How has the community been notified about the Program?

Notification was made on the City’s website, in the City Connections e-newsletter, and on the City’s social media accounts in advance of the June 22, 2021 and December 7, 2021 City Council meetings, at which time public input was taken. A media release was sent and updates provided on the City's social media accounts and NextDoor account in December 2021 following City Council approval of the operator contract and authorization of initial program funding. A virtual community meeting for residents and businesses within the area and other interested parties was held on January 12, 2022 prior to the launch of the program. Notification was made in advance of the community meeting by a postcard mailing to the surrounding neighborhood, in the City Connections newsletter, on the City’s social media accounts and NextDoor account, and media release. Updates on the Safe Parking Pilot Program are available at

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1. What is the Safe Parking Pilot Program?
2. When will the Safe Parking Pilot Program be operational and how long will it be in operation?
3. Why was the City-owned parking lot at 55 Stony Point Road selected?
4. How has the community been notified about the Program?
5. How will the Safe Parking Pilot Program be different than large vehicle/RV encampments that we have seen in several areas of Santa Rosa?
6. How are the City and County working together to provide services like the Safe Parking Pilot Program?
7. How can we help?
8. Who is the operator?
9. What are the operator’s responsibilities?
10. What screening protocols will be in place to protect individuals participating in the Program as well as the public from COVID-19?
11. What services will be provided?
12. Will there be quiet hours? Will there be a “code of conduct” or set rules for being in the Program?
13. Do vehicles need to be operational, registered, and insured? If the vehicle breaks down - will it be towed?
14. Will visitors be allowed?
15. Will there be one vehicle per space, or more than 50 spaces used for the site? Is it 50 vehicles or 50 occupants?
16. Will service animals be allowed?
17. How long can participants be in the Program?
18. Will smoking be allowed?
19. What are the reporting requirements? Will these reports determine if the program is closed or scaled (past/prior) to the one-year pilot?
20. Will this site have 24/7 security?
21. Will security be scaled up or down during the program?
22. How do you plan to minimize impacts to the surrounding area?
23. Will drugs and alcohol be allowed?
24. Will there be an increased presence by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD)?
25. Will there be a curfew?
26. Will searches be conducted?
27. Will criminal background checks be conducted?