News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2020

Help Santa Rosa Imagine New Public Art in Courthouse Square

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking input from the community before and during the development of a new public art installation in Courthouse Square. Results from the survey will be shared with the finalist artists who are invited to subm...
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Arts & Culture
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Projects to be Installed for Fire Response – Round Two

Paintings and photographs

Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of five temporary projects selected for Fire Response – Round Two:

  • Teresa Camozzi: Sonoma Fire AftermathLarge mobiles of photos ...
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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Shop Here, Park Free Program

Shop Here Park Free

Shop Here Park Free Program

The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division, downtown merchants, and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber have teamed up to encourage people who will be in the downtown area for more an hour or more to park in one of our five...

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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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Business News
Posted on: December 28, 2016

@SRBiz Guest Instagrammer

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Dear Santa Rosa business leaders:The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.c...

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Business News

News Flash

Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Community Engagement Division Director

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa has hired Magali Telles as the next Community Engagement Division Director. The position is a key role for the City as Telles will be the lead on efforts to create equitable and effective engagement with a...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Watch Live at 3pm: Sonoma County Mayors & Police Chiefs Press Conference

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Watch LIVE today, June 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. PST: Sonoma County’s Mayors and Police Chiefs hold a joint press conference with Congressman Thompson to announce the region’s commitment to community review of law enforcement policies and pr...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, the City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) policies and practices through a strategic process guided with community input – the Santa Rosa Community Empo...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Santa Rosa Police Department Stops Use of Carotid Restraint as a Use-of-Force Procedure

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

Santa Rosa – After several days of productive discussions with community members, city leaders, and police command staff, Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) will stop using the carotid restraint as a us...

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Community Empowerment

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

News Flash_Nixle

We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-wide issue with their platform that cause...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 5, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro on his Commitment to the Santa Rosa Community

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

I want to start by saying that it has been a busy, trying, and emotional week for all of Santa Rosa. As we head into this weekend, I want to provide you with an update on some of the actions I have taken as your Chief of Police in an effort to move forwar...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chief Update (6.3.20)

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go out and speak to organizers before the grief vigil and assembled march that began in Roseland. It is important to me to connect to these local leaders and those assembled to let them know I hear their concerns and em...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Tuesday (6/2) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 2, 2020 at 5:00PM, numerous people began to gather in the parking lot, in the 700 block of Sebastopol Rd. The gathering was a vigil for Andy Lopez and to protest police brutality.  By 6:20PM, the group grew to approximately 700 people. &a...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from the Mayor on This Evening’s Planned March (6.2.20)

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The past several days have been some of the more trying and hard times our community has faced. It is an emotional time for us, and many express this through march and protest against injustice and the status quo. Please know, that I see you, I hear you, ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 2, 2020

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of Nixle due to systemwide failures with the third party application. It has come to our attention that the app, Nixle, is misdelivering or not delivering important and timely information....

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 4, 2020

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

Nixel Outtage

*UPDATE - 6/4/20*

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

After several successful sent messages and confirmation from the vendor, as of June 3rd, the previously reported technical issues with Nixle have been resolved and the Santa Rosa Police Department will ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro (6.2.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Let me begin by saying thank you to our community for your support of the Santa Rosa Police Department as we work to protect the rights of citizens to lawfully protest and keep our community safe from those who are intent on doing harm. The citywide curfe...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Monday (6/1) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 1, 2020 at 12:00PM, numerous people began to gather on Old Court House Square (OCHS) to protest police brutality.  Over several hours, the group grew to approximately 300 people and was mostly peaceful. At approximately 1:00PM, the group ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mandatory Citywide Curfew To Begin June 1, 2020, At 8 P.M. in Santa Rosa

Mandatory Curfew

City Manager Declares Local Emergency Following Incidents of Violence and Vandalism.

Santa Rosa, CA — Incidents of violence, looting, and vandalism occurred in the downtown Santa Rosa area the past two nights following daytime peaceful c...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro about the May 30th Protests in Santa Rosa (5.31.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Yesterday, large crowds gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. There are safe spaces in Santa Rosa to protest, and I want to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who utilized Old Courthouse Square and our City streets and side...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Message from SRPD: Planned Protest Tonight (May 31)

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[Español abajo]  SRPD is aware of a planned protest tonight, in the downtown area. We ask for a peaceful protest and will not tolerate criminal activity. We ask local businesses, residents and protestors to plan accordingly, or stay ho...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (5.31.20)

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[Español abajo] On behalf of the entire City Council, I wanted to reach out to our community. Santa Rosa has dealt with a number of challenging and tragic situations in the past few years. Adding to that is now the senseless tragedy in Minneapo...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Assistance includes temporary tax relief to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses, and an additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Expands Role of On the Move in Providing COVID-19 Community Assistance, Financial Support

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The County of Sonoma has expanded eligibility criteria for emergency COVID-19 financial assistance and has allocated additional funding to local nonprofit On the Move for dissemination of financial support to local residents.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sonoma County Issues Guidelines on Temporary Tents & Canopies for Outdoor Dining/Business Operations

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In coordination with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association and Sonoma County Fire Prevention Officers Association today released guidelines for outdoor dining structures for meeting fire protection requ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Message from the Police Chief on Stay at Home Order beginning Sat., Nov. 21

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Dear Santa Rosa Residents and Business Operators,

As we head into this Thanksgiving, and the rest of the holiday season, we are experiencing an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, including here in Sonoma County. This surge in in...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: November 19, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day and only in purple tier counties, which includes Sonoma and 40 other counties statewide. It will be in effect from November 21 through December 21.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Sonoma County Joins 8 Bay Area Counties with Recommendations for Safer Holidays

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The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today joined health officers from eight Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley in issuing joint recommendations, including gatherings and travel. for staying safe during the holidays.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

Update (11.19.20)

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: October 28, 2020

CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

News Flash_CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved CARES funding for short-term emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants and landlords. This funding could help approximately 930 Sonoma County households, depending on the amount of assistance needed...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Sonoma County Adopts Enhanced Program to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission & Supporting The Most Impacted

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to support those most negatively impacted by the spread of coronavirus including those in low-income, essential worker and Latinx communities.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

County Expands Testing Opportunities for Residents Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

News Flash 10-19-20 County Testing Opportunities

SANTA ROSA – The County of Sonoma is doubling the number of pop-up test sites available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging residents, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, to be tested regard...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

News Flash_Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec and Parks

Sonoma County Public Health Officer has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidelines that align with State Guidance to help us celebrate safely this year. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is discouraged, so Recreation & Parks has planned some fun (a...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

Additional Info... Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

Individuals operating or working at a nail or beauty salon, or offer pers...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Citywide Events Cancelled Through End of 2020

