From 1936 to 1938, the WPA graded 1,292 feet of city streets, painted 7 city shcool, and built two small storm sewers and one large storm sewer in Thompson Creek.
Of the WPA, the mayor of Petaluma said in 1938, "In our opinion, the Works Progress Administration has accomplished a great deal in this community and at the same time has provided a livelihood for many men and their families. We believe it is far better to have the unemployed at work accomplishing some good for the cities, counties, and states, than to furnish them with a dole that would reduce the morale of those who are unfortunate enough to be out of employment."
Goddard, Paulene. The Impact of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in Sonoma County. M.A. thesis
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