City Council Mission, Vision, Values, Goals & Priorities


To provide high-quality public services and cultivate a vibrant, resilient and livable city.


Santa Rosa - Leading the North Bay


  • Excellence
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  • Inclusiveness
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2023 Goals and Priorities (click to view report)

Council met on March 9-10, 2023 at the Annual City Council Priority Setting Workshop.

1. Deliver housing for all

Pursue housing options for residents of all income levels.

2. Reduce homelessness and its impacts

Partner with key stakeholders to offer housing and support services to the unsheltered and address the issues and causes of homelessness.

3. Ensure a healthy and safe community for all

Ensure the public's safety by engaging residents and using a broad range of proactive approaches that reduces racism and inequity in our community.

4. Promote economic and community vibrancy

Sustain and develop a diverse and thriving economy that benefits Santa Rosa residents and businesses and contributes to the community's economic health while preserving historical and cultural integrity.

5. Build and maintain sustainable infrastructure

Invest in and maintain infrastructure that supports environmental sustainability, multi-model transportation options, and a vibrant City.

6. Achieve organizational excellence

Create a high performing organization that pursues excellence, efficiency, and engagement; is fiscally sound; promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; and reliably delivers outstanding services to the community.

7. Address Climate Change

Take proactive steps toward carbon neutrality and environmental education for all.