In July I asked readers to share their vision of Walnut Creek and its future. My question generated a fair amount of thoughtful, insightful, and, yes, visionary responses. You can read those responses here and here.
Now you can share your vision of the city in a more, shall we say, official and reputable forum.
The City Council has identified their six "big picture" goals, and members hope people who live or work in Walnut Creek can help define those goals more specifically at a series of "community conversations" that will be held in September and October. Members say they want to hear what people's priorities are so that they can, in essence, decide how to budget the city's current limited financial resources.
The Six Big Goals are:
--Strong neighbors and a sense of community
--Effective transportation and mobility
--A safe community
--Stewardship of the natural and built environment
--Culture, recreation and learning opportunities
After receiving input in September and October, the city wil then as for further community input in November, which will involve helping the council to set priorities.
These workshops are scheduled for:
--7 p.m. Monday, September 21
--9 a.m. Tuesday, September 29
--9 a.m. Saturday, October 10
--7 p.m. Thursday, October 22
There will also be a workshop for Rossmoor residents only at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 13.
Pre-registration is required, and when you sign up you can indicate if there is a particular goal that you, yourself, would like to focus on. To register, call (925) 256-3505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing information about these conversations will be posted at the city's website.