1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4.  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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. General Plan Update Image

    City of Santa Rosa Seeking Applicants for New Community Advisory Committee by October 2

    The City of Santa Rosa is requesting members of the public to help shape its future by applying by October 2 to become a part of the Community Advisory Committee for its General Plan Update (GPU). Read on...
  10. News Flash_PGE Settlement Funds Survey
  11. StoneFarmLeases_AgArea 300x189

    Parcel for Lease - Stone Farm

    Auction of City Agricultural Property for Lease: Stone Farm (approximately 45 acres) *Sealed Bids must be submitted on September 23, 2020 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.* Read On...
  12. 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...
  13. Events Cancelled

    Citywide Events Cancelled Through End of 2020

    To continue to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Santa Rosa, the City has cancelled all events and large gatherings through at least the end of the year. Read on...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 8.21 fire watch NWS_NF

    Fire Weather Watch for Dry Lightning, Sun. 8/23 - Tue. 8/25

    The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch from 5am Sunday (8/23) through 11am Tuesday (8/25) for dry lightning Read on...
  22. 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...
  23.  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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. News Flash_Fremont Park Update

    Fire Threat Addressed in Encampment in Fremont Park

    Fire hazard mitigation measures implemented this week Read on...
  38. News Flash_City Logo

    Update on City’s 2017 Wildfires Claim Settlement from PG&E

    Public Input Process Will Help Shape City Council’s Expenditure Plan for the Funds Read on...
  39. 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...
  40. Closed Sign

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

    Services Remain Available Online, By Phone, or By Appointment Read on...
  41. 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...
  42. NF_StatementfromtheChief

    Statement from Chief Navarro

    Response to the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Report Read on...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. News Alert

    Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

    Read about efforts to address encampments at Corporate Center Parkway area on July 9, 2020 and next steps as the City continues to address homelessness during COVID-19. Read on...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. City of Santa Rosa

    Actions for Change

    A commitment from Santa Rosa's City Council and City Manager. Read on...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. Read on...
  55. 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...
  56. News Flash_Nixle

    Changes to Nixle Communication Service

    Questions about recent Nixle alerts? Here's what you need to know. Read on...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. NWS Excessive Heat Watch

    Excessive Heat Watch 5/25 to 5/28

    NWS issued Excessive Heat Watch for Bay Area Read on...
  64. Open Field of High Weeds

    2020 Weed Abatement Season

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to begin inspections of applicable properties by June 1 or sooner. Read on...
  65. 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...
  66. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  67. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  68. Chinese dragon dance at public event

    Community Promotions Funding

    Nonprofits encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote Santa Rosa Read on...
  69. &#34Welcome home&#34 keychain with flowers in background

    New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

    1000th homes completes construction Read on...
  70. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

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

    Downtown Improvements

    Sidewalk accessibility improvements and prefabricated public restroom installation. Read on...
  72. 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...
  73. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

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

    CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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

    Census 2020

    The Census count launches this spring and all citizens must be included Read on...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. Rebuild Permit Center Front entrance with sign that reads &#34Recovering as one&#34
  79. 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...
  80. City of Santa Rosa

    City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

    Funding to help City continue with fire recovery and resiliency efforts Read on...
  81. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

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

    New Vice Mayor

    City Council appoints District 4 Representative Victoria Fleming Read on...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. City of Santa Rosa

    Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

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

    City Wildfire Documentary

    Now available for viewing online or on local TV broadcast Read on...
  88. 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...
  89. Public Art Walk_news flash

    Public Art Walk

    Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! Read on...
  90. dt_common_streams_StreamServer

    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...
  91. Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

    Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

    Donate to help rebuild Santa Rosa's fire damaged City parks! Read on...
  92. Rows of crops at a farm with an orange sky in the background.

    Community Promotion Funding

    Non-profits are encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote the City
  93. 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.