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Jud Snyder
No, no Charrettes but Japanese Tea Garden
November 3, 2017

In the Rohnert Park City Council agenda packet for the Tuesday Nov. 7 special meeting, City Manager Darrin Jenkins has “terminated the existence of a local emergency,” that he put in place when Napa and Sonoma were being charred to a crisp and creating worldwide newspaper headlines.

In its place he has created a Public Charrette about “your vision for a downtown Rohnert Park.”

 This special meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday night, Nov. 14 in the Community Center 6 to 8 pm. 

That’s very nice for Darrin and the public. It will answer a lot of questions and leave a lot of unanswered questions, but the format is well organized if you can absorb the Public Charrette clumsy designation. Go there and swap punches with the charrette. 

 

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT yes, I remember when it was The Summer of Love, it was if you were going to San Francisco, “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” a beatnik chant of fifty years ago. 

And I still have a postcard from the Co-existence Bagel Shop in North Beach across the street from the Coffee Gallery where saxophonist Pony Poindexter played almost nightly next door to the Spaghetti Factory. I got credentials out the ying-yang.

Being a sports writer in Upstate New York (Albany, Troy and Schenectady), I first visited the San Francisco Chronicle and was curtly told “Put it on that pile over there and don’t call us, we’ll call you.”