Thank you to our supporters!

After 7 years and 16 technical studies, the Safeway Gas Station at Washington Square was approved April 1, 2019.

We look forward to bringing new union jobs and affordable gas to Petaluma.

More updates to come.


September 6, 2019

Safeway Gas Station Pre-Construction Guide

General information regarding upcoming project, including preliminary schedule, contact information, and what to expect during construction.

April 1, 2019

Safeway Gas Station Approved to Move Forward

City Council votes to deny the SPAR appeal of the project. With this decision, Safeway may move forward with development of the Safeway Gas Station.

March 28, 2019

Attorney: Applicants Entitled to Due Process

Safeway's legal team outlines bias in handling of Safeway Gas Station project.

January 2, 2019

Attorney: City Violated Brown Act in Handling of Safeway Gas Station

Safeway's legal team identifies violations of the Brown Act ("Open Meeting Law") made by the City at the December 3, 2018 public hearing on the project.

New Safeway Gas Station Animation Released

November 13, 2018

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Supports Safeway Analysis

Region's top air quality agency supports Safeway's air quality findings.

September 21, 2018

Inside Petaluma: Interview with Safeway's Natalie Mattei

Podcast interview with Safeway Senior Real Estate Manager Natalie Mattei.


September 13, 2018

City Staff Report: Uphold Safeway Project Approval, Reject SPAR Appeal

Staff Report: " is recommended that the City Council adopt a resolution denying the appeal and upholding the Planning Commission’s approval..."

September 6, 2018

North Bay Children's Center Letter to City Council

North Bay Children's Center's independent analysis concludes they are "satisfied that the proposed Safeway project does not place the health and safety of the children and staff of NBCC at increased risk."

August 29, 2018

Safeway Announces Additional Community Open House Events

Join Safeway representatives to learn more about project details and benefits. 

August 14, 2018

Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Safeway Gas Station

Petaluma's top voice for business formally endorses project.


July 13, 2018

Op-Ed: A Local and Affordable Gas Option for Petaluma

Washington Square Shopping Center owner Mark Friedman's op-ed in Argus-Courier laying out case for Safeway gas station.

July 13, 2018

Argus-Courier: Petaluma Residents Appeal Safeway Gas Station

Update on Safeway gas station and appeal.

July 9, 2018

Planning Commission SPAR Appeal Filed

Appeal of June 26th Planning Commission SPAR approval of Safeway gas station.

June 28, 2018

Argus-Courier: Petaluma Approves Safeway Gas Station

Update on the Planning Commission's vote to approve the Safeway gas station.

June 26, 2018

Planning Commission Staff Report

Staff Report recommending project approval.