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).
By making neighborhoods safer and more walkable, expanding access to healthy foods, increasing access to parks and recreation, improving healthcare, and encouraging worksite wellness.
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.
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.
By supporting local businesses, encouraging new types of stores, expanding entertainment districts that include a variety of activities, and promoting outdoor dining.
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.
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.
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.