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Posted on: December 17, 2020

City Approves Artist for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

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Blessing Hancock’s sculpture “Unum” Selected

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the approved artist for the permanent Courthouse Square public art project Imagine Ar...

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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

@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: May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

inRESPONSE Virtual Meeting on May 16 | City Works Festival | Scooter Share Pilot Program | Water Awareness Awards | Kids to Parks Day | And More

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022

COVID Vaccines for Young Children | Police Chief Community Survey | Summer Jobs | Fire Recovery Parks Projects | Summer Camps | And More

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

COVID-19 Treatments and Tools | Wildfire Ready Resource Fair | Fulton Road Widening | Drought Update | Water Safety | And More

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

Test to Treat COVID-19 | NOAA Radio Test | Earth Day | City Manager Town Hall | Lamplight Tours | And More

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

Updated COVID Guidelines | Professional SR Baseball League | Mendocino Avenue Night Construction | WaterSmart Toolkits | Youth Basketball | And More

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

April 7, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests | Measure O | Merit Award Nominations Opening | Roadway Recovery Funding | Park-A-Month | And More

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022

Emergency Rental Assistance Deadline | South Davis Park | Final Redistricting Map Approved | WaterSmart Garden | Self Defense Classes | And More

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

March 24, 2022

BA.2 Variant | Earth Day | Redistricting | Keep Irrigation Off | Adult Softball | And More

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

Thank You | South Davis Neighborhood Park | New CityBus Schedule | Drought Update | Work Experience Program for Teens | And More

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

Long COVID | Council Support of Ukraine | City Needs Lifeguards | Safe Parking Opens | Rebate for Hot Water Pumps| Charlie Toledo | And More

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

March 3, 2022

COVID-19 Masking Update | Work Experience for Teens | Homeless Services Update | Drought Town Hall | Springtime in Your Parks | And More

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Feb. 24, 2022

City Receives $4M+ COVID Grant | Women’s Public Safety Day | Colgan Creek Play Structure Reopens | Recovery and Resiliency | Leprechaun Treasure Hunt | And More

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Feb. 17, 2022

Masking Relaxed | Additional COVID Funding | Neighborhood Services Programs | Fire Station 5 Location | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | And More

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Feb. 10, 2022

Mask Mandate Loosening 2/16 | District 3 Council Member Appointed | Park-A-Month Volunteer Program | Boards & Commissions Vacancies | Rec Programs/Centers to Reopen | And More

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Feb. 3, 2022

Avoid COVID-19 Scams | Police Chief Retirement | Fremont Park Master Plan | Council Vacancy | Spring/Summer Activities | And More

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Jan. 27, 2022

Fairgrounds Vaccine Clinic | Dutch Flohr Park Master Plan | State/Federal Legislative Platforms Adopted | By-Right Housing | Spring/Summer Activity Guide | And More

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Jan. 20, 2022

FREE COVID-19 Tests | Fire Station 5 Update | Affordable Housing Progress | Water Reuse | Lifeguard Training | And More

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Jan. 13, 2022

New Health Order | Redistricting Update | City Council Vacancy | inRESPONSE Mental Health Support Team Launches | Water Supply Update | And More

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Jan. 6, 2022

COVID-19 Updates | City Council Vacancy | Safe Parking Pilot Program Meeting | WaterSmart Fixtures | St. Patrick’s Day 5K | And More

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Dec. 16, 2021

State Mask Mandate | Scooter Share Program | Homeless Services Update | Water Supply | Swim Programs & Memberships | And More

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Dec. 9, 2021

COVID-19 Holiday Reminders | Fire Station 5 Project | Colgan Creek Park Play Structure | Water Supply Update | Senior Memberships | And More

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Dec. 2, 2021

COVID-19 Omicron Variant | Independent Police Auditor Approved | Food & Fund Drive | Creek Cleanup | Crafts Fair | And More

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Nov. 18, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Update | City Manager Appointment | Merit Award Recipients | Redistricting | Holiday Traditions Return | And More

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Nov. 10, 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Holiday Gatherings & Travel | Veterans Memorial | Board Vacancies | FEMA Drought Survey | Winter Camps | And More

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

CDC Vaccine Authorization for Children 5-11 | End of Wildfire Season | Pacific Ave. Reconstruction Update | Rainwater Harvesting Workshop | Native American Heritage Month | And More

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

Vaccine Update for Youth Ages 5-11 | Oct. 24 Storm Recap | 10 Digit Dialing | Section 8 Housing Voucher Program Closing | Celebrate the Holidays with Rec & Parks | And More

