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Posted on: February 14, 2019

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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: February 6, 2019

Public Services Funding

Public Services Funding

The City of Santa Rosa uses a portion of its federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, local funds, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds to provide annual financial assistance to nonprofit organizations providing eli...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Final Draft Plan Update 2018

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The City of Santa Rosa has developed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Final Draft Plan Update 2018. Plan Update 2018 is a critical tool in building a citywide transportation system that is bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The goal of the Plan Update...

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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

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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

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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 24, 2019

Grant Funding Opportunity for Community Events

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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 in an ef...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Hazardous Tree Removal Update for Fire Impacted Areas

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The City of Santa Rosa has contracted with American Tree Medics to assess 3,000-5,000 trees throughout Santa Rosa’s fire-impacted neighborhoods. The company is using a method prescribed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine which trees i...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Go Green for Good

St Patricks Day_2018

St. Patrick's Day 5KPresented by Fleet FeetProceeds Benefiting Santa Rosa Rec & ParksSunday, March 17, 2019 - 11am Race TimeOld Courthouse Square, Santa RosaDetailsNow presented by Fleet Feet with proceeds benefiting Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks,...

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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

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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: December 11, 2018

Mobile Shower Trailer - New Location Added

Clean Start Trailer News Item

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Winter Shelters Open

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Water Quality Restored to Fountaingrove Area

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Santa Rosa Water Releases Post-Fire Water System Report

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: 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

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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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