At their January 18th meeting, the Sebastopol City Council looked at the draft ordinance that will create our Complete Streets Advisory Committee. With only a couple of minor changes, it will come back before the council for a first public hearing in early February and — with luck — finally come to a vote for adoption by the beginning of March.  Council member Patrick Slayter first introduced the resolution for creating a committee about a year ago; a subcommittee (Patrick Slayter and Sarah Gurney) drafted an ordinance; and then it went to the City Manager for transformation into “ordinance-ese” …nearly 4 years after Sarah Gurney began discussing the possibility of establishing an official bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee (optional for cities under 10,000 people). It’s been a long haul and Sebastopol Bike/Walk is eager to see it through.

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