1. Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chambers

    Candidate Nomination Period for Santa Rosa City Council Opens July 18

    Visit the City Clerk office to be issued a nomination packet. Prospective candidates for council openings in Districts 2, 3, 4, and 6 will have until August 12 by 5 p.m. to submit all necessary paperwork and proof of eligibility. Read on...
  2. NF_One Less Spark

    Wildfire Training Burns – Stony Point Road – City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department will be conducting training burns this week on the west side of the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Services Center located at 55 Stony Point Road. The burns will occur on Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10) and Friday (8/12). Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. Blue green algae in lake

    Potentially Toxic Algae at Local Lakes and Rivers

    Please be aware of potentially toxic algal blooms in local lakes and rivers and follow precautions. Read on...
  5. CIty Hall Sign_News Flash

    City Council Advances Two Measures for the City Charter to the November 2022 Ballot

    The two measures would amend language in the City Charter for the purpose of inclusivity and to better align it with district-based elections; Council will decide on Aug. 9 about advancing a ballot measure for council pay for the 2024 general election Read on...
  6. News Flash_City Logo

    City of Santa Rosa to Hold First Series of Police Oversight Community Meetings

    Members of the SR City Council & City Manager Maraskeshia Smith invite residents to participate in the first series of community meetings to share comments & feedback about policing in SR with OIR Group, the city’s contracted Independent Police Auditor. Read on...
  7. News Flash_Summer Contest with Movies in the Park & Mary’s Pizza Shack

    Summer Contest with Movies in the Park & Mary’s Pizza Shack

    Movies in the Park brought to you by SR Rec & Parks and Mary's Pizza Shack are celebrating National Park & Recreation month this July with a special contest for residents! Read on...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. News Flash_Summer Popup

    Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

    Pick up a free water-saving drought toolkit this summer at one of the many community events our Santa Rosa Water team is attending through September. Additional Info...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. No Fireworks

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Reminds Residents About Use and Dangers of Fireworks in Advance of Fourth

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  16. News Flash_2022JointChiefMessage

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

    Following late season rains, a growth of now dry seasonal grasses and ongoing drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year. Read on...
  17. News Flash_Chief Cregan

    John Cregan Appointed as Santa Rosa’s New Chief of Police

    SR City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has appointed Interim Chief John Cregan as the new Chief of Police for the City of Santa Rosa to begin on 7/3/22. The appointment follows an inclusive and equitable process grounded in community and stakeholder feedback. Read on...
  18. 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...
  19. News Flash_City Logo

    Santa Rosa City Council Passes 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget

    The budget totals $478.8 million, a 0.8 percent increase from the prior fiscal year’s $474.9 million adopted budget. Read on...
  20. News Flash_Prescribed Burn_6.11.22

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Old Redwood Highway

    This is the rescheduled prescribed burn originally scheduled for June 11, which is now scheduled for June 25. Read on...
  21. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.20.22

    Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday, June 21. Read on...
  22. NF_HEAP -2

    Update on Efforts to Address Encampment on Old Stony Point Road

    Updated information on a large encampment located on private property on Old Stony Point Road Read on...
  23. News Flash_ws Workshops

    WaterSmart Workshops

    Join Santa Rosa Water for a series of FREE WaterSmart Webinars this Summer. Register Today...
  24. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.8.22

    Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has Upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa from, 11AM Friday to 10PM Friday. Read on...
  25. 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...
  26. Townhomes on a street in a row

    Santa Rosa Publishes Draft General Plan Housing Element

    Residents will have a variety of methods to provide feedback on city housing, with a deadline of July 3. Read on...
  27. Firefighters in burnt field

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Declares Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    Residents reminded to maintain properties and keep emergency plans current. Read on...
  28. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Read on...
  29. Encampment Map

    New Encampment Map Tracks City’s Efforts to Address Homelessness

    The city has launched a new encampment map and locator tool to monitor encampments and track efforts to address them. Read on...
  30. Red Flag being raised on flag pole at fire station

    Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

    During fire season, the Fire Department often receives questions about winds and our goal is to help residents better understand how winds contribute to wildfires and explain how we can all be better prepared for those windy, hot summer days. Read on...
  31. Cash for Grass

    Cash for Grass Rebate

    Santa Rosa Water has increased its Cash for Grass rebate as of July 12, 2021. Now removing a square foot of grass will earn you $1.50 with a maximum rebate of $1,500 and save you approximately 5,500 gallons of water each year. Additional Info...
  32. Firefighters in burnt field

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to Declare Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    Residents reminded to prepare properties and make emergency plans. Read on...
  33. News Flash_Wind Advisory_5.19.22

    Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

    A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday, 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday, 5/20) at 2 PM. Read on...
  34. County Logo

    Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

    Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. Additional Info...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. NF_HomelessSolutionsStrategicPlan

    Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

    The city is developing a 5-year strategic plan to address homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  40. What Home Means to Me poster contest entry

    'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority invites children who live in affordable housing or who participate in affordable housing programs to join the ‘What Home Means to Me’ poster contest. Read on...
  41. 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...
  42. NF_Pecos-ScubaDivers

    Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

    City to pursue licensing agreement with Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs for use of baseball field at Doyle Community Park. Read on...
  43. 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...
  44. News Flash_Draft A2 Redistricting

    Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

    The Santa Rosa City Council will consider and review the final draft map for district-based elections at the March 29 City Council meeting, following a months-long redistricting process to retrieve community input and update the city’s election districts. Read on...
  45. 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...
  46. News Flash_City Logo

    City of Santa Rosa Receives Two Critical Community Projects as Part of Federal FY 2022 Spending Bill

    Two critical community funding projects sought by the City of Santa Rosa were included in the overall Fiscal Year 2022-2023 appropriations spending bill that Congress approved. Read on...
  47. 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...
  48. NF_Lifeguard

    Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

    Recreation & Parks is hiring now for crucial positions to maintain pool operations and water safety programs for the community. Read on...
  49. NF_HomelessServices

    City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

    City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services for the city and operate the city's homeless shelter. Read on...
  50. 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...
  51. News Flash_Drop-In Warming Center

    City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

    A temporary Drop-in Warming Center is opening for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits in advance of a freeze warning beginning overnight Tuesday, Feb. 22. Read on...
  52. News Flash_ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

    Rep. Mike Thompson Announces $4+ Million in Grants to SR for Secure Housing During COVID-19 Pandemic

    City of SR receiving $4,313,977 grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security that will reimburse a program that relocated at-risk residents from Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to Sandman Hotel during COVID-19. Additional Info...
  53. Female Medic

    Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

    In the Feb. 15 Santa Rosa City Council Study Session, Fire Chief Scott Westrope presented follow-up information about the city’s ambulance service delivery options. Read on...
  54. 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...
  55. News Flash)_Wind Advisory_2.1.22

    Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay Valleys, including ALL of Santa Rosa and has also issued a High Wind Watch for the North Bay Mountains through 9AM Thursday (2/3) Read on...
  56. News Flash_Chief Navarro Retirement

    Santa Rosa Police Chief Retired After 30 Years of Service

    After 30 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police, Chief Rainer Navarro announced his retirement to city officials, and officially retired on May 2, 2022. Read on...
  57. News Flash_SpringSummer 2022 AG

    See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind. Additional Info...
  58. 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...
  59. Samuel L. Jones Hall exterior

    COVID Cases at Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter

    The City of Santa Rosa and Catholic Charities are working with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services – Public Health to respond to positive cases of COVID-19 at the City's Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). Read on...
  60. News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.20.22

    Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay, including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22). Read on...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. New Health Officer Order

    SoCo Health Officer Issues Appeal for Residents to Voluntarily Stay Home; Restricts Large Gatherings

    Sonoma County Health Officer issues an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household, and also issues a Health Order canceling large gatherings. Additional Info...
  64. News Flash_Drop-In Warming Center

    City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

    The Drop-In Warming Center will open Thursday, Dec. 30, and operate during the hours of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Sunday morning, Jan. 2. Read on...
  65. Man Swimming Laps in Pool

    Become an Aquatics Member!

    Swim more for less in 2022, become an Aquatics Member! Swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts committed to their time in the pool enjoy savings on each swim session with this new reward program. Read on...
  66. 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...
  67. NF_Safe Parking

    City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

    Catholic Charities to operate new homeless services program opening early 2022, Community meeting to be held Jan. 12, 2022. Read on...
  68. News Flash_SRPD Auditor

    Santa Rosa City Council Approves OIR Group LLC as Independent Police Auditor

    The Santa Rosa City Council approved OIR Group LLC as the Independent Police Auditor at their Nov. 30, 2021 council meeting. Read on...
  69. Food Cans

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive-Thru Food & Fund Drive

    Make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive now through Dec. 4. Read on...
  70. NF_Homekey

    City Council Approves Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds

    The City will submit two co-applications to California’s Homekey grant program for up to $19 million to build and operate housing for community members experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  71. News Flash_Merit Awards

    Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor 2021’s Outstanding Volunteers

