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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Seeking Applicants for New Community Advisory Committee by October 2

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Selected Members to Help Broaden Public Involvement in City’s General Plan Update

SANTA ROSA, CA – The City of Santa Rosa is requesting members of the public to help shape its future by applying to become a part of the Community Advisor...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Santa Rosa City Council Seeks Community Input on Prioritizing Investment of PG&E Settlement Funds

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The Santa Rosa City Council wants to hear from the community regarding how to prioritize spending of the City of Santa Rosa’s $95 million allocation of PG&E settlement funds.

Community members are encouraged to complete the City’s o...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Parcel for Lease - Stone Farm

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Auction Announcement of City Agricultural Property for Lease

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A portion of 5743 and 5750 Occidental Road (Stone Farm)Approximately 45 acres (AC) for Lease

Minimum Bid: $85/AC/YR

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Citywide Events Cancelled Through End of 2020

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

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

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UPDATE (8/27/20)

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ford v. City of Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

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UPDATE: 8.14.20

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

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

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

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Update 9/3/20

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

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Council Goal-Setting

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

E Street Bike Lanes

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Fire Threat Addressed in Encampment in Fremont Park

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(Updated 7.29.20)

Addressing the Fire Threat

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

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

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(Posted 7.21.20)

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Statement from Chief Navarro

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

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

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UPDATE - 7.2.20

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Actions for Change

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

In case you missed it, please read the letter here (en espa&ntild...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Opinion Research Firm Retained to Poll Santa Rosa Voters

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

City Connections Newsletter

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

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

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

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

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Community Promotions Funding

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

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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 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)

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Census 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

A message to 2017 fire survivors rebuilding in Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

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

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Posted on: November 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

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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

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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

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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: 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: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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

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