1. Document

    Merit Awards Ceremony to Honor Volunteer Heroes

    On October 21st, the City of Santa Rosa will honor 14 extraordinary individuals and organizations for their volunteerism in serving the community and improving quality of life in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  2. Copy of Untitled

    Free Green Waste Chipping Events

    The City of Santa Rosa will host free green waste chipping events for Santa Rosa homeowners to help support efforts to create defensible space around homes. Read on...
  3. Power cord

    PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Update

    Power has been restored within the Santa Rosa city limits Read on...
  4. Last October

    City Wildfire Documentary

    Now available for viewing online or on local TV broadcast Read on...
  5. City Connections October 2019

    Your October City Connections

    Read about emergency evacuation planning, Coffey Neighborhood Park rebuild updates, $15 minimum wage, fall family events and more. Read on...
  6. woman speaking to a group of teenagers in Vote t-shirts next to neighborhood map

    Community Improvement Grant Applications Now Available!

    The Community Advisory Board is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Improvement Grant - Neighborfest Program. Read on...
  7. Playground_NS

    Playground Design Selected for Coffey Neighborhood Park

    Neighborhood committee leads vision for new playground in fire-destroyed park, see schematic designs. Read on...
  8. KNOW YOUR WAYS OUT

    City Introduces Evacuation Planning Toolkit and Hi/Lo Sirens

    The City of Santa Rosa has developed a new evacuation planning toolkit to help community members better prepare in the event of an emergency evacuation. Read on...
  9. Blocked pathway

    Accessibility Improvements for Howarth Park

    Pathways at Howarth Park will be reconstructed to improve disability access. Read on...
  10. A Place to Play Masterplan Update_Sept2017_newsflash

    Master Plan Amendments for A Place to Play Park

    Provide input on proposed changes on 9/21 and 11/5. Read on...
  11. City of Santa Rosa

    Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

    Seeking input on proposal to expand Community Homeless Assistance Program Read on...
  12. Last October

    City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

    Three planned local screenings are free and open to the public Read on...
  13. HP Blue Green Algae_news flash

    Blue Green Algae

    Toxic Blue Green Algae confirmed at Rincon Valley Community Park and potentially toxic algae at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Read on...
  14. City Connections Newsletter

    NEW City Connections Newsletter

    This new monthly newsletter delivers the latest happenings around the City by highlighting local news, events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, job openings, and more. Sign-up...
  15. Apartment building

    Santa Rosa Takes Steps to Develop Rental Inspection Program

    City Council will hold a study session about the proposed program on September 24, 2019. Read on...
  16. National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

    Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

    September is National Preparedness month — follow these tips to help ensure your family is ready, no matter the emergency. Read on...
  17. Get involved in your community
  18. Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Rd to W 3rd St News Flash

    Detour Postponed for Fulton Road Project

    Detour Postponed for the Fulton Road Reconstruction Project - Occidental Road to West Third Street for the installation of roller compacted concrete pavement. Read on...
  19. Streets to Creeks News Flash

    Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch

    A coalition of cities, counties, towns, and special districts that share the Russian River watershed have partnered to raise awareness about neighborhood storm drains and their connection to the vitality of our local creeks. Read on...
  20. Back to School on CityBus

    Start the new school year with CityBus!

    Summer is almost over and students will be back to school. CityBus is here to help make your morning school commute less hectic— just sit back, relax, read, listen to music, catch up with friends, and leave the driving to us. Read on...
  21. RainerNavarro

    City of Santa Rosa Names New Police Chief

    Rainer Navarro to Take Helm of Santa Rosa Police Department Read on...
  22. View of Wildland Urban Interface Area in the City of Santa Rosa

    Upcoming Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshops

    Residents are encouraged to participate in one of three workshops to provide input Read on...
  23. Renewal Enterprise District (RED) - City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

    Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

    Michelle Whitman to Set Course for Future of Recently Formed Housing-Focused JPA Read on...
  24. Joint Announcement from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    The Injunction defines under what circumstances individuals experiencing homelessness may be cited or arrested for violation of camping ordinances on public property in Santa Rosa Read on...
  25. Affordable Housing Map graphic

