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Posted on: November 17, 2022

City to Launch Housing Data and Development Tools; Needs Public Input for Initial Build

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The Planning division is asking for public feedback on areas of focus to help build the platforms

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is launching House Santa Rosa, a grant-funded project meant to create online tools and real-time information for housing development throughout the City. With this effort, the City is requesting public...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Call for Artists: 20th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 20th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Commences Installation of “Unum” in Courthouse Square

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is pleased to announce the long anticipated, upcoming installation of “Unum” by Blessing Hancock in Courthouse Square. The project breaks ground on Oct. 31, 2022, and is scheduled to be comple...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Receives Award of Excellence for Downtown Station Area Specific Plan

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Planning and Economic Development staff were on-hand to receive the Award of Excellence for Comprehensive Plan (Large Jurisdiction) and the APA CA 2022 Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff Award

The City of Santa Rosa and Dyett and Bhatia received awards from the American Planning Association, California Chapter (APA CA), this month for the City’s update to the Downtown Station Area Specific Plan. The team won in category of Comprehensi...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2022

City Seeks the Community’s Input on Preferred Alternative for Santa Rosa’s Future

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City Council and the Planning Commission will review the draft plan and public feedback at the Oct. 25 meeting.

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its preferred alternative for the general plan update and is moving forward with asking the public for feedback on a new survey and at two open houses this month. This effort marks the start of the ...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $17.06 on January 1, 2023

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The hourly minimum wage applies to all employees working within city limits.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $17.06 for all employees working within city limits. The increase represents the third of its kind following City Council approval of a local minimum wage ordinance in 2019.

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Launches Housing and Downtown Development Trackers

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The tracking tools address community questions about how the city is meeting its housing needs.

The City of Santa Rosa has launched two new tools designed to inform the public about the state of development around the city—one focused on Downtown, the other on the city’s progress towards housing for all. In addition, the city has refreshed its longs...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 10, 2022

City Council Approves Amendment and Fee Adoption for Short-Term Rentals

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The maximum number of non-hosted short-term rentals permitted in the city is now capped at 198 citywide. Hosted rentals have no cap amount.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Launches Santa Rosa Forward, Seeks Input for General Plan Update

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Plan update will include an emphasis on health and equity thanks to grant boost from Kaiser Permanente

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking input from residents regarding the long-term changes they would like to see in the City, their neighborhood, and their health. Input is being collected through an initial engagement survey t...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: December 16, 2020

City Expands Areas Mobile Food Trucks Can Operate Starting January 1

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The City ordinance greatly expands where and how mobile food vendors can operate on private property in the City, including areas zoned for commercial, mixed-use, shopping centers, car lots, and industrial areas, and more.

Starting January 1, 2021, the City of Santa Rosa will allow for mobile food vendors to operate, with a minor conditional use permit, in more locations around the City. This expansion will permit mobile food vendors (taco trucks, chuck wagons, lunch carts,...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2016

Accessory Dwelling Units

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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.

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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Planning & Economic Development
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.

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

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Planning & Economic Development