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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Department and Operation Christmas Tree Distributed 300 Trees to Families

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On Nov. 29, the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Community Engagement Team, in collaboration with the local nonprofit, Operation Christmas Tree, teamed up to give away approximately 300 Christmas trees to Santa Rosa families in need. In addition to receivin...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Zero Waste Holidays: 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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Extends Warming Center Opening through Saturday Morning, Dec. 3

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Update: Nov. 30, 2022

Santa Rosa City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has authorized an extension of the City’s temporary warming center activation to keep the center in downtown Santa Rosa open an additional two nights, through Saturday morning, Dec. ...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Santa Rosa Seeking 45 Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on 12 Boards and Commissions

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking 45 volunteers to serve on 12 boards that currently have or will have vacancies by the end of 2022.

The full list of vacancies:

  • Art in Public Places Committee (Three at-large positions) More in...
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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Santa Rosa Seeking 45 Volunteers to Fill Vacancies on 12 Boards and Commissions

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking 45 volunteers to serve on 12 boards that currently have or will have vacancies by the end of 2022.

The full list of vacancies:

  • Art in Public Places Committee (Three at-large positions) More in...
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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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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: November 17, 2022

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

A house, an apartment, and row homes on top of the words House Santa Rosa

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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Planning & Economic Development
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

A Success Story: From Homeless to Home Sweet Home

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The following local success story of one man's journey out of homelessness and into housing is taken from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa's 2021-2022 Annual Report (see page 5). Catholic Charities is the City of Santa Ros...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

City Council Authorizes 5-Year Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously on Tues., Nov. 15, 2022, to adopt a five-year strategic plan to address the critical concern of homelessness in the city. The Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan provides key strategies and actions to improv...

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Housing and Community Services
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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Santa Rosa Water
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Call for Artists: 20th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 20th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Call for Artists: 20th Annual National Arts Program, Exhibition and Competition

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the 20th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition in Santa Rosa. This program provides local artists of all ...

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Arts & Culture
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

‘Housing Heroes’ Can Open Doors to Affordability

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The following message to the community was penned by Sonoma County Supervisor Chris Coursey and Santa Rosa City Councilmember Tom Schwedhelm and published in The Press Democrat 'Close to Home' opinion section on Sunday, November 6, 2022: Read in ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

City Prepares Warming Center in Advance of Extreme Weather Conditions

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is preparing for the onset of extreme weather conditions that will trigger the opening of a drop-in Warming Center for residents who need a place to go to get warm. The City’s Extre...

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Housing and Community Services
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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.

Operation Green Light is a new national initiative de...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares the End of 2022 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) has officially declared the end of the 2022 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, CA. While conditions around the region and state vary, locally, Santa Rosa has received enough beneficial rainfall, with more forecast...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares the End of 2022 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) has officially declared the end of the 2022 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, CA. While conditions around the region and state vary, locally, Santa Rosa has received enough beneficial rainfall, with more forecast...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Daylight Saving Time

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Remember to "Fall Back" for Daylight Saving on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 and set your clocks back by one hour at 2 a.m. to return to standard time.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Is Your Home Rain Ready? Simple Actions Have Big Impacts.

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It's that time of year to rake leaves, clear gutters, and replace windshield wiper blades.  People caring for their homes can unknowingly impact local creeks. Materials swept, raked, stored, dropped, thrown, or spilled on the ground or pavement c...

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

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During this historic drought, Santa Rosa and the region have all been working extra hard to make every drop count. This fall and winter, it’s especially important that we all continue to conserve. With weather experts predicting another dry winter, one of...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Commences Installation of “Unum” in Courthouse Square

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is pleased to announce the long anticipated, upcoming installation of “Unum” by Blessing Hancock in Courthouse Square. The project breaks ground on Oct. 31, 2022, and is scheduled to be comple...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: October 31, 2022

City Commences Installation of “Unum” in Courthouse Square

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is pleased to announce the long anticipated, upcoming installation of “Unum” by Blessing Hancock in Courthouse Square. The project breaks ground on Oct. 31, 2022, and is scheduled to be comple...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: October 27, 2022

423 Guns Set for Destruction Following City Gun Buyback Event

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – On Oct. 22, the City of Santa Rosa hosted a 4-hour drive-thru gun buyback event, where it distributed $76,000 in cash from private donations and received 423 firearms.

Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement and the Santa Rosa Pol...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

423 Guns Set for Destruction Following City Gun Buyback Event

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Santa Rosa, Calif. – On Oct. 22, the City of Santa Rosa hosted a 4-hour drive-thru gun buyback event, where it distributed $76,000 in cash from private donations and received 423 firearms.

Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement and the Santa Rosa Pol...

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Groundbreaking for Recycled Water Project

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, the City of Santa Rosa and its regional partners broke ground on a critical water recycling infrastructure replacement project at the Laguna Treatment Plant (Plant). The Plant, owned and operated by the City of Santa Rosa, is ...

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Grand Opening of Linda Tunis Senior Apartments

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On October 25, Pep Housing celebrated the completion and grand opening of Linda Tunis Senior Apartments, an affordable housing development in Rincon Valley. The City of Santa Rosa is proud to have partnered with PEP housing on the project as part of a reg...

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Housing and Community Services
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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.

The Hop...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa Moves Forward with Sideshow Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council is moving forward with a new Sideshow Ordinance introduced at the Oct. 11 Council meeting, which includes the ability to arrest or cite participants, vehicle passengers, spectators, and organizers. A second reading for the adop...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

The City of Santa Rosa Moves Forward with Sideshow Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council is moving forward with a new Sideshow Ordinance introduced at the Oct. 11 Council meeting, which includes the ability to arrest or cite participants, vehicle passengers, spectators, and organizers. A second reading for the adop...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

City Seeks the Community’s Input on Preferred Alternative for Santa Rosa’s Future

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City Council and the Planning Commission will review the draft plan and public feedback at the Oct. 25 meeting.

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its preferred alternative for the general plan update and is moving forward with asking the public for feedback on a new survey and at two open houses this month. This effort marks the start of the ...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2022

City Seeks the Community’s Input on Preferred Alternative for Santa Rosa’s Future

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City Council and the Planning Commission will review the draft plan and public feedback at the Oct. 25 meeting.

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa has unveiled its preferred alternative for the general plan update and is moving forward with asking the public for feedback on a new survey and at two open houses this month. This effort marks the start of the ...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Santa Rosa General Municipal Election 2022

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The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind residents of the upcoming General Municipal Election, specifically changes to election districts, and where people can find all the latest information relating to measures and candidates and rules about politica...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Santa Rosa General Municipal Election 2022

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The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind residents of the upcoming General Municipal Election, specifically changes to election districts, and where people can find all the latest information relating to measures and candidates and rules about politica...

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Work Begins on the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project

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After extensive delays, we are pleased to announce that recovery work for the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping project in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove areas began yesterday, October 5.  This project will remove and replace portions of roadway la...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Santa Rosa Homeless Services Move to New Caritas Center

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa has begun the process of consolidating Santa Rosa homeless services into one location at its new Caritas Center located in downtown Santa Rosa. This includes the Homeless Services Center (drop In ce...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: September 20, 2022

City Statement on the Unsealed Alvarez Search Warrant Affidavit

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The Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) has an obligation to the public to investigate all leads in connection with any serious crime, regardless of who is involved. SRPD investigators, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, and Sonoma County Super...

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Housing Heroes Campaign Shines Light on Housing Crisis and How to Help

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The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are teaming up to celebrate “Housing Heroes” to encourage greater participation in housing rental assistance and home-sharing programs.

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Community Volunteers

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The city of Santa Rosa has selected 12 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2022 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the 4...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Community Volunteers

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The city of Santa Rosa has selected 12 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2022 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the 4...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

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The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage that may have occurred to City infrastructure or property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you smell gas,...

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Emergency_Earthquake
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

Earthquake News Flash

The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage that may have occurred to City infrastructure or property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you smell gas,...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Excessive Heat Event Update

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Cal ISO EEA 2 Alert / Flex Alert - Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power OutagesThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 2 today. An EEA 2 means energy deficiencies are expected and the ISO requests...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Excessive Heat Event Update

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Cal ISO EEA 2 Alert / Flex Alert - Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power OutagesThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 2 today. An EEA 2 means energy deficiencies are expected and the ISO requests...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

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With excessive heat in the forecast across much of California, grid operators expect high electricity demand. They are calling for voluntary electricity conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. Flex Alerts and potential rotating block outages...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

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With excessive heat in the forecast across much of California, grid operators expect high electricity demand. They are calling for voluntary electricity conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. Flex Alerts and potential rotating block outages...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Excessive Heat Warning Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8)

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Excessive Heat Watch Upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8)

A Moderate to High-Risk Event is forecasted for this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Excessive Heat Warning Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8)

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Excessive Heat Watch Upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8)

A Moderate to High-Risk Event is forecasted for this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Cooling Center in Santa Rosa to Open this Sat. Through Thu. Evening due to Excessive Heat Warning

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*UPDATE: COOLING CENTER EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY (9/8)*

Last updated: Sept. 5, 2022, at 12:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa, which...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Cooling Center in Santa Rosa to Open this Sat. Through Thu. Evening due to Excessive Heat Warning

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*UPDATE: COOLING CENTER EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY (9/8)*

Last updated: Sept. 5, 2022, at 12:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa, which...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Launches Housing and Downtown Development Trackers

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The tracking tools address community questions about how the city is meeting its housing needs.

The City of Santa Rosa has launched two new tools designed to inform the public about the state of development around the city—one focused on Downtown, the other on the city’s progress towards housing for all. In addition, the city has refreshed its longs...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Santa Rosa Housing Projects Approved for Homekey Funding

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The State of California has approved $24.6 million in Homekey funding for two projects that will provide much-needed new housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. The City of Santa Rosa applied for the fund...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Santa Rosa Housing Projects Approved for Homekey Funding

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The State of California has approved $24.6 million in Homekey funding for two projects that will provide much-needed new housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. The City of Santa Rosa applied for the fund...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Update on Efforts to Support Santa Rosa's Sister City: Cherkasy, Ukraine

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On August 23, 2022, during the City Council meeting, members of the Santa Rosa Rotary updated the community and Council about its efforts to support Santa Rosa’s Sister City Cherkasy in Ukraine. The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has created...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $17.06 on January 1, 2023

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The hourly minimum wage applies to all employees working within city limits.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $17.06 for all employees working within city limits. The increase represents the third of its kind following City Council approval of a local minimum wage ordinance in 2019.

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Membership Drive for Recreation Programs Serving At-Risk Youth

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Neighborhood Services of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is conducting a membership drive and has broadened the criteria for residents to qualify for afterschool, sports, and recreation programs for at-risk youth. All residents who live within five targ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 17, 2022

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Chance of Dry Lightning

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The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight. This forecast has elevated fire weather concerns. The potential dry lightning in the North Bay develops overnight into the early hours tomorrow (Wedne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Chance of Dry Lightning

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The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight. This forecast has elevated fire weather concerns. The potential dry lightning in the North Bay develops overnight into the early hours tomorrow (Wedne...

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Fire Department News
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 15, 2022

Heat Risk Monday (8/15) through Wednesday (8/17)

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A Moderate Heat Risk Event is forecasted for today (Monday 8/15) though Wednesday (8/17) with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday (8/16).   

  • Highs in mid 90s to low 100s possible far inland areas on Tuesday.

Preparedness:

  • Reduce ti...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Heat Risk Monday (8/15) through Wednesday (8/17)

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A Moderate Heat Risk Event is forecasted for today (Monday 8/15) though Wednesday (8/17) with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday (8/16).   

  • Highs in mid 90s to low 100s possible far inland areas on Tuesday.

Preparedness:

  • Reduce ti...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 11, 2022

CDC Streamlines COVID-19 Guidance

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CDC is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus.

