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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Call for Artists: 20th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 20th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Commences Installation of “Unum” in Courthouse Square

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is pleased to announce the long anticipated, upcoming installation of “Unum” by Blessing Hancock in Courthouse Square. The project breaks ground on Oct. 31, 2022, and is scheduled to be comple...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Mural by Rough Edge Collective Installed on the Fifth Street Parking Garage

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art Project in downtown Santa Rosa. The site-specific mural, titled Help each other grow, by Rough Edge Collective (MJ Lindo-Lawyer...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

City Approves Artist for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

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Blessing Hancock’s sculpture “Unum” Selected

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the approved artist for the permanent Courthouse Square public art project Imagine Ar...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair | Warming Center Open | Lifeguard Training | Winter Camps | Board Vacancies | And More

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Nov. 17, 2022

Homelessness Strategic Plan Adoption | CityBus Black Friday Service Schedule | Unum Public Art Update | Crafts Fair | Environmental Compliance Team Spotlight | And More

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Nov. 10, 2022

End of Wildfire Season | Housing Heroes | Short-Term Rentals Community Meeting | Hearn Community Hub Workshop | Shark Teeth on Our Streets | And More

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nov. 3, 2022

Turn Off Irrigation | Fare-Free Trips on Election Day | Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair | Downtown Winter Lights Celebration | Operation Green Light | And More

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Oct. 27, 2022

Laguna Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Replacement | Linda Tunis Affordable Housing Opens | Be Halloween Safe | Local Road Safety Plan | MySantaRosa | And More

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Oct. 20, 2022

Gun Buyback Event | Short Term Rental Survey | Fulton/Piner Road Traffic Delays | SRPD Trunk-or-Treat Event | Imagine a Day Without Water | And More

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Oct. 13, 2022

New Sideshow Ordinance | SR General Municipal Election | Holiday Venue Rentals | Gun Buyback Event | Preferred Alternative Survey | And More

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Oct. 6, 2022

5-Year Anniversary of 2017 Wildfires | Multicultural Roots Project | CA Water Professionals Week | CityBus Survey | Flashing Yellow Arrows | And More

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Sept. 29, 2022

Housing Heroes | CA Clean Air Day | Bennett Valley Grille Opening | 2017 Wildfires Anniversary | Summer Rec Report Out | And More

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Sept. 22, 2022

Drought Update | Homeowner Earthquake Grant | Merit Award Winners | Rosie the Trolley Tour | Storm Water & Creeks Team Spotlight | And More

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022

Celebrate and Participate in Creek Week | Housing Heroes | Bird E-Scooters Ribbon Cutting | Merit Awards Ceremony | HAWK Signals | And More

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Sept. 8, 2022

Are You Wildfire Ready? | Find & Fix Leaks | Fulton Road Project Updates | Emergency Operations Plan Update | Santa Rosa Water Team Spotlight | And More

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Sept. 1, 2022

National Preparedness Month | Drought Resources | Press Democrat Best of Awards | City Booters | Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program | And More

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Aug. 25, 2022

Homekey Awards | Housing/Downtown Dashboards | Drought Town Hall | Teeny Tots Program | Neighborhood Services | And More

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

Outdoor Water Savings | Assistant City Manager Hired | Movies in the Park | Hearn Community Hub Block Party | Job Opportunities | And More

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Aug. 11, 2022

Back to School - Emergency Alerts & COVID-19 | DeTurk Round Barn Park Picnic Area | New Permanent CityBus Schedule | Caritas Family Shelter | Creek Critter | And More

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Aug. 4, 2022

Hearn Community Hub Planning Block Party | Free Drought Kits | Fall/Winter Activity Registration | Park-A-Month Volunteer Program | Swim & Lifeguard Scholarships | And More

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022

New Activity Guide | $10K Donation to Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund | Charter Measures | National Night Out | Neighborhood Services Programs | And More

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022

Swearing-In Ceremony for Police Chief | Wildfire Ready | New Mental Health Line | National Night Out | Pioneer Cemetery | And More

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

Drought Update | Become a City Council Member | SR Professional Baseball | Zero Waste Week | Debris Response Team | And More

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

Fireworks Ban Reminder | New Parking Fee Structure | Smart Irrigation Month | Senior Expo | Park and Recreation Month | And More

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

John Cregan Named Police Chief | June 25 Prescribed Burn | Outdoor Water-Use | City Council Passes 22-23 Budget | Housing in Santa Rosa | And More

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

June 16, 2022

Juneteenth | Fire Station 5 | Youth Community Police Experience | Water Saving Rebates | Picnic Reservations | And More

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

June 9, 2022

Wildfire Season is Here | June 11 Prescribed Burn | WaterSmart Expo | Public Safety Town Halls | Live at Juilliard | And More

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022

Public Safety Funding | Merit Award Nominations | Water Saving Tips | South Davis Park Master Plan | Free Parking | And More

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Omicron Subvariant | Understanding High Wind & Red Flag Events | Summer on the Square | Water Quality Report | Sports Camps | And More

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022

Free COVID Tests | Plan to Address Homelessness | Hearn Community Hub Project | Drought Update | Kids to Parks Day | And More

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

inRESPONSE Virtual Meeting on May 16 | City Works Festival | Scooter Share Pilot Program | Water Awareness Awards | Kids to Parks Day | And More

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

COVID Vaccines for Young Children | Police Chief Community Survey | Summer Jobs | Fire Recovery Parks Projects | Summer Camps | And More

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

COVID-19 Treatments and Tools | Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Fulton Road Widening | Drought Update | Water Safety | And More

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

Test to Treat COVID-19 | NOAA Radio Test | Earth Day | City Manager Town Hall | Lamplight Tours | And More

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

Updated COVID Guidelines | Professional SR Baseball League | Mendocino Avenue Night Construction | WaterSmart Toolkits | Youth Basketball | And More

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

April 7, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests | Measure O | Merit Award Nominations Opening | Roadway Recovery Funding | Park-A-Month | And More

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022

Emergency Rental Assistance Deadline | South Davis Park | Final Redistricting Map Approved | WaterSmart Garden | Self Defense Classes | And More

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

March 24, 2022

BA.2 Variant | Earth Day | Redistricting | Keep Irrigation Off | Adult Softball | And More

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

Thank You | South Davis Neighborhood Park | New CityBus Schedule | Drought Update | Work Experience Program for Teens | And More

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

Long COVID | Council Support of Ukraine | City Needs Lifeguards | Safe Parking Opens | Rebate for Hot Water Pumps| Charlie Toledo | And More

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

March 3, 2022

COVID-19 Masking Update | Work Experience for Teens | Homeless Services Update | Drought Town Hall | Springtime in Your Parks | And More

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

City Receives $4M+ COVID Grant | Women’s Public Safety Day | Colgan Creek Play Structure Reopens | Recovery and Resiliency | Leprechaun Treasure Hunt | And More

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Feb. 17, 2022

Masking Relaxed | Additional COVID Funding | Neighborhood Services Programs | Fire Station 5 Location | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | And More

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Feb. 10, 2022

Mask Mandate Loosening 2/16 | District 3 Council Member Appointed | Park-A-Month Volunteer Program | Boards & Commissions Vacancies | Rec Programs/Centers to Reopen | And More

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Feb. 3, 2022

Avoid COVID-19 Scams | Police Chief Retirement | Fremont Park Master Plan | Council Vacancy | Spring/Summer Activities | And More

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Jan. 27, 2022

Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic | Dutch Flohr Park Master Plan | State/Federal Legislative Platforms Adopted | By-Right Housing | Spring/Summer Activity Guide | And More

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Jan. 20, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Tests | Fire Station 5 Update | Affordable Housing Progress | Water Reuse | Lifeguard Training | And More

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Jan. 13, 2022

New Health Order | Redistricting Update | City Council Vacancy | inRESPONSE Mental Health Support Team Launches | Water Supply Update | And More

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Jan. 6, 2022

COVID-19 Updates | City Council Vacancy | Safe Parking Pilot Program Meeting | WaterSmart Fixtures | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | And More

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Dec. 16, 2021

State Mask Mandate | Scooter Share Program | Homeless Services Update | Water Supply | Swim Programs & Memberships | And More

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Dec. 9, 2021

COVID-19 Holiday Reminders | Fire Station 5 Project | Colgan Creek Park Play Structure | Water Supply Update | Senior Memberships | And More

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New COVID-19 Booster Shots Available in Sonoma County

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Updated COVID-19 booster shots specifically formulated to protect against the highly contagious omicron variant are now available in Sonoma County.

