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Posted on: October 19, 2020

County Expands Testing Opportunities for Residents Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

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SANTA ROSA – The County of Sonoma is doubling the number of pop-up test sites available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging residents, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, to be tested regardless of wh...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Community Input Process Resumes to Help Prioritize Investment of City’s PG&E Settlement Funds

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UPDATE 10/14/20 

The community input process to help Santa Rosa City Council prioritize investment of the City’s $95 million in PG&E settlement funds has been extended through October 25th. The process was delayed due to the City&...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

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Sonoma County Public Health Officer has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidelines that align with State Guidance to help us celebrate safely this year. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is discouraged, so Recreation & Parks has planned some fun (a...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

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Sonoma County Public Health Officer has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidelines that align with State Guidance to help us celebrate safely this year. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is discouraged, so Recreation & Parks has planned some fun (a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Halloween Photo Contest

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*CALL FOR PHOTOS!*

Are you proud of this year’s Halloween costume, or perhaps the way you've decorated your home, office or window? Well, we would love to see it! Please email your photo submissions to volunteersantarosa@srcity.org by Th...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Halloween Photo Contest

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*CALL FOR PHOTOS!*

Are you proud of this year’s Halloween costume, or perhaps the way you've decorated your home, office or window? Well, we would love to see it! Please email your photo submissions to volunteersantarosa@srcity.org by Thursday, October 22n...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Bell Ringing Ceremony

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Tune in to the City's YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday, October 9) at 7:30 a.m. for a LIVE ceremonial bell ringing.

During the 5-minute ceremony, members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring the ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of each ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Daryl Clark, a 12-year veteran of the City of Santa Rosa Water Department, passed away while on-the-job. Daryl, a water systems technician, was working at the City of Santa Rosa’s Laguna Wastewater Treatment Pla...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

Heat Advisory in Effect 9/27 & 9/28

9.26.20 Heat Advisory

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11AM SUNDAY (9/27) TO 7PM MONDAY (9/28)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa for Sunday and Monday (9/27 & 9/28). Robust warning and drying trends are ex...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Sunday & Monday (9/27 & 9/28)

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Temperatures are expected to rise through Monday, 9/28 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 90s to low 100s. The hottest days will be Sunday and Monday. 

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooli...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Red Flag Warning Expanded to include all of Santa Rosa/ Sonoma County

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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SANTA ROSA/SONOMA COUNTY FROM 9PM SATURDAY (9/26) TO 9PM MONDAY (9/28) FOR WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY

Note: The Red Flag Warning was previously only for the upper elevations and was shorter in duration.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health Order (C19-15), wh...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

Individuals operating or working at a nail or beauty salon, or offer pers...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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City of Santa Rosa Response to Cal/OSHA-Issued Citations for COVID-19 Violations

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...

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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: 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

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

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

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Update 9/03/20

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 ...

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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 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 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 (9/24/20)

Installation of an emergency shelter has begun to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the City’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). In March 2020, to help protect SJH guests from COVID-19, it was necessary to...

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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 (9/24/20)

Installation of an emergency shelter has begun to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the City’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). In March 2020, to help protect SJH guests from COVID-19, it was necessary to...

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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 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 21, 2020

Urgency Ordinance in Effect for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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A local urgency ordinance, temporarily expanding emergency paid sick leave for employees within Santa Rosa city limits, is in effect following City Council approval on July 7. This ordinance provides paid sick leave to additional employees beyond what is ...

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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 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 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

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 13, 2020

Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

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As of July 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other indoor business operations statewide to slow the recent rapid spread of COVID-19 across California. The State has also implemente...

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Posted on: July 12, 2020

New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

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The California Department of Public Health has ordered new restrictions on bars, restaurants and other indoor business operations in Sonoma County as part of statewide actions to slow the increased spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions will take effe...

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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 9, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

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The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Process (HEAP) focused efforts on Thursday, July 9 to address encampments located in the Corporate Center Parkway area. This follows prior actions by the City to address illegal dumping into storm drains...

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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 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

Food Cans

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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Homelessness Services Update

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: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

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Homelessness Services Update

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 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

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Santa Rosa, CA – Can social distancing bring the community closer together? That’s the question, and opportunity, presented by a new website recently launched by the City of Santa Rosa.

The site, InsideOutThere.com, is a place to stay c...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa will resume charging for hourly and permit parking in downtown Santa Rosa beginning July 1, 2020. The decision, authorized by the City Council at its Tuesday, June 16 meeting, ends a temporary wai...

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Posted on: June 20, 2020

NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

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Update: 6.25.20

To create more outdoor space and support downtown businesses during the public health emergency, the City will temporarily close a 3-block area of 4th Street in downtown starting July 10, 2020. The team (a collaboration between the City, Sa...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

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Today, June 18, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Friday), June 19 at 12:01 a.m., aligns the County with t...

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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: June 8, 2020

Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

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On Friday, June 5th, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a new Health Order that eases some public health restrictions on outdoor recreational activities. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is excited to open recreational opportunities for our communit...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

New Health Officer Order

Good news from the Sonoma County Health Officer! Today, June 5, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Saturday...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

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SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP & CARE Eight weekly sessions: June 15 – August 20Mon – Thu, 8:30am-5:00pm$190 Santa Rosa Residents | $200 Non-Residents Two Locations: Howarth Park (630 Summerfield Rd) & Steele L...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Curbside Pickup

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The City wants to help downtown businesses in these challenging times.

