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Posted on: May 1, 2019

The City Launches Santa Rosa 2050, an Update to the General Plan


Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa is launching Santa Rosa 2050 – an initiative to update the City’s General Plan. The initial phase of the project will focus on collecting community input through seven community conversations scheduled over the next five weeks.

The City’s General Plan provides direction for decisions on topics ranging from housing and roadways to parks and emergency services, and it lays the groundwork to help City staff identify local solutions to persistent issues. Santa Rosa 2050 will strive to impart improvements that will take into account impacts from the October 2017 wildfires, the annexation of Roseland as well as advancements in technology and infrastructure from the last ten years, when the plan was last updated.

Community members are encouraged to attend one of the following workshops to provide input on their vision for the future of Santa Rosa.

Work on the Santa Rosa 2050 plan update is expected to be completed no later than 2022. During this time, the plan will be crafted through engagement with community groups, assistance from technical experts and participation from all City departments. Issues of focus will include creating housing and job opportunities, fostering healthy and resilient neighborhoods, protecting and managing natural resources and promoting social and economic equity.

“Santa Rosa 2050 will provide a roadmap for development within the City over the next 20 to 30 years,” said Mayor Tom Schwedhelm. “A lot has changed globally and here locally over the past decade, and the City needs to hear from our community members at this critical initial step, and throughout the duration of the project, to help direct the vision for the future of Santa Rosa.”

For more information about the update to the General Plan, visit

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