Events Cancelled

The City of Santa Rosa has cancelled all City events and large gatherings through at least the end of the year. This includes all special event permits for events such as the Ironman competition and holiday events, including the Floating Pumpkin Patch, Ha...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

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As of Monday, August 31, barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications. This is in response to the revised health orders issued by Governor Newson last Friday (August 28), and replaces ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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At the August 8, 2020 Santa Rosa City Council meeting, the Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance mirrors Sonoma County’s recently passed enforcement ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

News Alert

Update 9/03/20

This week, the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) led an operation to address the encampment in Fremont Park (also known as Cancer Survivors Park). Over the past several weeks, HEAP had been monitoring conditions ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

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No matter what school your child attends or their virtual classroom schedule, the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care is here to help you support your child during the COVID-19 distance learning challenge! This program provides a learning en...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

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The tail end of a summer unlike any other is upon us and the joys of autumn are coming soon. As you enjoy these last warm days and prepare for fall, please make health and safety your top priority. From dining outdoors to being active in our City parks, t...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

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Even though most City of Santa Rosa facilities may be closed to the public, WATCH this short video and find out how City staff are working around the clock to maintain essential City services and identify new ways to provide services that protect your hea...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Urgency Ordinance in Effect for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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A local urgency ordinance, temporarily expanding emergency paid sick leave for employees within Santa Rosa city limits, is in effect following City Council approval on July 7. This ordinance provides paid sick leave to additional employees beyond what is ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

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It’s back! WATCH THIS VIDEO and help us feed our community and make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive. Now through July 22, the City of Santa Rosa is teaming up with Redwood Empire Food Bank to help feed our neighbors in o...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

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The City of Santa Rosa is closing most of its public counters beginning Wednesday, July 15 through at least August 2 to help curb a resurgence of coronavirus infections occurring in Sonoma County and statewide. The move follows direction from the Californ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

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As of July 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other indoor business operations statewide to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 across California. The State has also implemente...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 12, 2020

New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

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The California Department of Public Health has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants and other indoor business operations in Sonoma County as part of statewide actions to slow the increased spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions will take effe...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

News Alert

The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Process (HEAP) focused efforts on Thursday, July 9 to address encampments located in the Corporate Center Parkway area. This follows prior actions by the City to address illegal dumping into storm drains...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

Food Cans

Following a successful food drive in April, the City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to host another food donation drive—online and in-person—in response to growing hunger needs amid the ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

News Alert

Homelessness Services Update

UPDATE - 7.2.20

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next o...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

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Santa Rosa, CA – Can social distancing bring the community closer together? That’s the question, and opportunity, presented by a new website recently launched by the City of Santa Rosa.

The site, InsideOutThere.com, is a place to stay c...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa will resume charging for hourly and permit parking in downtown Santa Rosa beginning July 1, 2020. The decision, authorized by the City Council at its Tuesday, June 16 meeting, ends a temporary wai...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 20, 2020

NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

News Flash_Open and Out

Update: 6.25.20

To create more outdoor space and support downtown businesses during the public health emergency, the City will temporarily close a 3-block area of 4th Street in downtown starting July 10, 2020. The team (a collaboration between the City, Sa...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 18, 2020

New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

New Health Officer Order

Today, June 18, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Friday), June 19 at 12:01 a.m., aligns the County with t...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

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On Friday, June 5th, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a new Health Order that eases some public health restrictions on outdoor recreational activities. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is excited to open recreational opportunities for our communit...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

New Health Officer Order

Good news from the Sonoma County Health Officer! Today, June 5, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Saturday...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

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SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP & CARE Eight weekly sessions: June 15 – August 20Mon – Thu, 8:30am-5:00pm$190 Santa Rosa Residents | $200 Non-Residents Two Locations: Howarth Park (630 Summerfield Rd) & Steele L...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Curbside Pickup

News Flash_Curbside Pickup

The City wants to help downtown businesses in these challenging times.

To promote fast and easy curbside pickup for customers, short term parking spaces may be designated. If your business is offering retail or restaurant pickup in Downtown Santa Rosa or R...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

Sonoma Coast Ocean View

On Tuesday, June 2, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Parks Order further easing restrictions on Sonoma Coast parks and trails. The amended Parks Order goes into effect today, June 3, 2020.

The amended Parks Order all...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Please WATCH this video, as the City of Santa Rosa congratulates all graduates this year, from pre-school to high school, college, and trade schools. We especially want to acknowledge all those graduates who are city employees and their family members too...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 28, 2020

SRPD’s Role in Enforcing the Health Officers Orders within Santa Rosa City Limits

Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

While the Governor has set Statewide guidance and a phased approach to reopening, he also has made it abundantly clear that the local Health Officer is empowered to establish their own thresholds and requirements. In Sonoma County, each law enforcement ag...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

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Today (May 22), Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a third amendment to the Shelter in Place Order to allow additional business activities, in alignment with the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Effective Saturday, May...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Update

News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

Please WATCH this short video with Mayor Tom Schwedhelm to learn more about the Safe Social Distancing Program located in the parking lot of the Finley Community Center.

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/_O4H4rmeg...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

News Flash_Disaster Relief for Immigrants

Starting Monday, May 18, California Human Development (CHD) will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Qualifying undocumented adult individuals will be eligible to receive $500 in direct assistance, wit...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Virtual Permitting Services

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The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to now offer online permit application services for ALL land-use planning and construction activities. The online service improvements will help protect the health of residents and city staff while keeping our community m...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

More than 460 residents tuned in to the virtual community meeting on Thursday evening, May 14th to learn more about the plans for the Safe Social Distancing Site for unsheltered individuals that will open next week in the parking lot of Finley Community C...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

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Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy basketball, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball, and non-motorized boating either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Following the am...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

News Flash_SIP Business Reopen Amendment

On Thursday, May 14, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Shelter-in-Place Health Order allowing the reopening of additional businesses that provide service. The amended Health Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Ma...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

Bocce courts at Juilliard Park

Santa Rosa has some delightful news to share! This afternoon, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a revised Parks Closure Health Order that eases restrictions on parks usage effective Wednesday, May 13. This update means that the City will start plann...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Program Aerial site map

The City will host a virtual community meeting addressing the implementation of the Safe Social Distancing Program for unsheltered individuals in the parking lot of Finley Community Center on Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At this meetin...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Support Local Restaurants

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Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, explaining how you can help support local restaurants during this public health crisis. Bon appetite!

