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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Shop Here, Park Free Program

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Shop Here Park Free Program

The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division, downtown merchants, and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber have teamed up to encourage people who will be in the downtown area for more an hour or more to park in one of our five...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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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.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

@SRBiz Guest Instagrammer

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Dear Santa Rosa business leaders:The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.c...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Master Plan Amendments for A Place to Play Park

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and Santa Rosa Water are working to amend the Master Plan for A Place to Play Park to include the following changes:

1. Addition of a new emergency well and water system to be located near the SW corner of the park and an ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

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The Department of Housing and Community Services is seeking input from the community on a proposal to expand the Community Homeless Assistance Program (CHAP) that will be presented to the City Council on November 19.  CHAP currently allows for th...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

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The City of Santa Rosa will host three FREE public screenings of Last October, a new 50-minute documentary
film that captures experiences during and following the Sonoma Complex Firesfrom the perspective of several current and former City employees and...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Blue Green Algae

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Sonoma County Department of Health Services’ Environmental Health unit investigated the death of a dog suspected of being exposed to blue-green algae (BGA) after swimming at a pond in Rincon Valley Community Park on September 9, 2019.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

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Be sure to stay informed by signing up to receive the new City Connections Newsletter! This monthly newsletter delivers the latest happenings around the City by highlighting local news, events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, job openings, an...

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

Santa Rosa Takes Steps to Develop Rental Inspection Program

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The Department of Housing and Community Services is developing a proposed Rental Inspection Program to present to City Council at a study session on September 24, 2019. The study session will provide an opportunity for staff to seek further direction from...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

September is National Preparedness month, and there’s no time like the present to commit to ensuring you and your family are ready no matter the type of emergency. The City has identified a list of three recommend actions to take this month to h...

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Posted on: August 17, 2019

City Council Seeking Applicants to Appoint to Cultural Heritage Board

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City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Cultural Heritage Board. There is currently one vacant At-Large Position available. Members of the Cultural Heritage Board are volunteers with special expertise or interest in historic preser...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Creek Week Activities

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CREEK TO COAST CLEANUP ON THE PRINCE MEMORIAL GREENWAY

Saturday, September 21 | 9:30AM-12:00PM | Olive Park Footbridge (near 1698 Hazel St.)

Join us for the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, where we will help care for a restored section of Santa ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Detour Postponed for Fulton Road Project

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The detour has been postponed for the Fulton Road Reconstruction Project - Occidental Road to West Third Street.

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Crews are preparing for phase II construction on the Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Road to West Third Street project...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch

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NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 1, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: Elise Howard, Santa Rosa Water 707-543-3799, ehoward@srcity.org

Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch to Prevent Creek Pollution in the Russian River Watershed&n...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Start the new school year with CityBus!

Back to School on CityBus

Summer is almost over and students will be back to school. CityBus is here to help make your morning school commute less hectic— just sit back, relax, read, listen to music, catch up with friends, and leave the driving to us. CityBus is affordab...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

September WaterSmart Workshops

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Cash for Grass Workshop - Two-Part Series

Learn a simple and effective ways to transform your lawn into a beautiful low water-use landscape and convert overhead spray irrigation to an efficient drip irrigation system. By attending one of the two-part works...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Names New Police Chief

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected Rainer Navarro as the next Chief of the Santa Rosa Police Department following a nationwide and extensive recruitment.

Navarro has served his entire 27-year law enforcement career with the Santa Rosa Police Department &a...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshops

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department is in the process of developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the City Wildland Urban Interface areas. A CWPP is a community-based plan focused on identifying and addressing local hazards and risks ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Renewal Enterprise District (RED) - City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

The Renewal Enterprise District (RED), a recently-formed, housing-focused Joint Powers Agreement between the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa, has selected Michelle Whitman as its first Executive Director

The RED is tasked with&nb...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

Joint Announcement from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa, CA – Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

New Interactive Affordable Housing Map

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A new online map of affordable housing in Santa Rosa is now live and displays multifamily, senior citizen, and special needs rental properties, plus mobile home parks and links to property management websites when available. Currently, the map features pr...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

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City Council approved the request to ask Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) officials to reallocate $9.5 million in regional Measure M sales tax revenue from the Fulton Road Improvements - Phase 2 project to the Hearn Avenue Interchange Improve...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Water Quality Report

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Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Community water systems ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Caretaker’s Cabin at Howarth Park

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BackgroundIn May of 2018, City Council approved removal of several city-owned facilities that were recommended for divestment by a consultant hired by the City to conduct a Facilities Condition Assessment and Maintenance Analysis of 114 City structures, i...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Preparations for Emergency Response During Fire Season

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Fire season has begun, and the City of Santa Rosa wants residents to be aware of the ways that Sonoma County public safety officials will be monitoring and responding to conditions in the field to help protect our community. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

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Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties&...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Rates Change 7/1/19

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New EV Charging Fees Designed to Improve Access Opportunities

The City of Santa Rosa currently owns and operates ten Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations (18 charging ports) at various locations, including those recently installed at Courthouse Square. ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Santa Rosa CityBus is a Co-Recipient of the Grand Award at the 2019 Bay Area Metro Awards

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The Bay Area Metro Awards were presented today, June 6, 2019 at a ceremony in Oakland recognizing individuals and organizations advancing solutions to ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis, improve the transportation system or make the nine-county region mor...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Disaster Assistance Program Expanded

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Eligible Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild can to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disaster Assistance ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

2019 Weed Abatement Season

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As fire season approaches following late season rains, the City of Santa Rosa asks that property owners do their part to help keep Santa Rosa fire safe by abating weeds and grasses on their property throughout the entire fire season.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Water Department Director

Jennifer Burke

The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Jennifer Burke to serve as the Director of the Water Department, a role responsible for overseeing all Water Department operations, including water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, groundwater, recycled wat...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

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Ensuring property owners can complete construction and return home as soon as possible is of utmost importance to the City. Property owners who are experiencing significant rebuild delays or challenges due to issues with their construction contractor are ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

“Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

Wildfire Awareness Week

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared this week as “Wildfire Awareness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt.”

The City of Santa Rosa strongly encourages our com...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Wildfire After Action Report

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The City of Santa Rosa commissioned an independent After-Action Report to review the events and actions around the October 2017 Wildfires. The focus of the report highlights the response to the Tubbs and other fires, which caused unprecedented de...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

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The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously approved release of police records pre-dating January 1, 2019, under Senate Bill 1421, during a closed session meeting today, April 30, 2019. The Santa Rosa Police Department anticipates releasing the first set of r...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Chief Retirement Date Moved to August 1

Police Chief Hank Schreeder

Santa Rosa Police Chief Hank Schreeder has changed his retirement date to August 1, 2019.  Chief Schreeder’s original retirement date was planned for May 1, 2019 as announced in a press release from February 28, 2019.

The City has launch...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

New Additions to CityBus Fleet

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CityBus has added 4 new buses to its fleet. They were purchased with state, federal and local funds to replace 4 older buses. These new buses operate on clean diesel and are equipped with state-of-the-art filters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and par...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

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Commuting using public transportation just got a whole lot easier, with the City’s new Commuter Discounted Parking Permit.   In January, the City Council approved the new discounted parking permit, which in intended for commuters who regularly us...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Clerk’s Office Introduces New Public Records Portal

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The City Clerk’s Office has introduced a new public records portal called NextRequest, which provides the community with the ability to look up any public records request previously submitted by a member of the public or make their own new recor...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Council Goal Setting

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Santa Rosa City Council held a special session to set the City’s top priorities for fiscal year 2019-20 on February 21. 

At the conclusion of robust discussion and public input, the following six areas were identified as Tier One priorit...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Proclaims Existence of Local Emergency

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The City of Santa Rosa has proclaimed the existence of a local state of emergency as of February 28, 2019 following the recent atmospheric river weather event.

The Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant was impacted during the storm by localized flooding, and s...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

Temporary Fire Station 5

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce the opening of the new temporary Fire Station 5 located at 3480 Parkerhill Road, south of Fountaingrove Parkway. Firefighters began moving in equipment last week and will staff the station beginning Friday, De...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

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The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! See a gorgeous horse statue, a colorful mosaic fish, a gigantic mural underway and plenty more. View this video preview (or click on image below), then come see for yourself!     ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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The Sonoma County Library and City of Santa Rosa are pleased to announce the completion of a project to digitize over 1700 images belonging to Santa Rosa’s famed Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. The project preserves the locally and nationally significa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged approximately 75 acres within 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage estimate is more than $40-million. The City’s mos...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

First Hour Free Parking

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On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Accessory Dwelling Units

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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.

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an attached or detache...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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The City of Santa Rosa is inviting non-profit organizations to apply for grant funding for events that help promote the City. Each year the Santa Rosa City Council allocates Community Promotion Funding in the form of City services and/or cash support in a...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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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.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

Joint Media Release from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa, CA – Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

City of Santa Rosa

The Department of Housing and Community Services is seeking input from the community on a proposal to expand the Community Homeless Assistance Program (CHAP) that will be presented to the City Council on November 19.  CHAP currently allows for th...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Santa Rosa Takes Steps to Develop Rental Inspection Program

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The Department of Housing and Community Services is developing a proposed Rental Inspection Program to present to City Council at a study session on September 24, 2019. The study session will provide an opportunity for staff to seek further direction from...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Affordable Housing Notice of Funding and Project Based Vouchers Availability

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The Housing Authority has approximately $2,479,000 of local and federal funds and 75 Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) for affordable housing activities, such as land acquisition, predevelopment, new construction, rehabilitation (with or without acquisition),...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Update on Homeless Encampment Assistance Pilot Program

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The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Pilot (HEAP) Program recently began efforts to address encampments along Prince Memorial Greenway and Olive Park and will be continuing in the area of Morgan Street and the Highway 101 underpasses in com...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

Joint Media Release from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa, CA – Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three ...

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: July 1, 2019

New Interactive Affordable Housing Map

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A new online map of affordable housing in Santa Rosa is now live and displays multifamily, senior citizen, and special needs rental properties, plus mobile home parks and links to property management websites when available. Currently, the map features pr...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Disaster Assistance Program Expanded

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Eligible Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild can to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disaster Assistance ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Garage Parking Rate Changes

Effective immediately, parking in any of the 5 garages will be free on the nine city holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Every Sunday ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

Commuting using public transportation just got a whole lot easier, with the City’s new Commuter Discounted Parking Permit.   In January, the City Council approved the new discounted parking permit, which in intended for commuters who re...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Cancellation of ParkSMART Shuttle Service

As of March 2, 2019 the City of Santa Rosa is cancelling this pilot shuttle project due to low utilization and because there already exists a robust transit system connecting the Downtown SMART station and Railroad Square with the Courthouse Square area a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

First Hour Free Parking

On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Low Wage Employee Parking Permit Approved

Effective September 1, 2017, a new discounted parking permit is available to low wage employees.  This permit provides affordable parking options for low wage employees working in downtown Santa Rosa.  The permit is available for $31/mon...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Request for Proposal for Santa Rosa General Plan Due Oct. 17

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The City of Santa Rosa is inviting submissions for a request for proposal (RFP) for professional consulting services to prepare a comprehensive general plan update and a environmental impact report.

With a community of 177,000 residents, Santa Rosa is look...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Call for Artists

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The Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking Sonoma and Marin County artists to participate in rotating art exhibitions at City Hall Council Chambers, Person Senior Wing and Steele Lane Community Center. Applications are sought for exhibitions during the ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

Renewal Enterprise District (RED) - City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

The Renewal Enterprise District (RED), a recently-formed, housing-focused Joint Powers Agreement between the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa, has selected Michelle Whitman as its first Executive Director

The RED is tasked with&nb...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Form RED JPA

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Santa Rosa City Council approved and have put into the effect the formation of a joint powers association (JPA) for a Renewal Enterprise District (RED) to tackle housing issues in the region. 

The basic p...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Accessory Dwelling Units

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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.

