Thursday, November 12, 2015

Steering Committee Update - Roseland Area Projects - Sebastopol Area Specific Plan/Annexation


Reviewing the excellent materials produced by the City of Santa Rosa Community Planning Department, it is clear that Jessica Jones and her colleagues have been busy assisting the civic engagement of the members of the Steering Committee and the residents of Roseland.

The Oct 7th materials sent out by Jessica contain both a detailed map and an update of the variety of activities taking place in Roseland.

She also gave the Committee a map which outlines the projects on the S.R. Capital Improvement Plan which are occuring in Roseland.

In addition, she responded to my email earlier this week asking for her latest planning for the Committee:

Hi Gregory,

Glad to hear you and Pat are back from your trip.  I hope you had a wonderful time!

The last Steering Committee meeting and Community Workshop went very well.  We discussed the proposed land use and circulation plans that were developed out of the first two Steering Committee meetings and Community Workshops.  At the Workshop, which was held in an open house format, we also had information on the annexation, parks in the area and transit.  We hope to have the summaries of both meetings available in the near future.

At this time we are finalizing the land use and circulation plans based on input from the above-mentioned meetings, and we are beginning the process of developing policies that will eventually be put into the final Specific Plan document.  The draft policies will be brought before the Steering Committee and the next Community Workshop in the first of the year (specific dates are not set yet, but it will likely be mid-January for the Steering Committee and mid-February for the Community Workshop).

As for the annexation, the City is currently in discussions with the County regarding the cost of providing services.  The next Joint City/County Roseland Annexation Committee meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19th in the City Manager’s Office.


The County Community Development Commission met on October 7th, at the new Community Center in Roseland, and reviewed the three revised proposals for the development of the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center.   Kathleen Kane and Beau Anderson told us that staff is working on detailed reports concerning the proposals now, and are planning on presenting their recommendations to the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center Advisory Group at 4pm on Thursday, December 3rd at their conference room at 1440 Guerneville Road, and then taking the final recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.  

In addition, the Rotary Cub of Rohnert Park/Cotati presented a Multi-Cultural Celebration on Sunday, Oct 18th, at the new Roseland Village Library (779 Sebastopol Road) to benefit the Library. Finally, the Grand Opening of the Roseland Library took place today, Saturday, November 14th at 11am.  The celebration was a complete success, with everyone involved congratulating each other, and plenty of parents and kids beginning to use its services.  Here are some photos of the event. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Reimagining S.R. CityBus Workshops

On November 5th,6th,12th,and 16th, Santa Rosa is asking your participation in Reimagining CityBus Workshops. 
 Click on these Google Calendar icons to find out where and when.