The Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Office (CIRO) is responsible for developing accessible and timely communication about city initiatives, programs, and services to enhance and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with the community and inform the public on current initiatives, events, and important topics in Santa Rosa. CIRO manages the daily operation of the City’s communications channels, including the website and social media accounts, guides and facilitates engagement with the media and the public, and provides departments with strategic communications counsel.


  1. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_2.29.24

    City Connections: Feb. 29, 2024

    SRPD Strategic Planning | NAP Award Winners | Work Experience for Teens | Leprechaun Treasure Hunt | Picnic Reservations | And More Additional Info...
  2. SRPD March 6 Community Meeting for Strategic Plan

    Police Chief John Cregan Invites Community Input to Shape Three-Year Strategic Plan

    In a forward-looking initiative to increase community involvement, Santa Rosa’s Police Chief, John Cregan, is set to host a community meeting on March 6... Read on...
  3. Steele Lane Elementary Pilot Study News Flash

    City to Implement a Short-Term Pilot Study

    The Steele Lane Elementary Pilot Study will determine what impacts a "road diet" will have on multimodal travel along this corridor fronting Steele Lane Elementary School from March 18 through May 24, 2024. Read on...
  4. FEMA Flood Study_News Flash

    FEMA Begins Mapping Flood Risk for Santa Rosa Creek Watershed

    FEMA began flood risk mapping of the Santa Rosa Creek Watershed this month. The local mapping project is part of a national effort led by FEMA to increase local knowledge of flood risks. Read on...
  5. Leprechaun Hanging from Bench

    Leprechaun Treasure Hunt

    Hunt for leprechauns hidden in our City parks throughout the month or March and win a pot of chocolate gold! Additional Info...
  6. Copy of CC_Dye Tab Challenge_350x240 (1)

    Dye Tab Challenge

    Test your toilets for leaks and be entered to win a $25 gift card. Additional Info...
  7. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_2.22.24

    City Connections: Feb. 22, 2024

    Highway 12 Closure | Safe Routes to School | Leprechaun Treasure Hunt | City Sluggers T-ball | Historic Special Event Venues | And More Additional Info...
  8. NF_North Park Meeting

    North Neighborhood Park Improvements

    Join us for a community meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m., to discuss a community vision for North Neighborhood Park. Read on...
  9. NAP Award Winners_News Flash

    Santa Rosa Announces the Award Winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition

    The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in collaboration with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the award winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition. Read on...
  10. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_2.15.24

    City Connections: Feb. 15, 2024

    Seasonal Jobs with Rec & Parks | SE Greenway Support | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | City Sluggers T-ball League | Repair Fair | And More Additional Info...
  11. NF_Sandbag Station

    City's Sandbag Station is Free to Residents

    Sandbag materials are available in the City Yard throughout the entire rain season, not only during storm events Read on...
  12. NF_Caltrans Hwy 12 Closure Limits 2024

    Highway 12 Westbound Closure Feb. 23-26 for Paving Project

    Caltrans to close westbound highway 12 between Dutton Avenue and Santa Rosa Avenue for the paving project from Feb. 23-26. Partial closure during the day and full closure at night. Read on...
  13. Now Hiring

    Now Hiring - Multiple Positions

    Now accepting applications for multiple positions in the Water Department. Read on...
  14. Hands of homeless man

    Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan Year One Outcomes

    Report on the City's progress toward implementing year one of its five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. Read on...
  15. NF_SE Greenway Funding

    SE Greenway Takes Another Step Forward with Ag + Open Space Support

    The Sonoma County Ag + Open Space Board of Directors voted in favor of allocating up to $1M in Matching Grant funds to support the acquisition of the 49-acre Southeast Greenway property. Read on...
  16. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_2.6.24

    City Connections: Feb. 6, 2024

    Storm Cleanup Tips | Fire Station 5 Public Art Survey | Earth Day Vendors & Sponsors | Park-A-Month | Grazing Opportunity | And More Additional Info...
  17. Recreation Staff

    Hiring Now for Fun Spring/Summer Jobs

    Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks launches spring and summer job recruitment. Read on...
  18. NF_BFC_300x190

    Santa Rosa Honored with Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

    The League of American Bicyclists recognizes Santa Rosa for our commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices. Read on...
  19. MicrosoftTeams-image (1)

    Santa Rosa is Rain-Ready: Sandbags, Crews, and Preparedness

    The rainy season is here, and the City of Santa Rosa is prepared to mitigate the impacts of heavy rainfall and winter storms. From sandbags to swift water rescue teams, the City has a plan to keep residents safe through wet weather. Read on...
  20. SpringSummer 2024 Activity Guide Cover

    See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more! Additional Info...
  21. Earth Day - News Flash

    Become a Earth Day Vendor or Sponsor-Apply Today!

    Now accepting applications for vendors and sponsors for Earth Day Onstage on April 20th from noon to 4pm at Courthouse Square. Read on...
  22. Fire Station 5 Art_News Flash (1)

    Santa Rosa Seeks Input on Fire Station 5 Public Art Project

    Take part in the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project community input survey! This project aims to celebrate the new Fire Station 5, which replaces the station destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on Newgate Court. Share your valuable feedback by March 15! Read on...
  23. Fire Station 5 Art_News Flash (1)

    Take the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project Survey

    Take part in the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project community input survey! This project aims to celebrate the new Fire Station 5, which replaces the station destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on Newgate Court. Share your valuable feedback by March 15! Additional Info...
  24. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_1.31.24

    City Connections: Jan. 31, 2024

    Storm Update | Grazing Opportunity | Transit Equity Day | Darkside & Lamplight Tours | Neighborhood Services’ Block Blast | And More Additional Info...
  25. Hand turning up the thermostat

    City of Santa Rosa Opens Warming Center Due to Heavy Rains and Gusty Winds

    A temporary drop-in warming center will open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 2, for residents who need a place to get out of the forecasted heavy rains and gusty winds. Read on...
  26. Transit Equity Day

    Sonoma County Transit Agencies to Provide Free Transit Countywide on Transit Equity Day

    In observance of Transit Equity Day on Feb. 4, ride fare-free on Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit. Read on...
  27. Hand turning up the thermostat

    Warming Center to Open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

    A temporary drop-in warming center will open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Friday, February 2 for residents who need a place to get out of the forecasted heavy rains and gusty winds. Read on...
  28. Grazing for Weed Abatement

    Grazing Opportunity on City Properties for Weed Abatement

    The City is seeking parties interested in grazing their farm animals on select Santa Rosa Water managed properties for 2024 weed abatement Read on...
  29. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_1.25.24

    City Connections: Jan. 25, 2024

    Spring/Summer Activity Guide | Highway 12 Closure | City Hall Blood Drive | HAWK Signal Survey | Recreation Scholarships | And More Additional Info...
  30. NF_5K

    Go Green for Good with the St. Patrick's Day 5K Fundraiser

    Run, walk, dance or stroll at the St. Patrick's Day 5K and post-race celebration on March 17! This popular family event at Courthouse Square supports for the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. Read on...
  31. Transit Equity Day

    Ride Fare-Free on Transit Equity Day Commemorating Rosa Parks

    On Feb. 4, to commemorate Rosa Parks life and legacy, Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit invite everyone to ride public transit fare-free Read on...
  32. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_1.18.24

    City Connections: Jan. 18, 2024

    Gang Awareness Presentation & Wellness Fair | Highway 12 Closure | Summer Camp Registration | Live at Juilliard Applications | Composting | And More Additional Info...
  33. Fall Swim Scholarships_news flash

    2024 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

    Rec scholarships are available to help offset the cost of select programs for eligible SR residents. Changes to the program this year allow residents to receive a scholarship subsidy on their account prior to registration, which may be used for payment. Additional Info...
  34. Woman holding &#34give blood, save lives&#34 sign.

