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Petaluma officials met Monday to finalize an exhaustive list of more than 100 local priorities into goals achievable within the year.
Most of the items--like fixing tennis courts--are among the typical and mundane operations of local government. Others, including banning Styrofoam and divesting pension funds from fossil fuel firms are perhaps more unique.
 
Mayor Teresa Barrett says there's more public involvement in building and refining the list of city-wide goals. And that the city council hopes to find a short list they can universally support. "One of the things each of the council members has been asked to do is to move their five priorities to the front of the list."
 
Among hers: a ban on gasoline powered leaf-blowers, a pathway for cannabis dispensaries and renovation of Petaluma's historic railroad trestle.
 
She said Monday that city administrators and employees already have a long to-do list from prior efforts. And much of the work ahead, at least in the near term, will be turning them a reality.
  
"We don't need new things necessarily, we need to see which of the items they're working on will have the most impact."
 
 
 
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