Urban Chat: Civic Engagement calendar

CALENDAR NOTES – “More Details” below provides further information, including links, for all events.
Monday, December 5 – Petaluma City Council – Hearing on draft ordinance to modify on-site parking standards
Wednesday, December 7 – EKN Development – Public outreach meeting on the proposed Hotel Weaver
Tuesday, December 13 – Petaluma Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee – Hearing on the proposed Hotel Weaver
Thursday, December 15 – Petaluma General Plan Advisory Committee – Monthly meeting with agenda to be announced
Thursday, December 22 – Petaluma Urban Chat – Monthly agenda-free meeting
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GREETINGS & THOUGHTS 
It’s a short holiday week without any local meetings of urbanist interest, but the December calendar is filling up.  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I’ll look forward to seeing you next month.
Questions or comments?  Let me know. – Dave Alden  707-338-8388
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MORE DETAILS – All events are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate in person or on-line.
Monday, December 5 – Petaluma City Council – Following a positive recommendation by the Planning Commission, with a few edits, the Council will conduct a hearing on a proposed ordinance to allow on-site parking to be reduced on a site-specific basis from the standard in the Implementing Zoning Ordinance.  Reductions would only be permitted upon a report by a traffic engineer that the reduced parking is justified.
The public portion of the meeting will convene at 6:30pm.   Links to the agenda and to attend and participate in the meeting will be provided when published by the City.
Wednesday, December 7 – EKN Development – EKN Development will host a public outreach meeting on their proposed Hotel Weaver at the intersection of Petaluma Boulevard South and B Street.
I’ve been told that the developer is planning a meeting time of perhaps 5:00pm to avoid conflicts with other community meetings later that evening.  A confirmed time and location will be shared when provided by the developer.
Tuesday, December 13 – Petaluma Historic and Cultural Preservation Committee – The HCPC will conduct a hearing on the conformance of the proposed Hotel Weaver with the downtown historic district.  The hotel wouldn’t be within the district but would adjoin it.
The meeting will convene at 4:00pm.  Links to the agenda and to attend and participate in the meeting will be provided when published by Planning.
Thursday, December 15 – Petaluma General Plan Advisory Committee – The General Plan Advisory Committee will convene for their monthly meeting.  The agenda hasn’t yet been announced.  There is also the possibility that the meeting will be cancelled because of the holiday season.
The meeting will convene at 6:30pm.  Links for the agenda and to attend and participate in the meeting will be provided when and if published by the Planning Department.
Thursday, December 22 – Petaluma Urban Chat – The monthly meeting of Urban Chat is almost always agenda-free, allowing an enjoyable and enlightening conversation to wander freely over the urbanist landscape.
I’d previously speculated that this meeting would be rescheduled because of the proximity to Christmas.  I was wrong.  The attendees at last week’s meeting voted to stay with the standing fourth Thursday date.
The meeting will convene at noon.  With the pandemic hopefully behind us, we’ve resumed meeting at the Aqus Café at 2nd and H Streets.