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Poll: City should keep fairground lease as it is

The City of Petaluma is currently holding negotiations with the Sonoma-Marin Fair board over the future of the fairground property. The city would like to see the land generate more revenue, while the fair wants an extension of its current lease, which gives it ultimate authority over the property. A [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Parents should vaccinate their kids

Sonoma County public health officials have seen a rapid influx in the number of cases of whooping cough in 2014, so many that the disease could reach epidemic levels by the end of the year. A California law requires students to get a whooping cough vaccine before they begin seventh-grade, [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Lights on E. Washington aren’t synced

Traffic along East Washington Street is notoriously slow, but in recent months the city has tried to improve the flow by synchronizing the lights to keep cars moving. A majority of those who took part is this week’s unofficial poll say it’s not working. Here were some of the comments: [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Most oppose day labor center

Every day, at least a dozen men gather at the Shell station on Washington Street to wait for work as a day laborer. A group has formed to explore the feasibility of building a day labor center, where workers could connect with potential employers, learn English and develop other marketable [...]

By | April 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: City should continue Lafferty Ranch fight

Do you think the city of Petaluma should continue spending resources to fight for public access to Lafferty Ranch? The vast majority of those responding to an Argus-Courier unofficial online poll thought the city should. In addition, 72 percent of the respondents didn’t feel the property owners had a valid [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Rabbitt appears to have the lead in Supes race

Who will represent southern Sonoma County, on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will be decided this June. Incumbent David Rabbitt, of Petaluma, has been challenged by Penngrve farmer John King to represent the 2nd District. Most of those who took part in the Argus-Courier’s unofficial online poll preferred Rabbitt. [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Most satisfied with city’s decision on Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power, which purports to use cleaner energy sources than PG&E, is preparing to launch its services in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Cotati, Sonoma, Windsor and the unincorporated county this May, at prices close to what PG&E offers. Half of those who took part in an Argus-Courier’s unofficial poll said [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Readers split on Dutra asphalt plant

After an appellate court denied the City of Petaluma’s efforts to block Dutra Materials from opening an asphalt plant across the river from Shollenberger Park, the company has made plans to begin building the facility as soon as possible, and hopes it will be open early next year. Those who [...]

By | March 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Harris leading in mayoral election

It may be early in the election season, but two  candidates, David Glass and Mike Harris, have their campaigns up and running in the race to serve as Petaluma’s next mayor. Current Mayor Glass may have a run for his money as respondents in this week’s unofficial poll favored Harris [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Poll: Mentally ill need more services

In a series of recent articles, the Argus-Courier has explored the issue of mental health care and the dearth of resources dedicated to services. Even families who seek help often can’t find anywhere to turn for support, which can lead to devastating consequences. In this week’s poll, a small majority [...]

By | March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments