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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Equip yourself with information
January 22, 2021

The Rohnert Park City Council rang in the new year on January 12 by setting some priorities for the year. They came up with a list of their top 10 and I’d like to share some of them with you this week. Look for the remaining priorities in an upcoming edition.

One of council’s top priorities is to do everything they can to support our residents and businesses through the pandemic. Providing businesses with vital access to information about available state and federal funding programs. Safeguarding our business owners so that they can continue operating. 

For our residents, council is determined to continue to provide information about testing, vaccines and vital resources --like food and assistance with paying rent. By calling 2-1-1 you can equip yourself with information to help you navigate through these unprecedented times. 

For several years, the city has successfully achieved a balanced budget. City council continues to prioritize fiscal responsibility. In addition, they hope to add homes affordable to all residents and make improvements to our parks and streets. 

Another priority that is echoed throughout the council is the need to address climate change. The emergency is real and the council committed to addressing it locally. You will likely hear more about our efforts in upcoming publications and meetings. 

Even with the pandemic, I’m excited that the council wants to take on these issues.  Please join me and the rest of the city council by participating in an upcoming meeting. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Meeting information is available on the city’s website at www.rpcity.org/meeting. We look forward to your participation and invite you to share your comments at our meetings or by getting in touch with council by email. Contact information for the councilmembers and myself are available on the city’s website. 

Continuing to practice social distancing and wearing your mask are things we all need to make a priority. Your neighbors, friends, coworkers, business owners and fellow residents need your help.