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Posted on: February 22, 2024

City Connections: Feb. 22, 2024

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Highway 12 Closure | Safe Routes to School | Leprechaun Treasure Hunt | City Sluggers T-ball | Historic Special Event Venues | And More

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

North Neighborhood Park Improvements

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The Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with the neighbors of North Neighborhood Park to host a neighborhood meeting to discuss a community vision for the park. Please join us to share your ideas!When: Saturday, March 9, 2024  Time: 10:...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Santa Rosa Announces the Award Winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in collaboration with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the award winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition. This exhibition, featuring over 190 pieces by Santa Ros...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Santa Rosa Announces the Award Winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in collaboration with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the award winners of the 21st Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition. This exhibition, featuring over 190 pieces by Santa Ros...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Connections: Feb. 15, 2024

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Seasonal Jobs with Rec & Parks | SE Greenway Support | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | City Sluggers T-ball League | Repair Fair | And More

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City's Sandbag Station is Free to Residents

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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 ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Highway 12 Westbound Closure Feb. 23-26 for Paving Project

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As part of a paving and concrete slab replacement project, weather permitting, Caltrans will alternate partial and full closures of westbound Highway 12 in Santa Rosa between Santa Rosa Avenue and Dutton Avenue between 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, and ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Now Hiring - Multiple Positions

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Santa Rosa Water is hiring for multiple positions in the water department. Are you or do you know someone interested in a career in Water? Santa Rosa Water is hiring for these positions:

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan Year One Outcomes

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On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, the Santa Rosa City Council received a report from the Housing and Community Services Department outlining the City’s progress toward implementing year one of its the five-year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. Th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

SE Greenway Takes Another Step Forward with Ag + Open Space Support

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On February 6, 2024, the Sonoma County Ag + Open Space Board of Directors voted in favor of allocating up to $1 million, over half of the purchase price, in Matching Grant funds to support the acquisition of the 49-acre Southeast Greenway property.&nb...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

City Connections: Feb. 6, 2024

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Storm Cleanup Tips | Fire Station 5 Public Art Survey | Earth Day Vendors & Sponsors | Park-A-Month | Grazing Opportunity | And More

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

15th Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week

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Get ready for Sonoma County Restaurant Week, Feb. 19 to 25! Explore which Santa Rosa restaurants are participating, browse menus, and make a reservation today!

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Hiring Now for Fun Spring/Summer Jobs

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Hundreds of seasonal staff to be hired in the next couple months!The City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees for spring and summer jobs. Job positions are available in several areas of the department includ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Santa Rosa Honored with Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

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The League of American Bicyclists honored the efforts of the City of Santa Rosa to build better places for people to bike with a Silver -level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. This is the second Silver-level BFC designation the City has received, t...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Santa Rosa is Rain-Ready: Sandbags, Crews, and Preparedness

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The rainy season is here, and the City of Santa Rosa is prepared to mitigate the impacts of heavy rainfall and winter storms. From sandbags to swift water rescue teams, the City has a plan to keep residents safe through wet weather. 

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more!

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Santa Rosa Seeks Input on Fire Station 5 Public Art Project

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The City of Santa Rosa seeks community input on five art proposals for the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project. The City’s Public Art Program has posted a survey allowing participants to view the art proposals, learn about the artists, and provide...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Take the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project Survey

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Take part in the Fire Station 5 Public Art Project community input survey! This project aims to celebrate the new Fire Station 5, which replaces the station destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on Newgate Court. Share your valuable feedback by March 15!

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

City Connections: Jan. 31, 2024

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Storm Update | Grazing Opportunity | Transit Equity Day | Darkside & Lamplight Tours | Neighborhood Services’ Block Blast | And More

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Opens Warming Center Due to Heavy Rains and Gusty Winds

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The City of Santa Rosa is monitoring the storm forecasted by the National Weather Service (NWS) to impact the North Bay early Wed. morning Jan. 31, through Thurs. morning, Feb. 1.

The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, will open a ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Sonoma County Transit Agencies to Provide Free Transit Countywide on Transit Equity Day

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Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit are offering fare-free rides on Sunday, Feb. 4, in observance of Transit Equity Day commemorating the life and legacy of Rosa Parks and other transit trailblazers who pursued equitable transp...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Warming Center to Open 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, will open a temporary drop-in warming center 7 p.m. to  7 a.m. beginning Wednesday night, Jan. 31 through Friday morning, Feb. 2 for residents who need a place to get out of the fore...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 3, 2023

Grazing Opportunity on City Properties for Weed Abatement

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The City of Santa Rosa seeks parties interested in grazing their farm animals on any of the following Santa Rosa Water managed properties for weed management for a 5 month period of time during the 2024 calendar year.

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

City Connections: Jan. 25, 2024

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Spring/Summer Activity Guide | Highway 12 Closure | City Hall Blood Drive | HAWK Signal Survey | Recreation Scholarships | And More

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Go Green for Good with the St. Patrick's Day 5K Fundraiser

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks invites you to join us on Sunday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at Courthouse Square to Go Green for Good in 2024! The popular St. Patrick's Day 5K is a chip-timed run/walk race open to all ages and registrations are under...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 3, 2023

Ride Fare-Free on Transit Equity Day Commemorating Rosa Parks

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Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit are offering fare-free rides on Sunday, February 4, in observance of Transit Equity Day commemorating the life and legacy of Rosa Parks and other transit trailblazers who pursued equitable tr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

City Connections: Jan. 18, 2024

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Gang Awareness Presentation & Wellness Fair | Highway 12 Closure | Summer Camp Registration | Live at Juilliard Applications | Composting | And More

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

2024 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

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Rec scholarships are available to help offset the cost of select programs for eligible SR residents. Changes to the program this year allow residents to receive a scholarship subsidy on their account prior to registration, which may be used for payment.

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Blood Drive at Santa Rosa City Hall, Feb. 8

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The American Red Cross has declared a blood shortage emergency. In response to the need for blood donations nationwide and within our community, the City of Santa Rosa will host a blood drive on February 8, 2024 at City Hall. The Vitalant bloodmobile will...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Accepting Talent Applications for Live at Juilliard Concert Series

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program invites local bands to submit a talent application for the upcoming 2024 Live at Juilliard Concert Series. This free, family-friendly event will be located at Juilliard Park in Downtown Santa Rosa every Sunday fro...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Accepting Talent Applications for Live at Juilliard Concert Series

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program invites local bands to submit a talent application for the upcoming 2024 Live at Juilliard Concert Series. This free, family-friendly event will be located at Juilliard Park in Downtown Santa Rosa every Sunday fro...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Construction Preparations for Hearn Avenue Interchange Project

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As part of the US 101 and Hearn Avenue Interchange Project, Caltrans will clear the construction zone area in Santa Rosa along the Hearn Ave. Bridge between Corby Avenue and Santa Rosa Avenue starting at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Ja...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

City Connections: Jan. 11, 2024

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Rain Ready | HAWK Signals | Planning & Economic Development Director | E-Waste Recycling | Sandbag Filling Station | And More

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Hires Gabe Osburn as its Director of Planning and Economic Development

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After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, City Manager Maraskeshia Smith appointed Gabe Osburn as the Director of Planning and Economic Development. With a career spanning 27 years in local government at the City of Santa Rosa, Mr. Osburn has ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Hires Gabe Osburn as its Director of Planning and Economic Development

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After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, City Manager Maraskeshia Smith appointed Gabe Osburn as the Director of Planning and Economic Development. With a career spanning 27 years in local government at the City of Santa Rosa, Mr. Osburn has ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Community Input Needed on Housing & Services

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The City is seeking community input to help guide the 2024-2027 Consolidated Plan, determining how federal funding will be used to meet housing and community services needs and set priorities in Santa Rosa over the next three years.

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

More than 300 Toys Collected During SRPD toy Drive

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The Santa Rosa Police Department recently held a holiday toy drive to benefit “Grupo de Mujeres Unidas - United Women's Group.” During the month of December, we accepted new and unwrapped toys from our employees and community ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

City Connections: Jan. 4, 2024

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2024-2027 Consolidated Plan | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | Transportation & Public Works Director | Kindergym | Recology Bulky Item Collection | And More

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Hires Dan Hennessey as its Director of Transportation and Public Works

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The City of Santa Rosa has named Dan Hennessey as its new Director of Transportation and Public Works. Mr. Hennessey was identified after a thorough nationwide search for the right candidate. Mr. Hennessey’s experience spans decades in transportation and ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

City of Santa Rosa Hires Dan Hennessey as its Director of Transportation and Public Works

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The City of Santa Rosa has named Dan Hennessey as its new Director of Transportation and Public Works. Mr. Hennessey was identified after a thorough nationwide search for the right candidate. Mr. Hennessey’s experience spans decades in transportation and ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Zero Waste Holidays: Holiday Tree Composting Options

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As the holidays come to a close, remember to properly plan to have your holiday tree recycled the zero-waste way, by turning it into mulch or compost. Only real trees, without decorations, lights, stands, tinsel and flocking can be recycled and composted....

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

City Connections: Dec. 21, 2023

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SRPD Homeless Outreach Team | Federal Funding for Housing Needs | Sandbag Filling Station | Winter Camps | MySantaRosa | And More

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Awarded a Federal Microgrant to Enhance SRPD’s Homeless Outreach Efforts

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The U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded the City of Santa Rosa a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) microgrant of $101,904 to enhance homeless outreach efforts through the creation of a Homeless Outreach Team within the Santa Rosa Police ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

HOST Team Prepares to Expand Outreach to Unhoused Residents in Downtown

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The Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), which is funded by the City and operated by Catholic Charities, is preparing to launch expanded outreach services in downtown Santa Rosa. HOST is the City’s designated outreach provider and has served ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

New Homes for the Holidays at Laurel at Perennial Park

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Residents are settling in at Santa Rosa’s most recently completed affordable housing development – Laurel at Perennial Park. The complex is at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, destroyed by the Tubbs Fire, and provides homes for low-i...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

City Manager's 2023 Leadership Awards

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Last Thursday, Dec. 14, members of the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager acknowledged exceptional employees within our organization at the City Manager's 2023 Leadership Awards ceremony.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Winter Suspension for the 2023 PPM Project

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The City’s 2023 Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) construction project on arterial streets, located primarily in the downtown corridor, has been placed on winter suspension until summer 2024. The project is being winter suspended as the slurry applica...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

33-Mile Neighborhood Road Recovery Project to Begin

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Update 1/2/24 - project preparations are scheduled to begin the week of January 2, 2024, with construction beginning January 8, on the Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Road Disaster Recovery project to rehabilitate 33-miles of residential street...

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Posted on: December 17, 2023

Zero Waste Lifestyle Resolutions for the New Year

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Can you believe 2024 is almost here? The new year is the perfect time to make resolutions and commit to new habits or kick old ones. This year, do something good for yourself and your community by adding some zero-waste lifestyle habits to your list of re...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

City Connections: Dec. 14, 2023

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Roseland Affordable Apartments | Speed Limit Reductions | Finley Aquatic Center Project Underway | SRPD Toy Drive | Holiday Parking Downtown | And More

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project

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Here's a look at the progress being made on the Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project. As captured in this video, the pools have been drained and demolition work has begun. Construction of the new $5.3 million spray ground and other ma...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Speed Limit Reductions in the Central Business District

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The City of Santa Rosa is in the process of lowering speed limits on fifteen eligible street segments located within the Central Business District. The reduced speed limits are a result of California Assembly Bill 43, approved by Governor Newsom ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Construction to Begin on Disaster Recovery Project to Build Affordable Apartments in Roseland

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All financing is now in place, clearing the way for construction of the new Burbank Avenue Apartments complex in Roseland at 1780 Burbank Avenue, marking a milestone in Santa Rosa’s wildfire recovery. The project is the last of five affordable housing dev...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Zero Waste Holidays: Tips to Reducing Food Waste

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The holidays are a time of gathering with friends and family to share holiday traditions and memories, and food is often the highlight of many of our holiday gatherings. Unfortunately, the joy of eating is usually followed by loads of leftovers landing in...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

City Connections: Dec. 7, 2023

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Santa Rosa’s New Vice Mayor | Free Weekend Holiday Parking Downtown | Call for Artists | Kindergym | Winter Field Closures | And More

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Santa Rosa City Council Elects Mark Stapp as New Vice Mayor

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On Nov. 28, 2023, the Santa Rosa City Council reorganized, appointing Mark Stapp from District 2 as Vice Mayor for a one-year term through December 2024. Following the City's Charter, Council Member Stapp was nominated by Chris Rogers and seconded by Jeff...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

City Connections: Nov. 30, 2023

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Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair | Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining Tips | Home-ARP Funds to Combat Homelessness | Cookies with a Cop | Winter Camps | And More

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

City Council Approves Allocation of $2.3M HOME-ARP Grant to Combat Homelessness

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On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Santa Rosa City Council authorized the allocation of $2.3 million in grant funds the City received from the HOME Investment Partnership American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)....

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Surplus Land Action for City Council Consideration

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On December 12, 2023, the City of Santa Rosa will submit a Surplus Land Action for city council consideration on remaining right of way sections acquired for the Stony Point Road Widening and Reconstruction project.

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Zero Waste Holiday Entertaining Tips

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The holidays are a wonderful time for fun festivities and spending time with friends and family, however, it's also a time when we tend to create excess waste. The holidays often include activities such as decorating our homes, online shopping re...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

City Connections: Nov. 21, 2023

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Downtown Ambassador Program | Thanksgiving Cooking Safety | Stuff the Bus Toy Drive | Winter Lights | Proper Disposal of Fats, Oil, and Grease | And More

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

City Connections: Nov. 16, 2023

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End of Wildfire Season | Zero Waste Holiday Tips | Crafts Fair Vendors | Clean Santa Rosa | Boards, Commissions, and Committees | And More

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Celebrate Sustainability with Tips for a Zero Waste Holiday

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It's that time of year again - the season of holiday planning and festivities are upon us. Whether you're committed to expanding your Zero Waste lifestyle or you're just starting your zero waste journey, the holidays can be a challenging time to stick wit...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2023 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2023 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, which suspends the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance requirements. It will also allow pile burning permits to be issued in the coming...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2023 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2023 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, which suspends the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance requirements. It will also allow pile burning permits to be issued in the coming...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

City Connections: Nov. 9, 2023

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Geysers 20 Year Anniversary | Sonoma Ave Pavement Rehabilitation | Winter Fire Safety Tips | Winter Lights Annual Tree Lighting | Parties in the Hub | And More

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

20 Years of Environmental Excellence: Celebrating the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project

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Officials from the City of Santa Rosa and Calpine Corporation gathered at the Calpine Geothermal Visitors Center in Middletown on Friday, Nov. 3, to celebrate 20 years of operating the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project. The event was attended by past an...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

20 Years of Environmental Excellence: Celebrating the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project

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Officials from the City of Santa Rosa and Calpine Corporation gathered at the Calpine Geothermal Visitors Center in Middletown on Friday, Nov. 3, to celebrate 20 years of operating the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project. The event was attended by past an...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Santa Rosa Avenue Corridor Improvements Project

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The Santa Rosa Avenue Corridor Improvements project is a Complete Streets approach to enable safe access for all users encouraging alternate modes of transportation. The corridor for this project is defined as the stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue between Sono...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Sonoma Avenue SB1 Pavement Rehabilitation Project

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Construction started this week on the $4.4M Sonoma Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project from E Street to Bobelaine Drive with Ghilotti Bros. Inc. of San Rafael, California. This infrastructure project is funded in part by California Senate Bill 1 (SB1) ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

City Connections: Nov. 2, 2023

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inRESPONSE | New Director for Rec & Parks | Wayfinding Sign Survey | Recycle Household Hazardous Waste | Daylight Savings | And More

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Neighborhood Road Recovery Project Updates

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The Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Road Disaster Recovery project will rehabilitate 33-miles of residential streets damaged as a result of the debris removal operation following the Tubbs Fire. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Free Virtual Fair Housing Law and Practice Seminar for Housing Providers

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Property owners and managers are invited to a free virtual seminar on Nov. 8. City and County housing officials will join Housing Advocates of Northern California to present important information related to fair housing laws.

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

It’s Time to TURN OFF Outdoor Irrigation

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As the leaves fall and the temperature cools, it's time to make a commitment to save water by turning off outdoor irrigation until Spring! During this season plants go dormant, storing their energy for the winter ahead, which means they need little to no ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Halloween Safety Does Not Have to be Spooky!

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Halloween is an exciting and spooky time of year, but it is also an important time to practice fire and personal safety. Often, decorations are the first materials to ignite in home fires and numerous others are started by candles. The following safety pr...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

City Connections: Oct. 26, 2023

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Laurel at Perennial Park | Highway 12 Closure | Hearn Community Hub Survey | Women's Self Defense Intro | Halloween Safety Tips | And More

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Hires Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks

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After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, the City of Santa Rosa has named Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks.

Mr. Watson has most recently served as the Acting Assistant Director of Parks Recreation and Youth Development ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Hires Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks

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After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, the City of Santa Rosa has named Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks.

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Milestone Disaster Recovery Project “Laurel at Perennial Park” Welcomes Residents

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The City of Santa Rosa is celebrating the opening of Laurel at Perennial Park, a new affordable housing development for seniors on Mendocino Avenue at the site of the former Journey’s End Mobile Home Park destroyed by the Tubbs Fire. The opening...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Highway 12 Weekend Closure Planned October 27-30

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As part of the Highway 12 pavement and concrete slab replacement project in Santa Rosa to rehabilitate a three mile stretch of Highway 12, Caltrans has scheduled overnight full highway closures and daytime lane closures this weekend, October 27-30.&nb...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

City Connections: Oct. 19, 2023

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Highway 12 Closure | Imagine a Day Without Water | Wildfire Ready | Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Volunteer Workday | Rec & Parks Contract Instructors | And More

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Imagine a Day Without Water

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Have you ever thought about where your drinking water comes from or where your wastewater goes? For #ImagineADayWithoutWater, we urge you to take action by learning about the systems that deliver water to our homes and businesses each day.

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Increased Rainwater Harvesting Rebate!

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Santa Rosa Water is now offering $1.00 per gallon of stored rainwater, for a limited time while funding lasts. Pre-qualification is required before any work on your permanently installed rainwater harvesting system can begin.

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Launches Small Business Support Program with New Murals

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Several new murals around Santa Rosa are a part of the Small Business Support Program, focused on grants for façade improvement, placemaking, and parklet build-out in qualifying commercial districts within the City. 

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Launches Small Business Support Program with New Murals

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Several new murals around Santa Rosa are a part of the Small Business Support Program, focused on grants for façade improvement, placemaking, and parklet build-out in qualifying commercial districts within the City. 

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

City Connections: Oct. 12, 2023

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Hearn Community Hub | Water Professionals Appreciation Week | Wayfinding Sign Survey | Park-A-Month | Community Gardens | And More

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Break out the Rake! Keep Storm Drains Clear of Leaves and Debris

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it beautiful fall leaves and soon, we hope rain. Unfortunately, leaves left to accumulate on the ground can have negative effects on both our roadways and waterways. Leaves that fall to the ground can clog the storm...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

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 or upcoming vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One at-large position, one disabled community representative)

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

City Connections: Oct. 5, 2023

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Oct. 11 Town Hall | Finley Aquatic Center Closure Update | Violence Prevention Partnership Seminar Returns | Hearn Community Hub | Holiday Rental Venues | And More

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Stapp on Oct. 11

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers and Councilmember Mark Stapp. This open forum is set to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., at Spring Lake Middle School (4675 Mayette...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Stapp on Oct. 11

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers and Councilmember Mark Stapp. This open forum is set to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., at Spring Lake Middle School (4675 Mayette...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Finley Aquatic Center to Close Thru Next Spring for Facility Upgrade

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The City of Santa Rosa's Finley Aquatic Center will be closing at the end of day on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, and will remain closed through spring 2024. The purpose of the closure is to accommodate the construction of a new splash pad and spray grou...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Police Department Unveils Comprehensive 2022 Annual Report

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View the Santa Rosa Police Department's 2022 Annual Report online here.

The Santa Rosa Police Department is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated 2022 Annual Report, showcasing the department’s dedication to professiona...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Police Department Unveils Comprehensive 2022 Annual Report

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View the Santa Rosa Police Department's 2022 Annual Report online here.

The Santa Rosa Police Department is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated 2022 Annual Report, showcasing the department’s dedication to professiona...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Violence Prevention Partnership Seminar Returns to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership is excited to present its annual Violence Prevention Awareness Seminar at Finley Community Center on Nov. 2, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Partners...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Violence Prevention Partnership Seminar Returns to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership is excited to present its annual Violence Prevention Awareness Seminar at Finley Community Center on Nov. 2, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Partners...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire Department Awarded $7.08M Grant to Fund Additional Staffing

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has been awarded a $7.08 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) SAFER Grant program is specially designed to bolster the capabilities o...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire Department Awarded $7.08M Grant to Fund Additional Staffing

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has been awarded a $7.08 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) SAFER Grant program is specially designed to bolster the capabilities o...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

City Connections: Sept. 28, 2023

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Stormwater Protection Awards | Nationwide Emergency Alert Test | $21.8M Roadway Recovery Project | Ridgway Pool Slide Restoration | Summer Rec Report Out | And More

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Statement from the Mayor Regarding Public Participation Changes

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The City of Santa Rosa takes pride in its commitment to fostering transparency and accessibility. To this end we offer various avenues for public engagement, including in-person participation, virtual sessions via Zoom, and submission of comments via emai...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

$21.8M Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Area

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On September 26, 2023, the Santa Rosa City Council approved the contract award with Argonaut Constructors Inc. of Santa Rosa to begin construction on the $21.8 million Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery project. A resolutio...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

$21.8M Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Area

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On September 26, 2023, the Santa Rosa City Council approved the contract award with Argonaut Constructors Inc. of Santa Rosa to begin construction on the $21.8 million Coffey Park and Fountaingrove Neighborhood Roads Disaster Recovery project. A resolutio...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Ridgway Slide Repaired and Restored for More Slip, Sliding Fun

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When it was learned late this summer that the stairs and landing for the 23-year-old Ridgway slide were in need of crucial repairs, staff from the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department knew they had to move quickly to prevent closure of one the com...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Hosting Community Workshop on Cannabis Security

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Members of the public are invited to join City staff for an in-person community workshop on Oct. 3 for an opportunity for police, cannabis, and security leaders to come together and discuss methods to improve cannabis safety and security.

The City of Santa Rosa is inviting the public to join staff, local law enforcement, cannabis operators, and security specialists on Oct. 3 for an in-person community workshop to learn about cannabis security issues locally and regionally, best security pr...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Caltrans Weekend Closure of Hwy 12 from Sept. 22-25, 2023

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In early July 2023, Caltrans began a paving and concrete slab replacement project on a three-mile stretch of Highway 12 in Santa Rosa between Llano Road and Farmers Lane. 

