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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Shop Here, Park Free Program

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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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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: May 20, 2019

Pavement Pilot Project

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Crews are preparing for construction on the Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Road to West 3rd Street project using roller compacted concrete (RCC) technology. This is the first RCC pavement project in Santa Rosa as well as in the Bay Area. Because ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

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Ensuring property owners can complete construction and return home as soon as possible is of utmost importance to the City. Property owners who are experiencing significant rebuild delays or challenges due to issues with their construction contractor are ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

HAWK Crosswalk Signal

HAWK Crosswalk Signal News Flash City

On May 8, a HAWK (High-intensity Activated CrossWalK) signal was energized at the intersection of Mendocino Avenue and McConnell Avenue near Santa Rosa Junior College.

A HAWK signal is a traffic control device designed to aid pedestrians when crossing at a...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

“Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

Wildfire Awareness Week

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared this week as “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt.”

The City of Santa Rosa strongly encourages our com...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Wildfire After Action Report

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa commissioned an independent After-Action Report to review the events and actions around the October 2017 Wildfires. The focus of the report highlights the response to the Tubbs and other fires, which caused unprecedented de...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

SR City Works Festival

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SR City Works Festival 

Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Celebrate Public Works Week and learn about all about the public infrastructure that makes our City a great place to live, work, ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

The City Launches Santa Rosa 2050, an Update to the General Plan

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa is launching Santa Rosa 2050 – an initiative to update the City’s General Plan. The initial phase of the project will focus on collecting community input through seven community conversations sched...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

May City Connections Newsletter

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The May City Connections Newsletter is available as of May 1, 2019. Read about Santa Rosa 2050, weed abatement season, wildfire recovery, family events, and more at tinyurl.com/y48alp94.

To have the City Connections e-newsletter delivered to your in-box ea...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

City of Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously approved release of police records pre-dating January 1, 2019, under Senate Bill 1421, during a closed session meeting today, April 30, 2019. The Santa Rosa Police Department anticipates releasing the first set of r...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Chief Retirement Date Moved to August 1

Police Chief Hank Schreeder

Santa Rosa Police Chief Hank Schreeder has changed his retirement date to August 1, 2019.  Chief Schreeder’s original retirement date was planned for May 1, 2019 as announced in a press release from February 28, 2019.

The City has launch...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

New Additions to CityBus Fleet

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CityBus has added 4 new buses to its fleet. They were purchased with state, federal and local funds to replace 4 older buses. These new buses operate on clean diesel and are equipped with state-of-the-art filters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and par...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Funding for Homeless Services

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On April 17th, Sonoma County’s homeless system of care, named Home Sonoma County, allocated more than $14 million in homeless services funding for projects throughout Sonoma County. The City of Santa Rosa was approved for $1.2 million toward a new roof at...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

WaterSmart Expo

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Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market in Old Courthouse Square. Don't miss this great opportunity to:

  • Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping
  • Learn about free, easy-to- permit landscape design temp...
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Posted on: April 10, 2019

CityBus timetable changes in effect Monday, April 22, 2019

CityBus timetable changes effective April 22, 2019

Timetable improvements to CityBus routes will go into effect Monday, April 22, 2019

Santa Rosa CityBus is excited to announce that on Monday, April 22 some timetable adjustments will go into effect. The adjustments only affect the timetable; no changes hav...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Affordable Housing Notice of Funding Availability

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The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Rosa has announced a funding opportunity for approximately $3.7 million of local funds generated by the City of Santa Rosa for developers of affordable housing.

The funds are targeted to developers who are pursuin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Now Accepting Public Comment for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Annual Action Plan

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds it will receive for fis...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

On April 1, 2019 the City launched the first edition of the City Connections Newsletter! This new monthly newsletter delivers the latest happenings around the City by highlighting local news, events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, job openin...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

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Commuting using public transportation just got a whole lot easier, with the City’s new Commuter Discounted Parking Permit.   In January, the City Council approved the new discounted parking permit, which in intended for commuters who regularly us...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Clerk’s Office Introduces New Public Records Portal

City of Santa Rosa City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office has introduced a new public records portal called NextRequest, which provides the community with the ability to look up any public records request previously submitted by a member of the public or make their own new recor...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Council Goal Setting

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa City Council held a special session to set the City’s top priorities for fiscal year 2019-20 on February 21. 

At the conclusion of robust discussion and public input, the following six areas were identified as Tier One priorit...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Disaster Assistance Loan Program for Coffey Park Homeowners

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Eligible Coffey Park area homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild will be able to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disas...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Proclaims Existence of Local Emergency

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The City of Santa Rosa has proclaimed the existence of a local state of emergency as of February 28, 2019 following the recent atmospheric river weather event.

The Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant was impacted during the storm by localized flooding, and s...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Police Chief to Retire After 28 Years of Law Enforcement Service to Santa Rosa

Police Chief Hank Schreeder

After 28 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police Department, Chief Hank Schreeder has announced his retirement to City officials. Chief Schreeder’s effective date of retirement is planned for May 1, 2019, allowing time for transition...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Director of Human Resources Appointed

Amy Reeve

The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Amy Reeve to serve as the Director of the Human Resources Department, a role responsible for administering the recruitment, examination, and selection of City personnel, as well as fostering career development opportun...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Join a City of Santa Rosa Board

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

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (1 Senior Community Representative, 1 Disabled Community Representative)About: The City's Bicycle...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Rotary Groups Donate $60K for Public Art in Coffey Park

Fire-damaged Coffey Neighborhood Park

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce an additional $60,000 towards the Public Art Project slated for Coffey Neighborhood Park has been donated by two Rotary groups. The total available funding for the art project is now $110,00...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Spring/Summer Activity Guide is Here!

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Start planning your spring and summer adventures now! The pages of the new Activity Guide are bursting with ways to spice up your schedule with new activities for adults, exciting summer camps for youth, fun events suitable for all ages and more!Click her...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Hiring Now for Fun Summer Jobs

Recreation Staff

Hundreds of seasonal staff to be hired in the next couple months!The City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees for spring and summer jobs. Job positions are available in several areas of the department includ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Official City Statement

City of Santa Rosa

Statement by City of Santa Rosa Regarding Tubbs Fire Investigation Report:

The City of Santa Rosa received the Tubbs Fire Investigation Report issued by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection this afternoon, Thursday, January 24, 2019. W...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

New Web Application Launched for Reporting Problems

My Santa Rosa Citizen Problem Reporter

The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new mobile-friendly web application that allows for citizens to report a wide range of non-emergency issues around the City of Santa Rosa, including broken street lights, potholes, creek issues, and more. This new onl...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

Temporary Fire Station 5

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce the opening of the new temporary Fire Station 5 located at 3480 Parkerhill Road, south of Fountaingrove Parkway. Firefighters began moving in equipment last week and will staff the station beginning Friday, De...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Santa Rosa City Council Reorganization

City of Santa Rosa

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at its regular meeting, the City Council of the City of Santa Rosa reorganized City Council leadership as follows:

Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (term ends December 2022)Representing District 2Pursuant to Charter sections 4 &15, t...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

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 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: 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 24, 2018

New Chief Building Official Appointed

City of Santa Rosa Planning and Economic Development

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: 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

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

Community Promotion Funding

Rows of crops at a farm with an orange sky in the background.

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: April 24, 2019

Funding for Homeless Services

Samuel L. Jones Hall exterior

On April 17th, Sonoma County’s homeless system of care, named Home Sonoma County, allocated more than $14 million in homeless services funding for projects throughout Sonoma County. The City of Santa Rosa was approved for $1.2 million toward a new roof at...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Addressing the Needs of Renter Households Post-Fire

Construction of multi-family housing

While there is great progress amongst homeowners rebuilding, the City recognizes that we still have significant work to do to support recovery needs for home renters in our community. Santa Rosa lost 5 percent of its housing stock in the fires, and renter...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Now Accepting Public Comment for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Annual Action Plan

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds it will receive for fis...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Disaster Assistance Loan Program for Coffey Park Homeowners

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Eligible Coffey Park area homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild will be able to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disas...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

Commuting using public transportation just got a whole lot easier, with the City’s new Commuter Discounted Parking Permit.   In January, the City Council approved the new discounted parking permit, which in intended for commuters who re...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Cancellation of ParkSMART Shuttle Service

As of March 2, 2019 the City of Santa Rosa is cancelling this pilot shuttle project due to low utilization and because there already exists a robust transit system connecting the Downtown SMART station and Railroad Square with the Courthouse Square area a...