    Blood Drive at Santa Rosa City Hall, Feb. 8

    The American Red Cross has declared a blood shortage emergency. In response to the need for blood donations, the City of Santa Rosa will host a blood drive on February 8, 2024, at City Hall. Read on...
  35. News Flash_Live at Juilliard

    City of Santa Rosa Accepting Talent Applications for Live at Juilliard Concert Series

    Join the 2024 Live at Juilliard Concert Series in Downtown Santa Rosa! Local bands, submit your talent application now for this family-friendly event. Applications are due by Fri., March 8, 2024. Read on...
  36. Caltrans Implementing Clearing for Hearn Ave Intercrossing

    Construction Preparations for Hearn Avenue Interchange Project

    On Jan. 17, 2024, Caltrans plans to implement vegetation clearing to expedite the Highway 101 and Hearn Avenue Interchange project Read on...
  37. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_1.11.24

    City Connections: Jan. 11, 2024

    Rain Ready | HAWK Signals | Planning & Economic Development Director | E-Waste Recycling | Sandbag Filling Station | And More Additional Info...
  38. Gabe Osburn Director Planning and Economic Development

    City of Santa Rosa Hires Gabe Osburn as its Director of Planning and Economic Development

    With a career spanning 27 years in local government at the City of Santa Rosa, Mr. Osburn has demonstrated leadership and expertise within multiple operational and development departments, showing his commitment to the City's growth and prosperity. Read on...
  39. House with a heart on it and financial documents in background

    Community Input Needed on Housing & Services

    The City is seeking community input to help guide the 2024-2027 Consolidated Plan, determining how federal funding will be used to meet housing and community services needs and set priorities in Santa Rosa over the next three years. Additional Info...
  40. SRPD News Release More than 300 Toys

    More than 300 Toys Collected During SRPD toy Drive

    The Santa Rosa Police Department recently held a holiday toy drive to benefit “Grupo de Mujeres Unidas - United Women's Group.” During the month of December, we accepted new and unwrapped toys from... Read on...
  41. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_1.4.24

    City Connections: Jan. 4, 2024

    2024-2027 Consolidated Plan | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | Transportation & Public Works Director | Kindergym | Recology Bulky Item Collection | And More Additional Info...
  42. NF_Dan Hennessey

    City of Santa Rosa Hires Dan Hennessey as its Director of Transportation and Public Works

    Mr. Hennessey’s experience spans decades in transportation and mobility planning and traffic engineering, with a focus in multimodal transportation planning and traffic engineering design. Read on...
  43. Zero Waste Christmas Tree Composting

    Zero Waste Holidays: Holiday Tree Composting Options

    Compost your holiday tree to keep organic waste out of our landfill Read on...
  44. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_12.21.23

    City Connections: Dec. 21, 2023

    SRPD Homeless Outreach Team | Federal Funding for Housing Needs | Sandbag Filling Station | Winter Camps | MySantaRosa | And More Additional Info...
  45. Officers standing in front of Unum artwork

    City of Santa Rosa Awarded a Federal Microgrant to Enhance SRPD’s Homeless Outreach Efforts

    The U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded the City of Santa Rosa a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) microgrant of $101,904 to enhance... Read on...
  46. HOST logo on sweatshirt worn by homeless outreach worker

    HOST Team Prepares to Expand Outreach to Unhoused Residents in Downtown

    The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), which is funded by the City and operated by Catholic Charities, is preparing to launch expanded outreach services in downtown Santa Rosa. Read on...
  47. Senior woman and man sitting on couch

    New Homes for the Holidays at Laurel at Perennial Park

    Residents are settling in at Laurel at Perennial Park. The new affordable housing complex is at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, destroyed by the Tubbs Fire, and provides homes for low-income seniors. Read on...
  48. NF_CMAwards

    City Manager's 2023 Leadership Awards

    Last Thursday, Dec. 14, members of the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager acknowledged exceptional employees within our organization at the City Manager's 2023 Leadership Awards ceremony. Read on...
  49. NF_2023 PPM Suspension

    Winter Suspension for the 2023 PPM Project

    The City’s 2023 Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) construction project on arterial streets, located primarily in the downtown corridor, has been placed on winter suspension until summer 2024. Read on...
  50. NF_Road Recovery ENG

    33-Mile Neighborhood Road Recovery Project to Begin

    The project is scheduled to begin January 2, 2024 on the $21.8 million Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Road Disaster Recovery Project Read on...
  51. Zero Waste Holiday Resolutions

    Zero Waste Lifestyle Resolutions for the New Year

    Do something good for yourself and your community by resolving to live a more zero-waste focused lifestyle, here are a few suggestions... Read on...
  52. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_12.14.23

    City Connections: Dec. 14, 2023

    Roseland Affordable Apartments | Speed Limit Reductions | Finley Aquatic Center Project Underway | SRPD Toy Drive | Holiday Parking Downtown | And More Additional Info...
  53. News Flash_Finley Aquatic Center Facility Upgrade

    Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project

    Here's a look at the progress being made on the Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project. Read on...
  54. NF_20MPH

    Speed Limit Reductions in the Central Business District

    CA AB43 amended the Vehicle Code allowing the City to reduce the speed limit on fifteen qualifying street segments located within the Central Business District Read on...
  55. NF_Burbank Ave Apartments_Rendering

    Construction to Begin on Disaster Recovery Project to Build Affordable Apartments in Roseland

    All financing is now in place, clearing the way for construction of the new Burbank Avenue Apartments complex in Roseland and marking a milestone in Santa Rosa’s wildfire recovery. Read on...
  56. NF_ZW Food Waste

    Zero Waste Holidays: Tips to Reducing Food Waste

    A few simple actions can make a big impact when you commit to reducing your food waste this holiday season Read on...
  57. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_12.07.23

    City Connections: Dec. 7, 2023

    Santa Rosa’s New Vice Mayor | Free Weekend Holiday Parking Downtown | Call for Artists | Kindergym | Winter Field Closures | And More Additional Info...
  58. CC_Vice Mayor English

    Santa Rosa City Council Elects Mark Stapp as New Vice Mayor

    On Nov. 28, 2023, the Santa Rosa City Council reorganized, appointing Mark Stapp from District 2 as Vice Mayor for a one-year term through December 2024. Read on...
  59. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_11.30.23

    City Connections: Nov. 30, 2023

    Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair | Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining Tips | Home-ARP Funds to Combat Homelessness | Cookies with a Cop | Winter Camps | And More Additional Info...
  60. NF_HOME-ARP Allocation

    City Council Approves Allocation of $2.3M HOME-ARP Grant to Combat Homelessness

    The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) and Catholic Charities will receive the HOME-ARP funding to provide supportive services aimed at preventing homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  61. NF_Surplus Land Action

    Surplus Land Action for City Council Consideration

    On Dec. 12, during a public meeting, City Council will consider action on remaining right of way parcel sections acquired for the Stony Point Road Widening and Construction project Read on...
  62. Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining

    Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining Tips

    The holidays can add up to a lot of waste, however, with conscious planning, we can maintain our focus on zero-waste living while still enjoying the festivities. Read on...
  63. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_11.21.23

    City Connections: Nov. 21, 2023

    Downtown Ambassador Program | Thanksgiving Cooking Safety | Stuff the Bus Toy Drive | Winter Lights | Proper Disposal of Fats, Oil, and Grease | And More Additional Info...
  64. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_11.16.23

    City Connections: Nov. 16, 2023

    End of Wildfire Season | Zero Waste Holiday Tips | Crafts Fair Vendors | Clean Santa Rosa | Boards, Commissions, and Committees | And More Additional Info...
  65. NF_ZW Holidays

    Celebrate Sustainability with Tips for a Zero Waste Holiday

    Incorporating just a few zero waste holiday tips can really make a difference in your holiday waste, find out what you can do Read on...
  66. News Flash End of Fire Season 2023

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2023 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2023 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, which suspends the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance requirements. It will also allow pile burning permits to be issued in the coming weeks. Read on...
  67. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_11.9.23

    City Connections: Nov. 9, 2023

    Geysers 20 Year Anniversary | Sonoma Ave Pavement Rehabilitation | Winter Fire Safety Tips | Winter Lights Annual Tree Lighting | Parties in the Hub | And More Additional Info...
  68. News Flash_Geysers

    20 Years of Environmental Excellence: Celebrating the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project

    This $220 million project, completed in 2003, has been a vital regional contributor, recycling water from Santa Rosa Water's Laguna Treatment Plant, and pumping it through a 41-mile pipeline to recharge Calpine's geothermal steamfields. Read on...
  69. NF_SR Ave Measure M_300x190

    Santa Rosa Avenue Corridor Improvements Project

    This Measure M multi-modal improvements project along Santa Rosa Avenue between Sonoma and Maple avenues is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 Read on...
  70. NF_SB1 Sonoma Ave_300x190

    Sonoma Avenue SB1 Pavement Rehabilitation Project

    Construction started this week on the $4.4M SB1 Sonoma Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project from E Street to Bobelaine Drive Read on...
  71. City Connections_Latest Edition_11.2.23

    City Connections: Nov. 2, 2023

    inRESPONSE | New Director for Rec & Parks | Wayfinding Sign Survey | Recycle Household Hazardous Waste | Daylight Savings | And More Additional Info...
  72. NF_Roadway Recovery

    Neighborhood Road Recovery Project Updates

    Sign up to receive project schedule and construction updates as the City prepares to rehabilitate 33-miles of damaged pavement in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Read on...
  73. NF_Fair Housing Seminar

    Free Virtual Fair Housing Law and Practice Seminar for Housing Providers

    Property owners and managers are invited to a free virtual seminar on Nov. 8. City and County housing officials will join Housing Advocates of Northern California to present important information related to fair housing laws. Additional Info...
  74. News Flash_Turn Off Irrigation

    It’s Time to TURN OFF Outdoor Irrigation

    Whether you water by hand or have an automatic system, let’s all commit to turning off outdoor irrigation until Spring to save water. Additional Info...
  75. NF_Be Halloween Safe

    Halloween Safety Does Not Have to be Spooky!

    Halloween is an exciting and spooky time of year, but it is also an important time to practice fire and personal safety. Often, decorations are the first materials to ignite in home fires and numerous others are started by candles. Read on...
  76. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_10.26.23

    City Connections: Oct. 26, 2023

    Laurel at Perennial Park | Highway 12 Closure | Hearn Community Hub Survey | Women's Self Defense Intro | Halloween Safety Tips | And More Additional Info...
  77. Rec and Parks Logo with Tree Background

    City of Santa Rosa Hires Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks

    After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, the City of Santa Rosa has named Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks. Read on...
  78. NF_Laurel at Perennial Park

    Milestone Disaster Recovery Project “Laurel at Perennial Park” Welcomes Residents

    City celebrates opening of Laurel at Perennial Park, a new affordable housing development for seniors at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park. Read on...
  79. NF_Caltrans Hwy 12 Closures Oct. 2023

    Highway 12 Weekend Closure Planned October 27-30

    Caltrans has scheduled overnight full closures and daytime lane closures starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 27 through 5 a.m. on Monday, October 30. Read on...
  80. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_10.19.23

    City Connections: Oct. 19, 2023

    Highway 12 Closure | Imagine a Day Without Water | Wildfire Ready | Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Volunteer Workday | Rec & Parks Contract Instructors | And More Additional Info...
  81. Day Without Water

    Imagine a Day Without Water

    Have you ever thought about where your drinking water comes from or where your wastewater goes? For #ImagineADayWithoutWater, we urge you to take action by learning about the systems that deliver water to our homes and businesses each day. Additional Info...
  82. News Release_Murals

    City of Santa Rosa Launches Small Business Support Program with New Murals

    Several new murals around Santa Rosa are a part of the Small Business Support Program, focused on grants for façade improvement, placemaking, and parklet build-out in qualifying commercial districts within the City. Read on...
  83. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_10.12.23

    City Connections: Oct. 12, 2023

    Hearn Community Hub | Water Professionals Appreciation Week | Wayfinding Sign Survey | Park-A-Month | Community Gardens | And More Additional Info...
  84. NF_Break Out the Rake

    Break out the Rake! Keep Storm Drains Clear of Leaves and Debris

    Leaves left on the street can clog storm drains and pollute our local creeks, so Break out the Rake and compost leaves at home or in your green waste bin Read on...
  85. News Flash_Board Vacancies

    City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

    Are you interested in making significant contributions to the City of Santa Rosa? Want to ensure your voice is heard? Then join one of our boards or committees! Read on...
  86. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_10.5.23

    City Connections: Oct. 5, 2023

    Oct. 11 Town Hall | Finley Aquatic Center Closure Update | Violence Prevention Partnership Seminar Returns | Hearn Community Hub | Holiday Rental Venues | And More Additional Info...
  87. NF_OCT11TownHall

    Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Stapp on Oct. 11

    Santa Rosa residents are invited to a Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Stapp on Oct. 11 Read on...
  88. Finley Aquatic Center

    Finley Aquatic Center to Close Thru Next Spring for Facility Upgrade

    Finley Aquatic Center will close at end of day on Friday, Nov. 3 thru spring 2024 for construction of a new spray ground and splash pad, and renovation of the pool deck area. Read on...
  89. NF_2022SRPDReport

    Santa Rosa Police Department Unveils Comprehensive 2022 Annual Report

    The Santa Rosa Police Department is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated 2022 Annual Report, showcasing the department’s dedication to . . . Read on...
  90. News Flash_VPP Seminar

    Violence Prevention Partnership Seminar Returns to Santa Rosa

    The seminar returns on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Finley Community Center, and aims to address the uptick in youth violence. Read on...
  91. NF - SAFER Grant group of fire fighters

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Awarded $7.08M Grant to Fund Additional Staffing

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has been awarded a $7.08 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. Read on...
  92. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_9.28.23

    City Connections: Sept. 28, 2023

    Stormwater Protection Awards | Nationwide Emergency Alert Test | $21.8M Roadway Recovery Project | Ridgway Pool Slide Restoration | Summer Rec Report Out | And More Additional Info...
  93. News Flash_City Logo

