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News: 11/01/2016

Town Hall meeting an opportunity to provide input

In an effort to get public input and prioritize its budget for capital improvement projects, the City of Santa Rosa hosted a Town Hall meeting in Oakmont on Oct. 19. Although the meeting was only attended by a handful of Oakmont residents, it was a good opportunity for them to meet their local Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board representatives and hear from city staff how the city funds its Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The city’s CIP is a five-year financial plan for the maintenance and expansion of the public infrastructure, including things like police and fire stations, sidewalks and bike paths, traffic signals and sanitation and water distribution systems.

The city’s capital improvement program budget for 2017 is almost $46 million, down from $58 million in 2015. The CIP is funded by a variety of sources, including the General Fund, gas tax, and development fees.

Examples of possible capital improvement projects in Oakmont include sewer pipe relocation and repair, since the city’s sewer infrastructure, like much of the state’s, is aging and in need of replacement. A 2012 “report card” from the American Society of Civil Engineers gave California’s wastewater infrastructure a C+. Some seismic upgrades and other road repairs are already underway in Oakmont, thanks to the CIP. View a current list of CIP projects at

For those unable to attend the meeting, provide your feedback by emailing Santa Rosa’s Community Engagement Coordinator Danielle Ronshausen at A video of the Town Hall presentation will be available at by mid-November and a summary of the feedback received will be presented to the City Council by the Community Advisory Board (CAB) at a later date. The 14-member CAB, made up of citizen volunteers, acts as a liaison between the public and the council. Cecile Querubin is the CAB representative of the north Sonoma Highway area. She can be reached at

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