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Every day we work to make Santa Rosa a better place to live by being responsive, competent stewards of the public infrastructure and environment for the benefit of our citizens and visitors.

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  1. Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining

    Zero Waste Holidays: Entertaining Tips

    The holidays can add up to a lot of waste, though if we consciously plan, we can maintain our focus on zero-waste living while still enjoying the festivities. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. NF_Black Friday
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. NF_FD Roadway Landscaping 102022

    Recovery Work Begins on the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project

    After extensive delays, we are pleased to announce that recovery work for the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping project in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove areas is underway Read on...
  17. 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...
  18. NF_Clean Air_9.29.22

    Ride CityBus Fare-Free on California Clean Air Day, Oct. 5!

    Three local transit agencies, Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit are supporting California Clean Air Day by offering fare-free rides systemwide on October 5! Read on...
  19. News Flash_Prince Memorial Greenway

    Temporary Prince Memorial Greenway Trail Closure and Detour

    CIP work on the Crosstown Sewer Trunk Lining project has temporarily closed Prince Memorial Greenway Trail. It is expected to reopen by October 19, 2022. Read on...
  20. NF_Fulton Road Widening 9.28.22

    Traffic Impacts Anticipated Along the One Mile Rehabilitation of Fulton Road

    Potential traffic controls planned that are anticipated to additionally impact traffic flow along the Fulton Road corridor. Read on...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. NF_Recovery Project Update

    Recovery Update for Six Fire-Damaged Parks in the Fountaingrove Area

    Debris removal and restoration for all six fire-damaged parks and open space parcels in the Fountaingrove area began in May and due to the tight schedule, work is occurring concurrently at all six locations. Read on...
  24. NF_Ride Fare Free Today v2

    Ride CityBus Fare-Free Today

    Ride fare-free anywhere CityBus travels on 9/6, including access to the city’s cooling center. Read on...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. NF_DeTurk Rnd Barn Park Construction

    New Picnic Area for DeTurk Round Barn Park

    A new paved area with two picnic tables will be installed at the south end of DeTurk Round Barn Park adjacent to the dog park. Read on...
  28. NF_Todd Rd OC

    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...
  29. 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...
  30. NF_CityBus Reduces Service July 6 to 8

    CityBus Staffing Shortages and Service Level Reductions

    CityBus will continue to cancel some weekday trips July 8 to August 14 Read on...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. LTP_UV

    Laguna Treatment Plant Ultraviolet Disinfection Improvements Project

    A new $68 million ultraviolet light disinfection system will be installed at the plant. At full capacity, the new system will be one of the largest UV disinfection systems in the United States. Read on...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. Sewer Replacement Projects

    Caltrans/FHWA Approves $4.75M in Roadway Recovery Funding

    The roadway recovery funding will help restore portions of the City’s pavement network damaged following the 2017 Wildfire. Read on...
  42. 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...
  43. NF_Hoen Ave Polymer Injections

    Hoen Avenue Reopens Using Polymer Injection Technology

    After nearly a decade, the Hoen Avenue embankment repair project is complete and at a significant cost savings using a deep polymer injection technology. Read on...
  44. 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...
  45. News Flash_Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2022

    Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

    Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Our CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you! Read on...
  46. NF_Colgan Creek Park Reopening

    New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

    Mayor Rogers and Vice Mayor Alvarez officially reopened the new play structures today, Feb. 23 at Colgan Creek Park in southeast Santa Rosa Read on...
  47. BV Golf Course_NF

    Council Approves Recommendation for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

    On Feb. 15, 2022, Council approved the Ad Hoc Committee for the Bennett Valley Golf Course and Event Facility recommendation to continue golf course operations and reopen the restaurant/event facility. Read on...
  48. NF_Rider Alert Reduced Service

    Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

    Due to the shortage of bus operators and the rapid spread of the omicron variant, CityBus must temporarily reduce service until further notice. Read on...
  49. NF_Municipal Project Site

    City Council Approves Acquisition of Six-Acre Municipal Use Project Site

    On Jan. 11, 2022, City Council voted 6-0 to approve the acquisition of a six-acre municipal use site on Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa. Read on...
  50. NF_EScooterProgram

    City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

    A fleet of Electric Scooter Rentals will be available in Santa Rosa by mid-2022 Read on...
  51. NF_Veterans Memorial

    Volunteers Enhance Veteran’s Memorial Monument Site

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, residents are encouraged to visit the Veteran’s Memorial monument located on the City Hall campus to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have defended our country. Read on...
  52. NF_Eco CityBus v2

    CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

    CityBus takes first steps toward transitioning to an all-electric fleet as four new battery-electric buses are scheduled to arrive summer 2022 Read on...
  53. NF_BPOC Bridge Rendering west view

    Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

    The community is encouraged to participate and make public comment on the preliminary bridge design during the DRB meeting on Nov. 4th Read on...
  54. NF_Chanate Water Main Break

    Chanate Road has Reopened for Eastbound Traffic 10/25 following Water Main Break

    Eastbound Chanate Road has reopened as crews complete repairs to fix a broken water main. Read on...
  55. NF_Repairing Public Infrastructure v2

    Restoring City Amenities & Repairing Public Infrastructure

    The 2017 wildfires caused over $70 million in damage to critical water and transportation infrastructure, facilities, parks and open spaces, and more. Over the last four years, the City continues to repair and recover critical infrastructure. Read on...
  56. NF_Vision Zero Survey

    Sonoma County Vision Zero, Take the Survey!