    Statement from the Mayor Regarding Public Participation Changes

    The City of Santa Rosa prides itself on its efforts to be open and transparent. The City will continue to allow for public participation and encourage the community to engage with the City’s effort to be and remain transparent. Read on...
  94. NF_Slurry Seal 300x190px

    $21.8M Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Area

    Roadway recovery project to resurface approximately 33 miles of residential streets damaged following the 2017 Tubbs Fire Read on...
  95. News Flash_Ridgway Slide Restoration Thumbnail

    Ridgway Slide Repaired and Restored for More Slip, Sliding Fun

    When the 23 year old slide at Ridgway Swim Center faced imminent closure, it was all hands on deck to complete a repair and restoration project to keep the community-favorite attraction open. Read on...
  96. Cannabis plant being handled by person with blue gloves on

    City of Santa Rosa Hosting Community Workshop on Cannabis Security

    Members of the public are invited to join City staff for an in-person community workshop on Oct. 3 for an opportunity for police, cannabis, and security leaders to come together and discuss methods to improve cannabis safety and security. Read on...
  97. NF_Hwy 12 Closure Map

    Caltrans Weekend Closure of Hwy 12 from Sept. 22-25, 2023

    Caltrans detours will be in effect from 8:00 p.m. Sept. 22 through 5:00 a.m. Sept. 25, on Hwy 12 from Fulton Road to Dutton Avenue. Read on...
  98. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_9.21.23

    City Connections: Sept. 21, 2023

    Merit Awards Winners | Highway 12 Closure | Blood Drive | Boards, Commissions, and Committees | Storm Water & Creeks Team Spotlight | And More Additional Info...
  99. legs and feet of man standing in front of door mat with the shape of a heart and the word &#34home&#

    Down Payment Assistance Loan Programs - Sept 27 Webinar/Meeting

    Santa Rosa residents looking to buy their first home may be eligible for up to $175,000 in down payment loan assistance. An informational webinar, with an in-person location to view the webinar, will be held Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Additional Info...
  100. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_9.14.23

    City Connections: Sept. 14, 2023

    Downtown Housing $9.5M State Grant | SRPD Beat Newsletter | Finley Aquatic Center Upgrades | Firefighter Story Hour | Evacuation Zones | And More Additional Info...
  101. 2023 Merit Awards Logo

    City of Santa Rosa Announces 2023 Merit Awards Winners

    The City of Santa Rosa has selected 13 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2023 Merit Awards. Join us to celebrate these outstanding community volunteers on Sept. 18 at Finley Community Center. Read on...
  102. Aerial view of downtown surplus parking lots

    City Receives $9.5M State Grant for Development of Downtown Housing

    The City has been awarded up to $9.5 million from the California Housing and Community Development Department to help pave the way for more housing in Santa Rosa’s downtown. Read on...
  103. NF_Finley Spray Ground Rendering 300x190

    Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and ADA Renovation Project

    City Council approved the contract award for $5.3M spray ground construction and ADA improvements, construction expected to begin October 2023 Read on...
  104. Creek Week News Flash

    SR Water Hosting Series of Community Events to Educate Community on Importance of Protecting Creeks

    Santa Rosa Water invites you to attend activities planned for the Annual Creek Week Celebration occurring September 16-23, 2023. Read on...
  105. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_9.7.23

    City Connections: Sept. 7, 2023

    Down Payment Assistance Loan Program | Creek Week | Fire Prevention | Town Hall | Real-Time Bus Location Info System | And More Additional Info...
  106. News Flash_Bicycle Friendly City Bronze Award

    City Recognized with Bicycle Friendly Business Award

    The League of American Bicyclists honors the City of Santa Rosa with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business award Read on...
  107. Title Screen for video for I Wanna Know

    City Collaborates with Bay Area Artist Kayatta to Release New Song

    The collaborative effort brings together ideas brought forward from youth outreach done by Kimzin Creative Read on...
  108. News Flash_City Logo

    Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Alvarez on Sept. 7

    Santa Rosa residents are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers and Councilmember Eddie Alvarez. Read on...
  109. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_8.31.23

    City Connections: Aug. 31, 2023

    Town Hall Meeting | Emergency Preparedness Month | Local Junior Giants Participant Awarded Scholarship | General Plan Update Survey | Rosie History Tours | And More Additional Info...
  110. NF_CityHall

    Important Announcement: Temporary Office Closure Friday 9/8/2023

    The City of Santa Rosa has identified a flea infestation within the City Hall campus at 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Read on...
  111. News Flash_Junior Giants Scholarship_Itzel Velarde

    Santa Rosa Junior Giants Participant Awarded Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship

    Itzel Velarde, a Santa Rosa Junior Giants participant, has been awarded the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship, earning her a $10,000 college scholarship and more. Read on...
  112. NF_CityBus New Location System

    CityBus Transitions to a New Real-Time Bus Location Information System

    Effective Sept. 5, access to the current bus tracking system will be reduced as CityBus transitions to the new system Read on...
  113. Bennett Valley Golf Course sand trap and green

    Replacement of Bennett Valley Golf Course Irrigation System

    The City Council has appropriated $2M toward the replacement of the irrigation system at Bennett Valley Golf Course. Read on...
  114. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_8.24.23

    City Connections: Aug. 24, 2023

    Homelessness Point-in-Time Count | Caritas Homes Grand Opening | General Plan Update Open Houses | Mutual Aid | Creek Week Activities | And More Additional Info...
  115. NF_CaritasHomesOpening (1)

    Caritas Homes Phase One Opens in Downtown

    Caritas Homes Phase One is now open in downtown Santa Rosa, providing affordable housing for chronically homeless residents. Read on...
  116. Homeless man, Hands

    Point-in-Time Count Shows 30% Fewer Residents Experiencing Homelessness in Santa Rosa

    Results from the 2023 Point-in-Time Count show the City of Santa Rosa in coordination with the County is successfully addressing homelessness. Read on...
  117. NF_WomanEqualityDayProc

    Santa Rosa City Council Proclaims Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day

    On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Santa Rosa City Council presented a proclamation recognizing this Saturday, Aug. 26, as Women’s Equality Day. Read on...
  118. NF_Hopper Meeting

    New Revised Concept Design Plan for Hopper Avenue Corridor

    Join us on Wednesday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. for the third and final virtual community meeting for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement project Read on...
  119. NF_MutualAid

    Santa Rosa Fire and Police Departments Provide Essential Mutual Aid Across the State

    On Sunday, SRPD responded to a mutual aid request, sending a dedicated team of law enforcement to Del Norte County to assist with... Read on...
  120. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_8.17.23

    City Connections: Aug. 17, 2023

    Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Resilient City Ordinances | Neighborhood Services Block Blast | Movies in the Park | Emergency Preparedness Plan | And More Additional Info...
  121. Public Art Logo Newsflash

    Call for Artists: Fire Station 5 Public Art

    The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at a new fire station located at the southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road. Read on...
  122. Graphic that says &#34WIldfire Ready Resource Fair&#34

    Attend the City of Santa Rosa’s Wildfire Ready Resource Fair on August 19

    Santa Rosa residents are invited to attend the City of Santa Rosa’s free Wildfire Ready Resource Fair, the City’s annual event focused on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience. Read on...
  123. Detail of artwork, Rosa Californica, at City Hall

    Artists Julian Billotte and Anna Wiziarde Celebrate Recent Public Art Installation at City Hall

    The dedication ceremony, hosted by the artists, for Rosa californica will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in front of the artwork at City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Read on...
  124. NF_Back to School

    Students Ride Back-to-School Free with CityBus!

    Students in grades K-12 and SRJC students can ride any bus line, anytime on Santa Rosa CityBus Fare-Free Read on...
  125. News Flash_Teresa Striker

    Santa Rosa City Council Selects Teresa Stricker as New City Attorney

    After a national recruitment, the Santa Rosa City Council selects Teresa Stricker as the new City Attorney for Santa Rosa. The formal contract will be approved by the City Council on August 22, 2023, and Stricker is expected to start on November 6, 2023. Read on...
  126. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_8.10.23

    City Connections: Aug. 10, 2023

    Southeast Greenway Acquisition | Camping Ordinance Update | Movies in the Park | Park-A-Month | HAWK Signals | And More Additional Info...
  127. NF_Night Work 300x190px

    Night Work Planned for Sewer Replacement Project

    Night work scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Sunday, August 13, to last approximately one week, near Mission Circle for the Los Alamos Trunk Sewer Replacement project Read on...
  128. NF_Camping Ordinance

    Ordinance Governing Camping on Public and Private Property

    The Santa Rosa City Council has approved the first reading of an update to the City's ordinance governing camping on public and private property. If approved following a second reading on Aug. 22, the ordinance will become effective on Sept. 22. Read on...
  129. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_8.3.23

    City Connections: Aug. 3, 2023

    New Fall/Winter Activity Guide | Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Howarth Park Tennis Court Renovation | Clean Santa Rosa | Park Permits & Picnic Reservations | And More Additional Info...
  130. NF_NOFA Affordable Housing Awards

    Housing Authority Awards $8.5M in NOFA Funds for Four Affordable Housing Projects

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has awarded approximately $8.5 million in 2023-24 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) loan funds to help create up to 158 new units of affordable housing and to preserve and rehabilitate 49 units in the city. Read on...
  131. NF_Hopper Meeting

    Revised Design Concepts for Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

    On August 30, the City will hold the third virtual community meeting to review and discuss revised design concepts for improvements to the Hopper Avenue Corridor Read on...
  132. Violence Prevention Partnership Logo_300x189

    Violence Prevention Partnership Hosts First Community Wellness Pop-up Event

    In the wake of two fatal shootings of Santa Rosa teens in the month of June, the City of Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Partnership has been working to greatly expand its capacity to respond to crisis. Read on...
  133. People celebrating as construction framing goes up

    New Affordable Homes for Farmworker Families in Rincon Valley

    Construction framing has begun on MidPen Housing's new Mahonia Glen development. Local and state support helped make the project possible, including $4.9 million from the Santa Rosa Housing Authority. Additional Info...
  134. Santa Rosa Forward_300x189

    Santa Rosa Unveils Draft General Plan Update; Requests Public Feedback

    Review the draft general plan update now or attend one of several in-person meetings this summer from Aug. 7 through 17 Read on...
  135. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_7.27.23

    City Connections: July 27, 2023

    Fire Station 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony | Fall/Winter Activity Guide | Traffic Detours | Summer on the Square | Police Chief’s Community Advisory Team | And More Additional Info...
  136. News Flash_FallWinter AG

    See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more! Additional Info...
  137. NF_FS5 GB 07_2023

    Fire Station 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony

    On July 21, Santa Rosa City staff, along with local, State, and Federal partners celebrated the long-anticipated groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project. Read on...
  138. NF Top the Cop

    Youth and SRPD Officers Race on Sonoma Raceway's Quarter-Mile Drag Strip in Top the Cops™ Program

    The Santa Rosa Police Department is committed to keeping the community safe, reducing violent crime, and preventing illegal sideshows from occurring within our city. Read on...
  139. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_7.20.23

    City Connections: July 20, 2023

    Prohousing Designation | Wildfire Urban Interface | General Plan Update | Live at Juilliard | Free Toilets & Fixtures | And More Additional Info...
  140. NF - Control Burn

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Prescribed Burns Begin July 25th

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department is currently planning a prescribed burn for the undeveloped parkland on the northwest end of Youth Community Park, between Paradise Lane and Fulton Road, south of Piner Road. Read on...
  141. NF_Detour Ahead

    Major Detours Scheduled for Piner-Fulton Road Intersection Over Two Weekends

    Traffic detours and road closures, which are required to repave the intersection, will be in effect both night and day over two weekends, July 28-30 and August 11-13 Read on...
  142. Fire Station 5 graphic with areas marked for potential locations for artwork

    City of Santa Rosa to Break Ground on Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

    The City of Santa Rosa invites the media to participate in a momentous event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project on July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Read on...
  143. Resilient City logo on red background

    Santa Rosa Considering Extending Portions of the Resilient City Ordinances

    The City of Santa Rosa is asking for the public’s input on extending all or portions of two ordinances created following three wildfires since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic and that are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2023. Read on...
  144. The City of Santa Rosa is Prohousing with the HCD logo and the city in the background

    City of Santa Rosa Earns State of California’s Prohousing Designation

    The coveted designation recognizes Santa Rosa as a leader in addressing the housing crisis. Read on...
  145. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_7.13.23

    City Connections: July 13, 2023

    Zero Waste Week | Excessive Heat Warning | Live at Juilliard | Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair Vendors | Prescribed Burn | And More Additional Info...
  146. NF_Climate Action

    League of CA Cities Spotlights Santa Rosa's Commitment to Climate Action

    The city is on track to exceed the state’s climate goals thanks in part to the nearby geothermal field. Additional Info...
  147. NF_HCH Library

    California State Library Grant Awards $5M for New Library

    Hearn Community Hub project receives grant award towards construction of new library in southwest Santa Rosa Read on...
  148. NF_Crosswalk Beacon

    New Flashing Crosswalk Beacon at Hoen and Sierra Creek

    The City intends to install 7 additional Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at crosswalks with the available grant funding. Read on...
  149. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_7.6.23

    City Connections: July 6, 2023

    Senior Expo | Smart Irrigation Month | Zero Waste Week | Merit Award Nominations | Park & Rec Month | And More Additional Info...
  150. NF_Waitlist Opening

    Deadline Extended to Apply to the Waitlist for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    The deadline to apply to participate in the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist has been extended to July 14, 2023. Read on...
  151. NF_2023JointMessage

    Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

    Following a very rainy season and several late-season storms, there is an abundance of dry seasonal grasses across Santa Rosa. Residents and visitors are strongly urged to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July. Read on...
  152. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_6.29.23

    City Connections: June 29, 2023

    Annual Water Quality Report | CityBus Receives $9.9 Million Grant | Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes | Section 8 Housing Waitlist | Fireworks | And More Additional Info...
  153. NF_Two-Way Bike Lanes

    City’s First Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes

    Two-way protected bicycle lanes allow bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road, reducing potential conflict points between cars and cyclists. Read on...
  154. NF_EV CityBus

    Santa Rosa CityBus Receives $9.9 Million for Bus Fleet Electrification

    Santa Rosa CityBus is one of only five transit agencies in the Bay Area to receive this competitive Federal Transit Administration grant funding and it is the largest grant ever awarded to Santa Rosa for its transition to a zero-emissions transit fleet. Read on...
  155. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_6.22.23

