Tackling Homelessness with Data: The City of Santa Rosa, CA

Like many communities across the United States, Santa Rosa, California has seen its population of homeless citizens increase in recent years. In 2016, there were more than 3,000 homeless people in Sonoma County, 1,900 of whom lived in Santa Rosa. …

“Public interest was high,” says Eric McHenry, Chief Information Officer for Santa Rosa. “The main questions were around what can we do for the people in need.”

“After viewing the data, [the police chief] realized it didn’t make sense to have a flat level of staff, so he’s shifting his officer staffing to peak times.”

  • 3 months to launch and use Citizen Connect to make data-driven steps towards reducing homelessness
  • 1,000s of fire and police calls tracked and tagged to support data-driven analysis of homelessness
  • Trend analysis, as well as interactive maps and charts, support daily decision making

Vision 2020: Future Announceable: MetroVic LRT Connects Communities & Includes Affordable Housing

See how Honolulu plans for growth of 100,000. The 3D overview video was done in 2013.

We, for “MetroVic area”, may have similar data / map info like that used by Honolulu for their modelling.

Can Metro Victoria solve low cost housing challenges, develop future residential housing opportunities, enable business expansion AND streamline commute with MetroVic LRT 2020? Engage with PlaceSpeak.com to discuss our future.

Want to Learn more? Connect with MetroVic Communities 2020 on 🇨🇦PlaceSpeak.com ( should be available shortly 🙂)

SHOULD WE START WITH HOV Lanes or just get at building MetroVic LRT Connector?

Greater Victoria Vision 2020: imagine Walkable, Bikeable, AND timely commutes on new 2020 LRT <– imagine the possibilities