    City recognizes 16 individuals and groups for selfless giving amid pandemic. Read on...
  72. CP_Maraskeshia Smith

    Santa Rosa City Council Announces Intent to Appoint Maraskeshia Smith as City Manager

    Ms. Smith’s employment agreement will be considered at a regular City Council meeting in December. Pending contract approval, Ms. Smith’s tentative start date is January 3, 2022. Read on...
  73. News Flash_Board Vacancies

    City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

    City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on a number of different Boards that have current or upcoming vacancies. Read on...
  74. Wind Advisory News Flash

    Weak/Moderate Atmospheric River Forecasted & Wind Advisory 7PM Mon (11/8) thru 3AM Tue (11/9)

    A weak to potentially moderate atmospheric river with gusty winds is forecasted for today (11/8) and into Tuesday (11/9), with a Wind Advisory in effect from 7PM today (11/8) thru 3AM Tue (11/9). Read on...
  75. News Flash_End of 2021 Wildfire Season

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2021 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    While conditions around the region and state currently vary, locally, Santa Rosa received roughly 11 inches of rain in the month of October and the threat of significant fires in the community has been minimized. Read on...
  76. NF_HolidaysRP

    Celebrate the Holidays with Recreation & Parks

    Holiday traditions return to Santa Rosa with COVID-19 precautions in place. Host a party, ride Rosie the Trolley, visit the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, sign up for winter camps, and more! Read on...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. NF_HomelessFAQs

    FAQs on Homelessness in Santa Rosa

    Learn about the critical concern of homelessness in Santa Rosa and get answers to the some of the most frequently asked questions on this pressing issue. Read on...
  80. 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...
  81. Flood advisory, 10/24

    Flood Advisory in Effect Until 10:15 AM, 10/24

    Intense rainfall causing urban and small stream flooding in poor drainage areas Read on...
  82. image0

    Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Effect from Sat., 10/23 through Sun., 10/24

    The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Sonoma and Napa Counties including the North Bay Interior Valleys and North Bay Mountains. Read on...
  83. News Flash_HAH Drive-thru

    Halloween at Howarth, Sat., Oct. 23 - Drive-thru Due to Rain

    The Halloween at Howarth event scheduled for Sat., Oct. 23 at Howarth Park will be a drive-by event due to forecasted rain. Read on...
  84. News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Allows Some Groups Option to go Maskless Indoors

    Sonoma County Health Officer Allows Some Groups Option to go Maskless Indoors

    SoCo Health Officer amends health order to allow certain stable groups of people, such as those in gyms, classes & offices, the option of lifting the mandate on wearing masks indoors if they verify that all members of the group are fully vaccinated. Additional Info...
  85. News Flash_Wind Advisory_10.19.21

    Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (10/19) through Wednesday (10/20)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay Valleys including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) through 4 AM Wednesday (10/20). Read on...
  86. News Flash_Halloween

    Outdoor Trick-Or-Treating in Sonoma County is Safe This Halloween With Precautions

    Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Additional Info...
  87. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    As vaccinations & wearing face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates & hospitalizations, health officers for 9 Bay Area jurisdictions requiring face coverings in most indoor public spaces reached consensus on criteria to lift the health orders. Additional Info...
  88. SRPD Counter Hours

    Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

    SRPD Public hours for the Records Bureau as of Saturday, October 9th, 2021. Read on...
  89. New Flash_Red Flag Warning_Wind Advisory_10.10.21

    Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

    Red Flag Warning in Effect 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 5PM Tuesday (10/12) and Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Mountains 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 8PM Monday (10/11) and North Bay Valleys 9AM to 8PM Monday (10/11). Read on...
  90. City-County Logos

    Debris Removal Program Clears Final Parcels After 2020 Wildfires

    State and local officials have announced the completion of major wildfire debris removal operations on 243 parcels in Sonoma County associated with the 2020 LNU Lightning Complex and Glass fires. Read on...
  91. SurveyNewsFlash

    Community Survey

    The City of Santa Rosa has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the City of Santa Rosa. Respondents may be contacted by email, text, or telephone. Read on...
  92. 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...
  93. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.29.21

    September 28th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and is in effect 11PM Wednesday (9/29) through 11AM Thursday (9/30). Read on...
  94. NF_AquaticsPrograms

    Your City Pools, a Haven Amid the Pandemic

    From swim lessons to lap swimming, water exercise and water polo, see how your City pools have provided a refuge for health and wellness during the pandemic. Read on...
  95. Red Flag 09.19.21

    September 17th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains starting at 11PM tonight (9/19) to 8PM Monday (9/20). Read on...
  96. News Flash_SRPD