As part of this project, Caltrans has planned a weekend closure in both dir...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

City Connections: Sept. 21, 2023

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Merit Awards Winners | Highway 12 Closure | Blood Drive | Boards, Commissions, and Committees | Storm Water & Creeks Team Spotlight | And More

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Down Payment Assistance Loan Programs - Sept 27 Webinar/Meeting

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Santa Rosa residents looking to buy their first home may be eligible for up to $175,000 in down payment loan assistance. An informational webinar, with an in-person location to view the webinar, will be held Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

City Connections: Sept. 14, 2023

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Downtown Housing $9.5M State Grant | SRPD Beat Newsletter | Finley Aquatic Center Upgrades | Firefighter Story Hour | Evacuation Zones | And More

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Announces 2023 Merit Awards Winners

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected 13 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2023 Merit Awards, acknowledging their outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Announces 2023 Merit Awards Winners

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected 13 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2023 Merit Awards, acknowledging their outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

City Receives $9.5M State Grant for Development of Downtown Housing

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The City has been awarded up to $9.5 million from the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to help create more housing in Santa Rosa’s downtown.?The grant will support pre-development of?two City-owned surplus parking lo...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and ADA Renovation Project

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On September 12, 2023, City Council approved the contract award for the Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project in the amount of $5.3M. The contract was awarded to Waterworks Industries, Inc. of Windsor as the lowest responsible bidder.

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

SR Water Hosting Series of Community Events to Educate Community on Importance of Protecting Creeks

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Santa Rosa Water invites the media to attend activities planned for the Annual Creek Week Celebration occurring September 16-23, 2023. Creek Week encourages exploration and learning and inspires community members to protect our creeks. The City of Santa R...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

City Connections: Sept. 7, 2023

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Down Payment Assistance Loan Program | Creek Week | Fire Prevention | Town Hall | Real-Time Bus Location Info System | And More

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

City Recognized with Bicycle Friendly Business Award

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Today, September 7, 2023, the League of American Bicyclists honors the City of Santa Rosa with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside more than 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Collaborates with Bay Area Artist Kayatta to Release New Song

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The collaborative effort brings together ideas brought forward from youth outreach done by Kimzin Creative

The City of Santa Rosa, in collaboration with local arts and equity consulting group Kimzin Creative, has released a song by Bay Area hip-hop artist and poet Kayatta to highlight the massive change the City is currently undergoing with its General Plan Up...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Collaborates with Bay Area Artist Kayatta to Release New Song

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The collaborative effort brings together ideas brought forward from youth outreach done by Kimzin Creative

The City of Santa Rosa, in collaboration with local arts and equity consulting group Kimzin Creative, has released a song by Bay Area hip-hop artist and poet Kayatta to highlight the massive change the City is currently undergoing with its General Plan Up...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Alvarez on Sept. 7

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers and Councilmember Eddie Alvarez. This open forum is set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Roseland University Prep (1931 Biwana ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Santa Rosa Residents Invited to Town Hall with Mayor Rogers and Councilmember Alvarez on Sept. 7

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers and Councilmember Eddie Alvarez. This open forum is set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Roseland University Prep (1931 Biwana ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

City Connections: Aug. 31, 2023

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Town Hall Meeting | Emergency Preparedness Month | Local Junior Giants Participant Awarded Scholarship | General Plan Update Survey | Rosie History Tours | And More

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Important Announcement: Temporary Office Closure Friday 9/8/2023

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The City of Santa Rosa has identified a flea infestation within the City Hall campus at 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, and we took steps on Aug. 30, 2023 to close City Hall campuses to treat the exterior and interior of the buildings.?Th...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Santa Rosa Junior Giants Participant Awarded Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship

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Meet Itzel Velarde and her family. They have been living and breathing Junior Giants this past summer in Santa Rosa, with Itzel and her two siblings participating in the program, and both mom and dad volunteering as team parents and coaches.

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

CityBus Transitions to a New Real-Time Bus Location Information System

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On September 5, 2023, CityBus will begin installing a new bus tracking system. During this transition there will be reduced real-time bus location information available to riders and transit staff. CityBus expects this disruption to last through all of Se...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Replacement of Bennett Valley Golf Course Irrigation System

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On August 22, the Santa Rosa City Council approved a resolution appropriating $2 million from the City's unassigned General Fund to the Bennett Valley Golf Course Operations Fund to support the environmental review, design, and construction of a ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

City Connections: Aug. 24, 2023

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Homelessness Point-in-Time Count | Caritas Homes Grand Opening | General Plan Update Open Houses | Mutual Aid | Creek Week Activities | And More

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Caritas Homes Phase One Opens in Downtown

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On Thursday, Aug. 24, the City of Santa Rosa and its Housing Authority joined Burbank Housing and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in celebrating the opening of Caritas Homes Phase 1 — a new 64-unit affordable housing complex in the City’s ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Point-in-Time Count Shows 30% Fewer Residents Experiencing Homelessness in Santa Rosa

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Results from the 2023 Sonoma County Homeless Count and Survey show the City of Santa Rosa, in coordination with the Sonoma Continuum of Care, is successfully addressing homelessness. During this year’s count conducted in January, 22% fewer resid...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Santa Rosa City Council Proclaims Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day

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On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Santa Rosa City Council presented a proclamation recognizing this Saturday, Aug. 26, as Women’s Equality Day. Commemorated on the first day that women were allowed to vote in America, Women’s Equality Day is a ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

New Revised Concept Design Plan for Hopper Avenue Corridor

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The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its third and final virtual community workshop for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement Project, where the public is invited to review and discuss the revised concept design alternatives for the redesign of this arteria...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

New Revised Concept Design Plan for Hopper Avenue Corridor

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The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its third and final virtual community workshop for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement Project, where the public is invited to review and discuss the revised concept design alternatives for the redesign of this arteria...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Santa Rosa Fire and Police Departments Provide Essential Mutual Aid Across the State

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Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD): 

On Sunday, SRPD responded to a mutual aid request, sending a dedicated team of law enforcement to Del Norte County to assist with the Smith River Complex Fires. The fire, which has prompted widespread evacuati...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

City Connections: Aug. 17, 2023

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Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Resilient City Ordinances | Neighborhood Services Block Blast | Movies in the Park | Emergency Preparedness Plan | And More

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Call for Artists: Fire Station 5 Public Art

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at a new fire station located at the southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road. Deadline to su...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Attend the City of Santa Rosa’s Wildfire Ready Resource Fair on August 19

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to attend the City of Santa Rosa’s free Wildfire Ready Resource Fair, the City’s annual event focused on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience. Taking place on Sa...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Attend the City of Santa Rosa’s Wildfire Ready Resource Fair on August 19

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Santa Rosa residents are invited to attend the City of Santa Rosa’s free Wildfire Ready Resource Fair, the City’s annual event focused on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience. Taking place on Sa...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Artists Julian Billotte and Anna Wiziarde Celebrate Recent Public Art Installation at City Hall

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program announces the dedication ceremony for Rosa californica, a public art project commissioned by the City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in partnership with Creative Sonoma.

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Artists Julian Billotte and Anna Wiziarde Celebrate Recent Public Art Installation at City Hall

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program announces the dedication ceremony for Rosa californica, a public art project commissioned by the City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in partnership with Creative Sonoma.

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Students Ride Back-to-School Free with CityBus!

