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August 9, 2020
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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
RP received valuable input
July 24, 2020

On June 16 the Rohnert Park City Council approved a review of the city’s policies and practices to achieve greater equality. The city council also approved a robust plan for community engagement. 

The review of policies and practices will include those related to policing, as well as other city policies. Together with you, we can achieve greater equality. You’re a vital part of the process. We invite you to join us and provide input on what city policies and practices may contribute to an unequal, unfair, or disparate experience in our city. We want to hear from diverse points of view - your experiences, input and stories.

We received some valuable input at our first session on July 22; however, we hope to hear from more of you at one of our future sessions. The series of listening sessions is your opportunity to share stories and experiences of unequal or unfair city policies and practices. The remaining Listening Session dates are as follows:

Virtual Spanish Mon. July 27 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Virtual Weds. August 12 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

We ask that you RSVP at https://bit.ly/304oqh5 in order for us to send you the session details and virtual meeting hyperlink. 

Your stories, experiences and input will help us create a report for community review and ultimately to reform policies found to be causing an unequal or unfair experience living in Rohnert Park. We look forward to your participation. We ask that all participants demonstrate respect in words and actions so that everyone feels comfortable expressing their opinion.

Additional information about the Listening Sessions and the Equality Policy and Practice Review project are available at www.rpcity.org/equality.

With the hot weather and abundance of sunshine, we find ourselves using more water. Whether irrigating our gardens, filling up water balloons, or washing the car, it is a good time to talk about water quality. 

The Russian River Watershed Association is asking all Sonoma and Mendocino residents to participate in a survey. By participating in the survey, it can better serve the community in providing public education and outreach. Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/2A7br5b. Visit www.rrwatershed.org to learn more about what you can do to protect local water quality.