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

City Council Approves Amendment and Fee Adoption for Short-Term Rentals

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The maximum number of non-hosted short-term rentals permitted in the city is now capped at 198 citywide. Hosted rentals have no cap amount.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Help Your Trees Survive Drought

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Trees are one of the most valuable elements in your landscape. Urban trees combat climate change, provide shade, clean the air, enhance public health, and contribute to vibrant, sustainable communities. 

Water trees gradually and deeply to ensure ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Caritas Family Shelter and Homeless Services Center to Open Downtown

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After years of fundraising, planning, design, and construction, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is set to open its Caritas Center family shelter and homeless services center in downtown Santa Rosa in September. Staff from many City departm...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Fall/Winter 2022 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

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Recreation program scholarships are now available for Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, Senior Memberships, Winter Camp Wa-Tam, and more for those who qualify.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Wildfire Training Burns – Stony Point Road – City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department will be conducting training burns this week on the west side of the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Services Center located at 55 Stony Point Road. The burns will occur on Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10) and Friday (8/12).

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Wildfire Training Burns – Stony Point Road – City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department will be conducting training burns this week on the west side of the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Services Center located at 55 Stony Point Road. The burns will occur on Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10) and Friday (8/12).

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Fire Department News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Potentially Toxic Algae at Local Lakes and Rivers

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Update: August 1, 2022

On July 31, boat rentals and classes on Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park were suspended following observance of potentially toxic blue green algae throughout portions of the lake. These operations will likely remained closed as a precau...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Council Advances Two Measures for the City Charter to the November 2022 Ballot

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On July 26 at its regularly scheduled council meeting, Santa Rosa City Council advanced two measures by resolution to the November 2022 ballot to update the City Charter. The two separate ballot measures would address the need to modernize language in the...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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

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Home
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 21, 2022

Summer Contest with Movies in the Park & Mary’s Pizza Shack

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Win a pizza party at Mary’s Pizza Shack & VIP experience at Movies in the Park!

The month of July is our favorite time of year! It’s the month when our nation celebrates the power of play and adventure! Here locally, we’re...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 18, 2022

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 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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

CityBus Staffing Shortages and Service Level Reductions

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Due to ongoing staffing shortages, CityBus will need to continue cancelling some weekday trips. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will release a more permanent schedule after August 14 that will be a reduction to match our staffing levels. We hope it...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

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Saving Water Summer Pop Up Events

Pop by the Santa Rosa Water booth at the following locations and pick up a free drought toolkit. 

Drought toolkits include:

  • Bucket to capture water
  • Showerhead and faucet aerators
  • Toilet leak dye tabs
  • Hose nozzle

Creek W...

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Santa Rosa Water
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Laguna Treatment Plant Ultraviolet Disinfection Improvements Project

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

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Laguna Treatment Plant Ultraviolet Disinfection Improvements Project

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

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

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

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Summer is officially here which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

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

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Summer is officially here which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

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

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Following late season rains, a growth of now dry seasonal grasses and ongoing drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year.

Regardless of the allure and nostalgia of firew...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

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

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

The update will align parking fee...

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Parking
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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

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

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Police
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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

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

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Police
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council Passes 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council Passes 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor act...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor act...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment on Old Stony Point Road

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The city has been working with the private property owner of two parcels on Old Stony Point Road where a large, long-term homeless encampment was established. Members of multiple city departments, outside agencies, and Catholic Charities’ Homele...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: June 8, 2022

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

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

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Fire Department News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

Firefighters in burnt field

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these syst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these syst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

New Encampment Map Tracks City’s Efforts to Address Homelessness

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The city has launched a new encampment locator tool to help monitor encampments throughout Santa Rosa and track efforts to address those encampments. The purpose is to promote increased community awareness and transparency by providing regularly updated i...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation following late season rains in and around Santa Rosa. Winds can spread a wildfire quickly and can make it difficult for firefighters to control. During fire season...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Cash for Grass Rebate

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Santa Rosa Water has increased its Cash for Grass rebate as of July 12, 2021. Now removing a square foot of grass will earn you $1.50 with a maximum rebate of $1,500 and save you approximately 5,500 gallons of water each year.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

Firefighters in burnt field

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

Firefighters in burnt field

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday 5/20) at 2 PM. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday 5/20) at 2 PM. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

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Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

Scooter Share Pilot Program

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

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It’s time for the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is looking for the next 13 young artists to feature in their 2023 national calen...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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In March 2022, following a competitive Request for Proposals process, City Council authorized a consulting services agreement with Focus Strategies to develop a five-year Homeless Solutions Strategic Plan for the city. The plan will identify step-by-step ...

