Return of the Ruth Asawa Fountain to Courthouse Square
The Asawa fountain was installed in Courthouse Square in 1987. Asawa had suggested that the friezes on the side of the fountain be cast in bronze. However, the city cast the friezes in concrete. The concrete deteriorated. The reintroduction was originally set for 2021. However, going through all of the groups needed for approval has been a four year process. The Hugh Futrell Corporation is managing and funding the fountain. Funding is also being provided by the Downtown Action Organization. Mr. Futrell stated that the fountain can be completed in 135 calendar days although the time required to attach the panels to the fountain is unknown. In 2021 the Santa Rosa City Council approved $300,000 of PG&E settlement funds for the panels.