    New Interactive Affordable Housing Map

    Locate and learn more about affordable housing in the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  26. Hearn Ave Interchange Measure M

    Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

    City to ask SCTA to reallocate $9.5M in Measure M funding to construct the Hearn Avenue Interchange Improvements Project - Phase 3. Read on...
  27. WQR_ newsflash

    Water Quality Report

    The 2018 Santa Rosa Water Quality Report is NOW Available! Read on...
  28. Red Flag being raised on flag pole at fire station

    Preparations for Emergency Response During Fire Season

    Learn how public safety officials will be monitoring and responding to conditions in the field to help protect our community Read on...
  29. City of Santa Rosa

    Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

    City of Santa Rosa and County Sonoma part of $415 million settlement to resolve North Bay local governments 2017 fire claims Read on...
  30. EV Charging Station News Flash Home

    Electric Vehicle Charging Rates Change 7/1/19

    Effective July 1, 2019, the rates change for use of City operated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Read on...
  31. Bay Area Metro Awards

    Santa Rosa CityBus is a Co-Recipient of the Grand Award at the 2019 Bay Area Metro Awards

    Three public transit operators and a public energy program are recognized for their work to save lives, protect communities and aid in rebuilding in response to the October 2017 North Bay fires. Read on...
  32. CalHome News Item Graphic

    Disaster Assistance Program Expanded

    Previously limited to Coffey Park, now any eligible Santa Rosa homeowner can apply for CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program. Read on...
  33. Dry, high weeds

    2019 Weed Abatement Season

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to begin inspections of applicable properties on June 12th Read on...
  34. Jennifer Burke

    City of Santa Rosa Appoints Water Department Director

    Jennifer Burke selected to oversee all Water Department operations Read on...
  35. Home Construction

    A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

    Property owners experiencing delays or challenges due to issues with their contractor may contact the Resilient City Permit Center Read on...
  36. Wildfire Awareness Week

    “Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

    California Governor declared May 5-11 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt” Read on...
  37. City of Santa Rosa

    Wildfire After Action Report

    The City's Independent After-Action Report reviews events and actions around 2017 wildfires and makes recommendations for areas of improvement Read on...
  38. City of Santa Rosa

    City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

    City Council approved release of police records pre-dating January 1, 2019, under Senate Bill 1421 Read on...
  39. Police Chief Hank Schreeder

    Police Chief Retirement Date Moved to August 1

    City anticipates making final selection on new Police Chief in July 2019. Read on...
  40. bus new flash pic

    New Additions to CityBus Fleet

    Four new clean-diesel buses now operating in Santa Rosa Read on...
  41. Man taking ticket to pass controlled accessed point in parking garage

    New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

    Program offers 50% discount on parking in Garage 12 for commuters regularly using public transportation Read on...
  42. City of Santa Rosa City Clerk

    Clerk’s Office Introduces New Public Records Portal

    New portal provides provides better direct community access to City records. Read on...
  43. City of Santa Rosa

    Council Goal Setting

    Council members discussed City's top priorities for 2019-20 Read on...
  44. Temporary Fire Station 5

    Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

    Facility to operate until permanent station rebuilt following its loss in Tubbs Fire Read on...
  45. FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

    FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

    New online tool tracks funding status for public infrastructure damaged by October 2017 wildfires Read on...
  46. Public Art Walk_news flash

    Public Art Walk

    Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! Read on...
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    Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

    Hundreds of photos and other images are preserved for all time and made available online. Read on...
  48. Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

    Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

    Donate to help rebuild Santa Rosa's fire damaged City parks! Read on...
  49. garage 12 news flash 300x189

    First Hour Free Parking

    On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.
  50. Accessory Dwelling Unit

    Accessory Dwelling Units

    The City of Santa Rosa is preparing an amendment to the Zoning Code to facilitate the construction of accessory dwelling units on single-family residential parcels in compliance with new state law.
  51. Rows of crops at a farm with an orange sky in the background.

    Community Promotion Funding

    Non-profits are encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote the City
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    Permit Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa recently launched Permit Santa Rosa, on which you can review permit activity on an interactive map, apply for permits, schedule inspections, and explore our data portal.