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Key Documents:

FLP press rease announcing legal action on access to Lafferty gate (PDF)

"Press backgrounder"; a concise history and status of the Lafferty issue

Information about the Mitsui trail offer and its significance for Lafferty Park: press coverage, map, photos, background

Letter guidelines for writing to key elected officials and newspapers

Analysis of safety issues on Sonoma Mountain Road, with a proposal for lower-cost traffic-calming solutions by Dr. Joern Kroll (also in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format)

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Friends of Lafferty Park is a Petaluma-based volunteer organization supporting the City of Petaluma's plans for a wilderness park at the old Lafferty Ranch atop Sonoma Mountain. Our mission is to develop, maintain, and improve Petaluma's Lafferty Park and enhance the experience of park visitors through volunteerism, fund-raising, and education.

"Skip the soup. Get Lafferty open!"

Bill Kortum, 1927-2014

Bill Kortum addresses th Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 2009
Bill Kortum addresses the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 2009 (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Longtime Lafferty champion, and mentor to the rest of us, Bill Kortum passed away December 20, 2014 the age of 87. This excellent article in the Press Democrat summarizes his life and achivements, and includes the wonderful quote above from Bill's final days.

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