Thurs., Oct. 23, 7-8:30pm Catholic Charities Meeting
Location: 465 A. Street, Santa Rosa
Purpose of Meeting: To provide updates on the Homeless Services Center at 600 Morgan Street as well as addressing any neighborhood concerns. Catholic Charities offers comprehensive shelter programs that help families and individuals move beyond cycling to other shelters — goal setting and accountability, employment counseling, education, case management, housing, savings and more at their facilities located on A Street and Morgan Street in our neighborhood. They hold quarterly meetings to provide updates to our residents.
Wed/Thurs.,Oct. 22 & 23, 4pm: Two Public Meetings to present proposed changes to Santa Rosa’s Smoking Regulations
Public participation is invited. A draft of the revised smoking regulations will be posted on the City’s web site in various locations, including on the project page. The City Council is tentatively planned to consider the entire project at a public hearing in December 2014. A separate notice will be sent with the meeting details.
1. PUBLIC MEETING: REVISIONS TO CHAPTER 9-20 PROHIBITING SMOKING IN OR AROUND WORKPLACES, PUBLIC PLACES
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at or after 4:00 PM, in the Cypress Room at the Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, the Board of Community Services will hold a public meeting and will review the proposed changes to Chapter 9-20 of the City Code that would prohibit smoking on City-owned park and recreation lands. The proposed changes to Chapter 9-20 were initiated by the City Council. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the Board to review the proposal and to make a recommendation to the City Council.
2. PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF “TOBACCO OR SMOKE SHOP” TO EXPLICITLY INCLUDE A RETAIL STORE THAT DEVOTES 30% OR MORE OF ITS DISPLAY FLOOR AREA TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES AND RELATED ACCESSORIES
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Planning Commission on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at or after 4:00 PM, in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa. The purpose of the public hearing will be to receive public comment and recommendations prior to the Planning Commission acting on the requested Zoning Code text amendment to change the definition of “tobacco or smoke shop” to explicitly include a retail store that devotes 30% or more of its display floor area to electronic smoking devices and related accessories. This means that new electronic cigarette stores will need to obtain a Minor Conditional Use Permit prior to opening.
Any interested person is invited to appear and be heard on the proposed Zoning Code text amendment. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the proposed changes. The proposed Zoning Code text amendment was initiated by the City Council and is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 15061(3).
Additional Project Information
The proposal and additional information are on file in Community Development, Room 3, City Hall (100 Santa Rosa Avenue), and available for public inspection. The Department is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You may also review the entire proposal on the City’s web site at the following location: www.srcity.org/communitydev