Mary Callahan, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
The City of Sebastopol is launching its general plan revision with a community “visioning” workshop Wednesday night.
The session is designed to introduce the public to the process and solicit comments on goals and priorities that should guide future development and growth.The workshop also will introduce the city’s 12-member General Plan Advisory Committee, which was appointed to provide a forum for discussion and to help sift through the issues and policies to be incorporated into the revised plan.
Mayor Robert Jacob said the general plan rewrite provides an opportunity for the city to codify, for instance, a strong community interest in promoting pedestrian and bicycle travel in a town currently ruled by the automobile.
That may mean strategic placement of “human friendly” pathways, re-evaluation of the one-way traffic scheme through downtown or defining limits to the city’s core and other commercial zones, he said.