Saturday, January 14, 2017

S.R. Council Agenda, Jan 17th


Our thanks to our friend, Anne Seeley, of Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa, for this analysis of the January 17th Santa Rosa City Council: 

     The Council meeting for 1/17 has been cancelled.

HOWEVER!   The very next week they'll hold the hearing for the public to speak about Budget Priorities.  This is so often poorly attended, largely, I think because people don't know about it, and because there's not easy access to choices - what is possible.

The Public Hearing will be held on 1/24/17 at or after 5:00PM.    Please do put together any of your organization's goals and make your testimony to the Council so they hear clearly what's important to you.

     Years ago I read an excellent book called, "Soul of a City" which contained this nugget:  Members of the public often feel that they're not qualified to speak to elected leaders unless they know every last thing about a subject.  Instead, the author said, elected leaders need to hear, in your words, not 'plannerese', about what is important to your family and community.

    I'll see you on the 24th!


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