In April we kicked off the update to the city’s General Plan, our plan for the city in 2040. The city’s General Plan was last updated in 2000 and while we do not anticipate major changes to the city’s boundaries, the updated General Plan will reflect new issues and opportunities identified through community input, changes to State law (such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and new trends (such as the impacts of autonomous cars, online shopping, etc.).
Having an up-to-date General Plan that reflects community values and needs will help ensure that Rohnert Park remains a desirable place to live and work. The update will take about two years and for the General Plan to truly represent the community’s vision for the future, we need your help. To start, please visit our General Plan web page at www.engage.envisionrp.com. This page has a short poll to let us know what you want and a map where you can tell us about the places that you like in the community. Just click on the boxes numbered 1, 2 and 3 and give us your thoughts.
The website (www.envisionrp.com) will provide information on the General Plan Update, announcements of workshops and meetings and publications. You can sign up for email notifications, which will let you know when new documents are available and when meetings will be held. As the project continues, activities will change, so check back each month to help us know what we need to do to keep Rohnert Park a great place to live, work and play.
Meetings and workshops are also great places to make your voice heard and to listen to other ideas from the community. Pop-up events will be held as part of other community events, including the Farmer’s Market and Founder’s Day, to provide additional opportunities for input. Be sure to check www.envisionrp.com for upcoming dates and locations.
Finally, starting later this year, city staff will be holding office hours at the General Plan Headquarters (6250 State Farm Dr.,). Here, you will be able to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide input. Office hours are yet to be determined, but be sure to check www.envisionrp.com for updates.
Farmers Market and Party on the Plaza
The Rohnert Park Farmers Market is in full swing, back for another summer filled with music, food, family activities, arts, crafts and more! Join us at Civic Center Plaza every Friday night in June, July and August from 5 to 8 p.m. This summer will feature themed nights to include giveaways, local youth talent and fun contests. Stay up to date with information by visiting www.rpcity.org in the Community Services Special Event section. Upcoming bands include:
6/15 Used Goods- Classic Rock
6/22 Paulies Garage- Country
6/29 Beatles Flashback
7/6 Poyntlyss Sistars (Pending)
7/13 Soulshine Blues Band- Blues
7/20 Stax City- Old School Memphis R&B
7/27 RR Rhythm Review- Rockabilly, Old R&R Jump blues
8/3 Blue Rock CC- Country & Southern Rock & Roll
8/10 Dylan Black- Blues Rock & Roll
8/17 AquaNet- 80’s Tribute
8/24 Rotten Tomatoes- Classic Rock & Roll
8/31 Poyntlyss Sistars - 50’s-80’s Dance Music