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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Shop Here, Park Free Program

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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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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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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Mobile Shower Trailer - New Location Added

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The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), operated by Catholic Charities and funded by the City of Santa Rosa, is expanding access to clean showers and bathrooms for persons experiencing homelessness. Beginning December 11, 2018, the Clean Start Program...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Winter Shelters Open

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Participating non-profits across Sonoma County have teamed up to expand and create winter shelters for people experiencing homelessness, all of which are now open as of December 1. This effort helps unsheltered persons find relief from cold and wet weathe...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Free Parking for the Holidays

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On November 13, 2018 City Council approved temporary parking rate changes during this holiday season. Effective Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, park free in any of Santa Rosa's five public garages on weekdays from 6pm to 8pm and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Santa Rosa Awarded CalHome Disaster Assistance Grant

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The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has been awarded a $1.2 million CalHome Disaster Assistance grant by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Upon finalization of the contract and approval of the program documents by HCD, the fund...

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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: October 11, 2018

Water Quality Restored to Fountaingrove Area

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Water quality in the fire-impacted area of Fountaingrove has been restored and the water quality advisory has been lifted. Following repairs to the water system, post-construction sampling data shows water quality meets all state and federal safe drinking...

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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: September 6, 2018

Santa Rosa Water Releases Post-Fire Water System Report

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Santa Rosa, CA—Following the October 2017 wildfires, the City of Santa Rosa undertook an examination of the water system in the Fountaingrove area and the impacts to the system during the Tubbs fire. The purpose of the investigation was to better understa...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Help build a strong community together

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently seeking applicants for a number of different boards, commissions, and committees that support City Council and city departments. Serving on a board, commission or committee offers a variety of opportunities for citizens...

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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: July 26, 2018

November 2018 General Municipal Election Process

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The City of Santa Rosa’s city council candidate nomination period is currently open and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. The Santa Rosa City Clerk issues and accepts for filing official nomination documents during regular busi...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

City in Running for Public Art Funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies

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City of Santa Rosa Selected as a Finalist in the Running to Receive Up to $350,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies in Funding for Public Art Project that Addresses Civic Issue

Santa Rosa Proposal Addresses Resiliency and Natural Disaster Recovery Through Pub...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

New Chief Building Official Appointed

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The City of Santa Rosa has announced that Jesse Oswald has been selected as the Chief Building Official for the City of Santa Rosa, starting, July 23, 2018.

Oswald was selected through a nationwide recruitment following the retirement of Mark Setterland, w...

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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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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: November 22, 2017

First Hour Free Parking

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On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.

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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.

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Mobile Shower Trailer - New Location Added

Clean Start Trailer News Item

The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), operated by Catholic Charities and funded by the City of Santa Rosa, is expanding access to clean showers and bathrooms for persons experiencing homelessness. Beginning December 11, 2018, the Clean Start Program...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Winter Shelters Open

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Participating non-profits across Sonoma County have teamed up to expand and create winter shelters for people experiencing homelessness, all of which are now open as of December 1. This effort helps unsheltered persons find relief from cold and wet weathe...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Funding Awarded for New Affordable Housing

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At their October 2018 meeting, the Santa Rosa Housing Authority committed $3.7 million dollars of federal and local funds as loans to Burbank Housing Development Corporation, a local affordable housing developer, for two affordable housing developments. T...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Santa Rosa Awarded CalHome Disaster Assistance Grant

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The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has been awarded a $1.2 million CalHome Disaster Assistance grant by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Upon finalization of the contract and approval of the program documents by HCD, the fund...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

New Affordable Housing Projects in Santa Rosa

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Constructed with the assistance of the Santa Rosa Housing Authority and the City of Santa Rosa, 113 new units of affordable housing have been completed in Santa Rosa in 2018, the result of three new developments.

Benton Veterans Village is a seven-unit pro...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Lot 15 is Closed Effective December 15, 2018

The public parking lot, located at 4th and Davis Streets (Lot 15) in Railroad Square is permanently closing effective this Saturday, December 15, 2018, to make way for a new AC Marriott hotel Alternative parking is available at the two lots located immedi...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Free Parking for the Holidays

On November 13, 2018 City Council approved temporary parking rate changes during this holiday season. Effective Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, park free in any of Santa Rosa's five public garages on weekdays from 6pm to 8pm and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

First Hour Free Parking

On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.

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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: 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.

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

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Planning & Economic Development
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, instagram.com/SRBiz for a day.  The purpose of this p...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Winter Camp Wa-Tam

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Baking scrumptious goodies, making art, playing games, performing skits, and visiting with holiday guests! Wondering how our popular summer camp can be moved indoors, yet still deliver maximum fun!? Check out the short video below to become a believer, th...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Fall Fitness & Winter Cheer!

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Plan your fall and winter adventures now! The pages of the new Activity Guide are bursting with ways to spice up your schedule with new activities for adults, exciting winter camps for youth, fun events suitable for all ages and more!Click here to browse ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Rec & Parks Honored as "Best of Sonoma County"

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The Press Democrat has announced their 2018 award winners for their “Best of Sonoma County” awards and Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks has several honors!Thank you Sonoma County for casting your votes to honor your Santa Rosa City parks and facilities as ...

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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: 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 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: 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: October 11, 2018

Water Quality Restored to Fountaingrove Area

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Water quality in the fire-impacted area of Fountaingrove has been restored and the water quality advisory has been lifted. Following repairs to the water system, post-construction sampling data shows water quality meets all state and federal safe drinking...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Santa Rosa Water Releases Post-Fire Water System Report

City of Santa Rosa Water

Santa Rosa, CA—Following the October 2017 wildfires, the City of Santa Rosa undertook an examination of the water system in the Fountaingrove area and the impacts to the system during the Tubbs fire. The purpose of the investigation was to better understa...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Free Landscape Design Templates

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The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership has developed eight scalable landscape design templates for the fire rebuild. These free front yard designs are scalable to fit landscaped areas up to 2,500 square feet, ready-to-permit, and in compliance with loc...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

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)). Community water systems ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Free Sand and Sandbags Available

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Due to the heavy rains we are experiencing, the City Sandbag Station has been set up and is available throughout the rainy season. If you need to control rain run-off, sand and bags are available for City ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Sandbag Availability

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In order to help prevent damage from flooding, sand and sandbags are available for City residents at the City Municipal Services Center at 55 Stony Point Road. The yard is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Materials are available throughout the entire r...

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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 Emergenc...

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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: May 31, 2018

Monthly E-Newsletter

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

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Transportation and Public Works monthly e-newsletter, Out in the Field is a great way to stay connected to construction projects and activities happening in Santa Rosa. 

Every issue includes a Construction Bulletin wit...

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