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an attached or detache...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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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.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

@SRBiz Guest Instagrammer

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The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.com/SRBiz for a day.  The purpose of this p...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Parcel Two for Lease - CLOSED

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Auction Announcement of City Agricultural Property for Lease

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A portion of 5743 and 5750 Occidental Road (Stone Farm)Approximately 51 acres (AC) for Lease

Minimum Bid: $85/AC/YR

Release Date: September 4, 2019 7:48 AM (Pacific)Bid Due Date:...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Parcel One for Lease - CLOSED

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Auction Announcement of City Agricultural Property for Lease

Parcel One

A portion of 2200 Llano Road (Brown Farm, Grids 5, 6 and 8)Approximately 36.8 acres (AC) for Lease

Minimum Bid: $85/AC/YR

Release Date: September 4, 2019 7:48 AM (Pacific)Bid Due...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

New Interactive Affordable Housing Map

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A new online map of affordable housing in Santa Rosa is now live and displays multifamily, senior citizen, and special needs rental properties, plus mobile home parks and links to property management websites when available. Currently, the map features pr...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshops

View of Wildland Urban Interface Area in the City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department is in the process of developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the City Wildland Urban Interface areas. A CWPP is a community-based plan focused on identifying and addressing local hazards and risks ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

City of Santa Rosa

Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties’ North Bay Fires cla...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Disaster Assistance Program Expanded

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Eligible Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild can to apply for gap funding of up to $100,000 through the City of Santa Rosa’s CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Progr...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Update on Sidewalks Damaged During Debris Removal

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The City has received a number of inquiries from homeowners regarding sidewalks that were damaged during the fire debris removal process. The following information provides an update on the City's current efforts to attempt to seek funding for repair of s...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

Home Construction

Ensuring property owners can complete construction and return home as soon as possible is of utmost importance to the City. Property owners who are experiencing significant rebuild delays or challenges due to issues with their construction contractor are ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Widlfire After Action Report

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa commissioned an independent After-Action Report to review the events and actions around the October 2017 Wildfires. The focus of the report highlights the response to the Tubbs and other fires, which caused unprecedented de...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

Industrial Lift Truck Use In City Right of Way

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SUMMARY:With an increase in rebuilding activity, comes an increase in construction equipment operating within the public right of way. To help manage construction traffic and to ensure the safety of workers and community members who have repopulated their...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

Temporary Fire Station 5

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce the opening of the new temporary Fire Station 5 located at 3480 Parkerhill Road, south of Fountaingrove Parkway. Firefighters began moving in equipment last week and will staff the station beginning Friday, De...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Fire Damaged Infrastructure Mapped

Resilient City Recovery Maps

Project recovery status for City infrastructure damaged by the October 2017 wildfires are accessible on the Resilient City Recovery Maps. The Right-of-Way (ROW) Construction Activity Map provides information on the restoration status for post-fire City In...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

The October 2017 firestorm damaged approximately 75 acres within 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage estimate is more than $40-million. The City’s mos...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Recovery Update: Coffey Neighborhood Park

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The City of Santa Rosa’s plans to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park are moving forward with several key items of progress occurring this month. Earlier in October, staff with the Recreation & Parks Department learned that the Federal Emergency Manageme...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Coffey Park Underground Utilities Replacement

Underground utility trenching

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. 

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Urgency Ordinances: Small Lot Standards

Santa Rosa landscape

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 pr...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Master Plan Amendments for A Place to Play Park

A Place to Play Masterplan Update_Sept2017_newsflash

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and Santa Rosa Water are working to amend the Master Plan for A Place to Play Park to include the following changes: 

1. Addition of a new emergency well and water system to be located near the SW corner of the pa...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Accessibility Improvements for Howarth Park

Blocked pathway

The City of Santa Rosa is reconstructing the pathways at Howarth Park around the train, carousel, picnic area by the carousel, pony ride and animal barn for the purpose of improving disability access.Construction is expected to start October 2019 and be c...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Blue Green Algae

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Sonoma County Department of Health Services’ Environmental Health unit investigated the death of a dog suspected of being exposed to blue-green algae (BGA) after swimming at a pond in Rincon Valley Community Park on September 9, 2019.Test result...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Rec & Parks Honored as "Best of Sonoma County"

PD Best of Logo 2019_news flash

The Press Democrat has announced their 2019 award winners for their "Best of Sonoma County" awards and Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks has several honors!Thank you Sonoma County for casting your votes to honor your Santa Rosa City parks and faci...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Judo Classes Starting Soon

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Gain self-discipline, physical and emotional fitness through the fundamentals of Judo. Students learn techniques for proper rolling and falling, along with throwing, grappling, submission techniques and basic Judo terms and vocabulary. Rank is awarded on ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 18, 2019

The NEW Fall/Winter Activity Guide is here!

