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Santa Rosa is in a time of incredible change. The recent fires, housing crisis, electrical grid blackouts, and calls for social justice and equity provide a backdrop for an immensely important discussion on how the city will grow and change over the coming years and decades. It is now time to discuss how Santa Rosa can become an even more sustainable, resilient, healthy, and inclusive community.


Key Topics

The community will discuss a range of important topics facing Santa Rosa today and in the years to come. The following are key topics identified by the community (not intended to be a comprehensive list). 

Support a Healthy Community

By making neighborhoods safer and more walkable, expanding access to healthy foods, increasing access to parks and recreation, improving healthcare, and encouraging worksite wellness. 

Create Housing For All

By allowing a range of housing types and densities, increasing market-rate and affordable housing, reducing barriers to home rental and ownership, and addressing homelessness.

Ensure Environmental Justice and Social Equity

By ensuring people of all races, cultures, and incomes are treated fairly and with respect during the planning process and when projects are developed, and by supporting disadvantaged communities with resources, programs, and facilities.

Improve Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

By supporting local businesses, encouraging new types of stores, expanding entertainment districts that include a variety of activities, and promoting outdoor dining. 

Improve How People Move Around Santa Rosa

By installing more sidewalks, adding bicycle lanes and routes, expanding bus and rail transit, planning for autonomous vehicles, and improving safety and access for all users. 

Foster Economic Development

By supporting local businesses, attracting new businesses, supporting commercial and industrial centers, diversifying the types of jobs in Santa Rosa, improving everyone's access to employment, and developing a pandemic recovery strategy. 

Enhance Amenities and Services

By improving relationships between law enforcement and neighborhoods, decreasing fire department response times, creating more parks and open space, and expanding learning opportunities for all residents. 

The General Plan Update project provides an important opportunity for the community to discuss ways to ensure housing for all, improve neighborhood quality and connectivity, foster economic development, improve public health, create more equitable access to community amenities and services, enhance education, and reinforce environmental stewardship. Below you will find information on ways you can be involved in the community discussion, and additional information on project updates and the components that go into a general plan. 

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Attend an Event

View the project calendar to find information on upcoming meetings and community events. 

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Provide Comments

Share your thoughts and ideas about the future of Santa Rosa!

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View Documents

Review project materials, studies and reports.