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Southeast Greenway 2016 – The Time is Now!
Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Montgomery High School Cafeteria, 1250 Hahman Drive, Santa Rosa
2016 is a pivotal year for the Southeast Greenway. Please join us to find out how you can play a role in creating a vibrant Greenway in Santa Rosa and share in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for community imagining during the coming year.
Keynote Speaker, Dave Koehler, Sonoma Land Trust’s new Executive Director will describe his experience with the development of the San Joaquin River Parkway, a continuous greenway along 33 miles of river in the rapidly urbanizing Fresno-Madera region.
Meet the Southeast Greenway Community Partners and learn more about their work and contributions to the Greenway effort. Speakers will provide a roadmap for the upcoming year’s activities.
- Chuck Regalia, Assistant City Manager, will describe the City’s role, which includes hiring consultants to develop a land use concept plan, preparing a General Plan amendment and Environmental Impact Report, and offering opportunities for public input and comments.
- Erin Morris, Senior Planner, will present highlights of her findings about existing conditions, opportunities and constraints that will inform future uses of the property.
- Wendy Eliot, Sonoma Land Trust’s Conservation Director, will discuss negotiations with Caltrans and coordinating fundraising to purchase the land.
- Representatives from the Sonoma County Water Agency, Regional Parks, LandPaths and the Greenway Campaign will address the many opportunities that a future Southeast Greenway will offer.
Attendance is free and light refreshments will be served. Childcare by licensed providers and Spanish translation service will be available. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will offer valet bike parking. Please register to reserve your spot. For more information, call 707-703-1922.
General Plan Amendment for Greenway Coming in 2016
On October 6th the Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to initiate a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning of the undeveloped Highway 12 between Farmers Lane and Spring Lake Park. This is a very important and positive step forward for the Southeast Greenway Project!
The General Plan Amendment process will provide many opportunities for community members to share their ideas for the best uses of the Greenway land. Our Community Partnership considers it an essential step towards establishing a fair value for the property and acquiring the land.
We want to acknowledge our Community Partners for their work in support of this accomplishment and send a heartfelt thanks to the many Greenway supporters who showed up on October 6th and encouraged City Council to advance the Southeast Greenway. You made a positive difference!
SE Greenway Campaign Awarded National Park Service Grant!
The Southeast Greenway Campaign has been awarded a National Park Service's "Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance" grant for the coming year. This technical assistance grant will offer the Campaign consultation in the area of communication, helping us determine how best to tell the Greenway story using a variety of media. We look forward to working with the RCTA consultant in the year ahead!