Community Discussions: Preferred Alternative
Detailed Community Feedback
Between September and October 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 refining a Preferred Alternative for Santa Rosa. The following is a detailed summary of community comments and feedback. This includes a compendium of all comments received during the pop-up events, two Open Houses, online survey, and submitted comment letters/online comments.
- Summary of Community Comments and Feedback on the Preferred Alternative (October 2022)
- Resumen de los Comentarios y Opiniones de la Comunidad (Octubre de 2022)
Preferred Alternative Meetings, Open Houses, and Survey
Preferred Alternative Summary
The Preferred Alternative Summary presents the draft "Preferred Alternative" that will guide Santa Rosa’s future growth, investment, and change over the next 20+ years. The Preferred Alternative is the culmination of a nearly two-year analysis and community engagement process that included over 90 community meetings, workshops, and events. Building on the Existing Conditions Report, Briefing Book, 2050 Vision Statement, Alternatives Workbook, and the extensive community comments and ideas received to-date, the draft Preferred Alternative Diagram identifies major new growth areas (housing and jobs), transportation improvements, and other key features, supported by a series of new goals for Santa Rosa.
- Preferred Alternative Summary (September 2022)
- Resumen de Alternativas Preferidas (Septiembre de 2022)
Community Open Houses
In October 2022, the Project Team hosted two in-person Community Open Houses to present and gather community comments/feedback on the draft Preferred Alternative. These interactive open houses provided community members an opportunity to:
- Learn about the Santa Rosa Forward process and the importance of the General Plan.
- Learn about the draft Preferred Alternative, including new City goals.
- Provide detailed feedback and comments on the draft Preferred Alternative.
- Identify ways you can stay actively involved in the project.
Below are links to the Open House presentation:
- Community Open House Presentation (English)
- Discusiones Para la Alternativas Preferidas (Español)
A Special Thanks
The City would like to thank everyone who participated during the Preferred Alternative process! We know your time is valuable, and your insights, perspectives, concerns, and desires were critical for refining and finalizing the Preferred Alternative that will become the basis for the updated General Plan.
Community Advisory Committee Members
|Ali Soto||Lee Pierce|
|Ana Stevens||Lisa Joslen|
|Andres Vigil||Melanie Ahlers|
|Anne Barbour||Michael Cook|
|Annette Arnold||Michelle Sepulveda|
|Delashay Carmona Benson||Omar Lopez|
|Erica Mikesh||Patricia Thompson|
|Evette Minor||Rutuja Bhowmik|
|James Pedgrift||Ryan Tracey|
|Jen Klose||Stephanie Manieri|
|Jennifer Kujala||Steven Spillman|
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|