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/d7bGabK7YxE

Visit SRCi...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

News Flash_SIP Retail Amendment

The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020.These businesses include but are not limited to:

  • bookstores
  • jewelry stores
  • toy stores
  • clothing st...
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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

News Flash_Safe Social Distancing Program

The City of Santa Rosa is preparing to open a City-owned parking lot for temporary use to provide safer social-distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic. A section of the parking lot at Finley Community Center located at 2...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Checklist for Essential Businesses

Social distancing measure in place at retail establishment

The Sonoma County Health Officer’s modified Shelter in Place Health Order effective May 4, 2020 reduces Shelter-in-Place restrictions for a few industry areas including construction, landscaping services, nurseries, real estate, pool ma...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

We are flattening the curve by sheltering in place.It’s up to all of us to do our part.

Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, as he discusses Sonoma County Health...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa – as a claimant in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings – will soon submit our ballot to the Bankruptcy Court in support of those elements of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization that address the Ci...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 14, 2020

SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit – an additional effort to minimize potential Department and community exposure to the coronavirus. The crew of the Pandemic Response...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

News Flash eComment Video

Now is the time to get involved and participate in Santa Rosa City Council meetings. Councilman Chris Rogers explains how you can participate while sheltering at home.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

Listen up, Santa Rosa! For the health and safety of our community, it is imperative that we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SRPD continues to see some community members who are not complying with the Shelter-in-Place and Park Closure orders s...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 8, 2020

A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

Fire Chief Tony Gossner

Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner provides an update on how the Santa Rosa Fire Department is preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the community and within the department by enacting even stricter Department protocols to prevent the spread.

VIDEO: ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 8, 2020

CityBus to Further Reduce Service on Monday, April 13 in Response to COVID-19

CityBus Reduced Service

In a continuing effort to reduce potential spread of the coronavirus and provide service that is consistent with the Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s Order, CityBus will further reduce service beginning April 13, 2020.

On April 13 and until ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Face Coverings Recommended

Surgeon General News Flash

Based on updated information from the CDC,the Sonoma County Health Officer now recommends that everyone who leaves home for an essential activity wear a face covering to the extent possible, such as a scarf, bandana, or similar garment while outside their...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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SRCity.org/PreventTheSpread Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

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The City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide essential services ONLY to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This means the City of Santa Rosa has reduced staffing during the pandemic and is focused on provid...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Services and COVID-19

The City of Santa Rosa is working to support individuals experiencing homelessness and is closely following interim guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large fro...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

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Update from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Re: Two additional SRPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) received confirmation that two more police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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SRCity.org/PreventTheSpread Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

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How can I stay active if the parks are closed?

Santa Rosa’s parks and open spaces are popular destinations and because of this, social distancing in our parks is difficult to achieve. This is why the Sonoma County Public Health Officer has ordere...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newson issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. This order follows the Sonom...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

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The Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued a Health Order, effective 12:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020, that directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, with the exception that they may leave for essential services,...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The City of Santa Rosa is in close coordination with the County of Sonoma who is monitoring and coordinating with the State of California regarding novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus, whic...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2020

11.19.20

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary measure amid COVID-...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

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Update (11.10.20)

Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: August 7, 2020

08.06.20

News Alert

Last week, the City took measures to address immediate fire threats caused by encampments in areas of Fremont Park. Park maintenance crews secured these areas of the park, and outreach and notification were provided to individuals residing in these areas....

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

07.02.2020

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next on encampments creating health and safety ha...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

05.29.2020

During this public health emergency, the City of Santa Rosa has been working on several fronts to assist individuals experiencing homelessness, so as to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large from greater spread of COVID-19. Despite...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Wind and Heat Advisory

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WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM THURSDAYHEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 9 PM FRIDAY

WHAT?For the Wind Advisory, North to northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph expected. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible a...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect Wednesday (10/14) Through Friday (10/16)

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and Valleys from 5 AM Wednesday (10/14) through 6 PM Friday (10/16) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the north-northeast. The Fire Weather Watch is no lon...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

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UPDATE 10/13/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1181

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Sonoma County, City of Santa Rosa to Host Virtual Town Hall about Glass Fire Recovery and Reentry

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Livestream on County Facebook Page on Wed., Oct. 7, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SANTA ROSA – Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa, with state and federal representatives, will host a virtual town hall to share information about Glass Fire recovery an...

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Water Quality Not Impacted by Glass Fire

Water Quality Sampling

(Updated 10.9.20)

Ongoing testing and monitoring of Santa Rosa’s drinking water confirms that our community’s water system meets all safe drinking water standards. Santa Rosa’s water distribution system was NOT damaged or comp...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Remaining Evacuation Orders in Santa Rosa Downgraded to Warnings

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Residents of fire-damaged properties are encouraged to go to the City’s Supply and Support Station prior to returning home for re-entry kits and safety supplies

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

SOME Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

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[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders to evacuation warnings. Residents outside of the burned areas in the following zones may re-enter and ...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Some Evacuation Warnings Lifted

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[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted SOME evacuation warnings. 

Evacuation Warnings are being lifted for the following zones:

  • Summerfield
  • Spring Lake...
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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Some Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may re-enter and return at this time:

Evacuation Orders are being dow...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Red Flag Warning beginning 1pm Thursday (10/1)

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UPDATE 10/1/20

The Red Flag Warning has been extended and will now be in effect from 1 PM Thursday (10/1) to 6 AM Saturday (10/3).

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The National Weather Service has issued a RED FL...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Heat Advisory Extended Through Friday (10/2)

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UPDATE 10/1/20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Heat Advisory through 8 PM Friday (10/2). Temperatures in the low 90s to low 100s are again expected 

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Thursday (10/1)

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooling center on Thursday (10/1) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to offer residents a place for heat relief. 

The cooling center will be located at:

Franklin ...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

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UPDATE 9/30/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: SRCity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1149

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Update on Evacuation Orders

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In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted evacuation warnings and downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may return home at this time:

Evacuation Warn...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Glass Fire in Sonoma County

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Due to wildfires impacting areas of Santa Rosa, evacuation warnings and orders are in effect for portions of the City.

For more information on evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation points, resources, and other information in response to wildfires whic...

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Emergency_Fire

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

High Wind Watch

High Wind Advisory - issued Oct. 24

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY (10/25) AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY (10/26) MORNINGFOR SONOMA COUNTY AND ALL OF SANTA ROSA

WHAT: Northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph likely in the lower elevations. In the hills northeast winds 2...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

10.18.20 NWS Fire Weather Watch

UPDATE 10/19/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1192

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The National Weather Service has issued a Fi...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

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SANTA ROSA, CA - September is National Preparedness Month, and now is the time to be ready, regardless of the type of emergency. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

The ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone How-To Video

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Santa Rosa residents! Have you looked up what designated evacuation zone you are in yet? WATCH this video that explains how to look up your evacuation zone with your address within the Santa Rosa city limits. Use the lookup tool here: SRCity.org/EvacZones...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning for 8/23 - 8/24

UPDATE 8/24/20

The Red Flag Warning that was scheduled to be in effect until 5pm today (8/24) has been CANCELLED.

