Rohnert Park has several advisory bodies that help the city council set the direction for the community. Our Commissions, committees and boards ensure public involvement in creating a thriving, family-friendly community that is a safe, enjoyable place to live, work and play. I encourage residents interested in serving the community to consider applying for open positions; no experience is necessary. Open positions include:
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee maintains the city’s Bicycle Master Plan, reviews issues concerning bicycle transportation and safety and participates in county-wide bike trail coordination efforts. The committee meets the fourth Mon. of every month at 5:30 p.m.
The Mobile Home Parks Rent Appeals Board prevents unreasonable rent increases for controlled mobile home rental spaces in Rohnert Park while assuring the owners’ right to a fair investment return. The board meets on the first Thurs. of each month at 6 p.m.
The Parks and Recreation Commission reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the city council and the Recreation Department. It meets the first Mon. of every month at 5:30 p.m.
The Planning Commission addresses land use and transportation and reviews development applications. The commission meets the second and fourth Thurs, of each month at 6 p.m.
The Senior Citizens Advisory Commission helps to identify the needs and create awareness of the elderly in the community. Commissioners must be at least 60 years old. The commission meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Thurs. of Jan., May, and Sept.
The Sister Cities Relations Committee fosters international understanding and friendship through exchanges of people, artifacts and ideas with citizens of foreign cities and develops an increased appreciation of cultural diversity to better understand one’s own culture. Rohnert Park’s sister city is Hashimoto, Japan. The committee meets on the second Thurs. of each month at 7 p.m.
Rohnert Park residents interested in volunteering should submit a completed Fact Sheet application to the City Clerk’s Office on or before Tues., Dec. 18, 2018. More information and the Fact Sheet application may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, on the city’s website at www.rpcity.org, or by telephone to 707-588-2227.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without “The Nutcracker”
Spreckels will host the Santa Rosa Dance Theaters presentation of the Nutcracker. Be delighted with this holiday classic Dec. 14-16. Tickets are on sale now at www.rpcity.org/tickets or by calling the box office at 588-3400.
In other theater news, the prestigious Theatre Bay Area Awards ceremony recently took place in San Francisco. Spreckels Performing Arts Center was nominated for ten awards for Peter Pan and won Best Sound Design by Jessica Johnson and Best Fight Choreography by Marty Pistone. These awards cover the greater Bay Area, competing with hundreds of plays presented by 116 companies. We’re proud and grateful to have our very own Spreckels recognized alongside these outstanding companies. Join us at an upcoming performance and be awed!