Get Involved

The success of the Santa Rosa Forward project depends on people like you! Your input and ideas will guide the development of the vision, policies, and programs included in the new General Plan. The City will be hosting many community outreach and engagement activities throughout the process, and we invite you to explore our website often, sign up for email updates, and join us at any event shared on the calendar. You can also send us your ideas and feedback direction through the online Comment Form

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Current Events

Community Vision Workshops

The City of Santa Rosa will host a series of Community Vision Workshops in May and June 2021 to gather feedback on a draft Vision Statement and identify assets and opportunities that will be factored into the Santa Rosa Forward process. Please click here for more information, including how to RSVP to attend a virtual workshop. 

Past Events

Community Involvement Strategy Discussions

Coming soon

Community Conversations and Survey

The City's Planning and Economic Development Department conducted an initial round of Community Conversations and Survey to gain ideas and input ahead of the General Plan Update project. The City extends its appreciation and thanks to everyone who attended any of the eight meetings from May 13, 2019 through June 13, 2019, and who completed the What Matters Most survey. The public input we received supports the need for a comprehensive update of the current 2035 General Plan.

The result of nearly 500 completed What Matters Most surveys is provided below. Respondents expressed their opinion regarding the city’s future by selecting three of eight topics listed in the survey they consider most significant.  While these results do not reflect the sentiment of the entire community, they do indicate issues that are foremost for Community Conversation participants. 

Below are copies of the presentation provided at the Community Conversations: