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Community Voice

The City is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan to help establish a shared vision for El Cerrito’s future. So far, we’ve heard from many people about what is important to them and ideas about things that can be done to make El Cerrito an even better place. Read more about the Strategic Plan process and what we’ve heard at In particular, the Summary of Themes and Ideas (PDF) document summarizes comments and feedback gathered from focus groups, events, the online survey and interviews with individual City Council members.

To help us better understand the community’s top priorities for the City to focus on over the next five-year period, please use this “Community Voice” page to elaborate on your ideas. With this new online tool, you can submit ideas categorized under broad topic areas and in turn other residents can comment on your ideas and vote them up or down. Try to be specific and include the following:

  • What specifically do you recommend as a major City goal?
  • Why is it important to you and the City?
  • How do you suggest that it might be accomplished?
  • In what ways should the City reduce/eliminate costs or increase revenues to fund your top priorities?

Your participation will help the City Council to develop meaningful goals and strategies for our community. (If you would prefer to not participate online, you are welcome to provide written comments to the City.)

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  1. More Hiking Trails at Hillside Nature Area

    Create more hiking trails at the Hillside Nature Area. Encourage more volunteers to work on improving the existing trails and build new ones with the City's help.

    Jan 1, 2013 by Ken & Molly (14 points)

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  2. Neighborhood Traffic Calming

    Scrap the new NTMP; it makes it harder for neighbors to work together on needed improvements; creates additional bureaucratic process; and wastes staff time (and residents'). Go back to old as-needed...

    Nov 30, 2012 by Amalia Cunningham (27 points)

    1Votes Up 0Votes Down 0Comments

  3. LGBTI Family Center

    As an LGBTI-family with kid(s) we'd love to *not* have to go into the city for LGBTI-family events. Working in the city is enough time and money spent in SF; I 'd like my family to be able to spend...

    Jul 22, 2014 by Risa Goodman (40 points)

    2Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments


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