Sebastopol Planning Commission holds public input meetings
The city of Sebastopol is getting ready for a general plan update. The city is working with students at Sonoma State University in gathering community information. The students collected surveys and presented them to the Planning Commission on Nov. 27.
Now the commission is moving to the next stage. Starting Monday, Jan. 7, it will hold a series of 10 public meetings, all of which will begin at 6 p.m. at the former Veterans Memorial Building, 282 High St.
The format will be a fast-paced brainstorming session. The goal is to collect as many ideas and issues as possible from all persons in attendance. Then attendees will use a democratic process to prioritize the results.
There will not be any discussion of the relative merits of the ideas and issues. The priorities will simply be identified and then the SSU students will select a few of the issues from across all the meetings to serve as the focus of a half day Community Workshop to be held February 23, 2013.
The first meeting is Monday, Jan. 7, and will address environmental sustainability. The second meeting is Thursday, Jan. 10, addressing economic vitality. The third meeting is Monday, Jan. 14, addressing community health, and the fourth is Thursday, Jan. 17, addressing housing.
Following meetings will be announced.