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    Red Flag Warning Extended Through Tuesday, 5/11 at 6PM for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has extended the current Red Flag Warning through Tuesday (5/11) at 6PM. Read on...
  2. Browse the Summer Activity Guide. Registration begins May 6th.

    Browse the Summer 2021 Activity Guide! Sign ups begin May 6th

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks for swim lessons, summer camps, fitness and sports activities, art classes, and much, much more! Registration begins May 6th. Additional Info...
  3. Sonoma Marin Partnership_ News Flash

    Sonoma, Marin Water Utilities Seek 20 Percent Voluntary Water Use Reduction

    The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) to the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) passed a resolution Monday asking customers of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent due to the drought. Additional Info...
  4. City of Santa Rosa

    City of Santa Rosa, Martinez Reach Settlement in the Case of Martinez v. City of Santa Rosa

    A settlement has been reached between the City of Santa Rosa and five plaintiffs in the case of Martinez, et al v. City of Santa Rosa, et al. Read on...
  5. News Flash_City Logo

    Special Study Session Set for May 4 & 5

    A special study session has been set for May 4 & 5 to review the findings of reports developed after the May/June 2020 peaceful protests and civil unrest in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  6. News Flash_County of Sonoma proclaims drought emergency

    County of Sonoma Proclaims Drought Emergency

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration. Additional Info...
  7. NF_ShelterAnnex

    Homeless Services Update: Motel Rooms to Phase Out with Vaccines and Shelter Bed Space Now Available

    The City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for homeless community members in late April 2021, following vaccine availability and bed space open at new Shelter Annex. Read on...
  8. Governor Newsom at Lake Mendocino Press Conference

    Governor Declares Drought Emergency for Region

    Governor Newsom signs an emergency drought declaration for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, both part of the Russian River watershed. Additional Info...
  9. NF_Counters Opening1

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

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

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

    May 31, 2021 is the deadline for 2017 fire survivors who have not yet started to rebuild to apply for a low interest, deferred payment Cal Home Disaster Loan. Read on...
  11. NF_HEAP-2

    Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

    The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program has completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses. Read on...
  12. Chief Statement News Flash

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

    We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial... Read on...
  13. News Flash_Sonoma County Moving to Orange Tier

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

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

    2021 Merit Awards

    The City is seeking nominations for its 2021 Merit Awards recognizing those volunteers who make Santa Rosa a better place to live. Read on...
  15. News Flash_City Logo

    Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

    Enhanced Electrical Safety Procedures Following Tragic Accident Additional Info...
  16. News Flash_Sean McGlynn

    Santa Rosa City Manager Announces Resignation

    The City of Santa Rosa announced today the resignation of City Manager Sean McGlynn, effective May 29, 2021. Read on...
  17. News Flash_NOAA Radio

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

    City of SR plans to distribute 12K All Hazard NOAA Weather Radios to residents at drive-thru distribution events & via non-profit partnerships thanks to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to build on the City’s existing emergency alert & warning tools Read on...
  18. Cal OES Logo

    Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

    The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020. Additional Info...
  19. News Flash_City Logo

    A Message from Mayor Chris Rogers

    Please read this important message from Mayor Chris Rogers about standing in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander Community. Read on...
  20. BV Golf Course_NF

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

    A City Council ad hoc committee has provided updated direction to staff to prepare a comprehensive operational evaluation of the golf enterprise, exclusive of potential real estate transactions. Read on...
  21. Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

    Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

    Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Our CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you! Read on...
  22. News Flash_City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for completion of private cleanup of fire debris. Read on...
  23. News Flash_City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

    City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

    Scott Westrope to take helm of Santa Rosa Fire Department. Read on...
  24. News Flash_Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

    COVID-19 Update - Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

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

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

    The City is the honored recipient of two Transportation and Public Works infrastructure awards from the League of California Cities, County Engineers Association of California, and California State Association of Counties. Read on...
  26. NF_Homeless Encampment Assistance-2