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

Exemption to Mandatory Indoor Masking | Preparing for Heavy Rains | Short Term Rental Permits | Irrigation Reminder | Recreation Contract Instructors Wanted | And More

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Oct. 14, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips | Sideshow Community Input | Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance Adopted | Chante Detour Extended | Water Supply Update | And More

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

Ceremonial Bell Ringing | Health Order & Recommendations on Flu Shots | Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting | Redistricting | Halloween Events | And More

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots | Fire-Safe Roofing | Short-Term (Vacation) Rental Draft Ordinance | Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan Approved | And More

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, 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 Empo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

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Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement on Public Transportation Through May 3, 2022

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At CDC's recommendation, TSA will extend the Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for 15 days through May 3, 2022.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Updated CDPH Guidelines for Isolation and Quarantine

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New guidelines remove the quarantine recommendations for an asymptomatic exposed person, add recommendations for work exclusion or restriction in certain specified high-risk settings, & include an updated definition for close contact & infectious period.

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

California Issues New Guidelines for Hosting Events

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The California Department of Public Health has issued its Safe and SMART Event Playbook, which provides new guidelines to assist businesses, municipalities, and communities on how to best prepare smaller events for this new stage of living with COVID.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Second Booster Shots Available for Sonoma County Residents Age 50+

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Vials

Residents age 50+ & those who are immunocompromised are now eligible to receive a second booster of the mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at county-sponsored clinics as well as at local pharmacies & healthcare providers in Sonoma County.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Deadline to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program is March 31, 2022

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Residents must have an application on file with the County’s portal on or before March 31, 2022, to take advantage of possible extensions of eviction protections currently being considered by the state.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

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The Sonoma County Economic Development Board will launch the CA Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, which will provide grants up to $2,500 to local microbusinesses impacted by COVID-19. Application period is 4/1-5/1, or until funds exhausted.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

FDA Authorizes 2nd Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older & Immunocompromised Individuals

News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Requires Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Recommends Them

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals.

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

County Accepting Applications for American Rescue Plan Act Funding Through April 7

News Flash_Sonoma County supervisors approve 2.8 million in business relief

SoCo opened the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Notice of Funding Availability process to accept apps for ARPA funding thru 4/7 & has allocated $34 million to support community programs that address community needs identified as a result of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Sonoma County Aligns with State on Masking Changes

News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Allows Some Groups Option to go Maskless Indoors

As of 3/1, masks are no longer required for unvaccinated individuals in CA, but are strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. After 3/11, in schools & childcare facilities, masks will not be required but are strongly recommended.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Rep. Mike Thompson Announces $4+ Million in Grants to SR for Secure Housing During COVID-19 Pandemic

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City of SR receiving $4,313,977 grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security that will reimburse a program that relocated at-risk residents from Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter to Sandman Hotel during COVID-19.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

One Millionth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Sonoma County

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One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered in Sonoma County, a new milestone in the 14-month-long campaign to strengthen residents’ immune systems against the deadly virus. That includes first, second and booster doses.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Pauses Temporarily

News Flash_Sonoma County Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch on April 19

Nearly $25 million in direct assistance has been provided to SoCo households thru SoCo’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. More than 4,000 pending & completed apps are in the queue & are predicted to draw down the remainder funds assigned to SoCo.

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Eighty Percent of Eligible Sonoma County Residents Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News Flash_Sonoma County Opens COVID-19 Boosters Broadly to Adults to Avoid Winter Surge

Eighty percent of residents 5 and older in Sonoma County are now fully vaccinated, marking another major milestone in the 14-month-long campaign to protect Sonoma County residents from the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 virus.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Twelve Bay Area Health Officers to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on Feb. 16

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In alignment with the State, twelve Bay Area counties, including Sonoma County, will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Sonoma County to let Restrictions on Large Gatherings Expire on Feb. 10

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With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear that a health order temporarily restricting the size of large gatherings will expire as scheduled at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 10.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Sonoma County Clarifies Health Order to Allow 50 Spectators at Indoor Events

News Flash_Sonoma County Clarifies Health Order to Allow 50 Spectators at Indoor Events

Sonoma County Health Officer clarifies a recent health order that limited indoor public events to 50 people. As of today (1/27), indoor events can include 50 spectators. The total number of attendees does not include staff, media, players or performers.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Sonoma County Announces Four Weekend COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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The County of Sonoma will expand access to pediatric and adult COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through a series of large-scale vaccine clinics at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

