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!