1. SurveyNewsFlash

    Community Survey

    The City of Santa Rosa has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the City of Santa Rosa. Respondents may be contacted by email, text, or telephone. Read on...
  2. Short Term Rental Image - News Flash Size

    S­anta Rosa City Council Approves Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

    The Urgency Ordinance takes effect immediately and provides a regulatory framework for short-term rental operations within the city limits to preserve public peace, welfare, health and safety and address community compatibility. Read on...
  3. News Flash_Halloween

    Outdoor Trick-Or-Treating in Sonoma County is Safe This Halloween With Precautions

    Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Additional Info...
  4. 300x189_SANTA ROSA DROUGHT RESPONSE _JULY_SEPT2x

    Water Supply Update - October 14, 2021

    During Sept. water conservation savings dropped and it is critical that we continue to achieve necessary savings through at least December. We must save water now to preserve remaining supplies in Lake Sonoma and lessen impacts next year. Additional Info...
  5. News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements

    As vaccinations & wearing face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates & hospitalizations, health officers for 9 Bay Area jurisdictions requiring face coverings in most indoor public spaces reached consensus on criteria to lift the health orders. Additional Info...
  6. SRPD Counter Hours

    Changes to Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

    Based on the departure and retirement of several records staff, the SRPD Records Bureau cannot maintain the same public hours while meeting legal and statutory mandates. New hours will begin Saturday, October 9th. Read on...
  7. New Flash_Red Flag Warning_Wind Advisory_10.10.21

    Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

    Red Flag Warning in Effect 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 5PM Tuesday (10/12) and Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Mountains 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 8PM Monday (10/11) and North Bay Valleys 9AM to 8PM Monday (10/11). Read on...
  8. City-County Logos

    Debris Removal Program Clears Final Parcels After 2020 Wildfires

    State and local officials have announced the completion of major wildfire debris removal operations on 243 parcels in Sonoma County associated with the 2020 LNU Lightning Complex and Glass fires. Read on...
  9. NF_Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan

    City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

    The approval is a major milestone for Santa Rosa and especially the Roseland community as it marked the conclusion of more than a decade of community engagement and public input to shape and develop the plans for this park. Read on...
  10. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.29.21

    September 28th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and is in effect 11PM Wednesday (9/29) through 11AM Thursday (9/30). Read on...
  11. NF_AquaticsPrograms

    Your City Pools, a Haven Amid the Pandemic

    From swim lessons to lap swimming, water exercise and water polo, see how your City pools have provided a refuge for health and wellness during the pandemic. Read on...
  12. 300x189_TURN OFF IRRIGATION ENGLISH2x

    It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

    Help preserve and prolong our local water supply by turning off your irrigation system until next Spring… Additional Info...
  13. Red Flag 09.19.21

    September 17th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains starting at 11PM tonight (9/19) to 8PM Monday (9/20). Read on...
  14. News Flash_SRPD

    City of Santa Rosa Reaches Settlement with Cal/OSHA for COVID-19 Violations Issued Last September

    The City of Santa Rosa has reached a settlement agreement with Cal/OSHA for the four citations issued in September of 2020 to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations. Read on...
  15. NF_Safe Parking

    City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

    The City of Santa Rosa is inviting proposals from qualified homeless services providers to operate a Safe Parking Pilot Program, beginning early 2022. Read on...
  16. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.9.21

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for Dry Lightning Issued for ALL of Sonoma County

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will go into effect from 5PM today (Thursday, 9/9) to 11AM tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) for the potential of dry lightning and gusty/erratic winds Read on...
  17. White House Logo

    President Biden Implements COVID-19 Six-Pronged Action Plan

    President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to successfully combat COVID-19, including requiring employers with 100+ employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing. Additional Info...
  18. News Flash_Lake Ralphine Closed

    Refilling of Lake Ralphine Suspended to Preserve Water, Some Recreational Use Impacted

    The refilling of Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park, which would typically happen this time of year, has been suspended to preserve water amid severe drought conditions. Read on...
  19. 300x189_DROUGHT IS HERE ENGLISH_2x

    Water Supply Update

    Santa Rosa Reduces Water Use by 22 Percent in July and August Additional Info...
  20. CountyLogo_NF

    So. County Health Order on Vaccinations & Sports Guidelines Issued Sept. 3, 2021

    The Sonoma County health officer issued a health order for pharmacists, home health care worker vaccination; and issued youth sports guidelines on Friday, September 3, 2021. Read on...
  21. News Flash_City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    City of Santa Rosa Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for City Employees

    The Santa Rosa City Council has directed the City Manager to adopt a policy requiring that all City employees provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, effective October 1, 2021. Read on...
  22. NF_Portland Loo Installation

    New "Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

    The City has opened the first 24-hour single public restroom in the downtown core. The Portland Loo is a single occupant, unisex restroom designed for durability, safety, security and energy efficiency. Read on...
  23. Section 8 Waiting List Lottery Opening1

    Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

    The Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021 Additional Info...
  24. NF_ShelterAnnex

    Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

    Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter will reopen Friday, Aug. 27 with enhanced safety protocols to protect residents and staff and to help prevent future COVID transmission Read on...
  25. Samuel L. Jones Hall exterior

    COVID Cases at City’s Homeless Shelter

    Updated as of August 25th to provide the status on COVID cases at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter, and to announce plans for the reopening of the shelter for new residents Read on...
  26. Newsflash_Lets Connect SR

    Let's Connect Santa Rosa!