Per the NWS: we should remain weather aware as weak cells are still over the North Bay. However, since most moisture has moved north of our are...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Fire Weather Watch for Dry Lightning, Sun. 8/23 - Tue. 8/25

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*FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY (8/23) THROUGH TUESDAY  (8/25) FOR DRY LIGHTNING*

The US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey Californiahas issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North Bay which includes all of Santa Ros...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

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There are a lot of questions about evacuation zones right now, and while Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuatio...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 17, 2020

High Risk Heat Event Continues Through Wednesday

News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_8.17.20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning through midweek for Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, where the hottest temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s to low 100s. The City of Santa Rosa is reminding residents ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Rotating Statewide Power Outages Possible through Wednesday Due to Strain on Power Grid

Energy Conservation

State agency asking Californians to Conserve Energy in attempt to avoid energy interruptions

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has asked consumers to be prepared for likely rolling power outages during the late afternoons and early evenings ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 16, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Opens Cooling Centers Monday through Wednesday, August 17 – 19, 11am – 7pm

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Cooling center activations to offer residents relief during forecast High Risk Heat events

The City of Santa Rosa has activated cooling centers Monday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an exce...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Red Flag Warning Extended

Red Flag Warning Extended for August 16

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa. The Red Flag Warning is in effect through 11am, Monday (8/17). Visit srcity.org/Emergency and go to alerts and warnings to learn more abou...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Heat Advisory 8/14

News Flash_Heat Advisory_8.14.20

*HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY (8/14)*

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a long duration heat wave will impact the region from Friday through at least Wednesday of next week. Tomorrow’s Heat Advisory is con...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

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As of July 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other indoor business operations statewide to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 across California. The State has also implemente...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: July 12, 2020

New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

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The California Department of Public Health has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants and other indoor business operations in Sonoma County as part of statewide actions to slow the increased spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions will take effe...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

News Alert

The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Process (HEAP) focused efforts on Thursday, July 9 to address encampments located in the Corporate Center Parkway area. This follows prior actions by the City to address illegal dumping into storm drains...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Evacuation Planning Toolkit – Prepare Your Household

Evacuation Planning Toolkit

When disaster strikes, residents may be asked to evacuate their homes. Depending on the emergency, the safest route out of your neighborhood may not be the typical route you would take. It’s important to know all of the ways out of your neighbor...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Fireworks Reminder

All Fireworks Are Illegal

In the wake of canceled public events, including local professional fireworks shows, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices as you look for other ways to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July.While it may be tempting to use fireworks, remember that ALL...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Fireworks Are Illegal in Santa Rosa

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Santa Rosa, CA – Summer is officially underway 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 a...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Red Flag Warning for Upper Elevations of Sonoma County

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A Red Flag Warning will go into effect tonight (Sunday 6/28) at 10 pm and last through 8 pm tomorrow (Monday 6/29) for the upper elevations of Sonoma County (North Bay Mountains over 1000 ft).

Northeast wind 15-25 mph with gusts 30-45 mph with poor overnig...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. WATCH this video to learn more about the City of Santa Rosa’s notification and warning systems that will send you important information during an emergency. Opt-in for alerts from the City of Santa R...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

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We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-wide issue with their platform that cause...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 18, 2020

New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

New Health Officer Order

Today, June 18, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Friday), June 19 at 12:01 a.m., aligns the County with t...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

New Health Officer Order

Good news from the Sonoma County Health Officer! Today, June 5, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Saturday...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Excessive Heat Watch 5/25 to 5/28

NWS Excessive Heat Watch

Our local US National Weather Service office has issued an Excessive Heat Watch beginning Monday (5/25) at 11AM through Thursday (5/28) at 7PM for the entire Bay Area with the exception of some coastal ranges. 

The event is forecasted to be a &...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 Weed Abatement Season

Open Field of High Weeds

As fire season approaches, the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department asks that property owners do their part to help keep Santa Rosa fire safe by abating weeds and grasses on their property throughout the entire fire season.The City of Santa Rosa has a Weed ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2020

SRFD Opens Some Emergency Vehicle Access Road Gates

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department has opened specific Emergency Vehicle Access (EVA) road gates in identified areas to allow emergency vehicles the ability to patrol freely and move around the areas during the peak of the forecast wind event. If an emergency...

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Emergency_PSPS
Posted on: October 23, 2020

IMPORTANT Weather Alerts

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RED FLAG WARNINGS & WIND ADVISORY - Updated 10.26.20 at 9:30 a.m. 

**RED FLAG WARNING – NORTH BAY VALLEYS – IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO 5 PM MONDAY**

***RED FLAG WARNING – NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS – IN EFFEC...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Virtual Recovery Town Hall for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fire Debris Removal

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Fire survivors and property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers and Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the California Of...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Debris Removal Progress Map for Glass, Walbridge and Meyers Fires Now Available

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The Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is set to begin in Sonoma County on Dec. 1, and Cal OES has stated that the sooner property owners enroll in the program the quicker work m...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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The City wants to ensure that ALL property owners within the Glass Fire burn scar area are aware that the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program ALSO includes the removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 9, 2020

No Cost Wattles Available for Fire Impacted Properties to Prevent Storm Water Pollution

Water Wattles - Glass Fire News Flash

Winter rains are anticipated, making it critical that property owners in Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways.

To assist pro...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opening Friday, 11/6, for Glass Fire

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Mobile Response Intake Center on Friday, Nov. 6 at Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa to provide one-on-one support to Glass Fire survivors registering for federal disaste...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: November 4, 2020

State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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Sonoma County fire survivors who have residential property that was destroyed or significantly damaged by the Walbridge, Meyers or Glass fires have the ability to access Phase 2 of the Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program being offered by the State of...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 30, 2020

State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The California Department of Toxic Substance Control is expected to initiate the Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps next week for residential properties with damaged or destroyed structures from the Glass Fire in Sonoma County.

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

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

Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Preparing now, for future winter storms, is important for your safety and the protection of our ...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Support and Supply Stations

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Re-entry Materials, Supplies Available for Residents Returning to Burned Areas

Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit  supply and support stations (also called commodity points of distribution or CPODs) operated b...

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 4, 2020

Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

Glass Fire Evacuation Order Timestamp Map News Flash

Per United Policyholders, you may be eligible to claim reimbursement from your insurance company for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) incurred due to a mandatory evacuation order. ALE covers expenses such as the cost of temporary housing or food. A deduct...

