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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Reopens Some Public Counters Following County’s Entry to Orange Tier

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The City of Santa Rosa continues to operate under limited conditions due to the current coronavirus public health crisis; but has expanded services and operations in some areas following Sonoma County’s entry into the orange tier earlier this month.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2017 Fire Survivors: Last Chance to Apply for a CalHome Disaster Loan

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Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild, are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2021, for a gap financing reconstruction loan of up $100,000. The Housing Authority is offering low...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

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The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Chief Navarro’s Statement in Response to Former Employee's Comments in Chauvin Trial

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We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Depart...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sonoma County to Move to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7

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After just three weeks in the red tier within California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Sonoma County will move into the less restrictive orange tier beginning on Wednesday, April 7.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

2021 Merit Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for Santa Rosa businesses, individuals and organizations that deserve recognition for their volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa.Nominations will be reviewed by the Merit ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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Enhanced Electrical Safety Procedures Following Tragic Accident

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Santa Rosa City Manager Announces Resignation

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The City of Santa Rosa announced today the resignation of City Manager Sean McGlynn, effective May 29, 2021.

McGlynn has been the Santa Rosa City Manager since August 2014.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City to Distribute 12K NOAA Weather Radios to Residents to Enhance Emergency Alerting Capabilities

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The City of Santa Rosa plans to distribute 12,000 All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios (NWR) to residents at drive-thru distribution events and via non-profit partnerships throughout the spring and summer. The NWRs build on the City’s existing emergency alert ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

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The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

A Message from Mayor Chris Rogers

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A Letter to Our Community: Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian American Pacific Islander Community

To the community we proudly serve,

Over the last few weeks, we have seen abhorrent attacks against members of our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) com...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

City Exploring Options for Bennett Valley Golf Course Property in Advance of 2022 Operator Contract

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Update 3.18.21

The Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee met on Tuesday, March 9 to discuss how to proceed with evaluation of the course. The Committee unanimously agreed, that given significant public feedback and concerns as well as the need...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

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Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

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The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for completion of private cleanup of fire debris.

The deadline pertains to all residential property owners in Sonoma County who had homes destroyed by the 2020 Walbridge, Mey...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected Scott Westrope as the next Chief of the Santa Rosa Fire Department following a nationwide and extensive recruitment.

Westrope has served 21 of his 27-year fire service career with the Santa Rosa Fire Department &ndas...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update - Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

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Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa, will be moving from the most restrictive purple tier for COVID-19 into the red tier beginning on Sunday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m.

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City Claims Top Honors in 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

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Fulton Road Reconstruction and Flashing Yellow Left Turn Arrow Retrofit Projects Awarded

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Resolves Industrial Drive Encampment, Continues Outreach to Unsheltered Community Members

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach T...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Council to Consider Ordinance Allowing Vegetative Debris Pile Burning for Wildfire Mitigation

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At their March 16th meeting, City Council will consider an Ordinance allowing property owners to burn vegetative debris piles as a way to reduce the threat of wildfires. This type of pile burning, under appropriate weather conditions, can rapidly eliminat...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Provide Input on Plan to Distribute Federal Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Funds

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds that it will receive fo...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

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Final assessment of Skyhawk Open Space determined the area was safe to reopen and the fencing has been removed for public access. The Fawn Drive pathway remains closed while repairs are completed to the damaged pedestrian bridge.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

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

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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 that is kic...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

New Dedicated Team Targets Debris Removal on Public Property

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The City has established a new dedicated team to respond to complaints associated with debris left on public property, including along roadsides, trails and creeks as well as in parks and around public buildings. The Debris Response Team (DRT) will remove...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

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Update: 2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input dur...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Register Now for 20+ New Recreation Programs for Spring 2021

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks announces 20-plus new recreation programs for spring, with lifeguard training and swimming lessons topping the list! These programs in drowning prevention are especially important to the health of our community and are pe...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Council Goal-Setting

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The Santa Rosa City Council will hold their Goal-Setting Meeting Session as a virtual Zoom meeting over three days – February 17th to 19th. This annual meeting is a chance for Council to set what the goals and priorities of the City will be for ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Feb. 15

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The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended again to February 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Update 3.18.2021

Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

$38M in Disaster Relief Funds Approved to Build Affordable Homes

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In October 2017, the Tubbs fire destroyed over 3,000 residential units in Santa Rosa, constituting a loss of approximately five percent of the City’s housing stock. In response to the 2017 wildfires, the United States Department of Housing & Urban Dev...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Flash Flood Watch RE-ISSUED Through Thursday (1/28)

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UPDATE 1/27/21 at 3:30 p.m.

