The City rips up the turf around City Hall. They say it’s to remove the thirsty grass (OMG I can hear my own lawn drunkenly guzzling H20 as I write this) as a cost-saving measure. But I suspect that the Queen of Petaluma and her loyal courtiers plan a moat around their castle with a drawbridge they can pull up when the evil Duke of Moynihan approaches. I mean, if they really wanted to generate revenue they could approve any of the pending developments that are literally begging to set up shop in River Town. Which, in itself, is amazing because development in other parts of our region is at a virtual standstill.