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CityBus can help make your morning school commute less hectic— just sit back, relax, read, listen to music, catch up with friends, and leave the driving to us. CityBus is affordable, clean, safe, and a climate-friendly way to get around town bec...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Santa Rosa City Council Selects Teresa Stricker as New City Attorney

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After a national recruitment, the Santa Rosa City Council selects Teresa Stricker as the new City Attorney for Santa Rosa. The formal contract will be approved by the City Council on August 22, 2023, and Stricker is expected to start on November 6, 2023. ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Santa Rosa City Council Selects Teresa Stricker as New City Attorney

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After a national recruitment, the Santa Rosa City Council selects Teresa Stricker as the new City Attorney for Santa Rosa. The formal contract will be approved by the City Council on August 22, 2023, and Stricker is expected to start on November 6, 2023. ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

City Connections: Aug. 10, 2023

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Southeast Greenway Acquisition | Camping Ordinance Update | Movies in the Park | Park-A-Month | HAWK Signals | And More

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Night Work Planned for Sewer Replacement Project

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The City of Santa Rosa is beginning work on the Los Alamos Trunk Sewer Replacement Segment 1. The project will replace approximately 5,300 feet of the existing Los Alamos Trunk sewer pipeline installed in the 1950s. To improve performance, 24-inch diamete...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Night Work Planned for Sewer Replacement Project

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The City of Santa Rosa is beginning work on the Los Alamos Trunk Sewer Replacement Segment 1. The project will replace approximately 5,300 feet of the existing Los Alamos Trunk sewer pipeline installed in the 1950s. To improve performance, 24-inch diamete...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Ordinance Governing Camping on Public and Private Property

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Update: Aug. 9, 2023

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Santa Rosa City Council approved a recommendation by the Housing and Community Services Department that Council introduce an ordinance repealing and replacing Chapter 11-22 of the Santa Rosa City Code (Camping o...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

City Connections: Aug. 3, 2023

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New Fall/Winter Activity Guide | Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Howarth Park Tennis Court Renovation | Clean Santa Rosa | Park Permits & Picnic Reservations | And More

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Housing Authority Awards $8.5M in NOFA Funds for Four Affordable Housing Projects

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The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has approved approximately $8.5 million in conditional loan commitments of 2023-24 loan funds to four Santa Rosa housing developments, which will help create up to 158 new units of affordable housing and rehabilitate and p...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Revised Design Concepts for Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

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The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its third virtual community meeting for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement Project where the public can review and provide feedback on preliminary design alternatives...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Violence Prevention Partnership Hosts First Community Wellness Pop-up Event

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In the wake of two fatal shootings of Santa Rosa teens in the month of June, the City of Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Partnership has been working to greatly expand its capacity to respond to crisis. In a first-of-its-kind event, the City of Santa Ros...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

New Affordable Homes for Farmworker Families in Rincon Valley

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Construction framing has begun on MidPen Housing's new Mahonia Glen development. Local and state support helped make the project possible, including $4.9 million from the Santa Rosa Housing Authority.

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Santa Rosa Unveils Draft General Plan Update; Requests Public Feedback

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Review the draft general plan update now or attend one of several in-person meetings this summer from Aug. 7 through 17

The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its draft General Plan and is ready for public feedback and review. Now through Aug. 31, the public will have opportunities to explore and comment on the document, take a related survey, and attend one of five meetings ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Santa Rosa Unveils Draft General Plan Update; Requests Public Feedback

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Review the draft general plan update now or attend one of several in-person meetings this summer from Aug. 7 through 17

The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its draft General Plan and is ready for public feedback and review. Now through Aug. 31, the public will have opportunities to explore and comment on the document, take a related survey, and attend one of five meetings ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

City Connections: July 27, 2023

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Fire Station 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony | Fall/Winter Activity Guide | Traffic Detours | Summer on the Square | Police Chief’s Community Advisory Team | And More

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more!

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Fire Station 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony

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On July 21, Santa Rosa City staff, along with local, State, and Federal partners celebrated the long-anticipated groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project. Several dignitaries, including Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers, Congr...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Youth and SRPD Officers Race on Sonoma Raceway's Quarter-Mile Drag Strip in Top the Cops™ Program

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is committed to keeping the community safe, reducing violent crime, and preventing illegal sideshows from occurring within our city. Additionally, SRPD is dedicated to finding safe alternatives for Santa Rosa youth to expr...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

City Connections: July 20, 2023

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Prohousing Designation | Wildfire Urban Interface | General Plan Update | Live at Juilliard | Free Toilets & Fixtures | And More

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

The Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Prescribed Burns Begin July 25th

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department is currently planning a prescribed burn for the undeveloped parkland on the northwest end of Youth Community Park, between Paradise Lane and Fulton Road, south of Piner Road. The burn is planned for Tuesday, July 25th, Wedne...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Major Detours Scheduled for Piner-Fulton Road Intersection Over Two Weekends

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As part of the Fulton Road reconstruction project currently under way, the intersection of Fulton and Piner roads will be subject to major detours and road closures for the entirety of two weekends, from July 28-30 and August 11-13. Traffic closures and d...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Major Detours Scheduled for Piner-Fulton Road Intersection Over Two Weekends

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As part of the Fulton Road reconstruction project currently under way, the intersection of Fulton and Piner roads will be subject to major detours and road closures for the entirety of two weekends, from July 28-30 and August 11-13. Traffic closures and d...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

City of Santa Rosa to Break Ground on Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

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The City of Santa Rosa invites the media to participate in a momentous event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project on July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The City is excited to celebrate this long-anticipated maj...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

City of Santa Rosa to Break Ground on Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

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The City of Santa Rosa invites the media to participate in a momentous event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project on July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The City is excited to celebrate this long-anticipated maj...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Santa Rosa Considering Extending Portions of the Resilient City Ordinances

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The City of Santa Rosa is asking for the public’s input on extending all or portions of two ordinances created following three wildfires since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic and that are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2023.

The City of Santa Rosa is asking for the public’s input on extending all or portions of two ordinances created following three wildfires since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic and that are set to expire on Dec. 31.

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Santa Rosa Considering Extending Portions of the Resilient City Ordinances

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The City of Santa Rosa is asking for the public’s input on extending all or portions of two ordinances created following three wildfires since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic and that are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2023.

The City of Santa Rosa is asking for the public’s input on extending all or portions of two ordinances created following three wildfires since 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic and that are set to expire on Dec. 31.

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Earns State of California’s Prohousing Designation

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The coveted designation recognizes Santa Rosa as a leader in addressing the housing crisis.

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the City of Santa Rosa has received the State of California’s Prohousing Designation from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The coveted distinction acknowledges the City’s commitment to addressin...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Earns State of California’s Prohousing Designation

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The coveted designation recognizes Santa Rosa as a leader in addressing the housing crisis.

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the City of Santa Rosa has received the State of California’s Prohousing Designation from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The coveted distinction acknowledges the City’s commitment to addressin...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

City Connections: July 13, 2023

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Zero Waste Week | Excessive Heat Warning | Live at Juilliard | Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair Vendors | Prescribed Burn | And More

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

League of CA Cities Spotlights Santa Rosa's Commitment to Climate Action

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The city is on track to exceed the state’s climate goals thanks in part to the nearby geothermal field.

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

California State Library Grant Awards $5M for New Library

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On July 11, 2023, City Council, by resolution, accepted a grant award in the amount of $5 million from the California State Library Targeted State Grants for construction of the new permanent library within the Hearn Community Hub project. This grant fund...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

New Flashing Crosswalk Beacon at Hoen and Sierra Creek

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Today, City crews began work to demolish the concrete pedestrian curb ramps at the crosswalk on Hoen Avenue and Sierra Creek Lane in southeast Santa Rosa. The existing pedestrian curb ramps are being replaced with upgraded ADA pedestrian curb ramps and ne...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

City Connections: July 6, 2023

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Senior Expo | Smart Irrigation Month | Zero Waste Week | Merit Award Nominations | Park & Rec Month | And More

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Deadline Extended to Apply to the Waitlist for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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Update: July 6, 2023

Waitlist Lottery Application Deadline Extended to July 14, 2023

The deadline to apply to participate in the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist has been extended to July 14, 2023. Beginning June 1, 2023 and...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

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Following a very rainy season and several late-season storms, there is an abundance of dry seasonal grasses across Santa Rosa. Residents and visitors are strongly urged to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July locally...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

City Connections: June 29, 2023

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Annual Water Quality Report | CityBus Receives $9.9 Million Grant | Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes | Section 8 Housing Waitlist | Fireworks | And More