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE 2020 BURN AREAS IN NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON*

The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn are...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

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The National Weather Service has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Eastern Sonoma County, which includes Santa Rosa. The Advisory is in place until 2:15 a.m.
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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Cold and Wet Weather Items Needed

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In preparation for the forecasted winter storm event this week, Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), the City’s contracted outreach provider, is seeking cold and wet weather items for distribution to unsheltered community members, i...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

City Sandbag Filling Station 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 North loc...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Reminder to Residents: Be Prepared for Potential Winter Storm Hazards

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The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to be prepared for winter storms. This means being aware of potential threats, such as flash floods, rock falls, debris flows and mud flows. To he...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (1/26) through Wednesday (1/27)

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The National Weather Service has UPGRADED the High Wind Watch to a WIND ADVISORY for the Bay Area including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 PM Tuesday (1/26) through 7 AM Wednesday (1/27).

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* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

New Dashboard Available for Tracking State’s Debris Removal Program

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Glass Fire survivors participating in the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program can now access an informational dashboard that provides more specific details of the cleanup progress.

This Debris Operations Dashboard displays updates for cleanup activ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancy

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City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving as At-Large board members on the Housing Authority.

The purpose of the Housing Authority is to ensure adequate, decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified people within Santa Rosa consistent wit...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

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City staff working on Glass Fire recovery efforts will host a virtual community meeting for residents within the Glass Fire burn scar area in the Santa Rosa City limits on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is meant for those ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Burned Underground Storm Drain Pipes Discovered in Skyhawk Open Space Area

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Burned underground storm drain pipe, a result of the Glass Fire, was discovered by staff in the Skyhawk Open Space area on Monday, Jan. 4. The damaged pipe is located directly under portions of unpaved walking trails accessed off Fawn Drive south of Skyha...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

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Wildfire can leave burned areas with little or no vegetation and an impaired ability to absorb rainwater, resulting in increased rainwater runoff, and a significantly higher risk of flooding and debris or mudflows. With risk still high for hazards, the Co...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Fire Chief Tony Gossner Retiring Dec. 23

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After 30 years of service with the Fire Department, Chief Tony Gossner will be retiring from the City Dec. 23. Chief Gossner was originally hired by the Santa Rosa Fire Department on October 15, 1990 as a Firefighter. He rose through the Department ranks ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin Retiring Dec. 30

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Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin will be retiring on Dec. 30 after 21+ years of service with the City of Santa Rosa. Dave joined the City as the Program Manager for Affordable Housing in 1999 and was promoted to the Director of Housing a...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Jan. 15

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The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the State of California’s consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended to Jan. 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The extension provi...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Stay Home Order Effective at End of Day Friday (12/11)

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Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed.

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Minor Burn Debris Removal/Cleanup

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If your property contains ONLY minor burned debris, you will need to apply for an exemption from the Phase 2 debris removal process and follow ALL cleanup protocols outlined by the City of Santa Rosa. Minor burned debris includes the following:

  • A fence
  • Non-...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Center Closing

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mobile Registration Intake Center at Maria Carrillo High School will be closing December 9th due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Fire survivors from the Glass Fire still have until December 16 ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2020

Red Flag Warning & Wind Advisory issued for North Bay including Santa Rosa

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A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North Bay mountains and valleys including ALL of Santa Rosa and is in effect from 11:00 p.m. 12/6 (Sunday) to 5:00 p.m. 12/7 (Monday) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the northeast.

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Fulton Road Project Awarded for Innovation and Sustainability

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Fulton Road Reconstruction project is the recipient of two awards for innovation and sustainability, 

  • 2020 Best Projects Award of Merit by the Engineering News-Record - California region, and the 
  • Infrastructure Pr...
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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Virtual Recovery Town Hall for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fire Debris Removal

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Fire survivors and property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers and Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the California Of...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Debris Removal Progress Map for Glass, Walbridge and Meyers Fires Now Available

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The Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is set to begin in Sonoma County on Dec. 1, and Cal OES has stated that the sooner property owners enroll in the program the quicker work m...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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The City wants to ensure that ALL property owners within the Glass Fire burn scar area are aware that the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program ALSO includes the removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

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Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

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Update (11.19.20)

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thank You for the Honor: Howarth Park “Best Place to Take Kids!”

