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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Your input matters
January 18, 2019

In Rohnert Park we pride ourselves on listening to our residents. One of the best tools we use to hear from you is our annual on-line Community Survey.

This month, we will launch our fourth survey. The survey asks for your opinions on a wide variety of topics. We’re interested in how well the city is meeting your needs, how we’re doing with customer service, what issues are most important to you and what you would like to see change. No matter how well we think we’re doing, what counts is what you, our residents, say.  

Your highly valued input helps us set priorities. In years past, survey responses influenced decisions to improve Snyder Lane, reopen park restrooms, increase street repair funding and replace park playgrounds (to name a few). We’re eager to review your survey responses to help shape future improvements. The survey closes at the end of February – so don’t miss the opportunity. Visit www.rpcity.org/survey to take part.

Helping homeless individuals and families

One of the issues we heard about in last year’s survey was homelessness. Last summer we began funding a program with the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) called “Rapid Re-housing” to help individuals experiencing homelessness to find housing. Thus far, COTS has assisted over thirty individuals – including some children – to become housed. Additionally, next month COTS expects to add a staff person to connect homeless individuals to shelters and longer-term housing. 

Matinee or not matinee - that ‘tis the question

William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy – in a powerful, eye-popping production marking Spreckels’ first-ever mounting of Shakespeare – will once again prove Hamlet to be one of the greatest works of drama in the English language. With acclaimed Bay Area actor Keith Baker in the title role, this expansive, yet heartbreakingly intimate production shines a light on Hamlet’s age-old question of life, loss, and struggle – “to be or not to be?” As entertaining today as it was 400 years ago. Tickets are available for Feb. 1-17 at www.spreckelsonline.com or by calling 588-3400.

Rohnert Park has talent

Rohnert Park Community Services is calling all talented folks grades 1-8 to come showcase their talent at this year’s first ever Rohnert Park’s Got Talent. Each talent act will have 3-5 minutes to dazzle the crowd. Show us what you’ve got Sun., Feb. 10 from 2-5 p.m. The registration deadline is Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. Winners will receive a free week of summer camp in any of our programs. Give us a call at 588-3456 or visit www.rpcity.org/iheartrp to register.

Fitness classes in the New Year 

The winter session is underway with many fitness course opportunities such as War on Sags and Bulges, PIYO Live, Dancercise, Zumba, a variety of Yoga classes, Cross training, Tai Chi and Improv Style Belly Dance. For more information or to enroll see our Recreation Guide at www.rpcity.org/rec.