    Introducing SR Neighborhood Corner, a virtual engagement space for Santa Rosa neighborhoods to connect with each other! Read on...
  27. Homes and Short Term Rentals

    City of Santa Rosa Requesting Community Input on Short-Term Rentals

    Community input to help City staff in development of short-term rental urgency ordinance Read on...
  28. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_8.18.21

    August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning a little early. Little to no winds materialized in the SR area as of noon today (8/18). Residents in SoCo can still expect smoke from the Northern California wildfires to push into our region. Read on...
  29. NF_BPOC 2.1

    City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

    The City has been awarded $12 million in federal grant funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission through California's Active Transportation Program to go toward construction of the City’s Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing. Read on...
  30. NF_AlertTest-8.17.21

    Alert and Warning Exercise on August 17

    The County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, and National Weather Service will conduct an alert and warning exercise on August 17 for select Santa Rosa neighborhoods and NOAA Weather Radio owners countywide Read on...
  31. CityBus UR Free Teen Girl

    Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

    The service level increases, in combination with the Unlimited Rides (UR Free) youth program, provides students with reliable, comfortable, and fare-free transportation to school, work, or on any CityBus route throughout Santa Rosa. Read on...
  32. Vaccine Card

    County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Emergency Personnel, Encourages Employers to do the Same

    Health order requiring all fire, law enforcement & emergency medical service workers & staff at disaster shelters to show proof of vaccination. If proof of vaccination is not available, weekly COVID-19 testing is required. Order takes effect 9/24. Additional Info...
  33. Zero Waste

    Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

    The ordinance is designed to reduce local community's collective usage and reliance on single-use plastic materials, it is effective January 1, 2022. Read on...
  34. New Health Officer Order

    Bay Area Health Officials Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors

    Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Indoor Masking Orders Take Effect Tuesday (8/3). Additional Info...
  35. News Flash_Fall-Winter 2021-22 AG

    See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind. Additional Info...
  36. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_7.19.21

    July 19th Red Flag Warning Canceled for Dry Lightning

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning. Convection no longer looks favorable for the region so they have canceled the Red Flag Warning which includes the North Bay Mountains and upper elevations of Sonoma County. Read on...
  37. Woman wearing mask

    Sonoma County Recommends Masking Indoors for Everyone

    Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19 Additional Info...
  38. NF_County-City Logos

    CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

    CANCELED . . . Due to the fire weather concerns in the North Bay Mountains and the greater Bay Area, the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, and the National Weather Service Bay Area have decided to CANCEL the emergency alert and warning exercise. Read on...
  39. Computer screen with online survey

    Take the Survey: What Makes a Great City Manager?

    The City would like to hear your thoughts regarding desirable qualities and characteristics we should be looking for in the next City Manager. Read on...
  40. NF_County-City Logos

    Sonoma Co. Alternate Care Site to Open in Response to Increase in COVID-19 Cases

    COVID-positive residents of City of Santa Rosa’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter among those to utilize site. Read on...
  41. News Flash_Glass Fire Damaged Trees

    PG&E Begins Tree Hauling Program for Glass and LNU Lightning Complex Fires

    Property owners with fallen trees left on their property that PG&E felled following the Glass Fire now have option of getting them removed by PG&E Additional Info...
  42. NF_CoolingCenter2

    Cooling Center to Open, Excessive Heat Advisory Thru Sunday Night (7/11/21)

    The City of Santa Rosa will open a cooling center at Steele Lane Community Center on Saturday (7/10) and Sunday (7/11) Read on...
  43. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_7.8.21

    Excessive Heat Warning 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11)

    *UPDATE - Heat Advisory Issued For North Bay Valleys* The National Weather Service has now issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  44. News Flash_Restrictions and Prohibitions

    Santa Rosa Adopts Mandatory 20 Percent Reductions in Water Use

    Effective Immediately: To protect the regions dwindling water supply, Santa Rosa adopts mandatory 20 percent reduction in water use and enacts water restrictions and prohibitions during 6/29/21 City Council meeting. Additional Info...
  45. No Fireworks

    SR Fire Department Reminds Residents About Use & Dangers of Fireworks in Advance of Fourth of July

