City of Rohnert Park

2023-2031 Housing Element Update

Planning for Housing to Meet Community Needs


The City of Rohnert Park is a lively and diverse community in Sonoma County - a place approximately 45,000 residents call home. As the City worked to update its Housing Element they hired Civic Edge to gather actionable feedback from their diverse residents and stakeholders. The challenge of creating meaningful engagements within a cost-effective strategy that aligned with the city’s size and budget led to creative solutions like multilingual door-to-door outreach, a roundtable that brought together developers and housing advocates, and a unique outreach partnership with neighboring city, Cotati.