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

COVID-19 Booster Shots Temporarily on Hold Until New Booster Shots Arrive in Sonoma County

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The administration of COVID-19 booster shots is temporarily on hold in Sonoma County pending delivery of new updated boosters formulated to target the omicron variant.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Property Tax Relief Available to Eligible Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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The California Mortgage Relief Program is providing one-time payments to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments, including mortgage and property tax payments, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

CDC Streamlines COVID-19 Guidance

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CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Sonoma County COVID Response Transitions to New Phase as Federal Funding Expires

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With federal relief funding set to expire at the end of the month, Sonoma County is completing preparations for transitioning its COVID-19 response to a new phase, one focused on providing critical resources for vulnerable communities.

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Vaccination of Under-5-Year-Olds to Begin in Sonoma County

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With federal & state regulators having now approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6mo-4yrs, Sonoma County is expected to begin vaccinating the roughly 21,000 children in this age range through primary care providers and health centers.

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Board of Supervisors Approve $39 Million in ARPA Funding for 27 Community Proposals

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors allocated $39M in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support disproportionately impacted individuals & households who have suffered economic impacts as well as disparities in public health outcomes due to COVID-19.

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

COVID-19 Boosters Available to Anyone 5 and Older

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With the recent federal approval of COVID-19 booster shots for younger children, anyone 5 and older is now eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement on Public Transportation Through May 3, 2022

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At CDC's recommendation, TSA will extend the Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for 15 days through May 3, 2022.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Updated CDPH Guidelines for Isolation and Quarantine

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New guidelines remove the quarantine recommendations for an asymptomatic exposed person, add recommendations for work exclusion or restriction in certain specified high-risk settings, & include an updated definition for close contact & infectious period.

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

California Issues New Guidelines for Hosting Events

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The California Department of Public Health has issued its Safe and SMART Event Playbook, which provides new guidelines to assist businesses, municipalities, and communities on how to best prepare smaller events for this new stage of living with COVID.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Second Booster Shots Available for Sonoma County Residents Age 50+

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Residents age 50+ & those who are immunocompromised are now eligible to receive a second booster of the mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at county-sponsored clinics as well as at local pharmacies & healthcare providers in Sonoma County.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Deadline to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program is March 31, 2022

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Residents must have an application on file with the County’s portal on or before March 31, 2022, to take advantage of possible extensions of eviction protections currently being considered by the state.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

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The Sonoma County Economic Development Board will launch the CA Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, which will provide grants up to $2,500 to local microbusinesses impacted by COVID-19. Application period is 4/1-5/1, or until funds exhausted.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

FDA Authorizes 2nd Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older & Immunocompromised Individuals

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals.

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

County Accepting Applications for American Rescue Plan Act Funding Through April 7

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SoCo opened the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Notice of Funding Availability process to accept apps for ARPA funding thru 4/7 & has allocated $34 million to support community programs that address community needs identified as a result of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Sonoma County Aligns with State on Masking Changes

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As of 3/1, masks are no longer required for unvaccinated individuals in CA, but are strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. After 3/11, in schools & childcare facilities, masks will not be required but are strongly recommended.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

One Millionth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Sonoma County

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One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered in Sonoma County, a new milestone in the 14-month-long campaign to strengthen residents’ immune systems against the deadly virus. That includes first, second and booster doses.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Pauses Temporarily

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Nearly $25 million in direct assistance has been provided to SoCo households thru SoCo’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. More than 4,000 pending & completed apps are in the queue & are predicted to draw down the remainder funds assigned to SoCo.

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Eighty Percent of Eligible Sonoma County Residents Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Eighty percent of residents 5 and older in Sonoma County are now fully vaccinated, marking another major milestone in the 14-month-long campaign to protect Sonoma County residents from the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 virus.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Twelve Bay Area Health Officers to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on Feb. 16

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In alignment with the State, twelve Bay Area counties, including Sonoma County, will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Sonoma County to let Restrictions on Large Gatherings Expire on Feb. 10

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With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear that a health order temporarily restricting the size of large gatherings will expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Sonoma County Clarifies Health Order to Allow 50 Spectators at Indoor Events

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Sonoma County Health Officer clarifies a recent health order that limited indoor public events to 50 people. As of today (1/27), indoor events can include 50 spectators. The total number of attendees does not include staff, media, players or performers.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Sonoma County Announces Four Weekend COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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The County of Sonoma will expand access to pediatric and adult COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through a series of large-scale vaccine clinics at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

COVID Cases at Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter

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Update: Feb. 17, 2022

The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) has reopened to new residents following an outbreak of the Omicron variant that began last month. The shelter, owned by the city and operated by Catholic Charities, reopened on Monday, F...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Order Your Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

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Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from covidtests.gov. Tests are limited to one order per residential address and include four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for New Year’s Gatherings

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People planning to travel and attend gatherings on the New Year’s Eve holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Sonoma County Rescinds Face Mask Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Groups

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Sonoma County joined four other Bay Area counties in rescinding exemptions to local public health orders that allowed stable groups of fully vaccinated people to remove their masks indoors in some workplaces, gyms, churches and other public settings.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

SoCo Urges Employers to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or at least Twice Weekly Testing

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Employers should immediately require all workers to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible for one, or get tested at least twice weekly under new guidelines issued by SoCo Health Officer. Guidelines are voluntary but strongly recommended.

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

SoCo to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or At Least Twice Weekly Testing for School Workers

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Sonoma County Health Officer issues a health order for all schools in Sonoma County to require employees to provide satisfactory evidence that, when eligible, they have received a booster for COVID-19 or begin testing at least twice weekly.

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

SoCo to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or At Least Twice Weekly Testing for High-Risk Groups

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New health order for employers of fire, law enforcement, emergency medical service workers, pharmacies, dental offices & operators of temp disaster shelters in SoCo to require testing at least twice weekly or provide evidence that a booster was received.

