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City Launches a Youth Voice Contest

Aug 17, 2021 at 3:00pm

Calling all creative Santa Rosa youth! Do you have an eye for what makes Santa Rosa the special place it is today? Is it a landmark, a site, or special place to simply hang out? Take and show us your best pic, reel, audio clip, or any media you think best encapsulates your favorite part of the City! The best submissions could receive gift cards to your favorite local hangouts and other prizes.

Click here for more information on contest rules, submission requirements, and to find out how you can submit your creative idea!  


City Council and Planning Commission Study Session on the draft 2050 General Plan Vision Statement

Jul 9, 2021 at 1:00pm

The Santa Rosa City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint study session on July 20, 2021, starting at 12:30 PM. The purpose of this study session is to update the Council and Commission on the project, present the extensive community input and ideas gathered during the last round of engagement, and discuss the emerging 2050 General Plan Vision Statement.

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.