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Look around Santa Rosa now and you'll see the imprints of decisions made years ago...about bike lanes and buildings, parks and playgrounds.

Right now the vision for what Santa Rosa will look like years into the future is up to you.

The city recently unveiled the first draft of Santa Rosa's General Plan 2050.

That's the guiding document for everything from land use and transportation planning to climate resilience and public services. And it's open for public review and input throughout the month of August.

The draft general plan is broken down into five major sections: land use and commerce; open space and the city's carbon footprint; urban design; safety and public services; and health and equity across Santa Rosa.

Public comments on the General Plan 2050 can be submitted online or in person at the four open houses being held this month.

The first General Plan open house takes place next Tuesday, August 15th at the Council on Aging on Kawanas Springs Road.

Trying to attract as many people as possible to get involved means bilingual assistance, childcare, bus passes, and food will be offer free at all meetings

For more information and to RSVP go to

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