    City of Santa Rosa Reaches Settlement with Cal/OSHA for COVID-19 Violations Issued Last September

    The City of Santa Rosa has reached a settlement agreement with Cal/OSHA for the four citations issued in September of 2020 to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations. Read on...
  97. NF_Safe Parking

    City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

    The City of Santa Rosa is inviting proposals from qualified homeless services providers to operate a Safe Parking Pilot Program, beginning early 2022. Read on...
  98. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.9.21

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for Dry Lightning Issued for ALL of Sonoma County

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will go into effect from 5PM today (Thursday, 9/9) to 11AM tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) for the potential of dry lightning and gusty/erratic winds Read on...
  99. White House Logo

    President Biden Implements COVID-19 Six-Pronged Action Plan

    President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to successfully combat COVID-19, including requiring employers with 100+ employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing. Additional Info...
  100. News Flash_Lake Ralphine Closed

    Refilling of Lake Ralphine Suspended to Preserve Water, Some Recreational Use Impacted

    The refilling of Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park, which would typically happen this time of year, has been suspended to preserve water amid severe drought conditions. Read on...
  101. 300x189_DROUGHT IS HERE ENGLISH_2x

    Water Supply Update

    Santa Rosa Reduces Water Use by 22 Percent in July and August Additional Info...
  102. CountyLogo_NF

    So. County Health Order on Vaccinations & Sports Guidelines Issued Sept. 3, 2021

    The Sonoma County health officer issued a health order for pharmacists, home health care worker vaccination; and issued youth sports guidelines on Friday, September 3, 2021. Read on...
  103. News Flash_City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    The Santa Rosa City Council has directed the City Manager to adopt a policy requiring that all City employees provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, effective October 1, 2021. Read on...
  104. 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...
  105. Section 8 Waiting List Lottery Opening1

    Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021 Additional Info...
  106. NF_ShelterAnnex

    Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

    Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter will reopen Friday, Aug. 27 with enhanced safety protocols to protect residents and staff and to help prevent future COVID transmission Read on...
  107. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_8.18.21

    August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning a little early. Little to no winds materialized in the SR area as of noon today (8/18). Residents in SoCo can still expect smoke from the Northern California wildfires to push into our region. Read on...
  108. 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...
  109. 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...
  110. 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...
  111. NF_URFree

    All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

    Unlimited Rides UR Free, CityBus pilot program providing 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...
  112. News Flash_City Logo

    Questions About Evacuation Tags?

    Read why evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas, but are not utilized as part of the City of Santa Rosa's community evacuation strategy Read on...
  113. SRFD_Declares Fire Season 2021 (2)

    SRFD to Declare May 17th Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    The Fire Department is asking residents, especially those who live within or around the City’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area, to take steps to prepare properties and update household emergency plans in anticipation of an active wildfire season. Read on...
  114. 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...
  115. 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...
  116. 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 sites with proof of vaccination appointment. Read on...
  117. 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...
  118. Construction of multi-family housing

    $38M in Disaster Relief Funds Approved to Build Affordable Homes

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has approved the use of $38.3 million in federal disaster relief funds for the construction of new affordable housing in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  119. NewsFlash_Zoom Meeting

    Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

    The meeting is meant for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire AND for those who live in the impacted area and want to be kept informed on progress during recovery. Read on...
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    Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

    County of Sonoma Rain Ready Map helps residents assess potential hazards for their properties to be better prepared for a rain event. Read on...
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    Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there is a burned structure on the property, can be included with the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program Read on...
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    CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Transit Agencies launch new pilot program that will reduce the cost of public transportation for lower income adults. Read on...
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    Local Entities File Suit Against PG&E for 2019 Kincade Fire Damages to Public Resources

    Santa Rosa joins Windsor, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency and Community Development Commission in lawsuit against PG&E for damages to public resources resulting from the Kincade Fire. Read on...
  124. News Flash Stony Point Road Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Meeting

    Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

    Join us Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. as options are discussed to improve bicycle and pedestrian access along the Stony Point Road corridor. Read on...
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    Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

    Sonoma County Environmental Health and the City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with CalRecycle and Cal OES, will hold a webinar training on Fire Debris Removal for contractors and waste haulers on Nov. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Additional Info...
  126. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

    Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services. Read More
  127. News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

    Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

    Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Additional Info...
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    Celebrate Safety with CityBus

    National Safety Council honors 28 CityBus operators with Driver Safety Award Pins Read on...
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    Support and Supply Stations

    Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit supply and support stations operated by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa to receive critical safety information and equipment. Read on...
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    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...
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    Permit Santa Rosa

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