Three cheers! Sebastopol Moves to Protect Us All!

City Council Directs Staff to Prepare "Vulnerable User Protection Ordinance"


On Tuesday, November 20th, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition staff presented the Vulnerable User Protection Ordinance to the Sebastopol City Council. Councilmember Patrick Slayter, based on the recommendation of the Complete Streets Advisory Committee, brought the ordinance to the Council's agenda for discussion.

The council members asked good questions, and a Sebastopol resident shared a disturbing story of being harassed while riding on Bodega Avenue.

The council acted on Councilmember Slayter's recommendation to direct staff to prepare the Ordinance for the City of Sebastopol. This is another great step forward!

Read the Press Democrat coverage here

What does this mean? The City will take our draft ordinance and fit it into the City's format for ordinances. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend these next important meetings at 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol:

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 7p.m.: Public Hearing -- Read the Press Democrat's advance coverage of this meeting.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 6p.m.: Second Reading and Adoption

Plan to attend these hearings! RSVP to to let us know that we should expect to see you.

Please contact the members of the Sebastopol City Council to let them know you support the Vulnerable User Protection Ordinance:
Councilmember Patrick Slayter
Mayor Michael Kyes
Vice Mayor Robert Jacob
Councilmember Sarah Gurney
Councilmember John Eder

You can also help by making a tax-deductible donation to SCBC's Protect Us All campaign.