    City Connections: June 22, 2023

    WaterSmart Expo | $3.9M Encampment Relief Funding | Blood Drive | Clean Santa Rosa | Garbage Cans Reminder | And More Additional Info...
  156. 2023 Torch Run

    Santa Rosa Police Department Supports the Special Olympics through Law Enforcement Torch Run

    The Santa Rosa Police Department recently showed its support for the Special Olympics by participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Read on...
  157. Encampment Resolution Grant

    City of Santa Rosa Awarded Nearly $3.9M in State Funding to Resolve Encampments

    The grant funding will be used to help residents who live in encampments in Southwest and Southeast Santa Rosa move off the streets and into housing. Read on...
  158. NF_BloodDrive

    City of Santa Rosa Blood Drive - July 25, 2023

    Did you know a person needs donated blood every two seconds? Transform lives with us at Santa Rosa City Hall on July 25th and experience the wonder of being part of something bigger than yourself. Additional Info...
  159. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_6.15.23

    City Connections: June 15, 2023

    Merit Awards Nominations | Hearn Community Hub Project | Santa Rosa Ave Corridor Improvements Project | Juneteenth Festival | SolarApp+ | And More Additional Info...
  160. Cannabis plant being handled by person with blue gloves on

    City Hosting Community Workshop to Inform Cannabis Equity Assessment

    Members of the public are asked to join City staff for an online community workshop on June 26. Read on...
  161. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_6.8.23

    City Connections: June 8, 2023

    Safe Parking Program Update | City Manager Smith Wins Award | WaterSmart Expo | Park-A-Month | MySantaRosa | And More Additional Info...
  162. Man reviewing the City of Santa Rosa Real Estate Asset Map online

    We’ve Updated Our Real Estate Asset Map!

    The latest features add better search functionality to find City surplus properties, view parcel reports, and review lease info. Read on...
  163. News Flash_CM Influential Women Award

    City Manager Maraskeshia Smith Wins the North Bay Business Journal’s Influential Women Award

    Congratulations to our City Manager, Maraskeshia Smith, on winning the North Bay Business Journal’s Influential Women Award! Read on...
  164. RV parked at the Safe Parking Program site in Santa Rosa, CA

    Safe Parking Program Completes Successful First Year of Operation

    The City’s Safe Parking Program has successfully helped to reduce vehicle encampments and homelessness throughout Santa Rosa. Read on...
  165. News Flash_Water Quality Report 23

    Now Available: 2022 Water Quality Report

    Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is now available! The Water Quality Report outlines Santa Rosa Water’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards. Additional Info...
  166. Seasonal Staff Training in Finley Auditorium

    Recreation & Parks Welcomes 300+ Seasonal Employees with In-Service Training Week

    Hundreds of newly hired seasonal staff members kicked off a week of intensive training and learning at Finley Community Center on June 5, 2023 to get ready for summer programs. Read on...
  167. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_6.01.23

    City Connections: June 2, 2023

    2023 Wildfire Season Declared | City Action Plan for Vegetation Management | Section 8 Housing Vouchers | Live at Juilliard Lineup | Free Compost Giveaway | Spray Ground Open | And More Additional Info...
  168. Photo of tall dry grass on Skyfarm Drive in Santa Rosa taken May 2023

    Weed Abatement Ordinance Starts June 5, 2023 for Property Owners

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares June 5, 2023 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in the City Santa Rosa. The declaration is used to initiate compliance with local weed abatement requirements. Read on...
  169. Bike Rack Parking Expansion

    Bike Rack Parking Expansion in the Downtown Area and Parks

    The City is in the process of installing 120 new galvanized inverted-U bike racks thanks to grant funding from BAAQMD TFCA administered through SCTA Read on...
  170. News Flash_CivicReady 05.31.23 Test Reminder

    CivicReady Test Message, May 31, 2023 at 10 a.m.

    Hey, Santa Rosa! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 10 a.m.! We want to keep you well-informed and that's why we are conducting a test of the CivicReady mass notification system. Read on...
  171. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_5.25.23

    City Connections: May 25, 2023

    Caritas Village Receives $5 Million | Wildfire Ready Tips | Senior Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors | CA Welcome Center Open House | Bird Nesting Season | And More Additional Info...
  172. NF_RRSQ RR Reconstruction

    Railroad Depot Restrooms Accessibility Alterations Complete

    Visit the California Welcome Center in Historic Railroad Square Depot Building for an Open House on June 1 Read on...
  173. News Flash_Caritas Village 5 Million Check

    Caritas Village Receives $5 Million Thanks to Assemblymember Jim Wood's Efforts

    On May 19, 2023, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) presented Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa with a check for $5 million from the state of California to help launch Caritas Center in its first year. Read on...
  174. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_5.18.23

    City Connections: May 18, 2023

    City Works Festival | CivicReady Registration & Test | Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair Vendors | Kids to Parks Day | Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Volunteers | And More Additional Info...
  175. NF_HeatEvent

    Warm Temperatures Return, Keep Heat Safety in Mind

    The National Weather Services has forecasted a minor to moderate heat event for this weekend in Santa Rosa, May 13 and 14. Read on...
  176. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_5.11.23

    City Connections: May 11, 2023

    Small Business Month | Affordable Housing Month Proclamation | City Works Festival | Clean Santa Rosa | WaterSmart Landscape | And More Additional Info...
  177. NF_Affordable Housing Month

    City Proclaims Affordable Housing Month, Emphasizes Fairness, Inclusion, and Justice in Housing

    May is Affordable Housing Month! Learn about the City's commitment to affordable housing and projects in the pipeline to provide more affordable homes in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  178. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_5.4.23

    City Connections: May 4, 2023

    City Council Budget Meetings | National Wildfire Awareness Month | Senior Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors | Mini Train | Public Service Workers Recognition Week | And More Additional Info...
  179. NF_Bike to Wherever Day 2023

    Bay Area Bike to Wherever Day 2023

    May is National Bike Month, so hop on your bicycle and join us on May 18 at Prince Gateway Park Energizer Station to celebrate Bike to Wherever Day! Read on...
  180. NF_JourneysEndComplex

    Leasing of New Affordable Apartments at Former Journey's End Mobile Home Park Site

    Journey's End Mobile Home Park residents who were displaced by the Tubbs Fire can apply through May 15 for priority leasing at a new affordable apartment complex being built at the same site. Read on...
  181. 2023 WATER-USE EFFICIENCY

    2023 Water-Use Efficiency Awards

    In celebration of Water Awareness Month, Santa Rosa City Council recognized five award recipients for their efforts to save water and increase water efficiency in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Read on...
  182. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_4.27.23

    City Connections: April 27, 2023

    South Park Commons Affordable Apartments | Clean Santa Rosa | Showcase Sonoma County | Adult Softball Registration | Street Sweeping | And More Additional Info...
  183. NF_SouthParkCommons artist rendering

    Construction to Begin on New South Park Commons Affordable Apartment Complex

    Construction of South Park Commons, at the former Bennett Valley Senior Center site, will provide much-needed affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless residents. Read on...
  184. Image of computer with City Connections newsletter in screen; City Connections with arrow icon

    City Connections: April 20, 2023

    Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday | Ride Fare-Free on Public Transit | Go Zero Waste for Earth Day | Read SRPD Beat Report | And More? Additional Info...
  185. NF_Zero Waste for Earth Day

    Go Zero Waste for Earth Day and Every Day!

