News Flash

Posted on: August 6, 2020

‘School of Recreation’ Puts Learning, Safety & Fun All in One!

Recreation staff helping child with distance learning

Autumn is almost here, which means the kids are back in school…OR ARE THEY? Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has been working hard coming up with solutions to the COVID-19 distance-learning challenge! We are proud to offer a brand-new program ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

Man wearing mask, serving food outdoors

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

News Flash_Serving During COVID19

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Emergency Expansion at City’s Homeless Shelter Property to Restore Bed Space to Pre-COVID-19 Levels

News Flash_Sam Jones Hall Expansion

The Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter, located at 4020 Finley Avenue, is a critical facility providing shelter and services to persons experiencing homelessness. In March 2020, it was necessary to put measures in place to help protect SJH guests fr...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Urgency Ordinance in Effect for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

CivicPlus_Sick Leave

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

News Flash_Food Drive_7.22.20

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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Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

News Flash_Additional Business Restrictions

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 12, 2020

New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

News Flash_New Business Restrictions

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 9, 2020

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

News Alert

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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Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

News Alert

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

Woman holding coffee and brown bag

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

Person using parking meter

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 20, 2020

NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

News Flash_Open and Out

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

News Flash_Nixle

We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-wide issue with their platform that cause...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 18, 2020

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

New Health Officer Order

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Update on Current Homeless Services Efforts in Santa Rosa

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Update: 6.18.20 - Work Rescheduled to Address Homeless Encampments at Highway 101 UnderpassesRecently, the City of Santa Rosa determined that the severity of conditions created by encampments in specific areas of the community required the activa...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 8, 2020

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

Man Swimming Butterfly Stroke

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 6, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 6, 2020

News Flash_SRPD Updates

Follow here for updates from SRPD for any traffic or other incidents for June 6, 2020.

[June 6, 2020 @ 18:16] UPDATE: The march activity has dissipated. The traffic advisory has ended.

[June 6, 2020 @ 17:33] TRAFFIC ADVISORY: AVOID Mendocino Ave. between Ad...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 5, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 5, 2020

News Flash_SRPD Updates

Follow here for updates from SRPD for any traffic or other incidents for June 5, 2020.

[June 5, 2020 @ 17:44] UPDATE: The organized march is back in Courthouse Square. The traffic advisory has ended.

[June 5, 2020 @ 16:52] TRAFFIC UPDATE: Avoid the area Men...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 5, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro on his Commitment to the Santa Rosa Community

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

I want to start by saying that it has been a busy, trying, and emotional week for all of Santa Rosa. As we head into this weekend, I want to provide you with an update on some of the actions I have taken as your Chief of Police in an effort to move forwar...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 4, 2020

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

Nixel Outtage

*UPDATE - 6/4/20*

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

After several successful sent messages and confirmation from the vendor, as of June 3rd, the previously reported technical issues with Nixle have been resolved and the Santa Rosa Police Department will ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 4, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm on a Commitment to Action

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As we head into the weekend, I want to again acknowledge the ongoing challenges faced by our community this past week and the opportunities arising for moving forward. Many community members, including local youth, participated in peaceful and purposeful ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 4, 2020

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

Girl Shooting Bow and Arrow

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chief Update (6.3.20)

Document

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go out and speak to organizers before the grief vigil and assembled march that began in Roseland. It is important to me to connect to these local leaders and those assembled to let them know I hear their concerns and em...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Curbside Pickup

News Flash_Curbside Pickup

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

Sonoma Coast Ocean View

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Tuesday (6/2) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 2, 2020 at 5:00PM, numerous people began to gather in the parking lot, in the 700 block of Sebastopol Rd. The gathering was a vigil for Andy Lopez and to protest police brutality.  By 6:20PM, the group grew to approximately 700 people. &a...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 2, 2020

News Flash_SRPD Updates

The Santa Rosa Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of Nixle due to systemwide failures with the third party application. It has come to our attention that the app, Nixle, is misdelivering or not delivering important and timely information....

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro (6.2.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Let me begin by saying thank you to our community for your support of the Santa Rosa Police Department as we work to protect the rights of citizens to lawfully protest and keep our community safe from those who are intent on doing harm. The citywide curfe...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Monday (6/1) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 1, 2020 at 12:00PM, numerous people began to gather on Old Court House Square (OCHS) to protest police brutality.  Over several hours, the group grew to approximately 300 people and was mostly peaceful. At approximately 1:00PM, the group ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from the Mayor on This Evening’s Planned March (6.2.20)

News Flash_Message From The Mayor_6.2.20

The past several days have been some of the more trying and hard times our community has faced. It is an emotional time for us, and many express this through march and protest against injustice and the status quo. Please know, that I see you, I hear you, ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mandatory Citywide Curfew To Begin June 1, 2020, At 8 P.M. in Santa Rosa

Mandatory Curfew

City Manager Declares Local Emergency Following Incidents of Violence and Vandalism.

Santa Rosa, CA — Incidents of violence, looting, and vandalism occurred in the downtown Santa Rosa area the past two nights following daytime peaceful c...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (5.31.20)

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[Español abajo] On behalf of the entire City Council, I wanted to reach out to our community. Santa Rosa has dealt with a number of challenging and tragic situations in the past few years. Adding to that is now the senseless tragedy in Minneapo...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro about the May 30th Protests in Santa Rosa (5.31.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Yesterday, large crowds gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. There are safe spaces in Santa Rosa to protest, and I want to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who utilized Old Courthouse Square and our City streets and side...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Message from SRPD: Planned Protest Tonight (May 31)

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[Español abajo]  SRPD is aware of a planned protest tonight, in the downtown area. We ask for a peaceful protest and will not tolerate criminal activity. We ask local businesses, residents and protestors to plan accordingly, or stay ho...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Launches Program to Assist Residents with Rental Payments

News Flash_Rental Assistance Program

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Santa Rosa is implementing a Rental Assistance Program to help residents with rental payments through December 31, 2020. Approved by City Council on May 19, over $600,000 in federal housing production f...

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Learn more about the Rental Assistance Program Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 27, 2020

CityBus Rider Alert

CityBus News Flash

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

Outdoor Restaurant Patio

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Update

News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

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.

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/_O4H4rmeg...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

News Flash_Disaster Relief for Immigrants

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Virtual Permitting Services

News Flash_Virtual Permitting Services

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to now offer online permit application services for ALL land-use planning and construction activities. The online service improvements will help protect the health of residents and city staff while keeping our community m...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

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

Man Playing Basketball on Outdoor Park Court

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

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

News Flash_SIP Business Reopen Amendment

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

Bocce courts at Juilliard Park

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 12, 2020

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

Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Program Aerial site map

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Support Local Restaurants

News Flash_Support Restaurants

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!

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/d7bGabK7YxE

Visit SRCi...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 Weed Abatement Season

Open Field of High Weeds

As fire season approaches, the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department asks that property owners do their part to help keep Santa Rosa fire safe by abating weeds and grasses on their property throughout the entire fire season.The City of Santa Rosa has a Weed ...

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Rebuild
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

News Flash_SIP Retail Amendment

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

News Flash_Safe Social Distancing Program

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sonoma County

COVID-19 test swab sample

Having adequate testing available is an important component to the safe reopening of our County and Sonoma County’s goal is to test 600-800 people per day.

Two State Testing Sites in Sonoma County

  • The State has added two local testing sites to pro...
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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Checklist for Essential Businesses

Social distancing measure in place at retail establishment

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

City of Santa Rosa

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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Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

News Flash eComment Video

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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Additional Info... Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 8, 2020

A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

Fire Chief Tony Gossner

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.

VIDEO: ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 8, 2020

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

CityBus Reduced Service

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.

On April 13 and until ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Face Coverings Recommended

Surgeon General News Flash

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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Additional Info... Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

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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SRCity.org/PreventTheSpread Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

Inspector writing on clipboard

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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Emergency_COVID19
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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Services and COVID-19

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message from the Mayor (3.20.20)

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

State-Wide Order to Shelter-In-Place 

 

Please WATCH this important message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm on the State-wide Oder to Shelter in Place now in effect for California...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 17, 2020

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

News Flash_Shelter in Place

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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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Stay Informed, Subscribe Today!

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Receive the latest COVID-19 News Alerts when you subscribe to our City Connections Newsletter. #PreventTheSpread

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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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Additional Info... Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

"Welcome home" keychain with flowers in background

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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Rebuild
Posted on: February 11, 2020

2019 City Housing Summary

2019 Housing Summary Blue and White logo

The City of Santa Rosa has finalized its numbers for 2019 housing development. This summary includes figures with applications for, construction of, and completed units of residential housing within last calendar year.

Each year, the City of Santa Rosa tracks housing numbers across three major categories (single-family, multi-family, and accessory dwelling units) as well as what development status a given unit achieved within a the calendar year. The statistics on the l...

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2019 Housing Summary Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Help Santa Rosa Imagine New Public Art in Courthouse Square

Imagine Art in Courthouse Square logo

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking input from the community before and during the development of a new public art installation in Courthouse Square. Results from the survey will be shared with the finalist artists who are invited to subm...
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Arts & Culture
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

Resilient City logo on red background

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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Rebuild
Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

CalHome News Item Graphic

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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Additional Info... Rebuild
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Projects to be Installed for Fire Response – Round Two

Paintings and photographs

Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of five temporary projects selected for Fire Response – Round Two:

  • Teresa Camozzi: Sonoma Fire AftermathLarge mobiles of photos ...
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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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Rebuild
Posted on: October 1, 2019

City Wildfire Documentary

Last October

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Notice of Public Meeting: Urgency Ordinance for Mobile Home Park Closures

Urgency Ordinance Resilient City Mobile Homes

City Council will meet during a regular council meeting on October 1, 2019, on or after 4 p.m. (100 Santa Rosa Avenue) the Urgency Ordinance Resilient City Combining District Amendment for Mobile Home Park Closures.The proposed urgency ordinance amendment...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshops

View of Wildland Urban Interface Area in the City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department is in the process of developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the City Wildland Urban Interface areas. A CWPP is a community-based plan focused on identifying and addressing local hazards and risks ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

Industrial Lift Truck Use In City Right of Way

Lift truck in public right-of-way

SUMMARY:With an increase in rebuilding activity, comes an increase in construction equipment operating within the public right of way. To help manage construction traffic and to ensure the safety of workers and community members who have repopulated their...

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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: 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: October 10, 2018

Fire Damaged Infrastructure Mapped

Resilient City Recovery Maps

Project recovery status for City infrastructure damaged by the October 2017 wildfires are accessible on the Resilient City Recovery Maps. The Right-of-Way (ROW) Construction Activity Map provides information on the restoration status for post-fire City In...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form RED JPA

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Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form Joint Powers Association to tackle housing in the area.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Santa Rosa City Council approved and have put into the effect the formation of a joint powers association (JPA) for a Renewal Enterprise District (RED) to tackle housing issues in the region. 

The basic p...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Coffey Park Underground Utilities Replacement

Underground utility trenching

PG&E crews will begin building new underground electric and gas utilities in the Coffey Park neighborhood starting Monday, April 2 and aims to complete construction and have permanent gas and electricity turned on by the end of the year. 

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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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Rebuild
Posted on: December 28, 2016

@SRBiz Guest Instagrammer

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The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account.

The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.com/SRBiz for a day.  The purpose of this p...

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Planning & Economic Development
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.

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