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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: 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 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: October 16, 2018

Notice to Voters in District 2

Important Notice for Voters in District 2

***ATTENTION VOTERS IN THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA COUNCIL DISTRICT 2***

A very small number of voters may receive a district boundary change letter from Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office. . Impacted voters were mailed a new ballot, a new Voter Informatio...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Upcoming Community Meetings to Discuss Emergency Alerts & Fire Detection Cameras

Let's talk about emergency alerts and fire detection cameras

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Please join the City of Santa Rosa for an upcoming community meeting to talk about emergency notifications and fire detection systems

The wildfires experienced in 2017 revealed the City’s need to strengthen our emergency notifi...

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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: October 4, 2018

Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee Application Now Available

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Public application for membership on the Sonoma County Homeless System of Care’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is now open. The TAC is a critical part of the Homeless System of Care, the new unified address for homeless services planning and funding ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Update: Corporate Center Parkway Encampment

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Ongoing efforts continue at Corporate Center Parkway as part of the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Pilot Program, a multi-disciplinary team focused on a compassionate approach to addressing the health, safety and shelter needs of persons ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

City Accepting Proposals for Affordable Housing Through Project-Based Voucher Program

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In pursuit of increasing affordable housing opportunities for all, the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for Project-Based Vouchers. Owners and developers are invited to submit proposals to receive funding to aid in t...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mobile Bathroom-Showers at Southwest Community Park

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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 October 4, 2018, the Clean Start Program w...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

2018 Ballot Measures

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The City of Santa Rosa provides a full range of essential services to local residents and businesses, including fire and paramedic Santa Rosa City Council recently voted to place two measures on the November 6, 2018 Ballot:

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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: 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 15, 2018

New Scuplture to be Installed on 5th Street

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the Meter Made Public Art Project on 5th Street in downtown Santa Rosa. “Tower” is a sculpture created by Dana Woodman/Built By BIG, LLC and will be l...

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Posted on: July 15, 2018

Zero Waste Upcoming Public Workshops

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The City of Santa Rosa cares about being a sustainable community. With the help of community members, like you, we can create a plan for the future together. Residents are encouraged to attend upcoming community workshops to learn more about Santa Rosa’s ...

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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: October 4, 2018

Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee Application Now Available

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Public application for membership on the Sonoma County Homeless System of Care’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is now open. The TAC is a critical part of the Homeless System of Care, the new unified address for homeless services planning and funding ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Update: Corporate Center Parkway Encampment

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Ongoing efforts continue at Corporate Center Parkway as part of the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Pilot Program, a multi-disciplinary team focused on a compassionate approach to addressing the health, safety and shelter needs of persons living in ...

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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 will be completed in Santa Rosa by the end of 2018, the result of three new developments.

Benton Veterans Village is a seven...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mobile Bathroom-Showers at Southwest Community Park

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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 October 4, 2018, the Clean Start Program w...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

City Accepting Proposals for Affordable Housing Through Project-Based Voucher Program

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In pursuit of increasing affordable housing opportunities for all, the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for Project-Based Vouchers. Owners and developers are invited to submit proposals to receive funding to aid in t...

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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

Accessory Dwelling Unit

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: October 21, 2018

Finley Aquatic Center Closed for Maintenance

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Finley Aquatic Center will be closed this week, Monday - Friday, for annual scheduled maintenance. Ridgway Swim Center is open for lap swim hours from 9:30am - 1pm to accommodate patrons impacted by the closure.For more info on Aquatics, click here.Return...

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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 Emergenc...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Howarth Park Construction Update

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Construction is underway on the sidewalk along Summerfield Road near the tennis courts and the fence near Court #5. The sidewalk and the tennis court are closed through October. Please follow the clearly marked alternate route. Court #5 is open for play d...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mobile Bathroom-Showers at Southwest Community Park

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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 October 4, 2018, the Clean Start Program w...

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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: 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: 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 23, 2018

The NEW Fall/Winter Activity Guide is here!

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Start planning 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!

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Recreation & Parks
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: July 2, 2018

Recovery in Parks, Open Spaces & Public Landscaping

Trees Assessment in Fire Damaged Parks_news flash

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: 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 14, 2017

Storm Water Protection

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City of Santa Rosa - Compromised Underground Storm Drain Infrastructure

Map of Damaged Storm Drain InfrastructureView map of current underground damaged storm drain infrastructure here:  https://goo.gl/ic5zXq (6MB, map updated: 9am 11/14/17)

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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 1, 2018

Yulupa Avenue and Airway Drive

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Pavement Preventative Maintenance 2018

Have you noticed the No Parking construction signs along Yulupa Avenue and Airway Drive? These two major arterials are part of the Pavement Preventative Maintenance Program (PPM). No Parking construction signs have be...

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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: August 22, 2018

SB1 - Your GAS TAX Dollars at Work

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California Senate Bill 1 (SB1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 will fund critical transportation infrastructure projects throughout our state. SB1 is funded through gas/diesel taxes and a new annual vehicle fee. The City of Santa Rosa Tran...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Pathway Construction

NewsFlash Galvin Park Pathway Upgrades

Pathway Upgrades at Galvin ParkTennis anyone? The pathway upgrade project scheduled for Galvin Community Park will provide improved access to a wider range of individuals. The asphalt and concrete pathways around Galvin Park tennis courts will be replaced...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Third and Final Open House - Join Us

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Please join us for the third in a series of three Community Open Houses' to discuss the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update 2018.

Open HouseThursday, November 8,  6-8 pmFinley Community Center, Person Senior Wing Room 4 A/B

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Monthly E-Newsletter

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

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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