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Sonoma County and Bay Area Health Officers Urge Boosters to Protect Against Omicron Variant

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Public health agencies across the Bay Area urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Sonoma County Approves Initial ARPA Allocations for County and Community

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors this week began the process of approving the allocation of $96 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, grounding their decisions in community recommendations.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Masking Rules Remain Unchanged in Sonoma County Under New State Requirements

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Indoor masking requirements in Sonoma County, including its exemptions for indoor dining and some stable groups of fully vaccinated people, remain unchanged under a new statewide mask mandate from the California Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Sonoma County Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Shots for 16- and 17-year-olds

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Sonoma County will immediately make 16- and 17-year-olds eligible for booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, aligning the county with new federal and state guidelines.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Sonoma County Department of Health Services Awarded $6 Million to Scale Grassroots COVID-19 Response

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The SoCo Dept of Health Services received a three-year, $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to increase resources & services for health workers to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic & combat health care inequities.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

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SANTA ROSA, CA – Sonoma County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts are kicking into high gear with five clinics now activated throughout the County and at least two more planned for the coming weeks, Sonoma County supervisors announced today. Already nearly 24...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

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The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage that may have occurred to City infrastructure or property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Excessive Heat Event Update

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Cal ISO EEA 2 Alert / Flex Alert - Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power OutagesThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 2 today. An EEA 2 means energy deficiencies are expected and the ISO requests...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

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With excessive heat in the forecast across much of California, grid operators expect high electricity demand. They are calling for voluntary electricity conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. Flex Alerts and potential rotating block outages...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Cooling Center in Santa Rosa to Open this Sat. Through Thu. Evening due to Excessive Heat Warning

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*UPDATE: COOLING CENTER EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY (9/8)*

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa, which...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s in...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s by...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares the End of 2022 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) has officially declared the end of the 2022 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, CA. While conditions around the region and state vary, locally, Santa Rosa has received enough beneficial rainfall, with more forecast...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Wildfire to Rain Ready: Roofing

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Roofs and certain types of roofing materials are extremely susceptible to wildfires. It is important to know which roofing materials to use and what can be done on and around your roof to help reduce the chances of a fire spreading to it.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Be Halloween Safe

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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. The following safety pr...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Preparing Your Deck for Fire Season and Making it Safer

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Decks are often one of the most beautiful parts of a home, but they can also contribute to the spread of a wildfire. There are several critical steps that you can take, that range from the type of material used to construct the balcony or deck, to keeping...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Tips for Preparing to Evacuate Pets and Animals

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Pets are important members of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. Owners of pets and animals should plan and prepare to evacuate their pets in the event of a wildfire. Preparing animals for an evacuation req...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Preparing Our Vulnerable Populations to Evacuate From a Wildfire

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The City of Santa Rosa has made significant enhancements in our ability to alert and warn our community in the event of a disaster, including wildfires. Our goal is to provide early notification whenever possible, so our community has time to safely evacu...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) and Wildland Danger Signs

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) received grant funding through FEMA and CAL OES to purchase six Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS). Five of the stations have been strategically placed...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Fencing

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Wooden fences or landscaped walls attached to the house can lead a wildfire right to your home, especially if plant debris, dead vegetation, or other easily ignitable yard waste and leaf litter has gathered at the bottom. Residents that live within or imm...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

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The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the area where homes and buildings are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. The WUI is a geographical area, not a place. In Santa Rosa, we also refer to the portions of the City in the WUI as t...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Wildfire Ready: What to Do During a Wildfire in Your Area

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Over the last several days, Santa Rosa has experienced hot and dry weather with temperatures into the triple digits. These conditions have further dried out our already drought-stressed vegetation and fuels, especially those in and around our Wildland Urb...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Weeds & Dry Grasses During Fire Season with Proper Equipment & Protocols

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The hot and dry conditions forecasted this Labor Day Weekend serve as a good reminder for Santa Rosa residents and landscape contractors to do their part to reduce the continued threat of wildfires this season by using proper equipment and adhere to the f...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Excessive Heat Warning Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8)

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Excessive Heat Watch Upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8)

A Moderate to High-Risk Event is forecasted for this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Removing Ladder Fuels & Properly Spacing Plants and Trees on Your Property

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Vegetation on your property and in your yard can create a "fire ladder" that moves fire from combustible ground coverings or landscaping to taller vegetation. Removing ladder fuels and providing adequate spacing between plants & trees can he...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Harden Your Home with Gutter Guard and Vent Screen Installations

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Installing gutter guards and retrofitting your vent screens are some of the easiest ways to protect your home against wildfires. This is also known as home hardening and helps improve the chances of your home withstanding a fire due to ember cast, radiant...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Chance of Dry Lightning

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The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight. This forecast has elevated fire weather concerns. The potential dry lightning in the North Bay develops overnight into the early hours tomorrow (Wedne...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Heat Risk Monday (8/15) through Wednesday (8/17)

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A Moderate Heat Risk Event is forecasted for today (Monday 8/15) though Wednesday (8/17) with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday (8/16).   

  • Highs in mid 90s to low 100s possible far inland areas on Tuesday.

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  • Reduce ti...
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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Back to School & Emergency Alerts

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As our students return to school today, parents and guardians should ensure their SoCoAlert accounts are set up to receive potential emergency alerts for the area where your child’s school is located. If your child has changed schools or will be...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

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

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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).

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Considerations for Using Mulch for Groundcover Around the Home

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As you prepare for wildfires and with the ongoing drought conditions, it is important to make fire-wise decisions to protect your home and property. This includes the use of mulch as a ground cover. Mulch can provide benefits around your home however, mul...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Wildfire Ready: One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire

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Fire activity has increased around the region as we push further into our locally declared fire season in Santa Rosa. Favorable weather conditions and our responses to the fires have allowed for quick containments. Most of these fires were human caused an...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Know Your Zone, Know Your Ways Out, Prepare a Go Bag

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Being prepared for an emergency includes knowing your evacuation zone and understanding all of your ways out of your neighborhood. In the City of Santa Rosa zones are organized by neighborhoods and geographical areas instead of numbers or letters. Having ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Defensible Space

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The peak of our local wildfire season is still on track for later this Summer and into Fall. Knowing how to create defensible space can potentially save your home and property. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property,...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

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

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Summer is officially here which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

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

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UPDATE (6/23/22 @ 8:00 a.m.)The Santa Rosa Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Caltrans, will conduct a controlled burn on a 9.73-acre State-owned parcel located to the west of Old Redwood Highway just north of Mendocino Avenue this Saturday,...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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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. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares today, June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. Despite another round of late season rains, recent fire activity and above average temperature this week make the de...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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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. Some of these syst...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation following late season rains in and around Santa Rosa. Winds can spread a wildfire quickly and can make it difficult for firefighters to control. During fire season...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been determined following late season rains and based on drought conditions, current weather and long-rang...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

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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. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

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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. This study session explored enhancing cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships by all ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

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

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

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

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation in and around Santa Rosa.  Following the declaration of Fire Season on Monday, May 17, 2021, the recent weather conditions have caused concern amongst res...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

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Wildfire can leave burned areas with little or no vegetation and an impaired ability to absorb rainwater, resulting in increased rainwater runoff, and a significantly higher risk of flooding and debris or mudflows. With risk still high for hazards, the Co...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

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City staff working on Glass Fire recovery efforts will host a virtual community meeting for residents within the Glass Fire burn scar area in the Santa Rosa City limits on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is meant for those ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Santa Rosa Seeking 45 Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on 12 Boards and Commissions

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking 45 volunteers to serve on 12 boards that currently have or will have vacancies by the end of 2022.

The full list of vacancies:

  • Art in Public Places Committee (Three at-large positions) More in...
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Posted on: November 10, 2022

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

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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. All Santa Rosa Nixle subscribers will have to register with CivicRe...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

‘Housing Heroes’ Can Open Doors to Affordability

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The following message to the community was penned by Sonoma County Supervisor Chris Coursey and Santa Rosa City Councilmember Tom Schwedhelm and published in The Press Democrat 'Close to Home' opinion section on Sunday, November 6, 2022: Read in ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Daylight Saving Time

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Remember to "Fall Back" for Daylight Saving on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 and set your clocks back by one hour at 2 a.m. to return to standard time.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

423 Guns Set for Destruction Following City Gun Buyback Event

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – On Oct. 22, the City of Santa Rosa hosted a 4-hour drive-thru gun buyback event, where it distributed $76,000 in cash from private donations and received 423 firearms.

Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement and the Santa Rosa Pol...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa Moves Forward with Sideshow Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council is moving forward with a new Sideshow Ordinance introduced at the Oct. 11 Council meeting, which includes the ability to arrest or cite participants, vehicle passengers, spectators, and organizers. A second reading for the adop...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Santa Rosa General Municipal Election 2022

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The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind residents of the upcoming General Municipal Election, specifically changes to election districts, and where people can find all the latest information relating to measures and candidates and rules about politica...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

City Statement on the Unsealed Alvarez Search Warrant Affidavit

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The Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) has an obligation to the public to investigate all leads in connection with any serious crime, regardless of who is involved. SRPD investigators, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, and Sonoma County Super...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Community Volunteers

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The city of Santa Rosa has selected 12 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2022 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the 4...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Update on Efforts to Support Santa Rosa's Sister City: Cherkasy, Ukraine

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On August 23, 2022, during the City Council meeting, members of the Santa Rosa Rotary updated the community and Council about its efforts to support Santa Rosa’s Sister City Cherkasy in Ukraine. The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has created...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Hires Daryel Dunston as Assistant City Manager

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Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa has hired Daryel Dunston as its new Assistant City Manager, where he will provide leadership to Housing and Community Services, Information Technology, Planning and Economic Development, Community Engagement and Vio...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

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

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On July 26 at its regularly scheduled council meeting, Santa Rosa City Council advanced two measures by resolution to the November 2022 ballot to update the City Charter. The two separate ballot measures would address the need to modernize language in the...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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Members of the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager Maraskeshia Smith invite residents to participate in the first series of community meetings to share comments and feedback about policing in Santa Rosa with OIR Group, the city’s contracted Independe...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

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

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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.

Regardless of the allure and nostalgia of firew...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council Passes 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget

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On Tuesday, Santa Rosa City Council passed the city’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget totaling $478.8 million, a 0.8 percent increase from the prior fiscal year’s $474.9 million adopted budget. The budget includes a robust capital improvement program (CIP) as ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

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

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Last week, 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. The projects receiving the federal support are:

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The Santa Rosa City Council has approved Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa as the operator of the City’s new Safe Parking Pilot Program and has authorized funding to operate the program for two years. The program set to open in early 2022 wi...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

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

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The Santa Rosa City Council is pleased to announce the selection of Maraskeshia Smith as Santa Rosa’s next City Manager. Ms. Smith’s employment agreement will be considered at an upcoming regular City Council meeting in December. Pendi...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New "Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuati...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

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Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals exper...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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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.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Extends Warming Center Opening through Saturday Morning, Dec. 3

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Update: Nov. 30, 2022

Santa Rosa City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has authorized an extension of the City’s temporary warming center activation to keep the center in downtown Santa Rosa open an additional two nights, through Saturday morning, Dec. ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

A Success Story: From Homeless to Home Sweet Home

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The following local success story of one man's journey out of homelessness and into housing is taken from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa's 2021-2022 Annual Report (see page 5). Catholic Charities is the City of Santa Ros...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

City Council Authorizes 5-Year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously on Tues., Nov. 15, 2022, to adopt a five-year strategic plan to address the critical concern of homelessness in the city. The Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan provides key strategies and actions to improv...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

City Prepares Warming Center in Advance of Extreme Weather Conditions

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is preparing for the onset of extreme weather conditions that will trigger the opening of a drop-in Warming Center for residents who need a place to go to get warm. The City’s Extre...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Grand Opening of Linda Tunis Senior Apartments

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On October 25, Pep Housing celebrated the completion and grand opening of Linda Tunis Senior Apartments, an affordable housing development in Rincon Valley. The City of Santa Rosa is proud to have partnered with PEP housing on the project as part of a reg...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Santa Rosa Homeless Services Move to New Caritas Center

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa has begun the process of consolidating Santa Rosa homeless services into one location at its new Caritas Center located in downtown Santa Rosa. This includes the Homeless Services Center (drop In ce...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Housing Heroes Campaign Shines Light on Housing Crisis and How to Help

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The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are teaming up to celebrate “Housing Heroes” to encourage greater participation in housing rental assistance and home-sharing programs.

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Santa Rosa Housing Projects Approved for Homekey Funding

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The State of California has approved $24.6 million in Homekey funding for two projects that will provide much-needed new housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. The City of Santa Rosa applied for the fund...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Caritas Family Shelter and Homeless Services Center to Open Downtown

Santa Rosa city leaders at preview of new Caritas family shelter and homeless services center

After years of fundraising, planning, design, and construction, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is set to open its Caritas Center family shelter and homeless services center in downtown Santa Rosa in September. Staff from many City departm...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment on Old Stony Point Road

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The city has been working with the private property owner of two parcels on Old Stony Point Road where a large, long-term homeless encampment was established. Members of multiple city departments, outside agencies, and Catholic Charities’ Homele...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: May 31, 2022

New Encampment Map Tracks City’s Efforts to Address Homelessness

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The city has launched a new encampment locator tool to help monitor encampments throughout Santa Rosa and track efforts to address those encampments. The purpose is to promote increased community awareness and transparency by providing regularly updated i...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

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It’s time for the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is looking for the next 13 young artists to feature in their 2023 national calen...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

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Following completion of a competitive Requests for Proposals process, City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services programs for the city. This will provide for the continued operation of the Homeless Services Center,...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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In March 2022, following a competitive Request for Proposals process, City Council authorized a consulting services agreement with Focus Strategies to develop a five-year Homeless Solutions Strategic Plan for the city. The plan will identify step-by-step ...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals exper...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Fee Structure for All City of Santa Rosa Parking Starts July 1

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Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa will revise its fee structure starting July 1 for all parking garages, lots, and meters, following over two years of various free or reduced-fee parking programs. 

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Low Wage Employee Parking Permit Approved

Effective September 1, 2017, a new discounted parking permit is available to low wage employees.  This permit provides affordable parking options for low wage employees working in downtown Santa Rosa.  The permit is available for $31/mon...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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

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The Planning division is asking for public feedback on areas of focus to help build the platforms

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is launching House Santa Rosa, a grant-funded project meant to create online tools and real-time information for housing development throughout the City. With this effort, the City is requesting public...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Receives Award of Excellence for Downtown Station Area Specific Plan

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Planning and Economic Development staff were on-hand to receive the Award of Excellence for Comprehensive Plan (Large Jurisdiction) and the APA CA 2022 Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff Award

The City of Santa Rosa and Dyett and Bhatia received awards from the American Planning Association, California Chapter (APA CA), this month for the City’s update to the Downtown Station Area Specific Plan. The team won in category of Comprehensi...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2022

City Seeks the Community’s Input on Preferred Alternative for Santa Rosa’s Future

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City Council and the Planning Commission will review the draft plan and public feedback at the Oct. 25 meeting.

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its preferred alternative for the general plan update and is moving forward with asking the public for feedback on a new survey and at two open houses this month. This effort marks the start of the ...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $17.06 on January 1, 2023

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The hourly minimum wage applies to all employees working within city limits.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $17.06 for all employees working within city limits. The increase represents the third of its kind following City Council approval of a local minimum wage ordinance in 2019.

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Launches Housing and Downtown Development Trackers

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The tracking tools address community questions about how the city is meeting its housing needs.

