Having lived in this town for the majority of my life, I’ve watched it grow and change as I have. In those many years, I’ve gained an acute understanding of it. I’ve acknowledged its good qualities and complained – often – about its shortcomings. But only recently, have I come to genuinely care about the place I call home.
Petaluma’s unique qualities are what make it worth caring about. With my knowledge of its history and my interest in its present and future, I have begun to critically analyze its faults. What better way to shape and improve the future of the community, than to be a part of it.
Whether this be, to physically participate in local politics or become a more outspoken, thought provoking critic, I’m undecided. No longer will I be subject to the “don’t bitch when you do nothing” mantra. Now when I analyze, it will be first and foremost, thoroughly digested here on FTTA. And now for the obligatory P-Town debrief to introduce the multi-post kick off surrounding the this-town topic.
Petaluma is one of Sonoma County’s eldest subsidiaries. And its history is one of the key traits that make the culture of Petaluma far more interesting than many bedroom communities like it. Incorporated in 1858, blah blah blah, and utilized as scenery for many movies, the city has a rich past present and future. Can’t wait to help guide the way.