CEP Resources

The Community Empowerment Plan resource page offers links to previous public meetings, workshop recordings and other events and tools provided by the Office of Community Engagement to assist the community in expanding their knowledge around racial equity and social justice. 

For more information about the resources available on this page, please email: communityengagement@srcity.org.

Seminar: Deconstructing Race and Racism with Dr. Sharon Washington

The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership, through the Office of Community Engagement hosted Tipping the Scale: Deconstructing Race and Racism with Dr. Sharon Washington on January 27, 2021 as part of the City of Santa Rosa’s annual Violence Prevention Awareness Series. This three-hour free virtual seminar (VIDEO BELOW) explored the historical and social context of institutional racism, unconscious bias & racial micro-aggressions, as well as the development of social awareness and mindfulness for participants.

Dr. Sharon Washington, founder & CEO of Sharon Washington Consulting, who as an anti-bias content educator, has 12 years of experience in creating safe spaces for diverse audiences to connect and explore our shared history and identify strategies for dismantling the systems of inequity that exist today.

Watch Replay of Previous Public Meetings

2021 Meetings

5/5 Special City Council Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

5/4 Special City Council Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

4/28 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

3/24 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

2/24 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

2/8 Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

1/27 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

1/27 Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

2020 Meetings

12/16 Community Advisory Board  Special Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

11/23 Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

11/18 Community Advisory Board Special Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

10/29 Open Government Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

10/28 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

9/25 Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

9/23 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

8/26 Community Advisory Board Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

8/7 Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting - WATCH REPLAY

City Council Goal Setting Sessions

7/22 Community Advisory Board Meeting (CAB)

The CAB received a presentation on the Community Involvement Strategy of the General Plan Update and provided feedback to the Project Team. The Project Team also received input from the public. The CAB also heard a presentation on the City’s Community Empowerment Plan Implementation Update and provided feedback to staff on the Plan. Members of the public also provided input to staff and Chief Navarro. VIEW MEETING RECORDING

General Plan Update Community Conversations

7/1 Public Safety Subcommittee of the City Council - WATCH REPLAY

6/30 City Council Study Session and Community Input Forum on the Community Empowerment Plan  

Staff presented the Community Empowerment Plan to City Council, providing an overview the plan goals, objectives, and timeline so that it may be modified based on public input. Immediately following the presentation, the Council held a Community Forum to provide an opportunity for open dialogue for all citizens of Santa Rosa around public safety policies. WATCH REPLAY