To promote fast and easy curbside pickup for customers, short term parking spaces may be designated. If your business is offering retail or restaurant pickup in Downtown Santa Rosa or R...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

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On Tuesday, June 2, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Parks Order further easing restrictions on Sonoma Coast parks and trails. The amended Parks Order goes into effect today, June 3, 2020.

The amended Parks Order all...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Please WATCH this video, as the City of Santa Rosa congratulates all graduates this year, from pre-school to high school, college, and trade schools. We especially want to acknowledge all those graduates who are city employees and their family members too...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

SRPD’s Role in Enforcing the Health Officers Orders within Santa Rosa City Limits

Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

While the Governor has set Statewide guidance and a phased approach to reopening, he also has made it abundantly clear that the local Health Officer is empowered to establish their own thresholds and requirements. In Sonoma County, each law enforcement ag...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

CityBus Rider Alert

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Beginning June 1, 2020, CityBus will begin operating a new schedule with additional trips as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. The new schedule will be in effect until further notice. The changes are meant to provide more expansive service for tra...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

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Today (May 22), Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a third amendment to the Shelter in Place Order to allow additional business activities, in alignment with the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Effective Saturday, May...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Update

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Please WATCH this short video with Mayor Tom Schwedhelm to learn more about the Safe Social Distancing Program located in the parking lot of the Finley Community Center.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

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Starting Monday, May 18, California Human Development (CHD) will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Qualifying undocumented adult individuals will be eligible to receive $500 in direct assistance, wit...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

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More than 460 residents tuned in to the virtual community meeting on Thursday evening, May 14th to learn more about the plans for the Safe Social Distancing Site for unsheltered individuals that will open next week in the parking lot of Finley Community C...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

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Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy basketball, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball, and non-motorized boating either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Following the am...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

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On Thursday, May 14, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Shelter-in-Place Health Order allowing the reopening of additional businesses that provide service. The amended Health Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Ma...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

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Santa Rosa has some delightful news to share! This afternoon, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a revised Parks Closure Health Order that eases restrictions on parks usage effective Wednesday, May 13. This update means that the City will start plann...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

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The City will host a virtual community meeting addressing the implementation of the Safe Social Distancing Program for unsheltered individuals in the parking lot of Finley Community Center on Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At this meetin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Support Local Restaurants

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Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, explaining how you can help support local restaurants during this public health crisis. Bon appetite!

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

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The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020.These businesses include but are not limited to:

  • bookstores
  • jewelry stores
  • toy stores
  • clothing st...
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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

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The City of Santa Rosa is preparing to open a City-owned parking lot for temporary use to provide safer social-distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic. A section of the parking lot at Finley Community Center located at 2...

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Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

We are flattening the curve by sheltering in place.It’s up to all of us to do our part.

Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, as he discusses Sonoma County Health...

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Posted on: May 3, 2020

Checklist for Essential Businesses

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The Sonoma County Health Officer’s modified Shelter in Place Health Order effective May 4, 2020 reduces Shelter-in-Place restrictions for a few industry areas including construction, landscaping services, nurseries, real estate, pool ma...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa – as a claimant in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings – will soon submit our ballot to the Bankruptcy Court in support of those elements of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization that address the Ci...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit – an additional effort to minimize potential Department and community exposure to the coronavirus. The crew of the Pandemic Response...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

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Now is the time to get involved and participate in Santa Rosa City Council meetings. Councilman Chris Rogers explains how you can participate while sheltering at home.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

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Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner provides an update on how the Santa Rosa Fire Department is preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the community and within the department by enacting even stricter Department protocols to prevent the spread.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

CityBus to Further Reduce Service on Monday, April 13 in Response to COVID-19

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In a continuing effort to reduce potential spread of the coronavirus and provide service that is consistent with the Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s Order, CityBus will further reduce service beginning April 13, 2020.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

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Listen up, Santa Rosa! For the health and safety of our community, it is imperative that we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SRPD continues to see some community members who are not complying with the Shelter-in-Place and Park Closure orders s...

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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 scarf, bandana, or similar garment while outside their...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

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Update from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Re: Two additional SRPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) received confirmation that two more police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

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The City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide essential services ONLY to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This means the City of Santa Rosa has reduced staffing during the pandemic and is focused on provid...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

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How can I stay active if the parks are closed?

Santa Rosa’s parks and open spaces are popular destinations and because of this, social distancing in our parks is difficult to achieve. This is why the Sonoma County Public Health Officer has ordere...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

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The City of Santa Rosa is working to support individuals experiencing homelessness and is closely following interim guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large fro...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

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On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newson issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. This order follows the Sonom...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

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The Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued a Health Order, effective 12:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020, that directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, with the exception that they may leave for essential services,...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The City of Santa Rosa is in close coordination with the County of Sonoma who is monitoring and coordinating with the State of California regarding novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus, whic...

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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 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Get involved in your community

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: 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 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 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

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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)

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

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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: 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.

  • To view the March edition of the City Connectio...
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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

Coffey Neighborhood 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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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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: 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 2, 2018

Recovery in Parks, Open Spaces & Public Landscaping

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Recovery is underway in the City’s fire-impacted parks, open space and public landscaping. For answers to some frequently asked questions on issues related to these areas, please visit the FAQ section of the City’s Rebuild website and follow the options a...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged 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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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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