The City of Santa Rosa has launched two new tools designed to inform the public about the state of development around the city—one focused on Downtown, the other on the city’s progress towards housing for all. In addition, the city has refreshed its longs...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 10, 2022

City Council Approves Amendment and Fee Adoption for Short-Term Rentals

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The maximum number of non-hosted short-term rentals permitted in the city is now capped at 198 citywide. Hosted rentals have no cap amount.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Launches Santa Rosa Forward, Seeks Input for General Plan Update

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Plan update will include an emphasis on health and equity thanks to grant boost from Kaiser Permanente

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking input from residents regarding the long-term changes they would like to see in the City, their neighborhood, and their health. Input is being collected through an initial engagement survey t...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: December 16, 2020

City Expands Areas Mobile Food Trucks Can Operate Starting January 1

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The City ordinance greatly expands where and how mobile food vendors can operate on private property in the City, including areas zoned for commercial, mixed-use, shopping centers, car lots, and industrial areas, and more.

Starting January 1, 2021, the City of Santa Rosa will allow for mobile food vendors to operate, with a minor conditional use permit, in more locations around the City. This expansion will permit mobile food vendors (taco trucks, chuck wagons, lunch carts,...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Accessory Dwelling Units

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The City of Santa Rosa is preparing an amendment to the Zoning Code to facilitate the construction of accessory dwelling units on single-family residential parcels in compliance with new state law.

The City of Santa Rosa is preparing an amendment to the Zoning Code to facilitate the construction of accessory dwelling units on single-family residential parcels in compliance with new state law.

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an attached or detache...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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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.

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.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Department and Operation Christmas Tree Distributed 300 Trees to Families

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On Nov. 29, the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Community Engagement Team, in collaboration with the local nonprofit, Operation Christmas Tree, teamed up to give away approximately 300 Christmas trees to Santa Rosa families in need. In addition to receivin...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Congressman Mike Thompson honors Santa Rosa Police officers at Public Safety Heroes Reception

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On Sunday, September 25, 2022, members of the Santa Rosa Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) and SRPD Officer Westin Schindler, were honored by Congressman Mike Thompson during his “Public Safety Heroes Reception” in Vallejo. Rep. Thompson (C...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

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

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Santa Rosa 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 July 3, 2022. The appointment follows an inclusive and equitable process grounded in community and stakehol...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

SRPD to Present AB 481 Documents to City Council

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In September of 2021, AB 481 was signed into law. This bill provides oversight related to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment for law enforcement agencies. It requires law enforcement agencies to create a policy related to military equi...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Retired After 30 Years of Service

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After 30 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police Department, Chief Rainer Navarro announced his retirement to city officials and officially retired from the Police Department on May 2, 2022, allowing time for transition before his departure.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Effective Saturday, October 9th, 2021, the SRPD Front Counter is open to the public Monday through Saturday. SRPD has increased our online reporting capacity to accept the same type of reports that would be taken by front counter staff. There is also a co...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Department's 2021 Annual Report

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The Santa Rosa Police Department has released its 2021 Annual Report, which highlights efforts to provide public safety services while leading community engagement initiatives. The annual report provides a data snapshot of criminal investigations, arrests...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Grazing Opportunity on City Properties for Weed Abatement

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The City of Santa Rosa seeks parties interested in grazing their farm animals on any of the following Santa Rosa Water managed properties for weed management for a 5 month period of time during the 2022 calendar year.

This announcement will be open April 7...

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Real Estate Services
Posted on: January 26, 2022

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

CEQA Checklist

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The City of Santa Rosa proposes to acquire 6.09 acres of property at 976, 980, and 1004 Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa. The City’s intended uses for the subject properties would be to implement future infrastructure improvements identified...

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Real Estate Services
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Municipal Use Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa (City) is working with three properties owners along Hearn Avenue in Santa Rosa to purchase the properties for its Municipal Use Projects (Project). Whenever a City project might cause the relocation of occupants, the City is requir...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

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

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In October 2017, the Tubbs fire destroyed over 3,000 residential units in Santa Rosa, constituting a loss of approximately five percent of the City’s housing stock. In response to the 2017 wildfires, the United States Department of Housing &...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently retrofitting 170 signalized intersections with Battery Backup Systems (BBS) to provide more than four hours of uninterrupted power to traffic signals during a power outage which will help better facilitate an evacuation...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Rec & Parks Honored as "Best of Sonoma County"

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The Press Democrat has announced their 2022 award winners for their “Best of Sonoma County” awards, and we took home "Best Bocce Ball" for Juilliard Park and "Best Golf Course" for Bennett Valley Golf Course!

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Membership Drive for Recreation Programs Serving At-Risk Youth

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Neighborhood Services of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is conducting a membership drive and has broadened the criteria for residents to qualify for afterschool, sports, and recreation programs for at-risk youth. All residents who live within five targ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Fall/Winter 2022 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

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Recreation program scholarships are now available for Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, Senior Memberships, Winter Camp Wa-Tam, and more for those who qualify.

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Donation to Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund from St. Paddy’s Day 5K

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On July 26th, Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks had a pool party at Finley Aquatic Center! The occasion was to accept a generous $10,000 donation from Fleet Feet Santa Rosa to the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. These are proceeds from the 2022 S...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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Win a pizza party at Mary’s Pizza Shack & VIP experience at Movies in the Park!

The month of July is our favorite time of year! It’s the month when our nation celebrates the power of play and adventure! Here locally, we’re...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Potentially Toxic Algae at Local Lakes and Rivers

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Update: August 1, 2022

On July 31, boat rentals and classes on Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park were suspended following observance of potentially toxic blue green algae throughout portions of the lake. These operations will likely remained closed as a precau...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 18, 2022

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more!

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a request on April 12, 2022 from Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to pursue a licensing agreement with the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, LLC. Pecos, which is the largest independent baseball league in t...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

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Lifeguards and swim instructors are urgently needed at Santa Rosa’s two city pools and for boat rental operations at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is hiring now for these crucial positions to maintain safe pool...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 17, 2022

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

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Santa Rosa City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee recommendation, to pursue the solicitation of a single management agency with a full-service agreement to operate and maintain both the golf course a...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Become an Aquatics Member!

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We are launching a new Annual Aquatic Membership program. This new reward program is for swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts who are committed to their time in the pool! Members save on each swim session with a discounted Punch Pass and save even more ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

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Did you know that just 1 inch of water on a 1,000 square foot roof will yield over 600 gallons of water? 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 f...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Is Your Home Rain Ready? Simple Actions Have Big Impacts.

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It's that time of year to rake leaves, clear gutters, and replace windshield wiper blades.  People caring for their homes can unknowingly impact local creeks. Materials swept, raked, stored, dropped, thrown, or spilled on the ground or pavement c...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

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During this historic drought, Santa Rosa and the region have all been working extra hard to make every drop count. This fall and winter, it’s especially important that we all continue to conserve. With weather experts predicting another dry winter, one of...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Groundbreaking for Recycled Water Project

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, the City of Santa Rosa and its regional partners broke ground on a critical water recycling infrastructure replacement project at the Laguna Treatment Plant (Plant). The Plant, owned and operated by the City of Santa Rosa, is ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Call for WaterSmart Gardens!