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Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 4, 2020

Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

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The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the #GlassFire. Recovery information and resources will continue to be added to this page.

Go there now: SRCity.org/GlassFireRecovery

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

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Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online.

VIEW HERE

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Glass Fire Recovery
Posted on: October 3, 2020

County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

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Recovery services available for residents affected by the Glass Fire

SANTA ROSA, CA – Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. The ...

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Glass Fire Recovery

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Posted on: October 24, 2020

SR City Glass Fire Recovery Update for Oct. 24, 2020

Sonoma County (Glass Fire) Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Wildfires, Red Cross Financial Assistance for Property Owners of Destroyed or Substantially Damaged Homes, Fire-Damaged Hazardous Trees, and More

Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery - GovDelivery Emails
Posted on: October 16, 2020

SR City: Glass Fire Recovery Update - 10.16.20

Recovery News: Household Hazardous Waste and Debris Removal, Re-Entry Kits for Fire-Damaged Properties, Replacing Lost Documents, Now is the Time to Prepare Fire-Impacted Properties for Winter Storms

Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery - GovDelivery Emails
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Glass Fire Town Hall Meeting Tonight (10/7) at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, along with state and federal representatives, will host a virtual town hall to share information about Glass Fire recovery tonight (10/7) from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Additional Info... Glass Fire Recovery - GovDelivery Emails

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Message from the Police Chief on Stay at Home Order beginning Sat., Nov. 21

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Dear Santa Rosa Residents and Business Operators,

As we head into this Thanksgiving, and the rest of the holiday season, we are experiencing an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, including here in Sonoma County. This surge in in...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

CityBus Joins the Clipper START Program

Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thank You for the Honor: Howarth Park “Best Place to Take Kids!”

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Thank you, thank you for once again choosing Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park as the “Best Place to Take Kids” in Sonoma County for the Press Democrat’s 2020 Readers' Choice Awards! This honor means so much becaus...

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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: November 17, 2020

Local Entities File Suit Against PG&E for 2019 Kincade Fire Damages to Public Resources

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Santa Rosa, California—Today, the County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Cloverdale, City of Healdsburg, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency and Community Development Commission f...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

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Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

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Update (11.19.20)

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Chief Financial Officer

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The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Jan Mazyck to serve as Chief Financial Officer, a role responsible for overseeing the City’s financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and long-term planning.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

A Statement from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

Tomorrow (November 3rd), City of Santa Rosa voters will be making their voices heard. November 3rd is also the last day to cast your votes in the 2020 Consolidated General Election. You can use the ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

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With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Bell Ringing Ceremony

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Tune in to the City's YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday, October 9) at 7:30 a.m. for a LIVE ceremonial bell ringing.

During the 5-minute ceremony, members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring the ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of each ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Daryl Clark, a 12-year veteran of the City of Santa Rosa Water Department, passed away while on-the-job. Daryl, a water systems technician, was working at the City of Santa Rosa’s Laguna Wastewater Treatment Pla...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

Heat Advisory in Effect 9/27 & 9/28

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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11AM SUNDAY (9/27) TO 7PM MONDAY (9/28)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa for Sunday and Monday (9/27 & 9/28). Robust warning and drying trends are ex...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Sunday & Monday (9/27 & 9/28)

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Temperatures are expected to rise through Monday, 9/28 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 90s to low 100s. The hottest days will be Sunday and Monday. 

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooli...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Red Flag Warning Expanded to include all of Santa Rosa/ Sonoma County

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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SANTA ROSA/SONOMA COUNTY FROM 9PM SATURDAY (9/26) TO 9PM MONDAY (9/28) FOR WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

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Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health Order (C19-15), wh...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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City of Santa Rosa Response to Cal/OSHA-Issued Citations for COVID-19 Violations

The City of Santa Rosa has received notice via a press announcement by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that Cal/OSHA has issued four citations...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Community Input Process Resumes to Help Prioritize Investment of City’s PG&E Settlement Funds

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UPDATE 10/14/20 

The community input process to help Santa Rosa City Council prioritize investment of the City’s $95 million in PG&E settlement funds has been extended through October 25th. The process was delayed due to the City&...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Citywide Events Cancelled Through End of 2020

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The City of Santa Rosa has cancelled all City events and large gatherings through at least the end of the year. This includes all special event permits for events such as the Ironman competition and holiday events, including the Floating Pumpkin Patch, Ha...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City Reveals 5 Public Art Proposals to be Considered for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to share the design proposals submitted for the permanent Courthouse Square public art project Imagine Art in Old Courthouse Square. The following five artists were id...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

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As of Monday, August 31, barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications. This is in response to the revised health orders issued by Governor Newson last Friday (August 28), and replaces ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (9/24/20)

Installation of an emergency shelter has begun to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the City’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). In March 2020, to help protect SJH guests from COVID-19, it was necessary to...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ford v. City of Santa Rosa

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SANTA ROSA, CA –  A settlement has been reached between the City of Santa Rosa and Andy Ford in the case of Ford v. City of Santa Rosa. This settlement was reached amicably, formally, and finally resolved all issues concerning the Compl...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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At the August 8, 2020 Santa Rosa City Council meeting, the Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance mirrors Sonoma County’s recently passed enforcement ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

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UPDATE: 8.14.20

Boat Rentals Closed and Boating Classes Canceled - 8/15 & 8/16

Blue Green Algae blooms were spotted in the waters near the boat dock at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park on Friday, 8/14. As a precaution, boat rentals and boating classes at L...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

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No matter what school your child attends or their virtual classroom schedule, the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care is here to help you support your child during the COVID-19 distance learning challenge! This program provides a learning en...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

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Update 9/3/20

This week, the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) led an operation to address the encampment in Fremont Park (also known as Cancer Survivors Park). Over the past several weeks, HEAP had been monitoring conditions i...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

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The tail end of a summer unlike any other is upon us and the joys of autumn are coming soon. As you enjoy these last warm days and prepare for fall, please make health and safety your top priority. From dining outdoors to being active in our City parks, t...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

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The next Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting is set to take place this Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. This subcommittee, which is newly established by the Mayor of Santa Rosa and met for the first time on July 1, is tasked with review of public safety polic...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Council Goal-Setting

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The Council Goal Setting Meeting Session will be held over two days – August 3 and 4 – as a virtual Zoom meeting and all members of the public are welcome and invited to participate. More information on the City’s plans for t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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WATCH this video, as Mayor Tom Schwedhelm has accepted the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and is asking all Santa Rosans to show their support for WaterSmart habits by pledging to conserve water. It only takes a minute,...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

