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City Hosting Community Vision Workshops

Apr 30, 2021 at 9:00am

Join us for the first round of Community Workshops with Santa Rosa Forward, the City’s General Plan Update project!

Latino Service Providers' Youth Promotores Videos

Apr 2, 2021 at 1:00pm

Latino Service Providers' Youth Promotores, in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa, would like to inform you about the Update of the City's General Plan, known as Santa Rosa Forward, and inspire you to get involved in the process! This is an opportunity to share your vision for the future of Santa Rosa!

Community Advisory Committee Meeting #2: Vision

Apr 1, 2021 at 6:00pm

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) had its second meeting on March 31, 2021.

Community Survey #1 Launched

Feb 18, 2021 at 5:00pm

The first survey for the Santa Rosa Forward project has launched! It is an incredible opportunity to plan our future together in Santa Rosa. We need your help and knowledge to move forward in this process. You can help shape your neighborhood and the City of Santa Rosa by sharing your ideas and participating in the process.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey and help shape the future of Santa Rosa!

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Briefing Book Available

Feb 12, 2021 at 10:00am

The Briefing Book on Santa Rosa's Existing Context is a high-level summary of the major findings and take-aways from the detailed Existing Conditions Report. The Briefing Book will be used as a starting point for the community to start discussions on the future vision for Santa Rosa.

Kaiser Press Release

Feb 18, 2021 at 10:00am

The Kaiser Permanent Healthy Communities Grant provided to the City of Santa Rosa the ability to manage specific community engagement activities to allow the community to thrive and grow. These activities will ensure that all members of the Santa Rosa community are actively engaged beyond the general plan update.

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Existing Conditions Report Available

Dec 30, 2020 at 10:00am

This Existing Conditions Report is the first major step in the General Plan Update process. The document is now posted on the website on the Documents page. This comprehensive report analyzes and summarizes the existing conditions in Santa Rosa with the goal of helping the community and City’s planning team understand the issues and opportunities facing Santa Rosa.

Community Advisory Committee Meeting #1: Introduction

Feb 3, 2021 at 8:00pm

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) held their first meeting on February 3, 2021. The CAC members introduced themselves, reviewed the purpose and role of the committee, and received a project overview presentation. Members of the public also attended the meeting. Materials for each CAC meeting are posted on the Community Advisory Committee page.

COVID-19 Related Project Changes

Nov 9, 2020 at 5:00pm

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the California and Sonoma County shelter-in-place orders postponed the project’s initial start in February. However, the Project Team continues to work remotely on the project during this time, primarily on community engagement, planning, background research, and development of the project website.

Community Involvement Strategy

Nov 9, 2020 at 4:00pm

The City prepared a draft Community Involvement Strategy (CIS) that details all community engagement activities and events that will take place during the course of the project. The CIS bolsters the use of social media platforms, websites, virtual engagement tools, and other online tools as means to engage the public when in-person meetings or public assemblies are not allowed. It also sets forth the role of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and its membership. The City hosted a series of Community Discussions in June 2020 to solicit feedback on the CIS and ideas on how the City can best engage the Santa Rosa Community. The final Community Involvement Strategy is available on the Documents page.