COVID Cases at Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter

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Update: Feb. 17, 2022

The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) has reopened to new residents following an outbreak of the Omicron variant that began last month. The shelter, owned by the city and operated by Catholic Charities, reopened on Monday, F...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Order Your Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

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Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from covidtests.gov. Tests are limited to one order per residential address and include four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

SoCo Health Officer Issues Appeal for Residents to Voluntarily Stay Home; Restricts Large Gatherings

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Sonoma County Health Officer issues an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household, and also issues a Health Order canceling large gatherings.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for New Year’s Gatherings

News Flash_Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for New Years Gatherings

People planning to travel and attend gatherings on the New Year’s Eve holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Sonoma County Rescinds Face Mask Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Groups

News Flash_Sonoma County Rescinds Face Mask Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Groups

Sonoma County joined four other Bay Area counties in rescinding exemptions to local public health orders that allowed stable groups of fully vaccinated people to remove their masks indoors in some workplaces, gyms, churches and other public settings.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

SoCo Urges Employers to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or at least Twice Weekly Testing

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Employers should immediately require all workers to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible for one, or get tested at least twice weekly under new guidelines issued by SoCo Health Officer. Guidelines are voluntary but strongly recommended.

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

SoCo to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or At Least Twice Weekly Testing for School Workers

News Flash_First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage Teachers and School Staff to Get Vaccinated

Sonoma County Health Officer issues a health order for all schools in Sonoma County to require employees to provide satisfactory evidence that, when eligible, they have received a booster for COVID-19 or begin testing at least twice weekly.

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

SoCo to Require Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shot or At Least Twice Weekly Testing for High-Risk Groups

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New health order for employers of fire, law enforcement, emergency medical service workers, pharmacies, dental offices & operators of temp disaster shelters in SoCo to require testing at least twice weekly or provide evidence that a booster was received.

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Sonoma County and Bay Area Health Officers Urge Boosters to Protect Against Omicron Variant

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Vials

Public health agencies across the Bay Area urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated and, if eligible, get a booster shot right away to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Sonoma County Approves Initial ARPA Allocations for County and Community

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors this week began the process of approving the allocation of $96 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, grounding their decisions in community recommendations.

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Masking Rules Remain Unchanged in Sonoma County Under New State Requirements

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Indoor masking requirements in Sonoma County, including its exemptions for indoor dining and some stable groups of fully vaccinated people, remain unchanged under a new statewide mask mandate from the California Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Sonoma County Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Shots for 16- and 17-year-olds

News Flash_Half of Sonoma County Adult Population is Now Fully Vaccinated

Sonoma County will immediately make 16- and 17-year-olds eligible for booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, aligning the county with new federal and state guidelines.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Sonoma County Department of Health Services Awarded $6 Million to Scale Grassroots COVID-19 Response

News Flash_Sonoma County Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch on April 19

The SoCo Dept of Health Services received a three-year, $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to increase resources & services for health workers to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic & combat health care inequities.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

25% of Sonoma County Children Ages 5-11 Now Partially or Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News Flash_Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

One in four Sonoma County children ages 5-11 are now fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone that means the county has achieved the first goal set by the Sonoma County Office of Education and county health officials.

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings & Travel

News Flash_Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings And Travel

People planning to travel & attend gatherings over Thanksgiving should take steps to protect themselves/families from COVID-19 & ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines & events to prove their vaccination/testing status.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Sonoma County Opens COVID-19 Boosters Broadly to Adults to Avoid Winter Surge

News Flash_Sonoma County Opens COVID-19 Boosters Broadly to Adults to Avoid Winter Surge

Sonoma County is opening-up COVID-19 boosters to all adults 18 years and older, provided they qualify based on the timing of their last dose of the vaccine.

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

New Sonoma County Health Order Requires Flu Shots for Senior Care and In-Home Care Workers

News Flash_New Sonoma County Health Order Requires Flu Shots for Senior Care and In Home Care Worker

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase has expanded the scope of an Oct. 1 health order requiring workers at certain health care and congregate facilities to get vaccinated against influenza.

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Holiday Gatherings and Travel

News Flash_Sonoma County Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Holiday Gatherings and Travel

People planning to travel & attend gatherings over the holidays should take steps now to protect themselves from COVID-19 & ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines & events to prove their vaccination or testing status.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Vaccinations of 5-11-year-olds to Begin in Sonoma County During Week of Nov. 8

News Flash_Vaccinations of 5-11-year-olds to Begin in Sonoma County During Week of Nov. 8

With federal and state regulators having now approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Sonoma County is expected to begin vaccinating the roughly 37,000 children in this age range beginning the week of Nov. 8.

