June 23, 2021
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City of RP Updates

Don Schwartz
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month
May 14, 2021

There’s a new housing option in Rohnert Park. On May 12 the city’s largest affordable housing project, Redwoods at University District, located at 6024 Kerry Rd. was officially unveiled.

The 218-unit development, which began construction in December of 2018, has been in the works for nearly 20 years and includes a fitness center, playgrounds, BBQs/picnic areas, a dog run and community center. 

The complex will serve those in the very low- and low-income bracket, adding to the city’s inventory of affordable housing. At least half of the apartments are set-aside for individuals making about $38,000 per year, and $54,000 for families of four. The other half are restricted to individuals earning no more than $53,000 annually and $76,000 for families of four.

The city required the creation of affordable housing as a condition for building the University District’s single-family homes. It will house members of our local workforce, such as paramedics, nursing assistants, bank tellers, landscapers, childcare workers and office assistants. 

The first residents started moving in as buildings were completed in late 2020 and the last residents are moving in now. The Redwoods at University District offer one, two, or three bedroom apartments in close proximity to Sonoma State University, transportation, and medical services. There are 27 1-bedroom units, 141 2-bedroom units, and 50 3-bedroom units.

For more info please call 209-7287 or visit


May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the city’s Public Safety department encourages the community to think about the safety of riders on two wheels and look twice for motorcycles. 

During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rohnert Park Public Safety will be conducting enforcement looking for violations that put motorcyclists and others at risk.  With nearly 900,000 registered motorcycles in the state, many riders are going places without the same protections as drivers. Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than vehicle occupants. 

Always check twice for motorcycles, including both of your mirrors and blind spots.  Use your signal when changing lanes. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to wear protective gear. 

Funding for motorcycle safety enforcement operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.