Roseland

City of Santa Rosa

At its meeting August 29, the Santa Rosa City Council voted to move forward with changing representation on the city council from "at large" to a district-based system. This will strengthen representation of all citizens in the city, especially those in the southwest, according to city council member Julie Combs. News director Steve Mencher spoke with Combs about the vote.

Roseland Community Library
Sonoma County Library

Yesterday on the North Bay Report, we listened in on last week’s meeting of Sonoma LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission), the agency helping to make Santa Rosa’s annexation of Roseland a reality. There’s hope that this unincorporated part of town can grow and prosper under Santa Rosa’s governance, with improved education, health and economic outcomes for its residents. But not everyone in the area favors annexation, as Steve Mencher reports.

Map of Roseland Annexation
City of Santa Rosa

If you live in Santa Rosa, you probably know that chunks of land there–dominated by the 620 acres of the Roseland neighborhood–are not, in fact, part of the city; they are islands.

These unincorporated areas are served by a patchwork of agencies providing municipal services. As Steve Mencher reports, that problem may soon be solved if Roseland and four other nearby islands come under the city’s wing through annexation.

The City of Santa Rosa's Frequently Asked Questions about Roseland Annexation.

A Small Park in Roseland Signals Bigger Things to Come

Aug 31, 2016
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The official opening of a small new park at the site of the future Roseland Village complex offers further tangible evidence of bigger and better things to come.

    Caryl Hart, director of Sonoma County Regional Parks says that providing a free, outdoor exercise facility was a priority as they planned the new parkette.

A Reporter Adapts to Elected Office

Sep 10, 2015

The newest member of the Santa Rosa City Council has gone from watching and critiquing on one side of the dais to deliberating and voting on the other. And he's enjoying the change.

   Santa Rosa’s local politics have long been split between two factions, especially around issue of growth and development. That’s something, Coursey has found, that still lingers, even though it’s not as overt as before.

Framing Roseland's Future

Jun 24, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

Roseland residents are being invited to discussions about various aspects of the area’s future, the most recent moves in a 30 year history of proposed redevelopment plans for their neighborhood. With three separate projects in the works, the pace appears to be picking up.

Inspired Forward by LandPaths

Feb 24, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

 As the hawk soars, it’s only 13 miles from the west county’s unspoiled Bohemia Ranch to urban Roseland. But for middle school students in an outdoor youth leadership program, it can be a memorable journey. KRCB’s Bruce Robinson tagged along on one such outing last week.

An American Graduate from Roseland

Sep 23, 2014

  Ten years ago, the first freshmen entered Roseland University Prep, a charter high school to boost academic achievement for youth from a disadvantaged Santa Rosa neighborhood. Now the school has a wealth of success stories to point to. On the next North Bay Report, we examine one of them.

KRCB Television has also created video profiles of three local education champions, associated with Roseland University Prep as part of American Graduate Day. You can see them here.

Roseland Annexation inches forward

Sep 16, 2014
County of Sonoma

  Just about everyone involved thinks Santa Rosa’s annexation of Roseland from the county is a good idea whose time has come. But the process to accomplish that is moving at a very deliberate pace. 

The next meeting of the joint City/County Annexation Committee is scheduled for October 9th.

Open Space Funding for Roseland Projects

Aug 30, 2014
Mark Prell, KRCB

  Two key civic projects in Santa Rosa’s Roseland area have additional momentum behind them, with significant new funds from the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space District. The matching grants will support a community plaza and the Andy Lopez memorial park.