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The City has begun the process to transition to district-based elections and will be drawing boundaries for those new districts to be ready for the November 2018 Council elections. 

It is essential for the success of this process that there is a shared understanding of neighborhood regions.  You are the person who knows your neighborhood best.  Please use the topics below to inform us on how you identify your neighborhood by describing your community characteristics, shared interests, views, or problems.

All comments received will be shared with City Council as part of the public feedback at future public hearings.


In addition to collecting information here on Speak-up, Santa Rosa,there will be opportunities for residents to engage in this discussion in person, sign-up and subscribe to receive email notifications (select "City Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos") about upcoming community meetings & public hearings that are focused on district-based elections:

  • Community Meetings - 4-5 community meetings will be held around the City to answer questions and solicit input.

  • ​City Council Public Hearings - opportunity to be involved through the process of drafting and finalizing the maps (public hearing dates can be found here).  

Looking for background information on why district-based elections are coming to the City of Santa Rosa?  Please review the report item prepared for the City Council Meetings (found here).

Please share any additional comments to consider.

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Bill Steck 6 months ago

The Coalition for a Better Sonoma County and Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa submitted the attached proposed maps and supporting documentation for the City Council's consideration. These proposed maps were developed in accordance with the applicable guidelines developed by the California Redistricting Commission, including compliance with California Voting Rights Act requirements, and, we believe, provide fair and just representation to all Santa Rosa residents.

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Lynn Fitzpatrick 28 days ago

I live in Rincon Valley - to my mind this area is bounded by Hwy 12 to the south, Calistoga Road to the east, Brush Creek and Wallace road to the west and Harville/ and N Baird to the north. It might also include SkyHawk, Montecito Heights, Riebli Rd. I’m not sure if each self-identifies as a separate neighborhood or not.

High schools provide a natural venue for meeting, so I appreciate a previous commenter’s suggestion that each of the five comprehensive public high schools anchor one of the voting districts although I am not advocating for matching voting districts to high school attendance areas.

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