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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: August 1, 2018

Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form RED JPA

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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. 

The basic p...

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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: May 21, 2019

Rebuilding & Recovery Community Meetings for Fountaingrove & Hidden Valley Residents

Community Meetings: Fountaingrove & Hidden Valley Neighborhood Areas

The City of Santa Rosa invites residents of Fountaingrove and Hidden Valley neighborhoods to attend three upcoming recovery and rebuilding community meetings. Each meeting will focus on different recovery topic areas impacting the Fountaingrove and Hidden...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Update on Sidewalks Damaged During Debris Removal

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The City has received a number of inquiries from homeowners regarding sidewalks that were damaged during the fire debris removal process. The following information provides an update on the City's current efforts to attempt to seek funding for repair of s...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

Home Construction

Ensuring property owners can complete construction and return home as soon as possible is of utmost importance to the City. Property owners who are experiencing significant rebuild delays or challenges due to issues with their construction contractor are ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Widlfire After Action Report

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa commissioned an independent After-Action Report to review the events and actions around the October 2017 Wildfires. The focus of the report highlights the response to the Tubbs and other fires, which caused unprecedented de...

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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: April 18, 2019

Addressing Needs of Renter Households Post-Fire

Construction of multi-family housing

While there is great progress amongst homeowners rebuilding, the City recognizes that we still have significant work to do to support recovery needs for home renters in our community. Santa Rosa lost 5 percent of its housing stock in the fires, and renter...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Disaster Assistance Loan Program for Coffey Park Homeowners

CalHome News Item Graphic

Eligible Coffey Park area homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires, and who have not yet begun to rebuild, are able to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disaster Assistan...Read on...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Rotary Groups Donate $60K for Public Art in Coffey Park

Fire-damaged Coffey Neighborhood Park

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce an additional $60,000 towards the Public Art Project slated for Coffey Neighborhood Park has been donated by two Rotary groups. The total available funding for the art project is now $110,00...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

City Statement Regarding Tubbs Fire Report

City of Santa Rosa

Statement by City of Santa Rosa Regarding Tubbs Fire Investigation Report:

The City of Santa Rosa received the Tubbs Fire Investigation Report issued by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection this afternoon, Thursday, January 24, 2019. W...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

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: December 19, 2018

Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

Temporary Fire Station 5

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce the opening of the new temporary Fire Station 5 located at 3480 Parkerhill Road, south of Fountaingrove Parkway. Firefighters began moving in equipment last week and will staff the station beginning Friday, De...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Fire Damaged Infrastructure Mapped

Resilient City Recovery Maps

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: 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: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

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

Underground utility trenching

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: April 18, 2018

Urgency Ordinances: Small Lot Standards

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On October 24, 2017, to facilitate and expedite reconstruction following the October 2017 wildfires, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance establishing the Resilient City (-RC) Combining Zoning District, to be applied to the base zoning of each pr...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Playground Resurfacing to Begin

Playground resurfacing

Maintenance work will begin on Tuesday, May 14th to replace the poured rubber surfacing at five of Santa Rosa's City playgrounds. The work will begin with the playground at Steele Lane Neighborhood Park. A total of five playgrounds will receive the resurf...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Hiring Now for Fun Summer Jobs

Recreation Staff

Hundreds of seasonal staff to be hired in the next couple months!The City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees for spring and summer jobs. Job positions are available in several areas of the department includ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Recreation Scholarships Now Available for 2019

Youth Swim Lessons

City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to provide up to $20,000 in recreation scholarships to local families in 2019.Recreation program scholarships are now available for families who qualify through the City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Depart...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Spring/Summer Activity Guide is Here!

Mini Train with Conductor and Passengers at Youth Park

Start planning your spring and summer adventures now! The pages of the new Activity Guide are bursting with ways to spice up your schedule with new activities for adults, exciting summer camps for youth, fun events suitable for all ages and more!Click her...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

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: April 22, 2019

SR City Works Festival

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SR City Works Festival 

Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Celebrate Public Works Week and learn about all about the public infrastructure that makes our City a great place to live, work, ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

WaterSmart Expo

Watersmart Expo_Newsflash

Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market in Old Courthouse Square. Don't miss this great opportunity to:

  • Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping
  • Learn about free, easy-to- permit landscape design temp...
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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: April 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

On April 1, 2019 the City launched the first edition of the City Connections Newsletter! This new monthly newsletter delivers the latest happenings around the City by highlighting local news, events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, job openin...

