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As part of the new Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement (D.I.N.E.) program the City of Santa Rosa would like to host a discussion among neighbors about important issues facing our city.

DINE In Person (Took place October 11th)

The DINE program pairs volunteer hosts with residents of their larger geographical neighborhood to eat dinner together while having a facilitated discussion about local affairs. Meals will take place simultaneously throughout the city with 8-10 volunteer guests and one facilitator at each site. Each dining site will be discussing the same issues so we can combine overall trends and commonalities to share with participants, the larger community, city staff and elected officials.

DINE Online (Going on now!)

This year we are expanding our dinner table discussions to include residents who cannot make it in person or would rather participate online by hosting this online discussion. We will even post discussion notes from (at least) one of our dinners online in real-time!

Join the discussion right now!

DINE in-person concluded Oct 11th but the conversation is just beginning!

Learn more about D.I.N.E. or view results from previous events



Describe an experience in your life in which you felt connected, proud, defined, or stereotyped by your cultural or ethnic identity. If you have never experienced this, have you ever felt defined by one aspect of yourself? (Ex: gender, age, economic factors)

3 Responses

Would you describe Santa Rosa as an inclusive community? Why or why not? Do you think race or ethnicity plays a role in decision making in our community? (Ex: Does it impact where people live, how resources are spent, how we treat each other, our justice system, our schools, etc?) What responsibility do residents have in making our community inclusive? What would you be willing to do in order to create an atmosphere where diversity is celebrated and embraced?

5 Responses

What could the City do to increase civic participation from a broad spectrum of diverse residents?

10 Responses