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

    The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area and has provided 27 individuals with shelter placements and services. Read on...
  27. News Flash_Fuel Mitigation Burning Ordinance
  28. Handing the Keys Over

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

    The Annual Action Plan to distribute the City’s share of federal funding for housing, homelessness, and community development is available for review and public comment by April 2nd. Read on...
  29. NF_Skyhawk OS Open

    Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

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

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

    Plan update will include an emphasis on health and equity thanks to grant boost from Kaiser Permanente Read on...
  31. NF_Vaccine Ride

    When Vaccination is Your Destination

    Local Sonoma County transit agencies offer fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for individuals traveling to or from City/County COVID-19 vaccination sites with proof of vaccination appointment. Read on...
  32. Debris Response Team-6

    New Dedicated Team Targets Debris Removal on Public Property

    The City has established a new dedicated team to respond to complaints associated with debris left on public property. Read on...
  33. Update_City Council Homeless Services Study Session

    Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

    A February 9 study session provided an in-depth review of the City's current programs and future proposals to address homelessness. Read on...
  34. Mom swimming with child

    Register Now for 20+ New Recreation Programs for Spring 2021

    Registration is underway now for swimming lessons, lifeguard training programs, spring camps, and classes and workshops for kids and adults! Read on...
  35. Checklist

    Council Goal-Setting

    Join in on the conversation as Council reviews, discusses, and provides direction on the priorities that will guide the City's work through the next year. Read on...
  36. City and County Logos

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

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

    New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

    The City is finalizing construction plans to install new traffic-rated protective bollards in Courthouse Square. Construction is anticipated to begin early-March 2021. Read on...
  38. Construction of multi-family housing

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

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority has approved the use of $38.3 million in federal disaster relief funds for the construction of new affordable housing in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  39. News Flash_Flash Flood Watch_1.27.21

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

    The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn areas of Sonoma County. This includes the Glass Fire burn area. Read on...
  40. 1.26.21_NWS_urban ans small stream

    Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

    The NWS has issued a Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Santa Rosa lasting until 2:15am, 1/27 Read on...
  41. News Flash_Homeless Donations Needed

    Cold and Wet Weather Items Needed

    In preparation for the forecasted winter storm event this week, Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), the City’s contracted outreach provider, is seeking cold and wet weather items for distribution to unsheltered community members. Read on...
  42. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents Read on...
  43. City and County Logos

    Reminder to Residents: Be Prepared for Potential Winter Storm Hazards

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to be prepared for winter storms. Read on...
  44. News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.25.21

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

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

    New Dashboard Available for Tracking State’s Debris Removal Program

    Glass Fire Survivors who submitted an ROE can find details on cleanup activity happening on their property with this tool. Read on...
  46. News Flash_Board Vacancies

    City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancy

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

    Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

    The meeting is meant for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire AND for those who live in the impacted area and want to be kept informed on progress during recovery. Read on...
  48. Burned Storm Drain

    Burned Underground Storm Drain Pipes Discovered in Skyhawk Open Space Area

    Recent heavy rain revealed a burned underground storm drain pipe, a result of the Glass Fire, which was discovered by staff in the Skyhawk Open Space area on Monday, Jan. 4. Read on...
  49. CivicPlus_NewsFlash_CountyRainReadyMap

    Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

    County of Sonoma Rain Ready Map helps residents assess potential hazards for their properties to be better prepared for a rain event. Read on...
  50. Tony Gossner Headshot

    Fire Chief Tony Gossner Retiring Dec. 23

    Scott Westrope appointed Interim Fire Chief Read on...
  51. David Gouin Headshot
  52. City and County Logos

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

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

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

    Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed. Additional Info...
  54. News Flash_Phase 2 Exemption

    Minor Burn Debris Removal/Cleanup

    If your property contains ONLY minor burned debris, you will need to apply for an exemption from Phase 2 debris removal and follow cleanup protocols outlined by the City Read on...
  55. City and County Logos

    FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Center Closing

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

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

    The forecasted events are in effect 12/6 to 12/7; residents should secure outdoor holiday décor. Read on...
  57. News Flash Fulton Road

    Fulton Road Project Awarded for Innovation and Sustainability

    City's Fulton Road Project receives Infrastructure Project of the Year and 2020 Best Projects Award of Merit Read on...
  58. City and County Logos

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

    Fire survivors & property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers & Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on 12/2 at 5pm to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the CA Office of Emergency Services. Read on...
  59. City and County Logos

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

    State’s debris removal program set to begin December 1 in Sonoma County. Property owners urged to submit Right of Entry forms as soon as possible. Read on...
  60. GlassFire - Trees CivicPlus NewsFlash-01

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

    Removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there is a burned structure on the property, can be included with the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program Read on...
  61. CityBus Joins the Clipper START Program

    CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Transit Agencies launch new pilot program that will reduce the cost of public transportation for lower income adults. Read on...
  62. News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

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

    Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Read on...
  63. News Flash_Press Democrat Best of 2020 HP Award

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

    Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park wins Press Democrat’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award as the “Best Place to Take Kids” in Sonoma County. Read on...
  64. CivicPlusNF_2019Kincade - 5 Entities-01

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

    Santa Rosa joins Windsor, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency and Community Development Commission in lawsuit against PG&E for damages to public resources resulting from the Kincade Fire. Read on...
  65. News Flash Stony Point Road Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Meeting

    Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

    Join us Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. as options are discussed to improve bicycle and pedestrian access along the Stony Point Road corridor. Read on...
  66. SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

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

    An emergency shelter expansion project is taking form at Sam Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to restore bed capacity at the shelter. Read on...
  67. News Flash_CFO Jan Mazyck

    City of Santa Rosa Appoints Chief Financial Officer

    Jan Mazyck selected to oversee the City’s financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and long-term planning. Read on...
  68. Water Wattles - Glass Fire News Flash

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

    With anticipated winter rains, it is critical that property owners in the Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways. Read on...
  69. City and County Logos

    Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

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

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

    Center to provide fire survivors with onsite support with registering for federal disaster aid Read on...
  71. City and County Logos

    State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Right of Entry Form for Phase 2 of State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program now available for Walbridge, Meyers and Glass Fire survivors and is due by 12/15 Read on...
  72. Ballot Drop-Off Box

    A Statement from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm issues a statement about Election safety. The City of Santa Rosa is committed to making sure Election Day and the days following are safe for everyone. Read on...
  73. City and County Logos

    State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

    Virtual Town Hall Nov. 2 for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fires Debris Removal Read on...
  74. News Flash_CNP Video

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

    Special video highlights community-wide rebuild effort following October 2017 wildfire devastation. Read on...
  75. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

    Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services. Read More
  76. News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

    Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

    Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Additional Info...
  77. 10.18.20 NWS Fire Weather Watch

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Monday (10/19) at 11 PM. Read on...
  78. News Flash CityBus

    Celebrate Safety with CityBus

    National Safety Council honors 28 CityBus operators with Driver Safety Award Pins Read on...
  79. News Flash_PGE Settlement Funds Survey

    Community Input Process Resumes to Help Prioritize Investment of City’s PG&E Settlement Funds

    Remaining community meetings rescheduled to October 21 and 22, online survey extended thru October 25. Read on...
  80. New Flash_Heat and Wind Advisory_10.14.20

    Wind and Heat Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 10 PM this evening (10/14) through 11 AM Thursday (10/15) and has also issued a Heat Advisory from 11 AM Thursday (10/15) through 9 PM Friday (10/16). Read on...
  81. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.13.20

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

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 5 AM Wednesday (10/14) through 6 PM Friday (10/16) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the north-northeast. Read on...
  82. COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

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

    With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings Additional Info...
  83. COVID-19 Playgrounds Open - CivicPlus Newsflash image

