How would building a pair of new shopping centers affect Petaluma overall? Getting answers to that question is proving elusive.

 

Because the two Fiscal and Economic Impact Analyses were so narrowly drawn, Petaluma Mayor Pam Torliatt (right) says the city did not get a clear answer to the vital question of whether both new shopping centers would be financially viable.

 

Whether it's a Community Impact Report or a FEIA, the key information cities need, says Ben Boyce of the Living Wage Coalition, is a full picture of how a large new project will affect the community as a whole.

 

 

 

 

 

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