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 The 2023 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place in May and return to in-person! The tour will feature eco-friendly gardens throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. Due to the severity of the current drought, we want to focus on native, drought to...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Team Spotlight: Storm Water and Creeks

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Storm Water and Creeks team is dedicated to enhancing and improving the health of Santa Rosa’s 100 miles of creeks. This dynamic team is comprised of engineers, technicians, biologists, and support staff that w...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Water Supply Update - September 22, 2022

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Despite the welcome rain last weekend, the drought is still here. The supply conditions in Lake Sonoma, which stores a substantial portion the region’s drinking water, are historically low. Lake Sonoma holds multiple years of water supply for the region, ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Creek Critter: River Otter

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Did you know river otters are surprisingly common along Santa Rosa creeks, but it still takes persistence and some luck to see them? Viewing opportunities increase in the late summer because year-around waterways like Santa Rosa Creek are heavily used. Al...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Washing your Car at a Commercial Car Wash Saves Water and Protects our Creeks!

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Professional car washing facilities capture and reuse wash water for treatment, stopping contaminants from flowing into our creeks and rivers that are home to variety of fish and other wildlife.

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Team Spotlight: Santa Rosa’s Water Use Efficiency Team Helping Community Achieve Water Savings

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Since 1991, the Water Use Efficiency team has been helping Santa Rosa residents reduce water use. In fact, this team has helped Santa Rosa achieve a 14% reduction in water use over the last 30 years, while the population has increased.

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Lower Colgan Creek Restoration Project

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On 5/19/22, the City of Santa Rosa celebrated the completion of Phase II of the Colgan Creek Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Once the Phase III is complete, the project will have transformed 1.3 miles of creek in southwest Santa Rosa.

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Drought Resources For Businesses

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Santa Rosa’s team is here to help with free water saving devices, rebates to achieve permanent water savings, and more. For businesses, Santa Rosa Water is offering $1.50 per sq. ft. of turf removed, up to max of 10,000 sq. ft. or $15,000.00 annually.

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

WaterSmart Rebates: Earn up to $100 and Save with a Graywater System

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Why let laundry water go down the drain when you could reuse it to water your plants and trees? Reusing your wash water is as simple as installing a laundry-to-landscape graywater system. Santa Rosa Water even offers a graywater reuse rebate of u...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Free WaterSmart Devices

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Replace old fixtures with FREE WaterSmart devices. Santa Rosa residents can pickup FREE water-saving devices Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Help Your Trees Survive Drought

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Trees are one of the most valuable elements in your landscape. Urban trees combat climate change, provide shade, clean the air, enhance public health, and contribute to vibrant, sustainable communities. 

Water trees gradually and deeply to ensure ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Creek Spotlight: American Mink (Neovison vison)

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Our monthly Creek Spotlight features a particular plant or animal species that’s been active in our creeks lately. For August, we’re featuring the American mink (Neovison vison), which has been spotted recently in Santa Rosa Creek between Dutton Ave. and ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

WaterSmart Plant Picker

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Scroll through beautiful, lush, colorful, low water use shrubs, flowers, and trees that thrive in our climate with the easy-to-use WaterSmart Plant Picker.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for Your WaterSmart Landscaping Needs

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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!

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

During Drought, Take Your Car to a Professional Car Wash to Save Water

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A commercial car wash can use between 35 and 120 gallons of water per vehicle, depending on the type of system. Facilities that recycle their water are the most efficient, so seek those out. Better yet why not drive a dirty car.

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

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Saving Water Summer Pop Up Events

Pop by the Santa Rosa Water booth at the following locations and pick up a free drought toolkit. 

Drought toolkits include:

  • Bucket to capture water
  • Showerhead and faucet aerators
  • Toilet leak dye tabs
  • Hose nozzle

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Schedule an Irrigation Checkup

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The drought is still here, and?Santa Rosa Water wants to make sure your yard and irrigation system are WaterSmart. Schedule your free in-person irrigation checkup today!

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Water Supply Update - July 14, 2022

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 Water Supply Update (7/14/22):

Our local water supply conditions remain critically low this summer. For the past three years the Russian River watershed has experienced less than average rainfall, including two of the driest years in over 100 yea...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Water Saving Tips from Danny at True North Landscapes, Inc.

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Meet Super Water Saver Danny from True North Landscapes, Incorporated. In this short video, Danny highlights the water-saving techniques he uses to reduce water-use year-round, as well as simple everyday habits you can adopt to become a super water saver ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Looking for a Water Efficient Landscaper?

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Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices - hire a QWEL landscaper today!

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

July is Smart Irrigation Month

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During the hot summer months nearly 50 percent of water is used outdoors, so this July, let’s all do our part to focus on finding ways to save water outdoors. Start today by ensuring compliance with the mandatory outdoor water use prohibitions: 

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Kathy Herman: Laboratory Analyst of the Year Award

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Santa Rosa Water is proud to announce that Kathy Herman has won the Laboratory Analyst of the year award for the Redwood Empire Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Kathy is a Principal Laboratory Analyst for the Laguna Treatmen...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

State Water Board Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

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Learn details and updates on State Water Board emergency regulations that pertain to water conservation.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Outdoor Water-Use Accounts for Nearly 50% of Summertime Use

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Installing efficient irrigation for your garden can be a water saver, time saver, and plant saver when done right. The trick is finding and setting the system to water appropriately for all three. Choose drip instead of overhead sprinklers and receive a r...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Pick up a FREE “Drought is Here. Save Water.” Yard Sign for your Home or Business

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Calling all Super Water Savers! Let your neighbors and community know about your commitment to saving water by picking up your FREE drought yard sign at 69 Stony Circle, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. When you drop-by our offices for your sign, don't ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Schedule a WaterSmart Check-up!

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Ever wondered how efficient your property is? Schedule a FREE indoor and outdoor WaterSmart Check-up with one of our water-saving technicians today.

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Top 10 Water-Saving Tips

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Santa Rosa Water is here to help you save water this summer with tips, free water-saving devices, rebates, and more.

1. Get to know your water use

2. Find and Fix L...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Cash for Grass Rebate

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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.

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Now Available: 2021 Water Quality Report

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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.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners

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Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners In celebration of Water Awareness Month, Santa Rosa City Council recognized four award recipients for their efforts to save water and increase water efficiency in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Cong...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free WaterSmart Devices

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Replace old fixtures with FREE WaterSmart devices. Santa Rosa residents can pickup FREE water-saving devices (e.g. showerheads, hose nozzles, dye tabs and sink aerators, and more), Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - February 17, 2022

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Water Supply Update (2/17/22):

As the dry weather persists, local reservoirs at all-time-lows, and with no significant rainfall on the horizon, it is critical that everyone continues to save water. This means continuing to keep your irrigation off. During ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Virtual Water Reuse Tour

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Discover how the Santa Rosa Water team manages and maintains a complex water reuse system in order to protect public health and the environment.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Creek Stewardship Fall Volunteer Activities

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Join the Creek Stewardship Team! We encourage anyone who lives, travels, or recreates along Santa Rosa's creeks to volunteer this fall to help keep our creeks clean and safe.

Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water - Creek Stewardship

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Water Supply Update - August 18, 2022

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Water Supply Update (8/18/22):

Our local water supply conditions remain critically low. For the past three years the Russian River watershed has experienced less than average rainfall, including two of the driest years in over 100 years of record keeping.&...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - March 17, 2022

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As spring approaches, it’s important that we all have a plan for how we are going to continue to save water, especially outdoors. Despite early winter rainfall this severe drought is not over, and a third consecutive dry year is emerging.

Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water-Drought

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Zero Waste Holidays: Entertaining Tips

Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a wonderful time for fun festivities and spending time with friends and family, however, it's also a time when we tend to create excess waste. The holidays often include activities such as decorating our homes, online shopping re...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Zero Waste Holidays: Food Scraps and Leftovers

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This holiday season, as you are preparing delicious meals for friends and family, be sure to consider the environmental impacts your actions can make. By placing your food waste, scraps and uneaten leftovers in the green organics bin where they will be co...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

CityBus Operating a Saturday Service Schedule on Black Friday, Nov. 25

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CityBus will be operating a Saturday Service Schedule for Black Friday, Nov. 25, the Day After Thanksgiving. This change aligns with Sonoma County Transit’s operations thereby ensuring riders a consistent level of service. Riders should expect CityBus to ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

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

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It's that time of year again - colder nights, shorter days and plenty of leaves on the ground. The red and gold leaves look nice in the trees, but when they fall onto our streets’ they must be cleared to protect the health of our local waterways and preve...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Design Updates

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Updated bridge designs for the City of Santa Rosa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing spanning Highway 101 will be presented to the City’s Design Review Board on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. before the final design enters the ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Courthouse Square Lighted Green in Support of Veterans

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In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, in honor of our military veterans, Santa Rosa will participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans, by lighting Courthouse Square green from Nov. 7-13.

Operation Green Light is a new national initiative de...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Local Road Safety Plan Shares Design for North Dutton Avenue

News Flash for Local Road Safety Plan North Dutton Avenue

Santa Rosa envisions a community where walking and bicycling are comfortable, convenient, and common for people of all ages and abilities. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) promotes this vision with a goal to increase the safety of local roadways for all ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Ride Transit Free Countywide on Election Day

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Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit have teamed up to provide free transit countywide for all fixed routes on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.

By providing free transit on Election Day, the three transit agencies hope to reduc...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Launches 'Envision Hopper' Community Engagement Campaign

Envision Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

The City of Santa Rosa is seeking community input to help shape reconstruction and improvements to the Hopper Avenue corridor, which experienced extensive damage during the 2017 Tubbs Fire and subsequent post-fire debris removal process. The first in a se...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Break Out the Rake!

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it beautiful fall leaves and soon, we hope rain. Unfortunately, leaves left to accumulate on the ground can have negative impacts on both our roadways and waterways. Leaves that fall to the ground can clog the storm...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Traffic Control Measures Planned for Piner/Fulton Road Intersection

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Traffic control measures are scheduled to be in place at the Fulton Road/Piner Road intersection starting Tuesday, October 25 and continuing through Friday, October 28, as work continues along the Fulton Road Widening and Improvements project. On these da...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Where You Leave Your Leaves Matters!

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Fall brings us incredible vibrant colored foliage each year, but when the leaves eventually fall, they must be cleared to protect the health of our local waterways and prevent flooding. If it is in the street it can get to your local creek.

During and afte...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

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

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

The City of Santa Rosa Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) vision is to increase the safety of local roadways for all modes of transportation and for users of all ages and abilities.

To further the city’s vision, a series of LRSP community meetings we held earli...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Temporary Prince Memorial Greenway Trail Closure and Detour

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Prince Memorial Greenway Trail will be temporarily closed to pedestrians and bicyclists during Transportation and Public Works construction of the Crosstown Trunk Lining project. Detour maps are posted at multiple trail closure locations. (see detour map ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Hopper Avenue Corridor Recovery Improvements Project

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We want to hear from you! Community input is key as we move forward with the Recovery process for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements project. Help us envision potential corridor improvements along Hopper Avenue from Coffey Lane to Highway 101.

The Hop...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Status for Six Fire Damaged Parks in Fountaingrove

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Recovery work on the Six Fire Damaged Parks project in Fountaingrove, that began in May, is nearing completion. In fact recovery work on Parker Hill Trail, Rincon Ridge Open Space and Francis Nielsen Park have been completed.

Installation of the new playgr...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Work Begins on the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project

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After extensive delays, we are pleased to announce that recovery work for the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping project in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove areas began yesterday, October 5.  This project will remove and replace portions of roadway la...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

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

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Join us in supporting California Clean Air Day by leaving your vehicle at home and riding public transit fare-free on us Wednesday, October 5. Santa Rosa CityBus encourages you to make the climate friendly choice by riding public transit when commuting to...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Local Road Safety Plan Reveals Design for Mendocino Avenue

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Santa Rosa envisions a community where walking and bicycling are comfortable, convenient, and common for people of all ages and abilities. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) promotes this vision with a goal to increase the safety of local roadways for all ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Traffic Impacts Anticipated Along the One Mile Rehabilitation of Fulton Road

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Construction to widen and rehabilitate the one-mile segment of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road started in June 2022 and is anticipated to continue for approximately 18-24 months, transforming this section of roadway into an updated, fo...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

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

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The shared mobility company will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday September 19th in Courthouse Square

On Monday, September 19, 2022, Bird Global, Inc., a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, will be hosting a ribbon cut...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Fire-Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project Recovery Update

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This recovery project will remove and replace portions of roadway landscaping, including supporting electrical and irrigation infrastructure damaged by the 2017 wildfires in Fountaingrove and Coffey Park burn scar areas.

Work is planned to start this month...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

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

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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. To date, all fire-damaged materials have been r...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Ride CityBus Fare-Free Today

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Today (9/6), Santa Rosa CityBus is providing fare-free transportation anywhere CityBus travels, including access to the city’s cooling center located at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue.

This service is intended to assist anyone in need, inc...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Students Ride Back-to-School Free with CityBus!

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CityBus can help make your morning school commute less hectic— just sit back, relax, read, listen to music, catch up with friends, and leave the driving to us. CityBus is affordable, clean, safe, and a climate-friendly way to get around town bec...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

CityBus Announces New Service Schedule Effective Sunday, August 14

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CityBus will start a new schedule effective Sunday, August 14 in an effort to provide more consistent day to day service while addressing the school bell times as students return to the classroom after summer break.

View the new schedule at this l...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Picnic Area for DeTurk Round Barn Park

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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. 

The area will be located along the sidewalk on Boyce Street at roughly the midpoint of the block between Donahue and Pr...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Westbound Todd Road Detour at Hwy 101 Overpass

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Westbound Todd Road will be detoured during construction.Work schedule: Monday, August 15 – late September 2022.

Caltrans will close westbound Todd Road at the Highway 101 overcrossing in unincorporated Santa Rosa to allow workers to replace brid...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

State Funding Expedites Local Transition to Clean Public Transit

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The California State Transportation Agency announced Thursday that local efforts to support transit will receive $25 million in state funding through the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA)...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

CityBus Staffing Shortages and Service Level Reductions

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Due to ongoing staffing shortages, CityBus will need to continue cancelling some weekday trips. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will release a more permanent schedule after August 14 that will be a reduction to match our staffing levels. We hope it...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

2022 North Bay Zero Waste Week

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The first annual North Bay Zero Waste Week is July 24 through 30, with free events and activities open to the public. Organizations and community groups across Sonoma County will be hosting different events throughout the week to raise awareness about the...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Laguna Treatment Plant Ultraviolet Disinfection Improvements Project

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A new $68 million ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection system will be installed at Santa Rosa Water’s Laguna Treatment Plant located on Llano Road in Santa Rosa. The new UV system will replace the existing system originally installed in 1997. UV disinfecti...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Flock of Birds Land in Santa Rosa July 1

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The City of Santa Rosa announces the July 1 launch of a one-year electric scooter share pilot program with Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), an environmentally-friendly electric transportation option. Bird will initially deploy 100 electric Bird Three scooters in ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Construction Begins on the Fulton Road Improvement and Widening Project

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Work began this week on the Fulton Road Improvement project, to widen, reconstruct, and rehabilitate one mile of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road, transforming it into four vehicle travel lanes with a median using roller compacted concr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

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

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Santa Rosa City Council voted (6-1) on Tuesday to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC (Touchstone) for the operation and maintenance of the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Enterprise which includes the restaurant and event center. T...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

Scooter Share Pilot Program

Following a competitive application process, the City of Santa Rosa has awarded Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), the permit to operate up to 200 shared electric scooters in Santa Rosa during the city’s one-year pilot program planned to launch this summe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

Fire Recovery Park Projects

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce that construction on the city’s two remaining fire damaged park projects is scheduled to begin. The Six Fire Damaged Parks Recovery project will begin construction this month and the Fire Damaged Roadway Lands...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

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

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The best way to celebrate Bike Month is to get on your bike, ride to work, ride to the grocery store, ride to school, or just ride for the sheer joy of riding! Biking is one of the few activities that checks all the boxes at once – it’...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Caltrans/FHWA Approves $4.75M in Roadway Recovery Funding

Sewer Replacement Projects

Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration have approved $4.75 million in roadway recovery funding to help restore portions of the City’s pavement network that were damaged following the 2017 Wildfire. 