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

City’s First Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes

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Construction is underway on the City’s first two-way protected bicycle lanes, also known as cycle tracks, along Armory Drive and a section of Santa Rosa Avenue.  The new two-way protected bike lanes along Armory Drive, between Elliott A...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Santa Rosa CityBus Receives $9.9 Million for Bus Fleet Electrification

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Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-04) and Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced Monday, June 26, 2023, the City of Santa Rosa has received a $9,899,120 grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to put new American-built buses on the road and...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

City Connections: June 22, 2023

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WaterSmart Expo | $3.9M Encampment Relief Funding | Blood Drive | Clean Santa Rosa | Garbage Cans Reminder | And More

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Santa Rosa Police Department Supports the Special Olympics through Law Enforcement Torch Run

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The Santa Rosa Police Department recently showed its support for the Special Olympics by participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law enforcement agencies across California participate in this relay-style event to raise awareness and funds for...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Awarded Nearly $3.9M in State Funding to Resolve Encampments

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The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded nearly $3.9 million in funding from the State of California’s Encampment Resolution Funding Program (ERF). The grant monies will be used to address encampments in the Southwest and Southeast regions of Santa Rosa an...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Awarded Nearly $3.9M in State Funding to Resolve Encampments

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The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded nearly $3.9 million in funding from the State of California’s Encampment Resolution Funding Program (ERF). The grant monies will be used to address encampments in the Southwest and Southeast regions of Santa Rosa an...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Blood Drive - July 25, 2023

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Did you know a person needs donated blood every two seconds? Transform lives with us at Santa Rosa City Hall on July 25th and experience the wonder of being part of something bigger than yourself.

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

City Connections: June 15, 2023

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Merit Awards Nominations | Hearn Community Hub Project | Santa Rosa Ave Corridor Improvements Project | Juneteenth Festival | SolarApp+ | And More

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City Hosting Community Workshop to Inform Cannabis Equity Assessment

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Members of the public are asked to join City staff for an online community workshop on June 26.

The City of Santa Rosa is asking the public to join staff on June 26 in an online community workshop to discuss the impacts of cannabis criminalization laws on area residents and to provide input for the City’s grant funded development of a cann...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City Hosting Community Workshop to Inform Cannabis Equity Assessment

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Members of the public are asked to join City staff for an online community workshop on June 26.

The City of Santa Rosa is asking the public to join staff on June 26 in an online community workshop to discuss the impacts of cannabis criminalization laws on area residents and to provide input for the City’s grant funded development of a cann...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

City Connections: June 8, 2023

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Safe Parking Program Update | City Manager Smith Wins Award | WaterSmart Expo | Park-A-Month | MySantaRosa | And More

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

We’ve Updated Our Real Estate Asset Map!

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The City of Santa Rosa has updated its Real Estate Asset Map, making it more friendly to search and discover data, documents, lease and sale information about City-owned parcels. 

Our latest update adds features that make it simpler and easier for...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

City Manager Maraskeshia Smith Wins the North Bay Business Journal’s Influential Women Award

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Congratulations to our City Manager, Maraskeshia Smith, on winning the North Bay Business Journal’s Influential Women Award! 

Nominated by Mayor Rogers, we celebrate her outstanding leadership and dedication, recognized through this well-deserved ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Safe Parking Program Completes Successful First Year of Operation

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The City’s Safe Parking Program, which opened in March 2022, has successfully helped to reduce vehicle encampments and homelessness in Santa Rosa. The City Council received an update this week following the program’s first year of oper...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Now Available: 2022 Water Quality Report

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Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is now available! The Water Quality Report outlines Santa Rosa Water’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards.

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Recreation & Parks Welcomes 300+ Seasonal Employees with In-Service Training Week

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Summer season is officially here! In-Service Training got underway on Monday, June 5, 2023 for hundreds of newly hired seasonal staff members, and this will be an intensive week of learning. Soon, they will be camp counselors, lifeguards, ride operators, ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

City Connections: June 2, 2023

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2023 Wildfire Season Declared | City Action Plan for Vegetation Management | Section 8 Housing Vouchers | Live at Juilliard Lineup | Free Compost Giveaway | Spray Ground Open | And More

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Weed Abatement Ordinance Starts June 5, 2023 for Property Owners

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares Monday, June 5, 2023, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in the City Santa Rosa. Residents are reminded to maintain properties and keep emergency plans current.

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Weed Abatement Ordinance Starts June 5, 2023 for Property Owners

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares Monday, June 5, 2023, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in the City Santa Rosa. Residents are reminded to maintain properties and keep emergency plans current.

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Bike Rack Parking Expansion in the Downtown Area and Parks

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The City of Santa Rosa Transportation and Public Works Traffic Engineering team is in the process of installing 120 new bike racks around the City, primarily within the downtown business district. Installation of the new galvanized inverted -U bike racks ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

CivicReady Test Message, May 31, 2023 at 10 a.m.

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Hey, Santa Rosa! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 10 a.m.! We want to keep you well-informed and that's why we are conducting a test of the CivicReady mass notification system.

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

City Connections: May 25, 2023

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Caritas Village Receives $5 Million | Wildfire Ready Tips | Senior Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors | CA Welcome Center Open House | Bird Nesting Season | And More

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Railroad Depot Restrooms Accessibility Alterations Complete

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The City of Santa Rosa contracted with Kirby Constructions Company, Inc. for reconstruction of the restrooms in the California Welcome Center located in Railroad Square. The project reconstructed the interior restrooms of the historic Railroad Depot build...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Caritas Village Receives $5 Million Thanks to Assemblymember Jim Wood's Efforts

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On May 19, 2023, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) presented Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa with a check for $5 million from the state of California to help launch Caritas Center in its first year. Assemblymember Wood secured the funding for Cathol...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

City Connections: May 18, 2023

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City Works Festival | CivicReady Registration & Test | Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair Vendors | Kids to Parks Day | Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Volunteers | And More

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Posted on: May 13, 2023

Warm Temperatures Return, Keep Heat Safety in Mind

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a minor to moderate heat event for the weekend of May 13 and 14, 2023. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s in Santa Rosa, with the warmest temperatures on Saturday. With the return of warm ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

City Connections: May 11, 2023

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Small Business Month | Affordable Housing Month Proclamation | City Works Festival | Clean Santa Rosa | WaterSmart Landscape | And More

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

City Proclaims Affordable Housing Month, Emphasizes Fairness, Inclusion, and Justice in Housing

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Access to safe, stable affordable homes is critical to create strong, thriving, equitable communities. That's why during the month of May, the Santa Rosa City Council and the Santa Rosa Housing Authority are joining with community partners and experts in ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

City Connections: May 4, 2023

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City Council Budget Meetings | National Wildfire Awareness Month | Senior Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors | Mini Train | Public Service Workers Recognition Week | And More

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Bay Area Bike to Wherever Day 2023

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May is National Bike Month and Bike to Work/Wherever Day is right around the corner! Counties across the Bay Area will have energizer stations ready to hand out treats, commemorative swag bags, and much more for Bike to Wherever Day on Thursday, May 18!&a...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Leasing of New Affordable Apartments at Former Journey's End Mobile Home Park Site

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Residents of the Journey's End Mobile Home Park who were displaced by the 2017 Tubbs Fire can apply now for residency at the new "Laurel at Perennial Park" affordable apartment complex, which is located at the site of the former mobile ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

2023 Water-Use Efficiency Awards

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In celebration of Water Awareness Month, Santa Rosa City Council recognized five award recipients for their efforts to save water and increase water efficiency in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Congratulations to the winners of the Water-Use ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

City Connections: April 27, 2023

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South Park Commons Affordable Apartments | Clean Santa Rosa | Showcase Sonoma County | Adult Softball Registration | Street Sweeping | And More

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Construction to Begin on New South Park Commons Affordable Apartment Complex

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Construction of South Park Commons, a new affordable housing complex at the former Bennett Valley Senior Center site, is set to begin. Financing for the project was completed last week, including the investment of the City-owned parcel at Bennett Valley R...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

City Connections: April 20, 2023

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Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday | Ride Fare-Free on Public Transit | Go Zero Waste for Earth Day | Read SRPD Beat Report | And More?