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Housing and Community Services
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a request on April 12, 2022 from Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to pursue a licensing agreement with the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, LLC. Pecos, which is the largest independent baseball league in t...

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Recreation & Parks
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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

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Home
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

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

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

  • Emergency Operations...
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Posted on: March 15, 2022

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

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

  • Emergency Operations...
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Home
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

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Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit bus operators do it all from dawn till dark , 7 days a week– conduct pre-trip inspections, pick up passengers, collect fares, sanitize the vehicles, answer trip planning questions – all whi...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

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Lifeguards and swim instructors are urgently needed at Santa Rosa’s two city pools and for boat rental operations at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is hiring now for these crucial positions to maintain safe pool...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

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Following completion of a competitive Requests for Proposals process, City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services programs for the city. This will provide for the continued operation of the Homeless Services Center,...

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Housing and Community Services
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Rep. Mike Thompson Announces $4+ Million in Grants to SR for Secure Housing During COVID-19 Pandemic

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City of SR receiving $4,313,977 grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security that will reimburse a program that relocated at-risk residents from Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to Sandman Hotel during COVID-19.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

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In the Feb. 15 Santa Rosa City Council Study Session, Fire Chief Scott Westrope presented follow-up information about the city’s ambulance service delivery options. This study session explored enhancing cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships by all ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Council Approves Recommendation for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Santa Rosa City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee recommendation, to pursue the solicitation of a single management agency with a full-service agreement to operate and maintain both the golf course a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Retired After 30 Years of Service

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Retired After 30 Years of Service

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

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, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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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: January 20, 2022

COVID Cases at Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter

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Update: Feb. 17, 2022

The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) has reopened to new residents following an outbreak of the Omicron variant that began last month. The shelter, owned by the city and operated by Catholic Charities, reopened on Monday, F...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

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Due to the shortage of bus operators and the rapid spread of the omicron variant, CityBus must temporarily reduce service to a Saturday Plus schedule on weekdays until further notice. This is in an effort to maintain reliable operations.  Transit...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Approves Acquisition of Six-Acre Municipal Use Project Site

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By a 6-0 vote, Santa Rosa City Council approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines and acquisition of a six-acre municipal use project on Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa.

The property acquisition allows the City to move forward...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

SoCo Health Officer Issues Appeal for Residents to Voluntarily Stay Home; Restricts Large Gatherings

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Sonoma County Health Officer issues an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household, and also issues a Health Order canceling large gatherings.

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Become an Aquatics Member!

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We are launching a new Annual Aquatic Membership program. This new reward program is for swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts who are committed to their time in the pool! Members save on each swim session with a discounted Punch Pass and save even more ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

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On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Santa Rosa City Council approved a pilot program that will bring ‘scooter share,’ a fleet of electric scooter rentals, to the streets of Santa Rosa by mid-2022.

Scooter share has emerged in recent years as a popular transport...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Santa Rosa City Council Announces Intent to Appoint Maraskeshia Smith as City Manager

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The Santa Rosa City Council is pleased to announce the selection of Maraskeshia Smith as Santa Rosa’s next City Manager. Ms. Smith’s employment agreement will be considered at an upcoming regular City Council meeting in December. Pendi...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

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The preliminary bridge design 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, Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to participate and ma...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Chanate Road has Reopened for Eastbound Traffic 10/25 following Water Main Break

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Update 10/25

Chanate Road is reopened for eastbound traffic following repairs to fix a water main break. The westbound traffic detour remains in place as work continues on the construction of the North Trunk Sewer Replacement project - Chanate Road.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Effective Saturday, October 9th, 2021, 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 co...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New "Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded $12 million in...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuati...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

SRFD to Declare May 17th Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Update 3.18.2021

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

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

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

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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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