This funding approval allows the ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone today with completion of the land acquisition for the 2.11-acre Keysight property as the new permanent location for Fire Station 5. The property was purchased ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Hoen Avenue Reopens Using Polymer Injection Technology

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After nearly a decade, the Hoen Avenue embankment repair project is complete and at a significant cost savings using a deep polymer injection technology. The project was initiated when a section of the Matanzas Creek embankment collapsed along Hoen Avenue...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

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

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In celebration of Earth Day, four North Bay Public Transit Agencies are joining forces on April 23, 2022, to encourage residents and visitors to Go Green and ride fare-free. Hop on public transit fare-free on April 23, and ride with Marin Transit, Petalum...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

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The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to receive $4.3 million in discretionary Buses and Bus Facilities Program funds to support further electrification of the CityBus fixed route fleet. &...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

News Flash_Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2022

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit bus operators do it all from dawn till dark , 7 days a week– conduct pre-trip inspections, pick up passengers, collect fares, sanitize the vehicles, answer trip planning questions – all whi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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Community input directed the design and amenities selected for the new replacement playground for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Mayor Chris Rogers and Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez (District 1) officially opened the new play struc...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

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Due to the shortage of bus operators and the rapid spread of the omicron variant, CityBus must temporarily reduce service to a Saturday Plus schedule on weekdays until further notice. This is in an effort to maintain reliable operations.  Transit...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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

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By a 6-0 vote, Santa Rosa City Council approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines and acquisition of a six-acre municipal use project on Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa.

The property acquisition allows the City to move forward...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

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On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Santa Rosa City Council approved a pilot program that will bring ‘scooter share,’ a fleet of electric scooter rentals, to the streets of Santa Rosa by mid-2022.

Scooter share has emerged in recent years as a popular transport...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Volunteers Enhance Veteran’s Memorial Monument Site

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, residents are encouraged to visit Santa Rosa’s Veteran’s Memorial monument located on the southwest corner of the City Hall campus to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have defended our cou...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

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The preliminary bridge design for the City of Santa Rosa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing spanning Highway 101 will be presented to the City’s Design Review Board on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to participate and ma...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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Santa Rosa CityBus has purchased four battery-electric buses (BEBs) and will install six single-port Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems initiating its plan to transition to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040. The new all-electric zero-emission buses,...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

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

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Update 10/25

Chanate Road is reopened for eastbound traffic following repairs to fix a water main break. The westbound traffic detour remains in place as work continues on the construction of the North Trunk Sewer Replacement project - Chanate Road.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Restoring City Amenities & Repairing Public Infrastructure

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Over $70 million in damages were caused to Santa Rosa’s critical water and transportation infrastructure, facilities, parks and open spaces during the October 2017 wildfires. The City continues to make repairs as well as seek federal disaster recovery fun...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sonoma County Vision Zero, Take the Survey!

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Whether you are biking to work, going for a neighborhood stroll, riding public transit, or venturing out to the coast, everyone deserves to be safe moving throughout our county. This is why the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and Sonoma Coun...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their September 28 council meeting, following a robust public hearing.

The approval is a major milestone for Santa ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

2021 Annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance Program on City Streets

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When it comes to pavement maintenance, preserving and protecting the surface is crucial. Work is currently underway on the City’s annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) program to seal the pavement surface on three high-traffic arterial streets in s...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New 'Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

The restroom, locat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded $12 million in...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Pacific Avenue Reconstruction Begins August 16

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete a full pavement reconstruction on Pacific Avenue between Humboldt Street and Montecito Avenue, a 0.7-mile segment of roadway. The paving operation is anticipated to begin August 16 and will require approximately eight-...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Roseland Area Slurry Seal Pavement Maintenance

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal preventative maintenance and other road rehabilitation and maintenance work on over 900,000 square feet of Roseland area residential, collector, and arterial streets from August 8 - 11. A map showing the da...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

Zero Waste

The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently retrofitting 170 signalized intersections with Battery Backup Systems (BBS) to provide more than four hours of uninterrupted power to traffic signals during a power outage which will help better facilitate an evacuation...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Annual Slurry Seal 2021 July 26 through August 6

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City of Santa Rosa’s 2021 Neighborhood Street Pavement Rehabilitation Schedule Now Published

The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal application on select neighborhood streets to rehabilitate and maintain pavement surfaces betwe...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on Smartphones

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Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on SmartphonesPassengers can ride 24 Bay Area Transit Systems with Clipper on Google Pay and Apple Pay

Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit passengers can now use the Clipper mobile app, recent...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting, May 27

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Striping Modifications for Enhanced Biking, Walking and Driving

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting an informative virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 27, to discuss planned striping modifications proposed to enhance the walking, biking and driving ex...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Chanate Road Westbound Traffic Detour to Begin May 17

Boring Photo News Flash

Community Meeting on May 13 to Discuss Project Updates and Traffic Detour Planned for Chanate/Mendocino Area Sewer Replacement Project 

Effective May 17 and continuing into September 2021, westbound traffic will be detoured on Chanate Roa...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

New Milling Machine to Repair City Streets

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Enhanced productivity, improved efficiencies and cost savings are but a few of the benefits attributed to Transportation and Public Works new 30-foot long, 16,000-pound asphalt milling machine. The milling machine is an affordable alternative to addressin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

SMART Multi-Use Path Crossing Now Operational

News Flash_Hearn Avenue SMART Muti-Use Crossing

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.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratrans...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

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

Fulton Road Reconstruction

Fulton Road Reconstruction and Flashing Yellow Left Turn Arrow Retrofit Projects Awarded

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

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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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

News Flash CHS Bollards

Update 3.18.2021

Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Sewer Replacement Projects

Sewer Replacement Projects

The City of Santa Rosa is working on two Sewer Replacement Projects in north east Santa Rosa, each performing similar small excavation work, however the projects are in very different phases of construction.

The North Trunk Sewer Replacement Project &n...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Transit Fare Collections to Resume 2.1.21

SR Transit Resumes Fare Collections

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit will resume fare collections effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Ridership fares were temporarily suspended in March 2020 to ensure social distancing at the farebox in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. City t...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

For a Greener Holiday Season, Recycle, Reuse or Compost

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Recology curbside tree collection service is available December 28th through January 8th. Residential customers may place Christmas trees on the curb the night before your regular collection day. Trees larger than 6-feet should be cut in half and flocked ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

Transit Fare Collection Resumes

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection February 1, 2021

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), will resume fare collection on fixed-route and paratransit services effective Monday, February 1,...

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