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Go Zero Waste for Earth Day and Every Day!

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Go Zero Waste for Earth Day...and turn it into a Lifestyle!

This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Founded in 1970 -- Earth day is an annual global day of action to raise awareness for environmental issues through engagement, ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

City Connections: April 13, 2023

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Earth Day | Work Zone Awareness Week | Homeless Services Center Opening Saturdays | Finley Aquatic Center’s 30th Bday Celebration | Merit Award Nominations | And More

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Finley Aquatic Center's 30th Birthday Celebration

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Finley Aquatic Center is celebrating its 30th birthday on Monday, April 17, 2023. The community is invited to enjoy free lap swimming, water fitness, and water polo classes throughout the day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and birthday cake from noon to 2 p.m. to ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

City Connections: April 6, 2023

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Fulton Road Improvements | New Affordable Housing | Distracted Driving Awareness Month | Park-A-Month | MySantaRosa | And More

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Applications Now Being Accepted for the DEIB Spaces Mini-Grant Program

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The first round for the City of Santa Rosa’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Spaces Mini-Grant program is now open for submissions through June 30 for eligible applicants. Up to $5,000 is available for each eligible submission. ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Caltrans Repaving and Striping Section of Highway 12

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Caltrans began a project on Monday, April 3, 2023, to repave a half-mile section of Highway 12 between Brush Creek Road and Mission Boulevard in Santa Rosa. The work is part of a larger emergency contract involving pothole repair on state highways in Sono...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Significant Traffic Delays Expected along Fulton Road for Paving

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The southbound lanes on Fulton Road between Piner Road and Jenes Lane are scheduled to be closed beginning the week of April 10, weather permitting, for the concrete paving phase in the City of Santa Rosa’s Fulton Road Improvements Project. During this ph...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Significant Traffic Delays Expected along Fulton Road for Paving

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The southbound lanes on Fulton Road between Piner Road and Jenes Lane are scheduled to be closed beginning the week of April 10, weather permitting, for the concrete paving phase in the City of Santa Rosa’s Fulton Road Improvements Project. During this ph...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Leasing to Begin for New Affordable Housing Complex in Downtown Santa Rosa

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Burbank Housing has opened the interest list for prospective tenants at its new Caritas Homes affordable housing complex to be located on 7th Street in downtown Santa Rosa. Caritas Homes - Phase One, which is currently under construction, will create a br...

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Posted on: April 1, 2023

Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Effective January 1, 2023, the SRPD Front Counter is open to the public Monday through Saturday. SRPD has increased our online reporting capacity to accept the same type of reports that would be taken by front counter staff. There is also a computer in th...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

City Connections: March 30, 2023

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Seasonal Jobs with Rec & Parks | Earth Day | Howarth Park Wins “Best Park” | Springtime Fun at Old Courthouse Square | Adult Softball Leagues | And More

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

City Connections: March 23, 2023

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Clean Santa Rosa | Countywide NOAA Radio Test | Junior Giants AmeriCorp Ambassador | Recreation Classes | Fix-a-Leak Week | And More

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

City of Santa Rosa Celebrates Women in Government

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March is Women's History Month, and the City of Santa Rosa is highlighting the stories of the women who work in our local Santa Rosa city government. Read all the stories here: https://www.womeninsrgov.com/ 

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

City Connections: March 16, 2023

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Women in Public Safety Day | New CityBus Service Schedule | Work Experience for Teens | Spring Break Camps | Drought Update | And More

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

New System-Wide Service Schedule Effective March 19

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CityBus will start a new schedule on March 19, 2023. All routes have changes. The new schedule should help routes stay on time. Please check the schedule before taking all parts of your trip. Routes 2, 2B, 8, 10, and 12 now offer a later service. Visit th...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is Saturday, March 18

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This Saturday, March 18, is international Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Join us in celebrating Santa Rosa CityBus Operators who serve our community daily. 

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

City Connections: March 8, 2023

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Atmospheric River & Wind | Community Police Experience | National Arts Program Award Winners | Women's History Month | Creek Protector Activity Books | And More

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Clean California Community Days – Spring into Action!

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This month, the City of Santa Rosa’s new community volunteer clean-up and beautification program Clean Santa Rosa is partnering with Caltrans for Clean California Community Days, an eleven-day, state-wide beautification event that kicks off Friday, March ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

City Connections: March 2, 2023

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Dye Tab Challenge | Work Experience for Teens | Hopper Avenue Improvements Survey | Arbor Day Tree Planting Party | Picnic Reservations | And More

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Design Alternatives for Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

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Improving City Streets through Community Engagement

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its second virtual community meeting for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement Project where the public can review and provide feedback on preliminary design alternative...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Design Alternatives for Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements

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Improving City Streets through Community Engagement

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its second virtual community meeting for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvement Project where the public can review and provide feedback on preliminary design alternative...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

New Opportunities for Safe Medicine Disposal

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Thanks to newly implemented statewide legislation, Sonoma and Mendocino County residents now have more convenient opportunities to safely dispose of their expired or unwanted medications and home-generated sharps waste. California Senate Bill 212...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Bennett Valley Senior Center Scheduled for Demolition

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Demolition is scheduled to begin next week, on the city-owned Bennett Valley Senior Center and ArtStart buildings that have remained vacant for years. The structures are located at the corner of Bennett Valley Road and Rutledge Avenue. Since closing, the ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

City Launches New Clean Santa Rosa Beautification Program

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Join us for the launch of Clean Santa Rosa, the City’s new volunteer clean-up and beautification program. Clean Santa Rosa is a fun way for families, friends, and coworkers to join with City staff to take care of our wonderful city, show community support...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

2023 Annual Slurry Seal and Pavement Preventive Maintenance on City Streets

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The City of Santa Rosa maintains a 510-mile street system with roadways varying in size from two-lane residential to up to six-lane arterial streets. To help maintain and extend the life of our roadway, Transportation and Public Works streets crews work y...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Contract Awarded for Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

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On January 24, 2023, Santa Rosa  City Council awarded a Design-Build contact with Wright Contracting LLC of Santa Rosa in the amount of $15.2 million, plus a 20% contract contingency, for a total not to exceed contract amount of $18.3 million. Ad...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Caltrans to Detour Traffic During Overcrossing Repairs

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After extensive weather delays, Caltrans is preparing to begin repair work on the Baker Avenue Overcrossing on January 20, 2023, as weather permits. The overcrossing will be limited to one-way traffic control where westbound traffic will be detoured to cr...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

City to Launch Four New Electric Buses

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On the steps of City Hall last week, City staff members were joined by state and local officials, transportation agency staff, and sustainability partners to celebrate the pre-launch rollout and ribbon cutting of CityBus’ four new all-electric buses. Thes...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

City to Receive $19.4 Million for Critical Sewer System Improvements

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Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa’s $19.4 million environmental infrastructure authorization under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The City submitted the WRDA req...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Natalie Rogers Selected as Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa

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On Dec. 13, Santa Rosa City Council selected Natalie Rogers to serve as the City of Santa Rosa’s mayor through 2024. 

Toward the end of the Council meeting, after the declaration of the final results of the election were approved by Council, and f...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Natalie Rogers Selected as Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa

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On Dec. 13, Santa Rosa City Council selected Natalie Rogers to serve as the City of Santa Rosa’s mayor through 2024. 

