A Petaluma360 Blog
Steve Rustad illuminates issues and dissects politics
River City is no different than anyplace else: nobody wants new taxes, but everybody wants more services. In some quarters more government is the answer, nay, the holy grail. Unfortunately, government doesn’t generate wealth – especially not with a “Smart” (e.g., limited or no) growth agenda. All government can do is tax what business it allows, and re-distribute the revenue in the form of services, which I grant government does very well. However, if you want your government do more… Read More »
In Petaluma, when it concerns the dreaded “D” word, aka Development, everybody has a hidden agenda. The louder some scream about the “public good” to more you can be assured that person is seeking some private benefit.
Everyone I talk to tells me that I’m going to feel much better after this Friday’s open heart surgery. Some say they didn’t realize how tired they had been until after their pump was re-plumbed. I can’t wait.
Had my pre-operative exam, which included all the usual stuff plus…graffiti! Actually, vein-mapping so the surgeon can find the best local source for replacement plumbing.