David Guhin, Assistant City Manager, and Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Santa Rosa on The Real Estate Hour

David M. Guhin | Assistant City Manager/Director Planning and Economic Development Tel. (707) 543-4299 | dguhin@srcity.org

Tune in Sunday 3/24 ,      9-10am pst. on KSRO.

When it comes to government, economic development, and planning, in Santa Rosa, CA, David Guhin wears a lot of hats, so we’ve got a lot to talk about!! (Scroll down to a list of topics)

In addition to the Assistant City Manager duties, Mr. Guhin’s responsibilities include the City’s Planning, Building, Engineering and Economic Development functions.

Mr. Guhin has established ongoing process improvement implementations to expedite and enhance the development process, guided the development of the City’s Housing Action Plan, lead the development of the City’s comprehensive cannabis policy and tax initiatives, oversaw the Roseland Annexation process, and is developing an aggressive downtown housing initiative to encourage multi-family housing in the downtown core to support transit oriented development and the health and economic vitality of our downtown.

Mr. Guhin is also heading the rebuild effort for the City of Santa Rosa from the 2017 Tubbs Fire that destroyed approximately 3,000 homes in the City. 

Tune in 9:00-10:00am pst Sundays on KSRO, 1350am, 103.5/94.5fm and streaming live at ksro.com.

Santa Rosa rebuild since Oct 2017: Where are we in the process?  Homes finished, in the rebuild process, and permit process started vs total homes lost in the city? What is the proposed Resilient City Zoning? Challenges, successes, what the city has learned and how Mr Guhin is sharing his experience with other cities.  –

Affordability: What is the city working on to address affordability? (creating more housing, affordable housing)

ADU(Auxiliary Dwelling Unit)/Junior ADU and permitting. How to add one, how to make an existing unpermitted ADU/Junior ADU legal?  How does someone find out if permits were pulled for additions, ADU, etc when they’re looking at a home purchase? How to legalize unpermitted work by a previous homeowner. Is there any type of amnesty program for this?

Why buyers should beware of unpermitted, or un-allowed fences, structures, additions, etc. that are in place at the time of purchase, even if they’ve been there for years…and why some of these things are not allowed.

Economic Development: Jobs, Goals, Marketing the city for businesses, tourism, etc? and a little bit about Santa Rosa’s new slogan; “Out there. In the middle of everything”

For show podcasts go to http://www.ksro.com/show/ask-the-expert-mike-kellys-real-estate-hour-with-allison-norman/



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