Community Discussions: Alternatives
Detailed Community Feedback
Between March and May 2022, the Project Team, with the help of the Community Advisory Committee and other partners, engaged a wide range of community members and stakeholders in an important discussion about framing an alternative for Santa Rosa. The following is a detailed summary of the major engagement activities. The document is a summary of major takeaways/ideas and a compendium of detailed community comments, ideas, feedback, and notes.
Community Alternatives Materials, Workshops, and Virtual Open House
Community Alternatives Workbook
The Alternatives Workbook presented and analyzed three land use and circulation scenarios for Santa Rosa that are guided by the Community Vision Statement. Each scenario aims to implement the community vision while offering a unique approach to distributing future housing and retail growth across the community. The alternative started with the potential for 36,000 new housing units (over the next 20+ years), equal to the number accommodated in the current General Plan, but differed in where new housing and other uses would go.
- Click here to review the Alternatives Workbook
- Haga clic aquí para revisar el Cuaderno de Alternativas
Community Alternatives Workshops
In March 2022, the Project Team hosted five in-person Community Workshops to present the alternatives and gather community comments and feedback on the alternatives and a policy choices. These interactive workshops provided community members an opportunity to:
- Learn about the Santa Rosa Forward process and the importance of the General Plan.
- Learn about the findings and major take-aways from the Existing Conditions analysis.
- Discuss the alternatives and a policy choices for the future of Santa Rosa.
- Discuss what you like about Santa Rosa and what you would improve or change in the future.'
- Identify ways you can stay actively involved in the project.
Below are links to the workshop presentation that included a background on the project, summary of the existing conditions report, summary of the Alternatives Workbook, and the draft Alternatives:
- Community Alternatives Workshop Presentation (English)
- Taller de Alternativas Para La Comunidad (Español)
Virtual Open House
The online Virtual Open House included all materials, questions, and presentations from the in-person workshops. People were able to provide their thoughts, feedback, and ideas about Santa Rosa's future, including the draft Alternatives and a range of policy choices.
A Special Thanks
The City would like to thank everyone who participated during the Alternatives process. We know your time is valuable, and your insights, perspectives, concerns, and desires were critical for refining the Vision Statement and identifying opportunities and alternatives that will be evaluated during the Santa Rosa Forward project!
Community Advisory Committee Members
|Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp||Omar Lopez|
|Ali Soto||Patricia Thompson|
|Andres Vigil||Rituja Bhowmik|
|Annette Arnold||Ryan Tracey|
|Delashay Carmona Benson||Stephanie Manieri|
|Erica Mikesh||Steven Spillman|
|Evette Minor||Hugh Helm|
|Jen Klose||Gary Wysocky|
|Lee Pierce||Ana Stevens|
|Lisa Joslen||Anne Barbour|
Technical Advisory Committee Members
|Ashle Crocker||Raissa De la Rosa||Lori UrbanekEmma Walton|
|Molly Maclean||Tara Thompson||Jennifer Burke|
|Danielle Garduno||Gabe Osburn||Andrew Allen|
|Magali Telles||Amy Nicholson||Claire Myers|
|Jason Carter||Amy Lyle||Colin Close|
|Kevin Buchanan||Clare Hartman||Caryn Lozada|
|Alan Alton||David Guhin||Jill Scott|
|Kim Nadeau||Kate Goldfine||Nick Sudano|
|Scott Moon||Shari Meads||Steve Brady|
|Scott Westrope||John Cregan||Janet Spilman|
|Tony Gossner||Ray Navarro||Brian Oh|
|Megan Basinger||Jen Santos||Melanie Parker|
|David Gouin||Terri Bladow||Ada Chan|
|Eric McHenry||Rob Sprinkle||Jeff Nathanson|
|Serena Lienau||Yuri Koslen||Ray Holley|
|Michael Enright||Jason Nutt||Joanne Parker|
|Jesse Oswald||Libby Payan||Nancy AdamsBjorn Griepenburg|
|Rafael Rivero||Rachel Ede||Ron Downing|
|Rick Edson||Doug Williams||Bryan Kalbee|
|Lori Kolacek||Dr. Diann Kitamura||Amy Jones-Kerr|