There is no better example of local political foot-dragging than the late, lamented Rainier Exit. Our last two “no-growth” mayors are but the latest in a series of local leaders who have sought to keep Petaluma frozen in some rose-tinted vision of the past. Despite their best, or worst, efforts Petaluma has grown, and evolved, and hopefully it will continue to do so. Whatever you think of the changes to our town its good to keep in mind that whenever someone, or something, ceases to grow, change and evolve…death is soon to follow.