Cognitive dissonance – the ability to hold two conflicting ideas or opinions should be Petaluma’s town motto. Her citizens want all the benefits of a thriving community – good roads, civic edifices, verdant parks, top notch police and fire protection – while simultaneously recoiling at anything that smacks of that bane of progressive communities…”growth.” No matter that adding housing or businesses provides the tax revenue pays for those desirable benefits. Long term citizens want no change except the increase in taxes on those businesses stubborn enough to stay.