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Thank you, thank you for once again choosing Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park as the “Best Place to Take Kids” in Sonoma County for the Press Democrat’s 2020 Readers' Choice Awards! This honor means so much becaus...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Local Entities File Suit Against PG&E for 2019 Kincade Fire Damages to Public Resources

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Santa Rosa, California—Today, the County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Cloverdale, City of Healdsburg, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency and Community Development Commission f...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

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Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/98631969322 Or Call: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 986 3196 9322

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

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

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UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Chief Financial Officer

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The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Jan Mazyck to serve as Chief Financial Officer, a role responsible for overseeing the City’s financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and long-term planning.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

No Cost Wattles Available for Fire Impacted Properties to Prevent Storm Water Pollution

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Winter rains are anticipated, making it critical that property owners in Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways.

To assist pro...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

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Sonoma County Environmental Health and the City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with CalRecycle and Cal OES, will hold a webinar training on Fire Debris Removal for contractors and waste haulers on Nov. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opening Friday, 11/6, for Glass Fire

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Mobile Response Intake Center on Friday, Nov. 6 at Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa to provide one-on-one support to Glass Fire survivors registering for federal disaste...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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Sonoma County fire survivors who have residential property that was destroyed or significantly damaged by the Walbridge, Meyers or Glass fires have the ability to access Phase 2 of the Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program being offered by the State of...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

A Statement from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

Tomorrow (November 3rd), City of Santa Rosa voters will be making their voices heard. November 3rd is also the last day to cast your votes in the 2020 Consolidated General Election. You can use the ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The California Department of Toxic Substance Control is expected to initiate the Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps next week for residential properties with damaged or destroyed structures from the Glass Fire in Sonoma County.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters.

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

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UPDATE 10/19/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1192

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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 14, 2020

Wind and Heat Advisory

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WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM THURSDAYHEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 9 PM FRIDAY

WHAT?For the Wind Advisory, North to northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph expected. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible a...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect Wednesday (10/14) Through Friday (10/16)

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and Valleys from 5 AM Wednesday (10/14) through 6 PM Friday (10/16) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the north-northeast. The Fire Weather Watch is no lon...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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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

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

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UPDATE 10/13/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1181

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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 8, 2020

Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Preparing now, for future winter storms, is important for your safety and the protection of our ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Support and Supply Stations

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Re-entry Materials, Supplies Available for Residents Returning to Burned Areas

Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit  supply and support stations (also called commodity points of distribution or CPODs) operated b...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Remaining Evacuation Orders in Santa Rosa Downgraded to Warnings

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Residents of fire-damaged properties are encouraged to go to the City’s Supply and Support Station prior to returning home for re-entry kits and safety supplies

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

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Per United Policyholders, you may be eligible to claim reimbursement from your insurance company for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) incurred due to a mandatory evacuation order. ALE covers expenses such as the cost of temporary housing or food. A deduct...

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

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The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the #GlassFire. Recovery information and resources will continue to be added to this page.

Go there now: SRCity.org/GlassFireRecovery

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

SOME Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

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[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders to evacuation warnings. Residents outside of the burned areas in the following zones may re-enter and ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

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Recovery services available for residents affected by the Glass Fire

SANTA ROSA, CA – Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. The ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

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Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online.

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

Some Evacuation Warnings Lifted

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[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted SOME evacuation warnings. 

Evacuation Warnings are being lifted for the following zones:

  • Summerfield
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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Some Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

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[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may re-enter and return at this time:

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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 30, 2020

Heat Advisory Extended Through Friday (10/2)

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UPDATE 10/1/20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Heat Advisory through 8 PM Friday (10/2). Temperatures in the low 90s to low 100s are again expected 

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Red Flag Warning beginning 1pm Thursday (10/1)

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UPDATE 10/1/20

The Red Flag Warning has been extended and will now be in effect from 1 PM Thursday (10/1) to 6 AM Saturday (10/3).

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Thursday (10/1)

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooling center on Thursday (10/1) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to offer residents a place for heat relief. 

The cooling center will be located at:

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

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UPDATE 9/30/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: SRCity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1149

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Update on Evacuation Orders

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In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted evacuation warnings and downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may return home at this time:

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Posted on: September 27, 2020

Glass Fire in Sonoma County

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Due to wildfires impacting areas of Santa Rosa, evacuation warnings and orders are in effect for portions of the City.

