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It appears that Mike (the Magnificent) left Petaluma more than a pair of big shoes to fill…he left his successor with a whopping deficit. Under these circumstances, if the voters decide in June to rescind the sewer tax, Petaluma my be joining Vallejo in the ranks of bankrupt cities. So how do the erstwhile members of our City Clowncil spend their time when confronting such a crisis? Oh, let’s see… They consider censuring the President about the war in Iraq. No, wait, they did vote to double fees for all new building, and in doing so revealed both their profound ignorance of economics and contempt for the idea of workforce housing. I’ll bet the new City Manager wishes he taken the job in Vallejo after all.