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Sonoma County Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Booster Shots, Mix-and-Match Boosters

News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

Sonoma County residents who received any of the three COVID-19 vaccines are now eligible for a booster shot if they meet new criteria outlined by the county Department of Health Services.

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Sonoma County Health Officer Allows Some Groups Option to go Maskless Indoors

News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Allows Some Groups Option to go Maskless Indoors

SoCo Health Officer amends health order to allow certain stable groups of people, such as those in gyms, classes & offices, the option of lifting the mandate on wearing masks indoors if they verify that all members of the group are fully vaccinated.

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Sonoma County Outlines Plan to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 5-11 in Sonoma County

News Flash_Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

In tandem with the SoCo Office of Education & other community partners, SoCo health officials unveiled plans to deliver free COVID-19 vaccinations to children in the county between the ages of 5-11 as soon as the doses are approved by federal regulators.

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Sonoma County Seeks Community Input on Allocating $96 Million in ARPA Funding

News Flash_ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

What are the challenges you and your family and friends have faced - or are still experiencing - during the COVID-19 pandemic? What kind of financial support, if any, did you receive during this health crisis and what was missing?

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

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

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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.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Sonoma County Campaign Delivers 700,000th Vaccination

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Reaching another major milestone in the battle against COVID-19, the campaign to protect Sonoma County residents from the virus delivered its 700,000th dose of vaccine.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

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

News Flash_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.

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Receive $13.8 Million in Additional State Funding

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to accept up to $13,787,577.78 of State Block Grant funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sonoma County Health Officer Requires Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Recommends Them for Public

News Flash_Sonoma County Health Officer Requires Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Recommends Them

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a health order requiring workers at certain health care and congregate facilities to get vaccinated against influenza.

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

California Becomes First State in Nation to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Schools

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After implementing first-in-the-nation school masking and staff vaccination measures, California becomes the first state to announce plans to require student vaccinations – adding the COVID-19 vaccine to list of vaccinations required for school.

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Sonoma County Rolls Out COVID-19 Booster Shots

News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

COVID-19 booster shots are available for eligible seniors, health care workers, public safety personnel & others who are at increased risk due to occupational or institutional setting, & who received the Pfizer-BioNTech second dose at least 6 months ago.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

News Flash_Pfizer Says Vaccine Safe for Ages 5-11, to Seek Approval for Use

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children aged 5 to 11 years.

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

President Biden Implements COVID-19 Six-Pronged Action Plan

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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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Sonoma County Health Officer Issues Health Order Requiring Testing for Jail Inmates

News Flash_Sonoma County health officer issues health order requiring testing for jail inmates

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a health order requiring jail inmates to be tested for COVID-19 upon entry. The measure is designed to curb the spread of the virus and prevent outbreaks at county detention facilities.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Seventy-Five Percent of Eligible Sonoma County Residents are now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Three of four eligible Sonoma County residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone reached amid efforts to keep everyone safe from the highly contagious Delta variant.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

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

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Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today took steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, including issuing a health order requiring home health care workers and pharmacists to show proof of COVID vaccination or undergo regular testing, and recommend...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

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

News Flash_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. The policy will apply to all 1,520 permanen...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

News Flash_ARPA Community Work Group Seeking Members to Distribute Funds

Sonoma County is seeking residents to serve on a work group that will help allocate $96 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide relief from public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

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The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) will reopen to new shelter intakes on Friday, Aug 27, providing emergency temporary sheltering to those experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa. 

The facility, which is o...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

County and SCOE Announce Local Recommendations to Mitigate COVID-19 on Campus

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The SoCo Dept. of Health Services & the SoCo Office of Education have issued 3 local recommendations to SoCo schools to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 on campus & enable students to have the fewest possible interruptions to in-person learning.

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, which is known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, but will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Sonoma County to Follow State Guidance on Boosters

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Sonoma County will follow the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in providing booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals in Sonoma County.

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

COVID Cases at City’s Homeless Shelter

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The Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH) will reopen to new shelter intakes on Friday, August 27, 2021, providing emergency temporary sheltering to those experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa. The facility was closed to intakes on July 2 afte...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

California Implements Nation-Leading Vaccine Verification Measure for Large Events

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Beginning 9/20, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for indoor events with 1,000 or more attending. This new measure will help encourage more vaccinations and increase safety at events while ensuring businesses can thrive.