    April 22 is Earth Day, a global day of action to raise awareness for environmental issues. This Earth Day, take steps to make zero waste your lifestyle journey. Read on...
  186. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_4.13.23

    City Connections: April 13, 2023

    Earth Day | Work Zone Awareness Week | Homeless Services Center Opening Saturdays | Finley Aquatic Center’s 30th Bday Celebration | Merit Award Nominations | And More Additional Info...
  187. NF_FinleyBDay

    Finley Aquatic Center's 30th Birthday Celebration

    On April 17th, the City's popular Finley Aquatic Center marks three decades of providing water fun and exercise for Santa Rosa residents. Come celebrate this milestone with free swimming and cake! Read on...
  188. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_4.6.23

    City Connections: April 6, 2023

    Fulton Road Improvements | New Affordable Housing | Distracted Driving Awareness Month | Park-A-Month | MySantaRosa | And More Additional Info...
  189. Four images, from clockwise: 2 girls, 1 woman marching, a man working on car, 2 people embrace

    Applications Now Being Accepted for the DEIB Spaces Mini-Grant Program

    Up to $5,000 for each eligible, approved application may be awarded. First round of funding will close on July 31. Read on...
  190. NF_Paving

    Caltrans Repaving and Striping Section of Highway 12

    A half-mile section of Hwy 12 between Brush Creek Road and Mission Blvd is being repaved by Caltrans as part of a larger emergency contract Read on...
  191. NF_Fulton Road Project

    Significant Traffic Delays Expected along Fulton Road for Paving

    Beginning the week of April 10, lane closures and traffic delays are anticipated along Fulton Road from Piner Road to Jenes Lane as the project begins the concrete paving process Read on...
  192. Artist rendering of Caritas Homes development

    Leasing to Begin for New Affordable Housing Complex in Downtown Santa Rosa

    Residents interested in living at the new Caritas Homes affordable housing complex under construction in downtown Santa Rosa should apply to Burbank Housing's interest list by April 20, 2023. Read on...
  193. SRPD Counter Hours

    Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

    SRPD Public hours for the Records Bureau as of January 1, 2023. Read on...
  194. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_3.30.23

    City Connections: March 30, 2023

    Seasonal Jobs with Rec & Parks | Earth Day | Howarth Park Wins “Best Park” | Springtime Fun at Old Courthouse Square | Adult Softball Leagues | And More Additional Info...
  195. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_3.23.23

    City Connections: March 23, 2023

    Clean Santa Rosa | Countywide NOAA Radio Test | Junior Giants AmeriCorp Ambassador | Recreation Classes | Fix-a-Leak Week | And More Additional Info...
  196. NF_WomenInGov

    City of Santa Rosa Celebrates Women in Government

    March is Women's History Month, and the City of Santa Rosa is highlighting the stories of the women who work in our local Santa Rosa city government. Read on...
  197. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_3.16.23

    City Connections: March 16, 2023

    Women in Public Safety Day | New CityBus Service Schedule | Work Experience for Teens | Spring Break Camps | Drought Update | And More Additional Info...
  198. NF_New Schedule 2023

    New System-Wide Service Schedule Effective March 19

    Santa Rosa CityBus implementing new system-wide service schedule, effective Sunday, March 19. Check the new schedule before starting your trip. Read on...
  199. NF_TDAD 2023

    Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Saturday, March 18

    Join us in celebrating Santa Rosa CityBus operators! Read on...
  200. News Flash_City Connections_Latest Edition_3.8.23

    City Connections: March 8, 2023

    Atmospheric River & Wind | Community Police Experience | National Arts Program Award Winners | Women's History Month | Creek Protector Activity Books | And More Additional Info...
  201. NF_Clean CA 300x190px

    Clean California Community Days – Spring into Action!

    The City of Santa Rosa is partnering with Caltrans for Clean California Community Days, an eleven-day, state-wide community beautification event Read on...
  202. NF_Hopper Meeting

    Design Alternatives for Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

    On March 1, 2023 the second virtual community meeting will be held to review and discuss preliminary design alternatives for improvements to the Hopper Avenue Corridor Read on...
  203. News Flash_Safe Meds

    New Opportunities for Safe Medicine Disposal

    Thanks to newly implemented statewide legislation, Sonoma and Mendocino County residents now have more convenient opportunities to safely dispose of their expired or unwanted medications and home generated sharps waste. Additional Info...
  204. NF_BVSC Side

    Bennett Valley Senior Center Scheduled for Demolition

    The city-owned property will be sold to Freebird Development to build a 65-unit affordable housing complex. Read on...
  205. Clean Santa Rosa Logo 300x190

    City Launches New Clean Santa Rosa Beautification Program

    Join us on Feb. 17 for Clean Santa Rosa to help keep our city clean and beautiful. Read on...
  206. NF_Slurry Seal and Pavement Preventative Maintenance 2023

    2023 Annual Slurry Seal and Pavement Preventive Maintenance on City Streets

    Street Maps for the 2023 Slurry Seal Pavement Treatment for both residential and high traffic arterial streets are now available Read on...
  207. NF_Fire Station 5 Design Rendering

    Contract Awarded for Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

    The contract award includes the $15.2 million Design-Build contract, a 20% contract contingency, and the appropriation of the CDBG-MIT federal grant funding. Read on...
  208. NF_Detour Ahead

    Caltrans to Detour Traffic During Overcrossing Repairs

    Baker Avenue Overcrossing will be closed to westbound traffic while Caltrans make necessary repairs, work will begin January 20, weather permitting. Read on...
  209. CityBus Electric Bus Ribbon Cutting

    City to Launch Four New Electric Buses

    Powered by EverGreen, 100% local renewable clean energy Read on...
  210. Mayor Natalie Rogers Headshot and Title

    Natalie Rogers Selected as Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa

    Mayor Natalie Rogers is the City’s first Black mayor and will serve through December 2024 Read on...
  211. Future Site of Fire Station 5

    Pre-Construction Site Preparations for the Future Site of Fire Station 5

    Although construction is not anticipated to begin until summer 2023, preparing the site by removing the trees now helps avoid the bird and bat nesting seasons. Read on...
  212. Zero Waste Holiday Tips of Gifting and Wrapping

    Zero Waste Holidays: Gifting and Wrapping Tips

    Choices we make in gifting and gift wrapping can make a big impact on our environment, review a few of our tips for a Zero Waste holiday. Read on...
  213. A house, an apartment, and row homes on top of the words House Santa Rosa

    City to Launch Housing Data and Development Tools; Needs Public Input for Initial Build

    The Planning division is asking for public feedback on areas of focus to help build the platforms Read on...
  214. NF_Zero Waste Holiday Kitchen Scraps

    Zero Waste Holidays: Food Scraps and Leftovers

    By placing your food waste, scraps and uneaten leftovers in the green bin where they can be composted can help to make a positive lasting impact on our environment. Read on...
  215. News Flash_RainWaterHarvesting

    Everything You Need to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

    With an average annual rainfall in Santa Rosa of 30 inches, you could harvest and reuse over 19,800 gallons of water per year with that 1,000 square foot roof. Additional Info...
  216. NF_Black Friday
  217. NF_Leaf Season 2

    Fall is Here, Let's Keep Leaves off the Street and Out of the Storm Drains

    We all need to do our part to keep leaves and debris off the streets, to keep our creeks, streams, and storm drains flowing clear Read on...
  218. News Flash_CivicReady

