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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $15.85 on January 1, 2022

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Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $15.85 for all employees working within city limits.

Santa Rosa, CA — Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $15.85 for all employees working within city limits. The increase represents the second of its kind following City Council approval of a local minimum wage o...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their September 28 council meeting, following a robust public hearing.

The approval is a major milestone for Santa ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

S­anta Rosa City Council Approves Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

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The Urgency Ordinance takes effect immediately and provides a regulatory framework for short-term rental operations within the city limits to preserve public peace, welfare, health and safety and address community compatibility.

Santa Rosa, CA — The Santa Rosa City Council approved a Short-Term (Vacation) Rental Urgency Ordinance at their Oct. 12 Council meeting. The Urgency Ordinance takes effect immediately and provides a regulatory framework for short-term rental operations wi...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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Santa Rosa CityBus has purchased four battery-electric buses (BEBs) and will install six single-port Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems initiating its plan to transition to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040. The new all-electric zero-emission buses,...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The Santa Rosa City Council has approved Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa as the operator of the City’s new Safe Parking Pilot Program and has authorized funding to operate the program for two years. The program set to open in early 2022 wi...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Santa Rosa Accepting Applications on Jan. 5 for Council District 3 Vacancy

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The Santa Rosa City Council is seeking applicants for one City Council Member seat for District 3 with a term expiring in December 2022. The seat was vacated by Council Member Jack Tibbetts on Dec. 21, 2021. In order to be eligible to hold office as a mem...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s by...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Call for Artists: 19th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 19th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ages with a forum to ...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: November 17, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Begins Redistricting Process for District-Based Elections

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The City of Santa Rosa will host a series of public hearings kicking off in December to collect input on how to redraw the City Council district boundaries for electing City Council members for the next decade. All interested community members are encoura...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Now Accepting Maps Online for Redistricting

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The City of Santa Rosa has opened its online redistricting map tool to members of the public to assist them in submitting a draft map of the city with new district lines. This online draft map tool, called DistrictR, represe...

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