A Vision For Cotati

Quality of Life

To preserve Cotati's rural heritage and small town atmosphere while ensuring that new development reinforces both the quality and economic vitality of the community. To maintain Cotati's urban growth boundaries.

Economic Development

To provide a climate that promotes existing businesses and encourages new businesses to locate in our community.

Financial Stability

To become a self-reliant community with a sound economic base. To have a balanced city budget that prudently manages the city's financial resources and provides for appropriate reserves.

Community Safety

To protect the health and well-being of the community by partnering with our citizens to provide a safe and secure environment.


To provide adequate streets, sidewalks, sewer and water systems, parks, bike paths, and public buildings and ensure that they are maintained at the highest possible level.

City Beautification

To enhance City Gateways and remove blighted conditions. To encourage development which reflects the city's commitment to quality design, preservation of trees, and generous use of landscaping.

Environmental Concerns

To work with developers and citizens to incorporate environmentally "friendly" materials and "green" building techniques in all new construction as well as renovation projects. To continue to encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Citizen Participation

To encourage citizens to become actively involved in the decision making process and serve on city boards and commissions. To include the participation of volunteers in our community festivals and events.