma Community Access is: To maintain a neutral space for the community-at-large - one which welcomes all members of the community to participate in the evolving realm of media democracy, education, literacy & empowerment. To provide access & training to 21st century tools of communication & information exchange through programs that promote dialogue, public voice, diversity, & an ongoing spirit of community service. To celebrate freedom of expression, foster quality & mentor excellence, especially with regard to community use of television, radio, Internet & other forms of emerging media."
Petaluma Education Foundation: The PEF is "a broadly based community foundation which secures and distributes contributions from the private sector (local businesses, parents, individuals, service clubs and private foundations) to benefit the educational program in Petaluma area schools. PEF provides grants to teachers, offers scholarships to graduating seniors and manages designated funds for school programs and activities."
Cinnabar Theater : "Sonoma County's only venue for professional opera, dramatic and musical theater. Cinnabar Theater is home to Quicksilver II Theater Company, Cinnabar Opera Theater, Cinnabar Young Repertory Theater, and Petaluma Sings! Adult and Youth Choruses. Cinnabar offers a rich season of new and rare work from around the world, presented in an intimate and inviting environment, as well as a complete roster of youth classes and productions. Cinnabar's 29th season opens September 20th with David Mamet's translation of Chekov's Uncle Vanya."
Boy's & Girls Clubs of Petaluma: "The Boys and Girls Clubs of Petaluma currently serves 2,200 children ages 6 to 17 per year. During the school year we serve over 400 children per day, and during the summer, over 500. The Clubs offer a safe haven for local youth after school and during the summer. We also provide access to learning centers, homework help, tutoring, and computer instruction. We offer children the opportunity to express themselves through art, music, athletics and other recreational activities as well. Since 1958 we have served over 40,000 youth. You can register your child for the following programs."
Petaluma Downtown Association: "The Petaluma Downtown Association is a non-profit organization that has grown to over 230 members of the retail, professional and service business sectors in our district in just 3 years! This is no small feat! It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication."
United Way of Sonoma/Marin/Lake Counties: "United Way of Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake (UW/SML) is a local, nonprofit organization established in 1967. We are one of 1,400 independent and autonomous local United Ways in the United States collectively raising over $3.7 billion in 1999. Each United Way is individually incorporated with its own Board of Directors that governs its activities. The first community to organize a United Way effort was Denver, Colorado in 1887."
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