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Start planning your fall and winter adventures now! The pages of the new Activity Guide are bursting with ways to spice up your schedule with new activities for adults, exciting winter camps for youth, fun events suitable for all ages and more!Click here ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Howarth Park Boathouse

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Soak up the sun and breathe the fresh air on Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park!Boats are available for rent ($8-$12 per hour) including:- Paddle Boats- Single & Double Kayaks- Sailboats- Canoes- Stand Up Paddle BoardsBoathouse Hours:Through SeptemberSat/S...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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The October 2017 firestorm damaged 10 Santa Rosa City park sites. Damage was sustained within Community Parks, Neighborhood Parks, Open Space and Landscape Areas. Total damage is estimated at $7-$14 Million. The City’s most severely damaged park is Coffey...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! See a gorgeous horse statue, a colorful mosaic fish, a gigantic mural underway and plenty more. View this video preview (or click on image below), then come see for yourself!     ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Recovery Update: Coffey Neighborhood Park

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The City of Santa Rosa’s plans to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park are moving forward with several key items of progress occurring this month. Earlier in October, staff with the Recreation & Parks Department learned that the Federal Emergency Manageme...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Bayer Neighborhood Park Reservations

Bayer Reservations_news flash

Good news! Picnic Reservations (under 100 people) for Bayer Neighborhood Park & Gardens are now handled at Finley Community Center and no longer require a Park Permit. A Park Permit may still be required if your event has an attendance of over 100, is...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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The Sonoma County Library and City of Santa Rosa are pleased to announce the completion of a project to digitize over 1700 images belonging to Santa Rosa’s famed Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. The project preserves the locally and nationally significa...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Recovery in Parks, Open Spaces & Public Landscaping

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Recovery is underway in the City’s fire-impacted parks, open space and public landscaping. For answers to some frequently asked questions on issues related to these areas, please visit the FAQ section of the City’s Rebuild website and follow the options a...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Hopper Ave Trees Removed

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Efforts to replace the burned wall along Hopper that leads to-and-through Coffey Park are now a step closer. This video shows City crews from Parks and Public Works making way for new construction. Take a look…Return to Recreation & Parks homepage.

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Recreation & Parks

News Flash

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Proposed Sonoma County Organics Processing Facility -- Working Together for a Sustainable Future

Organics Facility

The creation of a new organics processing facility, which includes composting and anaerobic digestion, is being explored by the public agencies Zero Waste Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa, with the private developer/operator, Renewable Sonoma.

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Are you prepared for a power outage?

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In the event of a power outage or a PG&E public safety power shutdown, the City of Santa Rosa's public water and sewer system is supported by back-up generators and diesel pumps. During a power outage Santa Rosa Water is prepared to maintain water sup...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Creek Week Activities

Copy of WS Workshops

CREEK TO COAST CLEANUP ON THE PRINCE MEMORIAL GREENWAY

Saturday, September 21 | 9:30AM-12:00PM | Olive Park Footbridge (near 1698 Hazel St.)

Join us for the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, where we will help care for a restored section of Santa ...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Fee Update for Ag Recycled Water Customers

Recycled Water Newsflash

Santa Rosa Water is working on a fair, equitable, and consistent fee structure for local farmers using recycled water for agricultural purposes. Learn more...

Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: July 18, 2019

September WaterSmart Workshop - Low Water-Use Landscape

WS Workshops Newsflash

Low Water-Use Landscape Workshop - Plant Selection

Learn from a Master Gardener how to select drought tolerant and native plants to enhance your landscape project. This workshop is a great option for anyone interested in low water-use plants and will inclu...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Water Quality Report

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Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Community water systems ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch

Streets to Creeks News Flash

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 1, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: Elise Howard, Santa Rosa Water 707-543-3799, ehoward@srcity.org

Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch to Prevent Creek Pollution in the Russian River Watershed&n...

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Additional Info... Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: May 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Water Department Director

Jennifer Burke

The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Jennifer Burke to serve as the Director of the Water Department, a role responsible for overseeing all Water Department operations, including water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, groundwater, recycled wat...

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Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Proclaims Existence of Local Emergency

Santa Rosa Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue Team preapres to escort Water Department Staff th

The City of Santa Rosa has proclaimed the existence of a local state of emergency as of February 28, 2019 following the recent atmospheric river weather event.

The Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant was impacted during the storm by localized flooding, and s...

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Santa Rosa Water

News Flash

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

New Real Estate Asset Map

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To access the Real Estate Asset Map, click on the image below or on the 'Additional Info' link.The Help tab located on the top bar of the map provides a basic overview for how to search for City-owned properties.

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

Out in the Field E-Newsletter

The City of Santa Rosa Transportation and Public Works E-Newsletter Out in the Field is delivered direct to your inbox every month, and it's free.

Stay up to date on the the current construction projects, street repairs, transit news and programs. If you m...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Street Light Recovery Update

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UPDATE 8.15.19

The Tubbs Fire damaged over 500 of the City’s 16,000+ street lights. City staff has been working closely with PG&E to re-energize street lights where electrical infrastructure is intact or as it is rebuilt. Where the infrastructure is no...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Detour Postponed for Fulton Road Project

Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Rd to W 3rd St  TPW-NF

Update: Roadway detour postponed for the Fulton Road Reconstruction Project - Occidental Road to West Third Street.

About the Project

Crews are preparing for phase II construction on the Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Road to West Third Street proj...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Caretaker’s Cabin at Howarth Park

Howarth Park Cabin

BackgroundIn May of 2018, City Council approved removal of several city-owned facilities that were recommended for divestment by a consultant hired by the City to conduct a Facilities Condition Assessment and Maintenance Analysis of 114 City structures, i...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

FEMA Public Assistance Infrastructure Projects

FEMA PA Infrastructure Projects News Flash

Repairing Public Infrastructure following the October 2017 wildfires.

This online tool provides progress overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Funding Program. It also provides details and summary updates on the status for the infrastructure recovery proj...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

Measure M Funding

City Council approved the request to ask Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) officials to reallocate $9.5 million in regional Measure M sales tax revenue from the Fulton Road Improvements - Phase 2 project to the Hearn Avenue Interchange Improve...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

EV Charging Rates Change 7/1/19

Electric Vehicle  Charging Station

New EV Charging Fees Designed to Improve Access Opportunities

The City of Santa Rosa currently owns and operates ten Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations (18 charging ports) at various locations, including those recently installed at Courthouse Square. ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Santa Rosa CityBus is a Co-Recipient of the Grand Award at the 2019 Bay Area Metro Awards

Bay Area Metro Awards

The Bay Area Metro Awards were presented today, June 6, 2019 at a ceremony in Oakland recognizing individuals and organizations advancing solutions to ease the Bay Area’s housing crisis, improve the transportation system or make the nine-county region mor...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Public Structures Demolition

CIP Public Structures Demolition News Flash

The Capital Improvement Projects division of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been working with Santa Rosa Water, Police, Transportation and Public Works, and Recreation and Parks, to deliver a construction contract to perform hazardous material ...

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Project Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Council Approves Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

BPMP Final Draft Plan 2018

Santa Rosa City Council unanimously  voted to adopt the 2018 Plan Updates to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Plan! The Plan Update 2018 is a critical tool in building a citywide transportation system that is bicycle and pedestrian friendly...

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Additional Info... Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

The October 2017 wildfires caused extensive damage to Santa Rosa's public infrastructure. Under the presidential disaster declaration approved for the wildfires, Santa Rosa has the ability to seek cost recovery for the repair and rebuilding of this infras...

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Transportation & Public Works - News