For more information on evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation points, resources, and other information in response to wildfires whic...

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Posted on: September 27, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

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There are a lot of questions about evacuation zones right now, and while Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuatio...

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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 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 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

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: September 1, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

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SANTA ROSA, CA - September is National Preparedness Month, and now is the time to be ready, regardless of the type of emergency. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

The ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone How-To Video

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Santa Rosa residents! Have you looked up what designated evacuation zone you are in yet? WATCH this video that explains how to look up your evacuation zone with your address within the Santa Rosa city limits. Use the lookup tool here: SRCity.org/EvacZones...

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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 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 22, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning for 8/23 - 8/24

UPDATE 8/24/20

The Red Flag Warning that was scheduled to be in effect until 5pm today (8/24) has been CANCELLED.

Per the NWS: we should remain weather aware as weak cells are still over the North Bay. However, since most moisture has moved north of our are...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

High Risk Heat Event Continues Through Wednesday

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning through midweek for Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, where the hottest temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s to low 100s. The City of Santa Rosa is reminding residents ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Opens Cooling Centers Monday through Wednesday, August 17 – 19, 11am – 7pm

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Cooling center activations to offer residents relief during forecast High Risk Heat events

The City of Santa Rosa has activated cooling centers Monday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an exce...

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Posted on: August 16, 2020

Rotating Statewide Power Outages Possible through Wednesday Due to Strain on Power Grid

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State agency asking Californians to Conserve Energy in attempt to avoid energy interruptions

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has asked consumers to be prepared for likely rolling power outages during the late afternoons and early evenings ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

Red Flag Warning Extended

Red Flag Warning Extended for August 16

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa. The Red Flag Warning is in effect through 11am, Monday (8/17). Visit srcity.org/Emergency and go to alerts and warnings to learn more abou...

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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 13, 2020

Heat Advisory 8/14

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*HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY (8/14)*

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a long duration heat wave will impact the region from Friday through at least Wednesday of next week. Tomorrow’s Heat Advisory is con...

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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

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 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 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

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 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 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 8, 2020

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

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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

Evacuation Planning Toolkit – Prepare Your Household

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When disaster strikes, residents may be asked to evacuate their homes. Depending on the emergency, the safest route out of your neighborhood may not be the typical route you would take. It’s important to know all of the ways out of your neighbor...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Fireworks Reminder

All Fireworks Are Illegal

In the wake of canceled public events, including local professional fireworks shows, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices as you look for other ways to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July.While it may be tempting to use fireworks, remember that ALL...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Community Engagement Division Director

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa has hired Magali Telles as the next Community Engagement Division Director. The position is a key role for the City as Telles will be the lead on efforts to create equitable and effective engagement with a...

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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 29, 2020

Fireworks Are Illegal in Santa Rosa

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Santa Rosa, CA – Summer is officially underway which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale and use of a...

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Posted on: June 27, 2020

Red Flag Warning for Upper Elevations of Sonoma County

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A Red Flag Warning will go into effect tonight (Sunday 6/28) at 10 pm and last through 8 pm tomorrow (Monday 6/29) for the upper elevations of Sonoma County (North Bay Mountains over 1000 ft).

Northeast wind 15-25 mph with gusts 30-45 mph with poor overnig...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. WATCH this video to learn more about the City of Santa Rosa’s notification and warning systems that will send you important information during an emergency. Opt-in for alerts from the City of Santa R...

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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 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

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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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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 10, 2020

Watch Live at 3pm: Sonoma County Mayors & Police Chiefs Press Conference

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Watch LIVE today, June 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. PST: Sonoma County’s Mayors and Police Chiefs hold a joint press conference with Congressman Thompson to announce the region’s commitment to community review of law enforcement policies and pr...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, the City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) policies and practices through a strategic process guided with community input – the Santa Rosa Community Empo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Santa Rosa Police Department Stops Use of Carotid Restraint as a Use-of-Force Procedure

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Santa Rosa – After several days of productive discussions with community members, city leaders, and police command staff, Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) will stop using the carotid restraint as a us...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

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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: May 23, 2020

Excessive Heat Watch 5/25 to 5/28

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Our local US National Weather Service office has issued an Excessive Heat Watch beginning Monday (5/25) at 11AM through Thursday (5/28) at 7PM for the entire Bay Area with the exception of some coastal ranges. 

The event is forecasted to be a &...

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Posted on: February 3, 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 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: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals exper...

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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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