    City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

    The City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds following direction from the California Department of Public Health. COVID-19 precautions are required. Read on...
  84. News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_10.12.20

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Wednesday (10/14) at 5am. Read on...
  85. News Flash_Bell Ringing Ceremony Graphic

    Bell Ringing Ceremony

    Members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring a ceremonial bell at 7:30 a.m. on 10/9 to honor the lives lost in Sonoma County during the October 2017 Wildfires. Read on...
  86. Evacuation Update - Glass Fire_NewsFlash size

    Evac Warnings Rescinded in areas of City of Santa Rosa

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has rescinded Evacuation Warnings in all but one small area of the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  87. News Flash_Rain-Ready Property

    Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Read on...
  88. News Flash_Supply and Support Station

    Support and Supply Stations

    Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit supply and support stations operated by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa to receive critical safety information and equipment. Read on...
  89. Evacuation Update - Glass Fire_NewsFlash size

    Remaining Evacuation Orders in Santa Rosa Downgraded to Warnings

    Residents of fire-damaged properties are encouraged to go to the City’s Supply and Support Station prior to returning home for re-entry kits and safety supplies Additional Info...
  90. Glass Fire Evacuation Order Timestamp Map News Flash

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

    The City has created a map that identifies when each zone in the City limits was under mandatory evacuation during the Glass Fire Read on...
  91. News Flash_Glass Fire Recovery

    Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

    The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the Glass Fire. Read on...
  92. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    SOME Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents in three more areas may reenter at this time. Read on...
  93. City and County Logos

    County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

    Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. Read on...
  94. News Flash_Damage Assessment Map

    Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

    Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online. Read on...
  95. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Some Evacuation Warnings Lifted

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted SOME evacuation warnings. Read on...
  96. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Some Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents in four areas may reenter at this time. Read on...
  97. News Flash_City Logo

    Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

    The City has issued a statement regarding the recent passing of an employee. Read on...
  98. News Flash_Heat Advisory EXTENDED_10.1.20

    Heat Advisory Extended Through Friday (10/2)

    The National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa. Read on...
  99. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.1.20_UPDATE

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

    The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for the North Bay Mountains above 1000 feet, specifically the Glass Fire, from 1 PM Thursday (10/1) to 6 AM Saturday (10/3) due for breezy northerly winds and critically dry conditions. Read on...
  100.  Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

    City to Open Cooling Center Thursday (10/1)

    Cooling center activation to offer residents relief during Heat Advisory Read on...
  101. News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_9.29.20

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Thursday (10/1) at 1pm. Read on...
  102. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Update on Evacuation Orders

    Some evacuation orders or warnings have recently been lifted or downgraded. Read on...
  103. Fire and Tree

    Glass Fire in Sonoma County

    Evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation points, resources, and other information in response to wildfires which started on September 27 in Sonoma County. Read on...
  104. News Flash_Know Your Zone

    Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

    While Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuation zone questions for City of Santa Rosa residents. Read on...
  105. 9.26.20 Heat Advisory

    Heat Advisory in Effect 9/27 & 9/28

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa Read on...
  106.  Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

    City to Open Cooling Center Sunday & Monday (9/27 & 9/28)

    Cooling center activation to offer residents relief during forecast High Heat Read on...
  107. NewsFlash RedFlagWarning

    Red Flag Warning Expanded to include all of Santa Rosa/ Sonoma County

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 9pm Saturday (9/26) through 9pm Monday (9/28) Read on...
  108. Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

    Health Order Amendment

    Sonoma County's Health Officer amends Health Order following changes to state framework for reopening. Read on...
  109. Woman getting her nails painted

    Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

    Nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis may now be performed indoors, per a change in state guidelines made yesterday, 9/22. Read on...
  110. News Flash_City Logo

    Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

    Response to Cal/OSHA Citations for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations Read on...
  111. News Flash_CHSQ Public Art

    City Reveals 5 Public Art Proposals to be Considered for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

    Community input requested to help inform decision. Input needed by September 20, 2020. Read on...
  112. News Alert

    Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

    Read about efforts to address homelessness at Fremont Park and across the City. Read on...
  113. Lamp, flashlight, water, masks, batteries, radio and med kit

    September is National Preparedness Month

    Review important emergency preparation information to ensure you are prepared for any type of emergency. Read on...
  114. News Flash_DEZ

    Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone How-To Video

    Watch this video that explains how to look up your evacuation zone with your address within the Santa Rosa city limits. Read on...
  115. Man getting haircut and woman holding bags in mall

    Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

    Barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications on 8/31 due to revised health orders. Read on...
  116. News Flash_Sam Jones Hall Expansion

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

    Installation of an emergency shelter building to restore bed capacity at Sam Jones Hall Homeless Shelter is underway. Read on...
  117. News Flash_City Logo

    Ford v. City of Santa Rosa

    City of Santa Rosa, Andy Ford Reach Settlement in the Case of 2018 Ford v. City of Santa Rosa Read on...
  118. Red Flag Warning for 8/23 - 8/24

    Red Flag Warning

    In effect for all of Santa Rosa from 5 AM Sunday, 8/23 to 5 PM Monday 8/24 due to dry lightning and gusty erratic outflow winds over existing wildfires Read on...
  119. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_8.17.20

    High Risk Heat Event Continues Through Wednesday

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning through midweek for Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, where the hottest temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s to low 100s. Read on...
  120.  Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

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

    Cooling center activations to offer residents relief during forecast High Risk Heat events Read on...
  121. Energy Conservation

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

    State agency asking Californians to Conserve Energy in attempt to avoid energy interruptions Read on...
  122. Red Flag Warning Extended for August 16

    Red Flag Warning Extended

    The NWS has extended the Red Flag Warning for isolated dry lightning; Heat advisory in effect for 8/16 through 9pm Read on...
  123. News Flash_Blue Green Algae

    Blue Green Algae Blooms Observed at Lake Ralphine

    City park guests should be aware and take precautions to protect their health and the health of pets when visiting parks with bodies of water, which may contain potentially toxic Blue Green Algae. Read on...
  124. News Flash_Heat Advisory_8.14.20

    Heat Advisory 8/14

    The National Weather Service has forecasted a long duration heat wave will impact the region from Friday (8/14) through at least Wednesday (8/19) of next week. Read on...
  125. News Flash_Local Urgency Ordinance

    City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

    City Council approves an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health Orders in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  126. Recreation staff helping child with distance learning

    School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

    Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks offers the School of Rec – Distance Learning Camp & Care —a full day, distance-learning and recreation program hosted at City community centers and parks. Sign up soon, fall session begins August 24. Read on...
  127. Man wearing mask, serving food outdoors

    Stay Safe Santa Rosa

    See some of the ways to more safely enjoy this summer and fall in Santa Rosa during COVID-19. Read on...
  128. buffered bike lane E Street

    E Street Bike Lanes

    Pavement Preventative Maintenance project 2020 will reconfigure pavement striping along E Street to accommodate Class II buffered bike lanes. Read on...
  129. News Flash_Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting_8.7.20

    Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

    View details and information on how to participate in the next Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting set to take place this Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. Read on...
  130. News Flash_Water Conservation

    Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm has accepted the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and is asking all Santa Rosans to show their support for WaterSmart habits by pledging to conserve water. Read on...
  131. Checklist

    Council Goal-Setting

    Join in on the conversation as Council reviews, discusses, and provides direction on the priorities that will guide the City's work through 2021. Read on...
  132. News Flash_Serving During COVID19

    Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

    Even though most City of Santa Rosa facilities may be closed to the public, City staff are working around the clock to maintain essential City services. Read on...
  133. News Flash_Board Vacancies

    City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

    City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on Boards that have current vacancies. Read on...
  134. News Flash_Fremont Park Update

    Fire Threat Addressed in Encampment in Fremont Park

    Fire hazard mitigation measures implemented this week Read on...
  135. News Flash_Food Drive_7.22.20

