Support Petaluma Safeway Gas Station!
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In response to customer demand, Safeway is proposing to build a new gas station at Washington Square Shopping Center in Petaluma. Conveniently located in front of the Safeway grocery store at the corner of S. McDowell Blvd. and Maria Drive, the gas station will provide the convenience of affordable gas, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
The Planning Commission voted to approve the project at their June 26th public hearing with several conditions. However, the Commission's approval has since been appealed to the City Council who will consider the appeal in September. City Council needs to hear from residents!
The Safeway gas station will benefit residents for a number of reasons:
Now more than ever, Petaluma residents need help managing the ever-rising cost of living. The Safeway gas station will provide all Petaluma residents much-needed access to affordable gas, as well as additional savings to Safeway shoppers that register for the Rewards for Gas or Groceries program.
Currently, there are no Safeway gas stations in Petaluma, forcing many local residents to fill up when they are out of town. A new Safeway gas station in Petaluma will offer a convenient and local "one-stop shop" to meet their grocery store and gas needs.
A LOCAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS
A new Safeway gas station will "keep it local." Right now, when Petalumans buy gas in neighboring cities, they are spending funds on another community's government and public services. More spending in Petaluma means more tax dollars sent back into our neighborhoods - up to $400,000 in new tax revenues per year to support Petaluma's public safety, road improvements, and neighborhood services.
Helping customers stay local also supports small business owners located around Washington Square Shopping Center.
The convenience of having both a Safeway grocery store and gas station in Washington Square means shoppers will burn less fuel traveling to neighboring communities for affordable gas. Less driving means less traffic and better air quality. In addition, project plans will include electric vehicle charging, as well as additional trees and drought-resistant landscaping to enhance greenspace along S. McDowell and Maria Drive.
Several independent environmental studies over a five year period have consistently affirmed that the project meets all thresholds for air quality, traffic, and public health and safety.
We need your support to bring affordable gas to Safeway shoppers and the residents of Petaluma! Please sign our petition to uphold the Planning Commission's approval and move this project forward. Thank you!
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