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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Hires Daryel Dunston as Assistant City Manager

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Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa has hired Daryel Dunston as its new Assistant City Manager, where he will provide leadership to Housing and Community Services, Information Technology, Planning and Economic Development, Community Engagement and Vio...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Dedication Ceremony for New Mural on Downtown Garage

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to celebrate the installation of the Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art Project in downtown Santa Rosa. The site-specific mural, titled Help each other grow, by Rough Edge Collective (MJ Lindo-Lawye...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

City of Santa Rosa to Hold First Series of Police Oversight Community Meetings

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Members of the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager Maraskeshia Smith invite residents to participate in the first series of community meetings to share comments and feedback about policing in Santa Rosa with OIR Group, the city’s contracted Independe...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Candidate Nomination Period for Santa Rosa City Council Opens July 18

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The City of Santa Rosa will begin issuing and accepting nomination applications starting Monday, July 18, for residents interested in running for City Council in Districts 2, 3, 4, and 6 for the November 2022 General Election. Prospective candidates will ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

2022 North Bay Zero Waste Week

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The first annual North Bay Zero Waste Week is July 24 through 30, with free events and activities open to the public. Organizations and community groups across Sonoma County will be hosting different events throughout the week to raise awareness about the...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Laguna Treatment Plant Ultraviolet Disinfection Improvements Project

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A new $68 million ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection system will be installed at Santa Rosa Water’s Laguna Treatment Plant located on Llano Road in Santa Rosa. The new UV system will replace the existing system originally installed in 1997. UV disinfecti...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Flock of Birds Land in Santa Rosa July 1

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The City of Santa Rosa announces the July 1 launch of a one-year electric scooter share pilot program with Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), an environmentally-friendly electric transportation option. Bird will initially deploy 100 electric Bird Three scooters in ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Reminds Residents About Use and Dangers of Fireworks in Advance of Fourth

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Summer is officially here 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 all fireworks is illegal within...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

John Cregan Appointed as Santa Rosa’s New Chief of Police

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Santa Rosa City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has appointed Interim Chief John Cregan as the new Chief of Police for the City of Santa Rosa to begin on July 3, 2022. The appointment follows an inclusive and equitable process grounded in community and stakehol...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council Passes 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget

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On Tuesday, Santa Rosa City Council passed the city’s 2022-23 fiscal year budget totaling $478.8 million, a 0.8 percent increase from the prior fiscal year’s $474.9 million adopted budget. The budget includes a robust capital improvement program (CIP) as ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Fee Structure for All City of Santa Rosa Parking Starts July 1

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Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa will revise its fee structure starting July 1 for all parking garages, lots, and meters, following over two years of various free or reduced-fee parking programs. 

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Old Redwood Highway

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UPDATE (6/23/22 @ 8:00 a.m.)The Santa Rosa Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Caltrans, will conduct a controlled burn on a 9.73-acre State-owned parcel located to the west of Old Redwood Highway just north of Mendocino Avenue this Saturday,...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Declares Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares today, June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. Despite another round of late season rains, recent fire activity and above average temperature this week make the de...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

2022 Lineup announced for Live at Juilliard. Summer concerts start July 17

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program announces the lineup for the 27th annual Live at Juilliard free concert series. For six Sundays starting July 17 through August 21 from 5 to 7 pm, Santa Rosa residents and visitors can enjoy live music, food, refr...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Mural by Rough Edge Collective Installed on the Fifth Street Parking Garage

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art Project in downtown Santa Rosa. The site-specific mural, titled Help each other grow, by Rough Edge Collective (MJ Lindo-Lawyer...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Publishes Draft General Plan Housing Element

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Residents will have a variety of methods to provide feedback on city housing, with a deadline of July 3.

The City of Santa Rosa has completed its public review draft of the city’s housing element, a key component of the city’s general plan update, and is asking for the public to review and provide feedback on housing opportunities, needs, and solutions.

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Declare Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been determined following late season rains and based on drought conditions, current weather and long-rang...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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The Santa Rosa City Council will consider and review the final draft map for district-based elections at the March 29 City Council meeting, following a months-long redistricting process to retrieve community input and update the city’s election ...

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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.

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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 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: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Retired After 30 Years of Service

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After 30 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police Department, Chief Rainer Navarro announced his retirement to city officials and officially retired from the Police Department on May 2, 2022, allowing time for transition before his departure.

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Receives Two Critical Community Projects as Part of Federal FY 2022 Spending Bill

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Last week, two critical community funding projects sought by the City of Santa Rosa were included in the overall Fiscal Year 2022-2023 appropriations spending bill that Congress approved. The projects receiving the federal support are:

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