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive

    Make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food & Fund Drive now through July 22 at SRCity.org/FoodDrive Read on...
  136. Closed Sign

    Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

    Services Remain Available Online, By Phone, or By Appointment Read on...
  137. News Flash_Additional Business Restrictions

    Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

    New state restrictions in place for indoor business operations and activities in Sonoma County due to rising coronavirus cases Read on...
  138. NF_StatementfromtheChief

    Statement from Chief Navarro

    Response to the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Report Read on...
  139. News Flash_New Business Restrictions

    New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

    Effective tomorrow (7/13), new restrictions will be in place for some businesses due to rising Sonoma County coronavirus cases. Read on...
  140. Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chambers

    Santa Rosa City Council Candidate Nomination Period Opens July 13, 2020

    The filing period is July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020. Read on...
  141. Food Cans

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

    The City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to host another food donation drive—online and in-person! Read on...
  142. News Alert

    Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

    City to activate its Homeless Encampment Assistance Program to address encampments creating health and safety hazards in the Corporate Center Parkway area Read on...
  143. Evacuation Planning Toolkit

    Evacuation Planning Toolkit – Prepare Your Household

    The City has prepared evacuation planning tools and resources to help your household better prepare for evacuation. Read on...
  144. All Fireworks Are Illegal

    Fireworks Reminder

    A joint message from the chiefs of Fire and Police as you make plans for the holiday weekend. Read on...
  145. Magali Telles Headshot

    City of Santa Rosa Appoints Community Engagement Division Director

    Magali Telles selected to lead City’s efforts to build and strengthen community relationships. Read on...
  146. City of Santa Rosa

    Actions for Change

    A commitment from Santa Rosa's City Council and City Manager. Read on...
  147. No Fireworks

    Fireworks Are Illegal in Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa Fire Department reminds residents about use and dangers of fireworks in advance of 4th of July. Read on...
  148. Red Flag being raised on flag pole at fire station

    Red Flag Warning for Upper Elevations of Sonoma County

    In effect 6/28 at 10pm to 6/29 at 8pm for North Bay Mountains (elevations over 1000’) Read on...
  149. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. Read on...
  150. SRPD Badge With Magnifier

    Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

    SRPD has created a new webpage to increase transparency and make policy information more readily available. Read on...
  151. News Flash_Nixle

    Changes to Nixle Communication Service

    Questions about recent Nixle alerts? Here's what you need to know. Read on...
  152. New Health Officer Order

    New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

    New Health Order adopts and incorporates State Orders and Guidance, as well as requires compliance with County specific individual and business mitigation measures. Read on...
  153. Close Up Of Person At Laptop Using Mobile Phone

    Opinion Research Firm Retained to Poll Santa Rosa Voters

    Firm will utilize voter record information and will begin 6/17 Read on...
  154. News Flash_WatchLIVE

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

    Mayors representing the nine incorporated cities in Sonoma County, along with local law enforcement Chiefs and Congressman Mike Thompson, are holding a joint press conference on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Sonoma County. Read on...
  155. City of Santa Rosa

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

    The City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) policies and practices through a strategic process guided with community input – the Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan. Read on...
  156. Santa Rosa Police Media Release

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

    Change Follows Ongoing Input and Discussions Between City, Police, and Community Leaders Read on...
  157. New Health Officer Order

    More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

    New Health Order issued allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  158. NWS Excessive Heat Watch

    Excessive Heat Watch 5/25 to 5/28

    NWS issued Excessive Heat Watch for Bay Area Read on...
  159. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma has temporarily closed area of trail previously impacted by encampment Read on...
  160. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved plans to address encampment on Trail Read on...
  161. City and County Logos

    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    Agreement defines under what circumstances SRPD may enforce a violation of camping ordinances on public property and establishes protocols to be followed in connection with such enforcement efforts Read on...
  162. PED_newsflash_permitsantarosa_300x189

    Permit Santa Rosa

    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.