E Street Bike Lanes

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The Pavement Preventative Maintenance (PPM) project 2020 consists of performing preventative maintenance on arterial City streets including crack sealing, localized asphalt repairs, pavement resurfacing and striping reconfiguration at select locations.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

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Even though most City of Santa Rosa facilities may be closed to the public, WATCH this short video and find out how City staff are working around the clock to maintain essential City services and identify new ways to provide services that protect your hea...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

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City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards that have current vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Senior Community Representative, One At-Large Position)

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Fire Threat Addressed in Encampment in Fremont Park

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(Updated 7.29.20)

Addressing the Fire Threat

In recent weeks, the Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) has responded to a number of structure and wildland fires across Santa Rosa resulting from encampment activity and SRFD remains on heightened watch for such ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Update on City’s 2017 Wildfires Claim Settlement from PG&E

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(Posted 7.21.20)

Last week, the City of Santa Rosa received settlement payment resulting from its claim filed in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings. The settlement was received following the Bankruptcy Court’s final approval of PG&E&...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

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The City of Santa Rosa is closing most of its public counters beginning Wednesday, July 15 through at least August 2 to help curb a resurgence of coronavirus infections occurring in Sonoma County and statewide. The move follows direction from the Californ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Statement from Chief Navarro

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Statement from Chief Navarro in Response to the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Report:

The Santa Rosa Police Department is a proactive, progressive, and professional organization committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work, and play...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

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It’s back! WATCH THIS VIDEO and help us feed our community and make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive. Now through July 22, the City of Santa Rosa is teaming up with Redwood Empire Food Bank to help feed our neighbors in o...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Santa Rosa City Council Candidate Nomination Period Opens July 13, 2020

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SANTA ROSA, CA – The City of Santa Rosa has announced the candidate nomination period for the November 3, 2020 City Council Election for Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7. Eligible candidates residing in District 1, 3, 5 or 7 who are interested in runnin...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

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Following a successful food drive in April, the City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to host another food donation drive—online and in-person—in response to growing hunger needs amid the ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

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UPDATE - 7.2.20

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next o...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Actions for Change

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Did you see the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager’s letter in solidarity and support of Black Lives Matter that appeared in the Press Democrat on Sunday (June 28, 2020)?

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

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SRPD Outlines Current Policies and New Changes at SRCity.org/ChangefortheBetter  For the past several weeks, officials from the City, including the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), have met with community members and groups ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Opinion Research Firm Retained to Poll Santa Rosa Voters

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The City of Santa Rosa has contracted with an opinion research firm to poll Santa Rosa voters to gauge the feasibility of extending the City’s (3) quarter-cent sales tax measures. This survey will be conducted in English and Spanish and will be ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

City Connections Newsletter

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The City Connections Newsletter offers the latest City News. Read the March 2020 edition that includes upcoming holiday events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, and job openings.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

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The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind the community of the Resolution passed by City Council on Feb. 7, 2017 declaring Santa Rosa an Indivisible City to safeguard the civil rights, safety, and dignity of all Santa Rosa residents. This resolution rem...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

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City Council is actively seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees that have current vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Senior Community Representative)About: The City’s Bic...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

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Today, the 1000th home officially completed rebuilding in Santa Rosa’s areas impacted by the 2017 wildfires.

The City of Santa Rosa would like to congratulate all who have moved back home and thank those who continue to strive to rebuild. The Cit...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Community Promotions Funding

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The City of Santa Rosa invites nonprofit organizations to apply for grant funding for events that help promote Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa City Council annually allocates Community Promotion Funding in the form of cash support and/or city services to promo...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Resilient City Permit Center moves to Room 5 at the City Hall complex (100 Santa Rosa Avenue) starting January 27, 2020.

With the room change, the Permit Center will operate at City Hall as it has since its inception in N...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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The CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program has expanded to make households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $111,950 for a family of four, eligible for the Program (the previous AMI was up to 80%). The program provi...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Census 2020

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It is officially 2020 – the start of a new decade and the year of the next census count!

Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population to determine the number of congressional representatives for each...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

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Beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated for the third PG&E power shutoff event of the year. There would be three different PG&E public safety power shut off events in total throughout the 9 days ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

A message to 2017 fire survivors rebuilding in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa has been, and remains, 100% committed to helping fire survivors in our community rebuild following the 2017 fires. This message comes directly from your fellow community members, neighbors, and other fire survivors who also serve as...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released its Interest Survey for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Homeowner-Occupied Rehab Program. Homeowner fire survivors who suffered major damage or total...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

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The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded two Federal grants to provide the City with more than $3.3 million to replace 19 stationary generators at water and wastewater facilities and more than $1 million to install backup battery systems for traff...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Park Construction Underway

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Great News! 

The contractor has started work on the reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park. The project will construct the neighborhood’s vision as captured in the recently approved Coffey Neighborhood Park Master Plan. The first phase...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Get involved in your community

City Council is always accepting applications for City Boards, Commissions, and Committees. The City is actively seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards that have current vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Seni...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

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The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! See a gorgeous horse statue, a colorful mosaic fish, a gigantic mural underway and plenty more. View this video preview (or click on image below), then come see for yourself!     ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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The Sonoma County Library and City of Santa Rosa are pleased to announce the completion of a project to digitize over 1700 images belonging to Santa Rosa’s famed Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. The project preserves the locally and nationally significa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged approximately 75 acres within 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage estimate is more than $40-million. The City’s mos...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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The City of Santa Rosa is inviting non-profit organizations to apply for grant funding for events that help promote the City. Each year the Santa Rosa City Council allocates Community Promotion Funding in the form of City services and/or cash support in a...

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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: December 24, 2019

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space. To address the growing homeless encampment along the JRT – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County of Sonoma activated its Emergency Operation Center on Dec...

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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: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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The CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program has expanded to make households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $111,950 for a family of four, eligible for the Program (the previous AMI was up to 80%). The program provi...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa will resume charging for hourly and permit parking in downtown Santa Rosa beginning July 1, 2020. The decision, authorized by the City Council at its Tuesday, June 16 meeting, ends a temporary waiver of par...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Garage Parking Rate Changes

Effective immediately, parking in any of the 5 garages will be free on the nine city holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Every Sunday ...

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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: February 11, 2020

2019 City Housing Summary

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The City of Santa Rosa has finalized its numbers for 2019 housing development. This summary includes figures with applications for, construction of, and completed units of residential housing within last calendar year.

Each year, the City of Santa Rosa tracks housing numbers across three major categories (single-family, multi-family, and accessory dwelling units) as well as what development status a given unit achieved within a the calendar year. The statistics on the l...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form RED JPA

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Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form Joint Powers Association to tackle housing in the area.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Santa Rosa City Council approved and have put into the effect the formation of a joint powers association (JPA) for a Renewal Enterprise District (RED) to tackle housing issues in the region. 