Toward the end of the Council meeting, after the declaration of the final results of the election were approved by Council, and f...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Pre-Construction Site Preparations for the Future Site of Fire Station 5

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The City is contracting with the Professional Tree Care Company to remove 14 trees at the future Fire Station 5 site on the Corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road in December 2022. Although construction is not anticipated to begin until summe...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Zero Waste Holidays: Gifting and Wrapping Tips

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For many of us, gift-giving is a wonderful way to show we care and connect with our loved ones. However, the choices we make in gifting and gift wrapping can make a big impact on our environment, choose zero waste. &...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Zero Waste Holidays: Food Scraps and Leftovers

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This holiday season, as you are preparing delicious meals for friends and family, be sure to consider the environmental impacts your actions can make. By placing your food waste, scraps and uneaten leftovers in the green organics bin where they will be co...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

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Did you know that just 1 inch of water on a 1,000 square foot roof will yield over 600 gallons of water? With an average annual rainfall in Santa Rosa of 30 inches, you could harvest and reuse over 19,800 gallons of water per year with that 1,000 square f...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

CityBus Operating a Saturday Service Schedule on Black Friday, Nov. 25

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CityBus will be operating a Saturday Service Schedule for Black Friday, Nov. 25, the Day After Thanksgiving. This change aligns with Sonoma County Transit’s operations thereby ensuring riders a consistent level of service. Riders should expect CityBus to ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Fall is Here, Let's Keep Leaves off the Street and Out of the Storm Drains

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It's that time of year again - colder nights, shorter days and plenty of leaves on the ground. The red and gold leaves look nice in the trees, but when they fall onto our streets’ they must be cleared to protect the health of our local waterways and preve...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

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As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications. All Santa Rosa Nixle subscribers will have to register with CivicRe...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

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As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications. All Santa Rosa Nixle subscribers will have to register with CivicRe...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing Design Updates

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Updated bridge designs for the City of Santa Rosa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing spanning Highway 101 will be presented to the City’s Design Review Board on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. before the final design enters the ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Courthouse Square Lighted Green in Support of Veterans

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In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, in honor of our military veterans, Santa Rosa will participate in Operation Green Light for Veterans, by lighting Courthouse Square green from Nov. 7-13.

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Local Road Safety Plan Shares Design for North Dutton Avenue

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Santa Rosa envisions a community where walking and bicycling are comfortable, convenient, and common for people of all ages and abilities. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) promotes this vision with a goal to increase the safety of local roadways for all ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Ride Transit Free Countywide on Election Day

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Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit have teamed up to provide free transit countywide for all fixed routes on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.

By providing free transit on Election Day, the three transit agencies hope to reduc...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Launches 'Envision Hopper' Community Engagement Campaign

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The City of Santa Rosa is seeking community input to help shape reconstruction and improvements to the Hopper Avenue corridor, which experienced extensive damage during the 2017 Tubbs Fire and subsequent post-fire debris removal process. The first in a se...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Break Out the Rake!

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it beautiful fall leaves and soon, we hope rain. Unfortunately, leaves left to accumulate on the ground can have negative impacts on both our roadways and waterways. Leaves that fall to the ground can clog the storm...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Local Road Safety Plan Reveals Designs for 4th Street and Montgomery Drive Corridors

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The City of Santa Rosa Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) vision is to increase the safety of local roadways for all modes of transportation and for users of all ages and abilities.

To further the city’s vision, a series of LRSP community meetings we held earli...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Traffic Control Measures Planned for Piner/Fulton Road Intersection

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Traffic control measures are scheduled to be in place at the Fulton Road/Piner Road intersection starting Tuesday, October 25 and continuing through Friday, October 28, as work continues along the Fulton Road Widening and Improvements project. On these da...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Where You Leave Your Leaves Matters!

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Fall brings us incredible vibrant colored foliage each year, but when the leaves eventually fall, they must be cleared to protect the health of our local waterways and prevent flooding. If it is in the street it can get to your local creek.

During and afte...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Hopper Avenue Corridor Recovery Improvements Project

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We want to hear from you! Community input is key as we move forward with the Recovery process for the Hopper Avenue Corridor Improvements project. Help us envision potential corridor improvements along Hopper Avenue from Coffey Lane to Highway 101.

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Status for Six Fire Damaged Parks in Fountaingrove

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Recovery work on the Six Fire Damaged Parks project in Fountaingrove, that began in May, is nearing completion. In fact recovery work on Parker Hill Trail, Rincon Ridge Open Space and Francis Nielsen Park have been completed.

Installation of the new playgr...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Local Road Safety Plan Reveals Design for Mendocino Avenue

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Santa Rosa envisions a community where walking and bicycling are comfortable, convenient, and common for people of all ages and abilities. The Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) promotes this vision with a goal to increase the safety of local roadways for all ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Fire-Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project Recovery Update

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This recovery project will remove and replace portions of roadway landscaping, including supporting electrical and irrigation infrastructure damaged by the 2017 wildfires in Fountaingrove and Coffey Park burn scar areas.

Work is planned to start this month...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Launch the City's New Scooter Share Program!

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The shared mobility company will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday September 19th in Courthouse Square

On Monday, September 19, 2022, Bird Global, Inc., a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, will be hosting a ribbon cut...

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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 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 11, 2022

CityBus Announces New Service Schedule Effective Sunday, August 14

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CityBus will start a new schedule effective Sunday, August 14 in an effort to provide more consistent day to day service while addressing the school bell times as students return to the classroom after summer break.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Westbound Todd Road Detour at Hwy 101 Overpass

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Westbound Todd Road will be detoured during construction.Work schedule: Monday, August 15 – late September 2022.

Caltrans will close westbound Todd Road at the Highway 101 overcrossing in unincorporated Santa Rosa to allow workers to replace brid...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for Your WaterSmart Landscaping Needs

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Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for your WaterSmart landscaping needs. QWEL Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices. Find a QWEL Pro today!

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

State Funding Expedites Local Transition to Clean Public Transit

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The California State Transportation Agency announced Thursday that local efforts to support transit will receive $25 million in state funding through the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA)...

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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

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

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

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 22, 2022

Construction Begins on the Fulton Road Improvement and Widening Project

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Work began this week on the Fulton Road Improvement project, to widen, reconstruct, and rehabilitate one mile of Fulton Road between Guerneville Road and Piner Road, transforming it into four vehicle travel lanes with a median using roller compacted concr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

New Operator for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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Santa Rosa City Council voted (6-1) on Tuesday to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC (Touchstone) for the operation and maintenance of the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Enterprise which includes the restaurant and event center. T...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

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Following a competitive application process, the City of Santa Rosa has awarded Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), the permit to operate up to 200 shared electric scooters in Santa Rosa during the city’s one-year pilot program planned to launch this summe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council Proclaims May 15-21, 2022 National Public Works Week

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WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is National Bike Month – also known as Bike to Wherever Days

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The best way to celebrate Bike Month is to get on your bike, ride to work, ride to the grocery store, ride to school, or just ride for the sheer joy of riding! Biking is one of the few activities that checks all the boxes at once – it’...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce that construction on the city’s two remaining fire damaged park projects is scheduled to begin. The Six Fire Damaged Parks Recovery project will begin construction this month and the Fire Damaged Roadway Lands...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

North Bay Transit Agencies Support Earth Day with Fare-Free Rides

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In celebration of Earth Day, four North Bay Public Transit Agencies are joining forces on April 23, 2022, to encourage residents and visitors to Go Green and ride fare-free. Hop on public transit fare-free on April 23, and ride with Marin Transit, Petalum...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Property Acquisition Complete for Santa Rosa's New Fire Station 5

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone today with completion of the land acquisition for the 2.11-acre Keysight property as the new permanent location for Fire Station 5. The property was purchased ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

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The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to receive $4.3 million in discretionary Buses and Bus Facilities Program funds to support further electrification of the CityBus fixed route fleet. &...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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Community input directed the design and amenities selected for the new replacement playground for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Mayor Chris Rogers and Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez (District 1) officially opened the new play struc...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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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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