Ride the Free Bus. Meet a Buddy!

Ride the Free Bus. Meet a Buddy!

Thursday, October 24, 2019: Councilmember Sarah Gurney


City Council Member Sarah Gurney is Sebastopol’s representative on the Sonoma County Transit Authority, the regional consortium of governmental agencies that works on policy for all manner of getting around: foot, bike, bus, car, train… As a bike-commuter in high school, college and during her first job, little did she know that she would spend so much time focusing on transportation issues! Eleven years ago, Sarah co-founded the Sebastopol Walks program as part of a dedicated team of volunteers who are still going strong. As a Council Member, she has worked to improve our local Shuttle. Alternative transportation is one of the six priorities of Cittaslow Sebastopol, another group she launched during her term in office. Want to know her more personally, ask her about strength training.

About the Bus Buddies Program:

The City of Sebastopol’s “Bus Buddies” program returns for a second time this year!

Each Thursday morning, September 5 through the month of October, riders of the free Local Shuttle #24 will have a chance to meet a local community leader.  This is the perfect opportunity for new riders to try out the shuttle and for seasoned riders to meet a new friendly face. Click here for more information. 

Bus Buddies Schedule

Subject to update, the community leaders participating in the Bus Buddies program include:


Sept. 5: Councilmember Sarah Gurney and Michele Linfante

Sept. 12: Mayor Neysa Hinton

Sept. 19: Councilmember Una Glass

Sept. 26: Vice Mayor Patrick Slayter



Oct. 3: Cordelia Hurst from the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and Linda Collins from the Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 10: Diana Rich, former Executive Director of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

Oct. 17: Marsha Sue Lustig, Sebastopol Walks

Oct. 24: Councilmember Sarah Gurney

Oct. 31: Linda Civitello, Scotty King and other Senior Center Staff [in costume]