    The SR Fire Department reminds residents that the possession, storage, sale & use of all fireworks is illegal within the City of SR. It is also illegal to purchase “Safe & Sane” fireworks from neighboring cities & bring them into SR. Read on...
  46. NF_URFree

    All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

    Unlimited Rides UR Free, CityBus pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth TK through grade 12 on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1 Read on...
  47. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.14.21

    Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning

    The NWS issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay, including all of SR, in effect 11AM Wed (6/16) thru 1PM Fri (6/18). The Heat Advisory for Wed will upgrade to an Excessive Heat Warning for North Bay Mtns ONLY from 11AM Thu (6/17) thru 1PM Friday (6/18). Read on...
  48. Event at Howarth Park

    Permits Resume for Activities and Events in City Parks

    Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has resumed accepting applications for park permits allowing for hosted events in City parks. Read on...
  49. Kids Swimming Underwater

    Swim Lesson Scholarships Available

    Scholarships for qualifying families are available now to help with the cost of swim lessons this summer. Read on...
  50. News Flash_SRPD

    SRPD Releases Records Related to Specific Incidents of Use of Force from 2020 Community Protests

    The City of Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) has published records related to internal investigations of two specific use-of-force incidents that occurred in May and June of 2020. Read on...
  51. Go Bag essentials

    Wildfire Ready: Know Your Zone, Learn Your Ways Out, Prepare a Go Bag

    Being prepared for an emergency includes assembling a go bag, knowing your evacuation zone, and learning all the ways out of your neighborhood Read on...
  52. SRW21 WaterSmart Portal Web 300x189

    WaterSmart Portal

    Santa Rosa Water’s brand NEW WaterSmart Portal is here to help you track and analyze your water use online. Sign up today! Additional Info...
  53. NF_SchoolofRec

    ‘School of Rec’ Program Concludes, 180 Families Served

    Distance learning camp and care program met an emergent, critical need during the pandemic. Read on...
  54. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time and the City uses multiple notification systems to make sure emergency alerts are delivered to the people who need the information Read on...
  55. 6 municipality logos

    County and Cities Affected by the Kincade Fire Reach $31 million Settlement with PG&E

    The allocated gross share for the City of Santa Rosa is $1,168,180.40 Read on...
  56. Local and federal elected officials post for a photo at the former site of Fire S

    $33.9M in Federal Funding Allocated to City for Rebuilding & Resiliency

    Funds will support unmet needs for rebuilding City infrastructure damaged during the 2017 wildfires AND for infrastructure improvements to protect the community from future disasters Read on...
  57. News Flash_City Logo

    Questions About Evacuation Tags?

    Read why evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas, but are not utilized as part of the City of Santa Rosa's community evacuation strategy Read on...
  58. News Flash_Drought Is Here

    Santa Rosa City Council Adopts 20% Voluntary Community-wide Reduction in Water Use

    The 20% community-wide reduction follows California Governor Gavin Newsom’s drought declaration for the Russian River Wastershed and the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership’s request for a reduction in water-use to prolong and preserve water supply. Additional Info...
  59. Jeff Kolin

    Council Announces Intent to Appoint Jeff Kolin as Interim City Manager

    Kolin would fill role while City conducts extensive recruitment for permanent new City Manager Read on...
  60. SRFD_Declares Fire Season 2021 (2)

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

    The Fire Department is asking residents, especially those who live within or around the City’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area, to take steps to prepare properties and update household emergency plans in anticipation of an active wildfire season. Read on...
  61. image001

    UPDATE: Red Flag Warning Cancelled at 1PM, Tuesday (5/11)

    The National Weather Service has cancelled the Red Flag Warning ahead of the planned expiration at 6PM on Tuesday, 5/11 Read on...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. News Flash_Fuel Mitigation Burning Ordinance
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents Read on...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...
  102. 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...
  103. 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...
  104. 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...
  105. 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...
  106. 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...
  107. Tony Gossner Headshot

    Fire Chief Tony Gossner Retiring Dec. 23

    Scott Westrope appointed Interim Fire Chief Read on...
  108. David Gouin Headshot
  109. 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...
  110. 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...
  111. 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...
  112. 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...
  113. 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...
  114. 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...
  115. 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...
  116. 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...
  117. 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...
  118. 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...
  119. 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...
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    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...
  121. 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 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...
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    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...
  125. 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...
  126. 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...
  127. 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...
  128. 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...
  129. 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...
  130. 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
  131. 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...
  132. News Flash CityBus

    Celebrate Safety with CityBus

    National Safety Council honors 28 CityBus operators with Driver Safety Award Pins Read on...
  133. 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...
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    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...
  135. 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...
  136. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

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

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved plans to address encampment on Trail Read on...
  138. 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...
  139. 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.