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Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Proclaims Existence of Local Emergency

Santa Rosa Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team preapres to escort Water Department Staff th

The City of Santa Rosa has proclaimed the existence of a local state of emergency as of February 28, 2019 following the recent atmospheric river weather event.

The Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant was impacted during the storm by localized flooding, and s...

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Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Lead Testing in School

Lead Testing

Santa Rosa’s water system is continually monitored to ensure our drinking water meets or exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and State Water Resources Control Board’s drinking water requirements.  Sant...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Commercial Kitchen WaterSmart Rebate

Commercial Kitchen Rebate (2)

Restaurants and Businesses with Commercial Kitchens:

Save UP TO 100% on water and energy saving appliances.

Rebates are available for qualifying WaterSmart commercial kitchen equipment:

  • Dishwashers
  • Pre-rinse Spray Nozzles
  • Steam Cookers
  • Ice Machines

Get reimburse...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: January 3, 2019

New Web Application Launched for Reporting Problems

My Santa Rosa Citizen Problem Reporter

The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new mobile-friendly web application that allows for citizens to report a wide range of non-emergency issues around the City of Santa Rosa, including broken street lights, potholes, creek issues, and more. This new onl...

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Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Water Quality Restored to Fountaingrove Area

Restored WQ - Newsflash

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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News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Pavement Pilot Project

Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Rd to W 3rd St  TPW-NF

Crews are preparing for construction on the Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Road to West 3rd Street project using roller compacted concrete (RCC) technology. This is the first RCC pavement project in Santa Rosa as well as in the Bay Area. Because ...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

HAWK Crosswalk Signal

HAWK Crosswalk Signal News Flash TPW

On May 8, a HAWK (High-intensity Activated CrossWalK) signal was energized at the intersection of Mendocino Avenue and McConnell Avenue near Santa Rosa Junior College.

A HAWK signal is a traffic control device designed to aid pedestrians when crossing at a...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Street Light Recovery Update

CIP Street Light Recovery News Flash wLogo

Over 500 city-owned street lights were damaged during the Tubbs Fire. Staff has been working closely with PG&E to re-energize both individual and groups of streetlights when requested by residents and where possible, due to confirmation that the elect...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Public Structures Demolition

CIP Public Structures Demolition News Flash

The Capital Improvement Projects division of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been working with Santa Rosa Water, Police, Transportation and Public Works, and Recreation and Parks, to deliver a construction contract to perform hazardous material ...

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Project Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

SR City Works Festival

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SR City Works Festival 

Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa.

Celebrate Public Works Week and learn about all about the public infrastructure that makes our City a great place to live, work, ...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Annual Slurry Seal 2019

Annual Slurry Seal 2019 - News Flash

Each year the City of Santa Rosa slurry seals the pavement of about 2.5 million square feet of City streets. The streets to be slurry sealed are selected based on the condition of the pavement identified by the City's Pavement Management Program and are g...
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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

FEMA Public Assistance Infrastructure Projects

FEMA PA Infrastructure Projects News Flash

Repairing Public Infrastructure following the October 2017 wildfires.

This online tool provides progress overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Funding Program. It also provides details and summary updates on the status for the infrastructure recovery proj...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

Out in the Field News Flash

The City of Santa Rosa Transportation and Public Works E-Newsletter Out in the Field is delivered direct to your inbox every month, and it's free.

Stay up to date on the the current construction projects, street repairs, transit news and programs. If you m...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Council Approves Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

BPMP Final Draft Plan 2018

Santa Rosa City Council unanimously  voted to adopt the 2018 Plan Updates to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Plan! The Plan Update 2018 is a critical tool in building a citywide transportation system that is bicycle and pedestrian friendly...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

On April 1, 2019 the City launched the first edition of the City Connections Newsletter! This new monthly newsletter delivers the latest happenings around the City by highlighting local news, events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, job openin...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Recovery Update: Coffey Neighborhood Park

Coffey Neighborhood Park Debris Removal

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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