Petaluma’s coffers are so empty that the City has no money to maintain the ambulances. Yet, the City does have money to perpetuate the lawsuit against the proposed Asphalt plant because the location of said plant is on the other side of the Petaluma river from a river-dredge-spoils dumping site. BTW – the stinky swamp is beloved by local bird fanciers who’ve dubbed it the “Yosemite of Sonoma County” – a conceit that’s roughly equivalent to calling the City’s ramshackle, one-story, stucco and gravel-roofed, city hall, the Taj Mahal of Petaluma.