Resilient City Permit Center & Rebuilding Information
VISIT OR CONTACT THE PERMIT CENTER
- Address: 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 6, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 707-543-4649
NOTICE: Priority staff time is given to property owners who have lost their homes or business. If you are a real estate agent, developer, investor, or other such party, please make an appointment to get your questions answered. Appointments are limited to 15 minutes and can be scheduled from 8:30am to 11:30am Monday through Friday by calling 707-543-4649.
Rebuilding Landscapes Workshop (Added 9.11.18)
Saturday, 9/29, 8am -12:30pm at City of Santa Rosa Utility Field Office, 35 Stony Point Rd
Free landscape design templates were recently made available to fire survivors who are rebuilding by the Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership. Attend this workshop to learn more about the free templates and how they can be modified for specific site needs.
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Input Needed from Coffey Park Residents and Property Owners on Design/Rebuild of Neighborhood Park (Updated 8.13.18)
Recreation & Parks held the first neighborhood meeting for the rebuilding of Coffey Neighborhood Park on August 4, 2018. Information on testing, debris removal, construction and funding was provided. The meeting was videotaped and is available for viewing online. Participants were also asked to complete a written survey to provide input on design and rebuilding of the park. Residents and property owners who did not attend the meeting or who did not submit a survey in person may do so online by November 16, 2018.
Street Sweeping Service Expanded in Fire-Impacted Neighborhoods (Added 7.8.18)
The City has finalized plans with the street sweeping contractor, Recology, to add one additional day per month of street sweeping service in fire-impacted neighborhoods to accommodate the abnormal demands created by intensified construction activity. The service expansion begins in July for the Coffey Park area and in October for the Fountaingrove/Hidden Valley areas. 2018 Sweeping Schedule | 2019 Sweeping Schedule
New Process for Addressing Over Excavation During Debris Removal (Updated 5.17.18)
Fire survivors who believe that too much soil was removed from their property during debris removal should call the Sonoma County Recovers Information Line at (707) 565-1222 by May 31, 2018 to request a site assessment. Cal OES has committed to addressing over excavation issues that occurred as a result of the government-sponsored fire debris removal program. For properties that are determined to be over excavated, the State’s contractor will work quickly to return excess soil that should not have been removed. More Information Opens a New Window.
Fountaingrove Water Quality Advisory and Investigation
The Water Department is working determinedly to verify the cause and repair water infrastructure that was damaged in an area of Fountaingrove as a result of the October wildfires. More Information Opens a New Window. | Letter Regarding Occupancy and Reconnecting to Water Service in the Fountaingrove Water Quality Advisory Area (added 7.12.18) Opens a New Window.
Coffey Park Underground Utilities Replacement
PG&E crews will begin building new underground electric and gas utilities in the Coffey Park neighborhood starting Monday, April 2 and aims to complete construction and have permanent gas and electricity turned on by the end of the year. More Information Opens a New Window.
URGENCY ORDINANCES - SMALL LOT STANDARDS (Updated 4.18.18)
On October 24, 2017, to facilitate and expedite reconstruction following the October 2017 wildfires, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance establishing the Resilient City (-RC) Combining Zoning District, to be applied to the base zoning of each property most severely impacted by the fires. As field surveys and new information became available, 21 additional properties with destroyed or damaged structures were identified outside of the -RC District boundaries. City Council unanimously adopted an urgency ordinance to add the -RC District to these properties. The ordinance went into effect immediately.
At the April 3, 2018 City Council meeting, a resident of the Coffey Park area requested that the Council consider amending the -RC Combining District to allow lots smaller than 6,000 square-feet to use the residential small lot development standards, which include reduced setbacks, among other standards. The Council directed staff to meet with residents of the area and bring a proposal back.On May 8, 2018, a motion was made to adopt the urgency ordinance, however, that motion failed by a vote of 3-2 (3 members voting in favor, with 2 members voting against the motion.) Because 5 affirmative votes are required to adopt an urgency ordinance, the motion failed and the ordinance was not adopted.
For additional information, please contact Jessica Jones, Supervising Planner, at (707) 543-3410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW POLICIES TO AID REBUILDING
To get every individual back into their homes and return the community to its health and vibrancy, the City has created new policies, which include:
- Expediting review process for hillside development and design review
- Waiving fees for discretionary planning, demolition and temporary housing permits
- Allowing residents to live in temporary housing units, such as manufactured, tiny homes, and RVs, on their properties while rebuilding
- Allowing residents to build detached accessory dwelling units to live in while they are rebuilding their main residence and offering incentives for such units