1. NewsFlash200326_PoliceChief_Edit

    A Message from the Police Chief

    Today, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced two more police officers tested positive for COVID-19 after reporting the first three positive cases on Tuesday, March 24. Read on...
  2. Inspector writing on clipboard

    Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

    To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide only essential services, including permitting and inspections Read on...
  3. Homeless Services and COVID-19

    Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    The City is closely following interim guidance provided by the CDC as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large from the coronavirus disease Read on...
  4. PARKSCLOSEDVideoCoverEnglish_3.26 News Flash

    COVID-19 Question of the Day

    “How can I stay active if the parks are closed?” Read on...
  5. March 24 of ENG_PoliceChief_YouTubeThumb News Flash

    A Message from the Police Chief

    Police Chief Ranier Navarro shares news of two police officers testing positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Read on...
  6. MayorVideoCoverEnglish_NewsFlash_3.23.20

    A Message from the Mayor

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm offers three simple ways you can help the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Read on...
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    A Message from the Mayor

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm shares information on the State-Wide Order to Shelter in Place now in effect for California until further notice. Read on...
  8. News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

    Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

    Issued by Governor Newsom, the order establishes consistency across jurisdictions and defines essential services in the state. Read on...
  9. A Message From the Police Chief

    A Message from the Police Chief

    Police Chief Rainer Navarro Urges Santa Rosans to Follow Health Order, Stay at Home Read on...
  10. News Flash_Shelter in Place

    Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

    Sonoma County Public Health Officer directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence. Read on...
  11. News Flash_Service Finder

    Online Services and Phone Numbers

    The City of Santa Rosa is committed to the health of our community and our employees. We strongly encourage you to use the services that are available online or over the phone. Read on...
  12. News Flash_ SUBSCRIBE News Alert

    Stay Informed, Subscribe Today!

    Receive the latest COVID-19 News Alerts when you subscribe to our City Connections Newsletter. #PreventTheSpread Read on...
  13. Using Hand Sanitizer

    NEWS RELEASE: 3/12 Coronavirus Update

    Santa Rosa Suspends Most Public Gatherings Through March Read on...
  14. Sneeze Into Elbow

    NEWS RELEASE 3/11: Coronavirus Update

    Some City-Organized Public Events and Meetings Postponed to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus Read on...
  15. newsflash

    Santa Rosa's Drinking Water is Safe

    We want to reassure residents that the coronavirus is not spread through tap water. Your drinking water is tested regularly to ensure it meets all safe drinking water standards. Read on...
  16. Washing Hands

    NEWS RELEASE 3/2: Coronavirus Update

    Santa Rosa Declares Local Emergency to Safeguard the Community Against the Coronavirus Read on...
  17. City Connections Newsletter

    City Connections Newsletter

    Your March City Connections Newsletter is here! Read about Santa Rosa's latest news, upcoming events, job opportunities, and more. Read on...
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    Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The latest updates from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Read on...
  19. Measure M_news flash

    Santa Rosa Seeks Input to Improve Parks for All

    Community to help prioritize spending of Measure M sales tax revenue for parks. Second of four planning workshops scheduled for March 26th. Read on...
  20. City of Santa Rosa logo on American Flag background

    Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

    Santa Rosa Police do not undertake joint efforts with federal, state or local law enforcement agencies to investigate, detain, or arrest individuals solely for violation of federal immigration law Read on...
  21. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  22. &#34Welcome home&#34 keychain with flowers in background

    New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

    1000th homes completes construction Read on...
  23. Chinese dragon dance at public event

    Community Promotions Funding

    Nonprofits encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote Santa Rosa Read on...
  24. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma has temporarily closed area of trail previously impacted by encampment Read on...
  25. Downtown Accessibility Improvements News Flash

    Downtown Improvements

    Sidewalk accessibility improvements and prefabricated public restroom installation. Read on...
  26. News Flash - Slurry Seal 2020

    Annual Slurry Seal 2020

    View maps of residential streets selected to receive Summer 2020 slurry seal treatment. Read on...
  27. Resilient City logo on red background

    Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

    The Resilient City Permit Center will be moving to Room 5 at the City Hall complex (100 Santa Rosa Ave.) starting January 27. Read on...
  28. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved plans to address encampment on Trail Read on...
  29. CalHome News Item Graphic

    CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

    Area Median Income eligibility limit raised to up 120% Read on...
  30. CA Census 2020

    Census 2020

    The Census count launches this spring and all citizens must be included Read on...
  31. Staff looking at map in City Emergency Operations Center

    Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

    View a slideshow highlighting the City's response to Oct. 2019 emergency events Read on...
  32. Rebuild Permit Center Front entrance with sign that reads &#34Recovering as one&#34
  33. ReCoverCA logo over scenic photo of CA

    State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

    Fire survivors urged to take survey to inform of local recovery needs Read on...
  34. City of Santa Rosa

    City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

    Funding to help City continue with fire recovery and resiliency efforts Read on...
  35. Umbrella and Rain_resized

    Winter Shelters Open

    Sonoma County expands winter shelter beds for people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  36. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents Read on...
  37. Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming

    New Vice Mayor

    City Council appoints District 4 Representative Victoria Fleming Read on...
  38. Coffey Neighborhood Park Construction News Flash home page

    Park Construction Underway

    Reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park is underway. First phase will build the nature-themed playground area, anticipated to open in late March 2020, weather permitting. Read on...
  39. BFC Silver Designation Announcement News Flash main

    Silver-level National Recognition

    The League of American Bicyclists has honored the City of Santa Rosa with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. Read on...
  40. Downtown Parking Update

    Update on Downtown Parking

    Reduced metered parking hours, free parking on Small Biz Saturday, and future Council consideration of free weekend Garage Parking during holiday season Read on...
  41. Last October

    City Wildfire Documentary

    Now available for viewing online or on local TV broadcast Read on...
  42. City of Santa Rosa

    Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

    Seeking input on proposal to expand Community Homeless Assistance Program Read on...
  43. Last October

    City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

    Three planned local screenings are free and open to the public Read on...
  44. National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

    Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

    September is National Preparedness month — follow these tips to help ensure your family is ready, no matter the emergency. Read on...
  45. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  46. Renewal Enterprise District (RED) - City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

    Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

    Michelle Whitman to Set Course for Future of Recently Formed Housing-Focused JPA Read on...
  47. Joint Announcement from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    The Injunction defines under what circumstances individuals experiencing homelessness may be cited or arrested for violation of camping ordinances on public property in Santa Rosa Read on...
  48. Hearn Ave Interchange Measure M

    Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

    City to ask SCTA to reallocate $9.5M in Measure M funding to construct the Hearn Avenue Interchange Improvements Project - Phase 3. Read on...
  49. WQR_ newsflash

    Water Quality Report

    The 2018 Santa Rosa Water Quality Report is NOW Available! Read on...
  50. Red Flag being raised on flag pole at fire station

    Preparations for Emergency Response During Fire Season

    Learn how public safety officials will be monitoring and responding to conditions in the field to help protect our community Read on...
  51. City of Santa Rosa

    Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

    City of Santa Rosa and County Sonoma part of $415 million settlement to resolve North Bay local governments 2017 fire claims Read on...
  52. Home Construction

    A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

    Property owners experiencing delays or challenges due to issues with their contractor may contact the Resilient City Permit Center Read on...
  53. Wildfire Awareness Week

    “Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

    California Governor declared May 5-11 “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt” Read on...
  54. City of Santa Rosa

    Wildfire After Action Report

    The City's Independent After-Action Report reviews events and actions around 2017 wildfires and makes recommendations for areas of improvement Read on...
  55. City of Santa Rosa

    City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

    City Council approved release of police records pre-dating January 1, 2019, under Senate Bill 1421 Read on...
  56. FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

    FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

    New online tool tracks funding status for public infrastructure damaged by October 2017 wildfires Read on...
  57. Public Art Walk_news flash

    Public Art Walk

    Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! Read on...
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    Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

    Hundreds of photos and other images are preserved for all time and made available online. Read on...
  59. Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

    Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

    Donate to help rebuild Santa Rosa's fire damaged City parks! Read on...
  60. Accessory Dwelling Unit

    Accessory Dwelling Units

    The City of Santa Rosa is preparing an amendment to the Zoning Code to facilitate the construction of accessory dwelling units on single-family residential parcels in compliance with new state law.
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    Community Promotion Funding

    Non-profits are encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote the City
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    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.