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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Face Coverings Recommended

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Santa Rosa Seeks Input to Improve Parks for All

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*EVENT POSTPONED*This event has been postponed (date TBD) following recommendations from the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus. For updates from the City of Santa Rosa, visit srcity.org/PreventTheSpread.---On Thursday, March 26th, the City of Sa...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

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

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

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

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Community Promotions Funding

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Downtown Improvements

Downtown Accessibility Improvements News Flash

A few upgrades are coming to the downtown area near the City Hall campus. Improved accessibility is the focus for the sidewalk, driveway, and curb ramp reconstruction project scheduled to begin in February along the west side of D Street from Second Stree...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Annual Slurry Seal 2020

News Flash - Slurry Seal 2020

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...
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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

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

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Census 2020

CA Census 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

A message to 2017 fire survivors rebuilding in Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

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The City’s sandbag filling station is open for residents throughout the rainy season. For City of Santa Rosa residents who need to control rain run-off on their property, sand and bags are available for free at the City Municipal Services Center...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

New Vice Mayor

Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming

City Council appointed current Council Member Victoria Fleming to serve as the next Vice Mayor of Santa Rosa at a Council Meeting on November 19th. Vice Mayors serve a one-year term in the City of Santa Rosa per the City Charter.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Park Construction Underway

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Great News! 

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Silver-level National Recognition

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The City of Santa Rosa's commitment to provide comfortable and enjoyable places to bike for all ages and skill levels has been nationally recognized. Today, the League of American Bicyclists is honoring the efforts of the City of Santa Rosa to build bette...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Update on Downtown Parking

Downtown Parking Update

Changes to Metered Parking Hours

Metered parking hours will soon be changing to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., following guidance from City Council at a Council study session on the City's parking program on November 19th. The metered hours currently go from 10 a.m. to...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Wildfire Documentary

Last October

Following three local film screenings held in September, the City’s documentary Last October is now available to watch online and at scheduled times on local broadcast television. 

The 50-minute film captures the City of Santa Rosa's loc...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

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The Department of Housing and Community Services is seeking input from the community on a proposal to expand the Community Homeless Assistance Program (CHAP) that will be presented to the City Council in early 2020.  CHAP currently allows for the...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

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The City of Santa Rosa will host three FREE public screenings of Last October, a new 50-minute documentary
film that captures experiences during and following the Sonoma Complex Firesfrom the perspective of several current and former City employees and...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

September is National Preparedness month, and there’s no time like the present to commit to ensuring you and your family are ready no matter the type of emergency. The City has identified a list of three recommend actions to take this month to h...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

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

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Seni...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Renewal Enterprise District (RED) - City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

The Renewal Enterprise District (RED), a recently-formed, housing-focused Joint Powers Agreement between the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa, has selected Michelle Whitman as its first Executive Director

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

Joint Announcement from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

Hearn Ave Interchange Measure M

City Council approved the request to ask Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) officials to reallocate $9.5 million in regional Measure M sales tax revenue from the Fulton Road Improvements - Phase 2 project to the Hearn Avenue Interchange Improve...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

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: June 25, 2019

Preparations for Emergency Response During Fire Season

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Fire season has begun, and the City of Santa Rosa wants residents to be aware of the ways that Sonoma County public safety officials will be monitoring and responding to conditions in the field to help protect our community. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

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Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties&...

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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 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

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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 30, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

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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: 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: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

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.

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa recently launched Permit Santa Rosa, on which you can review permit activity on an interactive map, apply for permits, schedule inspections, and explore our data portal.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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