    Your input is needed! Please take this short survey about your traffic safety experiences and concerns. Responses will be used to create a Vision Zero Action Plan to achieve the goal of zero traffic injuries and fatalities by 2030. Read on...
  57. NF_Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan

    City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

    The approval is a major milestone for Santa Rosa and especially the Roseland community as it marked the conclusion of more than a decade of community engagement and public input to shape and develop the plans for this park. Read on...
  58. NF_PPM 2021

    2021 Annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance Program on City Streets

    Three high-traffic arterial streets in southeast Santa Rosa to receive pavement maintenance slurry seal application include Hoen Avenue, Bethards Drive, and Summerfield Road. Read on...
  59. NF_Portland Loo Installation

    New 'Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

    The City has opened the first 24-hour single public restroom in the downtown core. The Portland Loo is a single occupant, unisex restroom designed for durability, safety, security and energy efficiency. Read on...
  60. NF_BPOC 2.1

    City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

    The City has been awarded $12 million in federal grant funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission through California's Active Transportation Program to go toward construction of the City’s Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing. Read on...
  61. NF_Pacific Avenue SB1

    Pacific Avenue Reconstruction Begins August 16

    Traffic delays are expected during critical infrastructure project on Pacific Avenue between Humboldt Street and Montecito Avenue Read on...
  62. CityBus UR Free Teen Girl

    Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

    The service level increases, in combination with the Unlimited Rides (UR Free) youth program, provides students with reliable, comfortable, and fare-free transportation to school, work, or on any CityBus route throughout Santa Rosa. Read on...
  63. NF_Slurry Seal 2021

    Roseland Area Slurry Seal Pavement Maintenance

    The City will complete slurry seal preventative maintenance on over 900,000 square feet of Roseland area annexed streets from Sunday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 11. Read on...
  64. Zero Waste

    Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

    The ordinance is designed to reduce local community's collective usage and reliance on single-use plastic materials, it is effective January 1, 2022. Read on...
  65. NF_BBS

    City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

    FEMA -Grant funded project will retrofit 170 signalized intersections with battery backup systems to improve traffic flow during power outages Read on...
  66. NF_SlurrySeal 2021

    Annual Slurry Seal 2021 July 26 through August 6

    Neighborhood street maps with daily slurry seal application schedule is now available. Read on...
  67. NF_URFree

    All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

    Unlimited Rides UR Free, on CityBus pilot program to provide fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth TK through grade 12 on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. Read on...
  68. NF_Clipper Mobile

    Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on Smartphones

    Transit passengers can ride 24 Bay Area Transit Systems with Clipper Mobile on a smartphone for a comfortable contactless means to pay fares on buses, trains, and ferries. Read on...
  69. NF_Summerfield Road Improvements

    Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting, May 27

    Join us on May 27 as we discuss planned striping modifications proposed to enhance the walking, biking and driving experience along Summerfield Road between Bethards Drive and Hoen Avenue, in southeast Santa Rosa. Read on...
  70. Boring Photo News Flash

    Chanate Road Westbound Traffic Detour to Begin May 17

    Join us for a virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 13 to discuss project updates and the traffic detour planned to begin May 17 and continue into September 2021 for Chanate/Mendocino Area Sewer Replacement project. Read on...
  71. NF_Milling Machine 2

    New Milling Machine to Repair City Streets

    An affordable alternative to addressing the current $134 million backlog of road maintenance projects within the City’s 509-mile street system. Read on...
  72. News Flash_Hearn Avenue SMART Muti-Use Crossing

    SMART Multi-Use Path Crossing Now Operational

    The new signalized street connection provides an illuminated crossing at Hearn Avenue for bicyclists and pedestrians using the multi-use pathway along the SMART rail corridor. Read on...
  73. Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

    Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

    Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Our CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you! Read on...
  74. Fulton Road Reconstruction

    City Claims Top Honors in 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

    The City is the honored recipient of two Transportation and Public Works infrastructure awards from the League of California Cities, County Engineers Association of California, and California State Association of Counties. Read on...
  75. NF_Skyhawk OS Open

    Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

    Final assessment of Skyhawk Open Space determined the area was safe to reopen and the fencing has been removed for public access. The Fawn Drive pathway remains closed while repairs are completed to the damaged pedestrian bridge. Read More...
  76. NF_Vaccine Ride

    When Vaccination is Your Destination

    Local Sonoma County transit agencies offer fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for individuals traveling to or from City/County COVID-19 vaccination site with proof of vaccination appointment. Read on...
  77. News Flash CHS Bollards

    New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

    The City is finalizing construction plans to install new traffic-rated protective bollards in Courthouse Square. Construction is anticipated to begin early-March 2021. Read on...
  78. Sewer Replacement Projects

    Sewer Replacement Projects

    Two Sewer Replacement Projects in north east Santa Rosa, each performing similar small excavation work, however in very different phases of construction. Read on...
  79. Transit Fare Collection Resumes

    Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

    Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit and Petaluma Transit, will resume passenger fare collection on fixed-route and paratransit services effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Read on...
  80. NF_Colgan Creek Park Survey

    Colgan Creek Park Survey

    The City is seeking community input as to the preferred play structure design option for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until Jan. 17, 2021. Read on...
  81. SR Transit Resumes Fare Collections

    Transit Fare Collections to Resume 2.1.21

    Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit are installing clear barriers between passengers and drivers at the farebox to maintain safe distancing as fare collections resume on Feb. 1, 2021. Read on...
  82. Holiday Recycling image NF

    For a Greener Holiday Season, Recycle, Reuse or Compost

    Resources for post-holiday tree curbside collection and gift wrap recycling Read on...