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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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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 28, 2016

@SRBiz Guest Instagrammer

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The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account.

The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.com/SRBiz for a day.  The purpose of this p...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Message from the Police Chief on Stay at Home Order beginning Sat., Nov. 21

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Dear Santa Rosa Residents and Business Operators,

As we head into this Thanksgiving, and the rest of the holiday season, we are experiencing an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, including here in Sonoma County. This surge in in...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa has received notice via a press announcement by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that Cal/OSHA has issued four citations to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations. ...

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Police
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t

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On September 8, 2020, the Santa Rosa Police Department is now offering Text to 9-1-1 services to residents to report emergencies who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, or who cannot safely call 9-1-1 in a dangerous situation.

Dialing 9-...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

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There are a lot of questions about evacuation zones right now, and while Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuatio...

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Police
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

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The next Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting is set to take place this Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. This subcommittee, which is newly established by the Mayor of Santa Rosa and met for the first time on July 1, is tasked with review of public safety polic...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Statement from Chief Navarro

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Chief Navarro’s Statement in Response to the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Report:

The Santa Rosa Police Department is a proactive, progressive, and professional organization committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work, a...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Setting the Record Straight

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Over the past week, questions have been raised about the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) and handling of “rape kits” or Sexual Assault Response Team Kits (SART kits). Let’s answer those questions and set the record straig...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

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SRPD Outlines Current Policies and New Changes at SRCity.org/ChangefortheBetter  For the past several weeks, officials from the City, including the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), have met with community members and groups ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

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*CHANGES TO NIXLE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE*

We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-...

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Police
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Watch Live at 3pm: Sonoma County Mayors & Police Chiefs Press Conference

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Watch LIVE today, June 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. PST: Sonoma County’s Mayors and Police Chiefs hold a joint press conference with Congressman Thompson to announce the region’s commitment to community review of law enforcement policies and pr...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, the City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) policies and practices through a strategic process guided with community input – the Santa Rosa Community Empo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Santa Rosa Police Department Stops Use of Carotid Restraint as a Use-of-Force Procedure

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Santa Rosa – After several days of productive discussions with community members, city leaders, and police command staff, Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) will stop using the carotid restraint as a us...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro on his Commitment to the Santa Rosa Community

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

I want to start by saying that it has been a busy, trying, and emotional week for all of Santa Rosa. As we head into this weekend, I want to provide you with an update on some of the actions I have taken as your Chief of Police in an effort to move forwar...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chief Update (6.3.20)

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go out and speak to organizers before the grief vigil and assembled march that began in Roseland. It is important to me to connect to these local leaders and those assembled to let them know I hear their concerns and em...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Tuesday (6/2) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 2, 2020 at 5:00PM, numerous people began to gather in the parking lot, in the 700 block of Sebastopol Rd. The gathering was a vigil for Andy Lopez and to protest police brutality.  By 6:20PM, the group grew to approximately 700 people. &a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 2, 2020

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of Nixle due to systemwide failures with the third party application. It has come to our attention that the app, Nixle, is misdelivering or not delivering important and timely information....

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

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*UPDATE - 6/4/20*

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle 

After several successful sent messages and confirmation from the vendor, as of June 3rd, the previously reported technical issues with Nixle have been resolved and the Santa Rosa Police Departm...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro (6.2.20)

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Let me begin by saying thank you to our community for your support of the Santa Rosa Police Department as we work to protect the rights of citizens to lawfully protest and keep our community safe from those who are intent on doing harm. The citywide curfe...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Monday (6/1) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 1, 2020 at 12:00PM, numerous people began to gather on Old Court House Square (OCHS) to protest police brutality.  Over several hours, the group grew to approximately 300 people and was mostly peaceful. At approximately 1:00PM, the group ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mandatory Citywide Curfew To Begin June 1, 2020, At 8 P.M. in Santa Rosa

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City Manager Declares Local Emergency Following Incidents of Violence and Vandalism.

Santa Rosa, CA — Incidents of violence, looting, and vandalism occurred in the downtown Santa Rosa area the past two nights following daytime peaceful c...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro about the May 30th Protests in Santa Rosa (5.31.20)

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Yesterday, large crowds gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. There are safe spaces in Santa Rosa to protest, and I want to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who utilized Old Courthouse Square and our City streets and side...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Message from SRPD: Planned Protest Tonight (May 31)

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[Español abajo]  SRPD is aware of a planned protest tonight, in the downtown area. We ask for a peaceful protest and will not tolerate criminal activity. We ask local businesses, residents and protestors to plan accordingly, or stay ho...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

SRPD’s Role in Enforcing the Health Officers Orders within Santa Rosa City Limits

Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

While the Governor has set Statewide guidance and a phased approach to reopening, he also has made it abundantly clear that the local Health Officer is empowered to establish their own thresholds and requirements. In Sonoma County, each law enforcement ag...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

Listen up, Santa Rosa! For the health and safety of our community, it is imperative that we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SRPD continues to see some community members who are not complying with the Shelter-in-Place and Park Closure orders s...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

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Update from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Re: Two additional SRPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) received confirmation that two more police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

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: November 5, 2020

Temporary Power Pole Removal Scheduled for Areas of Coffey Park

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Update - 11/5/20

PG&E crews have completed the removal of temporary overhead poles in Phase 4 and 5, and a portion of Phase 3. In addition, PG&E has scheduled for this weekend (Nov. 7 - 8) the continued removal of temporary overhead poles in Phases...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Bell Ringing Ceremony

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Tune in to the City's YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday, October 9) at 7:30 a.m. for a LIVE ceremonial bell ringing.

During the 5-minute ceremony, members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring the ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of each ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 Weed Abatement Season

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As fire season approaches, the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department asks that property owners do their part to help keep Santa Rosa fire safe by abating weeds and grasses on their property throughout the entire fire season.The City of Santa Rosa has a Weed ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

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Today, the 1000th home officially completed rebuilding in Santa Rosa’s areas impacted by the 2017 wildfires.

The City of Santa Rosa would like to congratulate all who have moved back home and thank those who continue to strive to rebuild. The Cit...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Resilient City Permit Center moves to Room 5 at the City Hall complex (100 Santa Rosa Avenue) starting January 27, 2020.

With the room change, the Permit Center will operate at City Hall as it has since its inception in N...

