At City Council on January 31- SMART Train 24 hour Quiet Zones & DeTurk Winery Village Appeal. FULL AGENDA
15.1 Public Hearing- DeTurk Winery Village– The Council will consider an appeal of the Design Review and Cultural Heritage Boards’ decision to deny preliminary design review and the Cultural Heritage Board’s Decision to deny landmark alteration, for the properties located at 806 Donahue St and 8 W. 9th Street, File no. PRJ16-012. You send a quick email to SR City Council asking that they “deny the appeal and uphold the Boards’ decision to deny Preliminary Design Review for the DeTurk Winery Village mixed use development” if you have concerns about the project. email@example.com
14.2 Report –Quiet Zones. BACKGROUND: The Transportation and Public Works Department will provide an update on the status of the Quiet Zone process for Santa Rosa. Staff will recommend submitting a Notice of Establishment to the Federal Railroad Authority, authorizing the City Manager to coordinate with the County of Sonoma and SMART on the implementation date of the Quiet Zone in Santa Rosa from Bellevue Avenue to San Miguel Road. This does not prohibit trains from using their horns in the event of emergencies or in the exercise of discretion by the train operator as deemed necessary. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Transportation and Public Works Department that the Council, by resolution, authorize the City Manager to file a Notice of Establishment with the Federal Railroad Administration; the railroads that operate within the City of Santa Rosa; and with the State agencies responsible for highway-rail grade crossing safety establishing a 24-hour Quiet Zone through the City of Santa Rosa, from Bellevue Avenue to San Miguel Road, including all grade crossings between these limits.
Notice of Public Meeting Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations February 8, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. – A meeting has been scheduled to introduce a proposed revision to the City’s Zoning Code regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. These are small attached or detached residential dwellings, located on the same parcel as an existing single-family dwelling, that provide complete independent living facilities, including sleeping, cooking, bathing, and sanitation. Meeting Purpose: To present the proposed Zoning Code revisions regarding Accessory and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units, answer questions, and receive feedback. Proposed changes to existing regulations include:
- New exemptions from parking requirements for ADUs in certain situations.
- Removal of owner occupancy requirements for ADUs.
- New exemptions from setback requirements for ADUs established through garage conversions.
- Allowance of Junior ADUs.
Location: Finley Community Center Person Senior Wing – Room 1 – 2060 West College Avenue
Free Toilets: Santa Rosa Water residential customers are once again eligible to receive free high-efficiency plumbing fixtures installed by a certified plumbing contractor—while supplies last. This program offers installation of high-efficiency toilet packages by a qualified contractor at no cost to qualifying single-family and multi-family residential customers who currently have toilets that flow at 1.6 gallons per flush or higher.
Homelessness: How can I help? From the City of Santa Rosa– In-lieu of handing out food, clothing, or other items please consider volunteering your time or making a donation to community organizations in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County that work to end homelessness. While reaching out directly to those in need may feel compassionate there are often unintended consequences associated with such actions. This has been the case recently at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street underpasses where surplus donated items have accumulated on the sidewalks and into the street.
For a comprehensive listing of community organizations please check out the Sonoma County Task Force Homeless Resource Guide or contact the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. The Task Force also coordinates a Winter Warmth program which accepts donations of life-saving survival gear year-round. The City is working diligently to address homelessness in our community.
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