    The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

    As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications and will transition to CivicReady. Read on...
  219. News Flash_Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Rendering

    Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Design Updates

    Transportation and Public Works team will present the updated bridge designs to the Design Review Board during a public meeting on Dec. 1. Read on...
  220. News Flash_Operation Green Light in Courthouse Square

    Courthouse Square Lighted Green in Support of Veterans

    Courthouse Square will be lighted green Nov. 7-13, in support of Operation Green Light, a new national initiative to shine a light on the service of military veterans. Read on...
  221. News Flash for Local Road Safety Plan North Dutton Avenue

    Local Road Safety Plan Shares Design for North Dutton Avenue

    Join us for a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss the LRSP design for the North Dutton Avenue Corridor Read on...
  222. News Flash_Free Transit Countywide on Election Day

    Ride Transit Free Countywide on Election Day

    On Election Day, Nov. 8, Ride Fare-Free to the Polls on Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus and Sonoma County Transit Read on...
  223. Envision Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

    City Launches 'Envision Hopper' Community Engagement Campaign

    Join us on Nov. 9 for the first community meeting to provide input on the Hopper Avenue Corridor Recovery and Improvements project. Read on...
  224. NF_Break Out the Rake

    Break Out the Rake!

    Do your part to protect our waterways and roadways by ‘Breaking out the Rake’ to keep neighborhood storm drains clear of grass, leaves and debris. Read on...
  225. Local Road Safety Plan for 4th Street and Montgomery Drive Corridors

    Local Road Safety Plan Reveals Designs for 4th Street and Montgomery Drive Corridors

    Join us for a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to discuss the LRSP designs for the 4th Street and Montgomery Drive Corridors. Read on...
  226. NF_Under Construction

    Traffic Control Measures Planned for Piner/Fulton Road Intersection

    Traffic signals at Fulton/Piner Road intersection will temporarily turn to flashing red starting Tuesday, October 25 - 28, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Read on...
  227. NF_Leaf Season 1

    Where You Leave Your Leaves Matters!

    We all need to do our part to keep leaves and debris off the streets, to keep our creeks, streams, and storm drains flowing clear. Try home composting or mulching your leaves. Read on...
  228. NF_Hopper Ave 2

    Hopper Avenue Corridor Recovery Improvements Project

    Join us for a Community Meeting on Nov. 9 at 5:30 pm as we envision roadway improvements for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Recovery. Read on...
  229. NF_Fir Ridge Park Play Structure

    Recovery Status for Six Fire Damaged Parks in Fountaingrove

    Recovery work that began in May 2022 on the Six Fire Damaged Parks is nearing completion, including installation of the play structures at Fir Ridge Park. Read on...
  230. NF_Mendo_9.29.22

    Local Road Safety Plan Reveals Design for Mendocino Avenue

    Santa Rosa envisions a community where walking and bicycling are comfortable, convenient, and common for people of all ages and abilities. Join us as we present the roadway corridors improvement designs. Read on...
  231. NF_Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project Update

    Fire-Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project Recovery Update

    This recovery project will remove and replace portions of roadway landscaping, including irrigation infrastructure damaged in Fountaingrove and Coffey Park burn scar areas. Read on...
  232. NF_Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Launch the City's New Scooter Share Program!

    Join us on Monday, 9/19 at noon in Courthouse Square as we celebrate an environmentally friendly electric transportation option in our city. Read on...
  233. Daryel Dunston_300x189-01

    City of Santa Rosa Hires Daryel Dunston as Assistant City Manager

    Dunston will head over Housing the departments and offices of Community Services, Information Technology, Planning and Economic Development, Community Engagement and Violence Prevention Partnership, and Homelessness Services. His first day will be Aug. 22 Read on...
  234. NF_CityBus Reduces Service July 6 to 8

    CityBus Announces New Service Schedule Effective Sunday, August 14

    The new schedule will provide a more consistent day to day service while also addressing transit staffing shortages and school bell times as students return to the classroom after summer break. Read on...
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    Westbound Todd Road Detour at Hwy 101 Overpass

    Caltrans will close westbound Todd Road at the Highway 101 overcrossing in unincorporated Santa Rosa beginning August 15, to allow workers to replace bridge railings that line both sides of the overpass. Read on...
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    Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for Your WaterSmart Landscaping Needs

    Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for your WaterSmart landscaping needs. QWEL Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices. Find a QWEL Pro today! Additional Info...
  237. NF_Eco CityBus v2

    State Funding Expedites Local Transition to Clean Public Transit

    SCTA announces $25M in state funding awarded to local transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Read on...
  238. NF_Zero Waste Week

    2022 North Bay Zero Waste Week

    The first annual North Bay Zero Waste Week is July 24 through 30, with free events and activities open to the public. Read on...
  239. NF_Bird Three

    Flock of Birds Land in Santa Rosa July 1

    Bird’s Electric Scooter Share Pilot Program launches on Friday, July 1 with the deployment of 100 electric scooters in Santa Rosa Read on...
  240. NF_Fulton Road Widening

    Construction Begins on the Fulton Road Improvement and Widening Project

    Work is underway this week on the Fulton Road Project, to widen, reconstruct, and rehabilitate one mile of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road Read on...
  241. NF_BVGC

    New Operator for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

    On Tuesday, 6/7, city council voted 6-1 to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC to operate and manage BVGC Enterprise Read on...
  242. Scooter Share Pilot Program

    Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

    Bird was awarded the permit to operate up to 200 shared electric scooters during the city's one-year pilot program planned to launch this summer Read on...
  243. NF_PWW Proclamation 4b

    City Council Proclaims May 15-21, 2022 National Public Works Week

    In recognition for the substantial contributions public works professionals make in protecting the health, safety and quality of life in the communities they serve. This years recipients include Eddie Curiel, Tim Finegan, Marty Barber, and Jose Valencia Read on...
  244. NF_Joy of Biking

    May is National Bike Month – also known as Bike to Wherever Days

    Bike Month is a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get around and an opportunity to empower new riders. Read on...
  245. Fire Recovery Park Projects

    Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

    The parks recovery process involves restoring six parks and open space parcels in the Fountaingrove area and removing fire damaged roadway landscaping and replacing the irrigation system damaged in the Fountaingrove and Coffey Park burn scar areas. Read on...
  246. NF_Fare Free Day

    North Bay Transit Agencies Support Earth Day with Fare-Free Rides

    In celebration of Earth Day, four North Bay Public Transit Agencies are joining forces on April 23, to encourage residents and visitors to Go Green and ride fare-free with Marin Transit, Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus, and Sonoma County Transit. Read on...
  247. NF_FS5 Rendering

    Property Acquisition Complete for Santa Rosa's New Fire Station 5

    Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone with completion of the 2.11-acre land acquisition Read on...
  248. CityBus

    CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

    Grant funding to complete package for battery-electric buses and bus charging infrastructure Read on...
  249. RES Asset Map_NF

    New Real Estate Asset Map

    Locate City-owned properties and associated documents with the New Real Estate Asset Map. The Map Help tab offers property search tips. Read on...
  250. City and County Logos

    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    Agreement defines under what circumstances SRPD may enforce a violation of camping ordinances on public property and establishes protocols to be followed in connection with such enforcement efforts Read on...
  251. PED_newsflash_permitsantarosa_300x189

    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.