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Rebuild
Posted on: December 12, 2019

A message to 2017 fire survivors rebuilding in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa has been, and remains, 100% committed to helping fire survivors in our community rebuild following the 2017 fires. This message comes directly from your fellow community members, neighbors, and other fire survivors who also serve as...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released its Interest Survey for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Homeowner-Occupied Rehab Program. Homeowner fire survivors who suffered major damage or total...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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The CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program has expanded to make households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $111,950 for a family of four, eligible for the Program (the previous AMI was up to 80%). The program provi...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

Industrial Lift Truck Use In City Right of Way

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SUMMARY:With an increase in rebuilding activity, comes an increase in construction equipment operating within the public right of way. To help manage construction traffic and to ensure the safety of workers and community members who have repopulated their...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

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The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Fire Damaged Infrastructure Mapped

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Project recovery status for City infrastructure damaged by the October 2017 wildfires are accessible on the Resilient City Recovery Maps. The Right-of-Way (ROW) Construction Activity Map provides information on the restoration status for post-fire City In...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged approximately 75 acres within 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage estimate is more than $40-million. The City’s mos...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Recovery Update: Coffey Neighborhood Park

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The City of Santa Rosa’s plans to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park are moving forward with several key items of progress occurring this month. Earlier in October, staff with the Recreation & Parks Department learned that the Federal Emergency Manageme...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Coffey Park Underground Utilities Replacement

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PG&E crews will begin building new underground electric and gas utilities in the Coffey Park neighborhood starting Monday, April 2 and aims to complete construction and have permanent gas and electricity turned on by the end of the year. 

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thank You for the Honor: Howarth Park “Best Place to Take Kids!”

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Thank you, thank you for once again choosing Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park as the “Best Place to Take Kids” in Sonoma County for the Press Democrat’s 2020 Readers' Choice Awards! This honor means so much becaus...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding journey. W...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

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UPDATE: 8.14.20

Boat Rentals Closed and Boating Classes Canceled - 8/15 & 8/16

Blue Green Algae blooms were spotted in the waters near the boat dock at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park on Friday, 8/14. As a precaution, boat rentals and boating classes at L...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Coffey Neighborhood Park Construction Underway

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Great News!The contractor has started work on the reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park. The project will construct the neighborhood’s vision as captured in the recently approved Coffey Neighborhood Park Master Plan. The first phase...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage is estimated at $7-$14 Million. The City’s most severely damaged park is Coffey...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! See a gorgeous horse statue, a colorful mosaic fish, a gigantic mural underway and plenty more. View this video preview (or click on image below), then come see for yourself!     ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Recovery Update: Coffey Neighborhood Park

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The City of Santa Rosa’s plans to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park are moving forward with several key items of progress occurring this month. Earlier in October, staff with the Recreation & Parks Department learned that the Federal Emergency Manageme...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Bayer Neighborhood Park Reservations

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Good news! Picnic Reservations (under 100 people) for Bayer Neighborhood Park & Gardens are now handled at Finley Community Center and no longer require a Park Permit. A Park Permit may still be required if your event has an attendance of over 100, is...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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The Sonoma County Library and City of Santa Rosa are pleased to announce the completion of a project to digitize over 1700 images belonging to Santa Rosa’s famed Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. The project preserves the locally and nationally significa...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Recovery in Parks, Open Spaces & Public Landscaping

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Recovery is underway in the City’s fire-impacted parks, open space and public landscaping. For answers to some frequently asked questions on issues related to these areas, please visit the FAQ section of the City’s Rebuild website and follow the options a...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Hopper Ave Trees Removed

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Efforts to replace the burned wall along Hopper that leads to-and-through Coffey Park are now a step closer. This video shows City crews from Parks and Public Works making way for new construction. Take a look…Return to Recreation & Parks homepage.

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

The Value of Your Water

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How well do you know the water that comes through your tap? Do you know where it comes from? How it gets to your home? What about what happens after it goes down the drain? Water is essential to our lives, the economy, and our safety. It's time t...
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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Water Quality Not Impacted by Glass Fire

Water Quality Sampling

Ongoing testing and monitoring of Santa Rosa’s drinking water confirms that our community’s water system meets all safe drinking water standards. Santa Rosa’s water distribution system was NOT damaged or compromised during th...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Water-Wise Gardening

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Water-Wise Gardening

Claire Nordlie, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa

As we experience the “new normal” of destructive wildfires paired with recent record-breaking temperatures over the past few years in California, it&...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Preparing for a Power Outage or Public Safety Power Shutoff

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The information provided below only applies to residents with private wells, private water pumps, and/or a private sewer grinder/booster pumps that may need additional preparation and a back-up power plan during an outage.  

If you receiv...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

The City Connections Newsletter offers the latest City News. Read the March 2020 edition that includes upcoming holiday events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, and job openings.

  • To view the March edition of the City Connectio...
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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Understanding New Water Conservation Laws

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Recently a news story incorrectly claimed that individuals may be fined for exceeding a water use target of 55 gallons per person per day. The facts are that the law does not require individual households in California to meet a specific water use target....

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Water Quality Report

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Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Comm...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Santa Rosa Family Rescues a Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

Folks have been through so much this year so when the Brazis family of Santa Rosa heard distressed cries coming from their yard, they immediately looked at each other and wondered,” What’s next?!? Rushing outside they found a juvenile ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

CityBus Joins the Clipper START Program

Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

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Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/98631969322 Or Call: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 986 3196 9322

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Set to Close by November 13

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Update (11.10.20)

Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Major Sewer Rehabilitation Project Complete

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The City of Santa Rosa has completed a major trunk sewer rehabilitation project along West 3rd Street utilizing an advanced trenchless pipe lining process known as Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining. The project, known as the Llano Trunk – West 3...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (8/27/20)

The City of Santa Rosa is moving forward with plans for an emergency shelter installation to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). Installation of the emergency shelter building is ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Downtown Public Restroom Installation

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The City of Santa Rosa, under the direction of City Council, is installing a 24-hour single occupant all gender accessible public restroom along the City owned property frontage at 90 Santa Rosa Avenue. This will be the first 24-hour public restroom in th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

E Street Bike Lanes

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The Pavement Preventative Maintenance (PPM) project 2020 consists of performing preventative maintenance on arterial City streets including crack sealing, localized asphalt repairs, pavement resurfacing and striping reconfiguration at select locations.

PPM...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

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UPDATE: 8.14.20

Boat Rentals Closed and Boating Classes Canceled - 8/15 & 8/16

Blue Green Algae blooms were spotted in the waters near the boat dock at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park on Friday, 8/14. As a precaution, boat rentals and boating classes at L...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City Infrastructure Recovery Maps

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The interactive recovery maps provide information, status, and tracking data for public infrastructure damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 Wildfires.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Park Construction Underway

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Great News! 

The contractor has started work on the reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park. The project will construct the neighborhood’s vision as captured in the recently approved Coffey Neighborhood Park Master Plan. The f...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

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The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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