ISO: commercially zoned, ground floor space with a kitchen grade sink

Local aspiring beverage makers need 250-750 square feet of commercially zoned, ground floor space with a kitchen grade sink. Air conditioned or cool space preferred. Wanted for 6-18 months, flexible on arrangements. Sub-lease or share could work. We need the space part-time (mostly weekends) to hone our craft and store equipment. We are conscientious and considerate people, and will treat your space with utmost respect! Please email Christine at

Petaluma is stepping up. Want to be part of something cool? I’m doing this and want you to join me.


Share Rental West Petaluma

Available July Large studio apartment attached to my home. Separate entrance back and front doors to a private garden area. The private bathroom and kitchenette has high ceilings with beams and a fan lots of windows and views to the Sonoma Mtns. Home is located on a lane and is a horse ranch with plenty of places to garden and outdoor living. The bathroom is currently being remodeled and as soon as it is finished will be available to show. PGE/internet and cable are included $1500 per month Call me directly or email 707 695 3883

Petaluma Urban Chat – Calendar for this week -participate!

Thursday, July 15 – Petaluma General Plan Advisory Committee – Meeting #3: Recap and Environmental Justice
Friday, July 16 – Metropolitan Transportation Commission– Webinar about serving on the Policy Advisory Council
Thursday, July 22 – Petaluma Urban Chat – Monthly agenda-free gathering
Sunday, August 1 – Metropolitan Transportation Commission– Deadline for applying to serve on the Policy Advisory Council
For those with the freedom to be involved, this is a well-filled week.  Including last evening’s City Council meeting, there is something in which to participate every day.  It’s the July rush before the traditional August pause.
Let’s make a difference this week.
Questions or comments?  Let me know. – Dave Alden
P.S. If you wish to be removed from this email list, or have folks to add, please advise.
Thursday, July 15 – Petaluma General Plan Advisory Committee – After the June meeting was cancelled due to the risk of a power outage, the GPAC will convene for the third time.  The agenda begins with a recap of past meetings and then continues onto the subject of environmental justice.
The meeting will convene at 6:30.  The agenda is here.  The link to observe and to participate in the meeting is here.
Friday, July 16 – Metropolitan Transportation Commission– The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking applicants for their Policy Advisory Council.  On July 16, MTC will conduct a webinar to provide information about the Council.
For those who believe that many land-use policies must be regional rather than local and who are willing to work hard, this is an opportunity to seek a seat at the table.  More information is here.
The webinar will begin at 3pm.  Participants should register here.
Thursday, July 22 – Petaluma Urban Chat – As the pandemic wanes, the monthly meeting of Urban Chat has returned to its previous location of the Aqus Café.  As is usually the case, the meeting will not have an agenda but will instead be open to the urbanist topics raised by the attendees.
The meeting will convene at noon at the Aqus Café at Second and H Streets.
Sunday, August 1 – Metropolitan Transportation Commission– This will be the deadline for applying to serve on the Policy Advisory Council.  As also noted above, more information may be found here.

Rebuilding Together Petaluma need your help

Dear RTP Friends,

At Rebuilding Together Petaluma we’ve been working year round on projects throughout the Pandemic. We sorely miss being able to hold our large volunteer rebuilding projects! We are hoping and planning for an October 23rd workday this year. Stay tuned for that.

But right now we have an urgent challenge and could use your help.

RECENTLY WE WERE PRESENTED WITH THIS NEED: A 42 year old father of three has had MS for the last 5 years. He and his family live in a 2nd story flat with many stairs. He is now confined to a wheelchair and he is in critical need of a way in and out of his home. It is not practical or possible for them to move houses at this time. Rebuilding Together Petaluma wants to install an electric wheel chair lift to solve this. The vendor, Lift & Accessibility Solutions, has already given us a steep discount but because it needs to rise 9 ft rather than the usual 3ft, the lift and installation will cost $18,000.

Ordinarily our funding would be able to cover this but we are stretched thin right now. Unfortunately since we have not been able to hold our large volunteer rebuilding projects our costs have risen drastically.

OHANA CONSTRUCTION and GEARY CONSTRUCTION generously volunteered their teams to do the necessary prep work of extending the upper porch deck to accommodate the lift and pouring a concrete landing and walkway with no charge for labor! Thank You, Hometown Heroes!

We still need to raise $18,000 to buy the lift and have it installed. If you are able to help, please use this link to donate through our website,  or mail to RTP, 301 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. We will keep you all updated as we go.



Jane, Victoria and the RTP Board of Directors

Magic Shop Studios Collective has two studio openings

Magic Shop Studios Collective has two studio openings. The average size of the studios is 9×14. prices average at about $500.00 a month per studio.
The collective has 14 studios, a gallery, a shared printing studio and a common kitchen area. The building is located next to the Petaluma River.
We have two art studios opening up to rent in the coming months.