Survey Results February 2013
Summary of Survey
- 96% of respondents want to keep the red barn where it is as part of Petaluma's western gateway and make it a museum to show our agricultural legacy
- As to the number of homes to be built, 47% replied "none" while 48% said no more than 41, within the original 340 cap set by the City Council (in 1986) for this area
- Only 1% supported letting Davidon build 66 homes here
- Only 6% supported Davidon's plan to build houses on both sides of the lower creek. 55% want the open, public park space to be in front of the red barn and up the front side of the creek, while 39% favored having the back side of the creek and trees be public open space, up the hillside.
- 77% wanted everything possible to be done to protect the endangered red-legged frog habitat on the property.
- Top-ranked concerns were: loss of wildlife, traffic, downstream water issues, loss of views, and noise.