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

80% of Eligible Sonoma County Residents Are Now at Least Partially Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Four out of five eligible Sonoma County residents are now either fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19, Sonoma County Department of Health Services reported to the Board of Supervisors as part of an update on the County’s pandemic response.

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Require Employee Vaccinations or Testing

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a policy requiring all county employees to either show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Sonoma County Expands Testing Options, Shifts Focus to PCR Tests

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In response to growing demand for testing amid the current surge of COVID cases, the SoCo Dept of Health Services has expanded testing opportunities through private providers while freeing County Health to focus on outbreak and surveillance testing.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

First-in-the-Nation Measure to Encourage Teachers and School Staff to Get Vaccinated

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In order to best protect students & staff as CA starts the school year fully in-person, the CA Dept. of Public Health issued a new public health order requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

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

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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.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Sonoma County Partners With Private Providers to Expand COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

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Due to increasing case rates and testing demand, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services is partnering with four trusted providers - Curative, LHI, Molecular Matrix, and Fox Home Health - to offer expanded COVID-19 testing services for residents.

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

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

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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).

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Sonoma County Expands Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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With the passage of Assembly Bill 832, Sonoma County has expanded financial support available to tenants and landlords through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

CDPH Recommends Masking for Public Indoor Settings to Slow Spread of COVID-19 & Delta Variant

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In response to the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and new CDC guidance, the California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings, recommending mask use for indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

First-in-the-Nation Measures to Encourage State Employees and Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

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The State of California is implementing a first-in-the-nation standard to require all state workers and workers in health care and high-risk congregate settings to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

County Testing Sites Now Offer BinaxNOW ‘Rapid’ Tests

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The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is now offering BinaxNOW “rapid” antigen testing at all DHS testing sites.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Expedite Cal/OSHA’s Revised Workplace Masking Guidance

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Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will expedite Cal/OSHA’s revised workplace masking and social distancing prevention requirements.

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Sonoma County Adopts Enhanced Program to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission & Supporting The Most Impacted

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed a suite of actions to support those most negatively impacted by the spread of coronavirus including those in low-income, essential worker and Latinx communities.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

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SANTA ROSA, CA – Sonoma County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts are kicking into high gear with five clinics now activated throughout the County and at least two more planned for the coming weeks, Sonoma County supervisors announced today. Already nearly 24...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s in...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s by...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Weak/Moderate Atmospheric River Forecasted & Wind Advisory 7PM Mon (11/8) thru 3AM Tue (11/9)

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A weak to potentially moderate atmospheric river with gusty winds is forecasted for today and into Tuesday (11/9). According to the National Weather Service, it still appears the North Bay will pick up the most precipitation from this storm. Up to 3&r...

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Posted on: October 24, 2021

Flood Advisory in Effect Until 10:15 AM, 10/24

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The NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for eastern Sonoma County lasting until 10:15 AM this morning, Sunday 10/24 due to poor drainage caused by current intense rainfall. 

Overflowing poor drainage areas are causing urban and small stream flooding i...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Effect from Sat., 10/23 through Sun., 10/24

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 fire burn scar areas in Napa and Sonoma counties, including for both the interior valleys and mountains. The Watch is in effect from late Saturday night, Oct. 23 through Sunday eveni...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

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CANCELED: RED FLAG WARNING IS 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 include...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

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

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys which is in effect from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Santa Rosa. The NWS considers this a moderate heat risk event in the Santa...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

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In the Feb. 15 Santa Rosa City Council Study Session, Fire Chief Scott Westrope presented follow-up information about the city’s ambulance service delivery options. This study session explored enhancing cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships by all ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2021 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The city of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2021 wildfire season in Santa Rosa. While conditions around the region and state currently vary, locally, Santa Rosa received roughly 11 inches of rain in the month of October a...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (10/19) through Wednesday (10/20)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Valleys Including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) to 4 AM Wednesday (10/20).

* WHAT… South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected, locally up to or exceeding 50 mph in the windiest...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

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

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*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS FROM 11PM SUNDAY (10/10) TO 5PM TUESDAY (10/12)*The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low humidity. This replaces the Fire Weather Watch.

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Roofing

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Roofs can be a home’s vulnerability to wildfires. It is important to know which roofing materials to use and what can be done on and around your roof to help reduce the chances of a fire spreading to it.

During a wildfire, a home can ignite by ra...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

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

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Gusty offshore winds and dry conditions will lead to locally critical fire weather conditions across the interior North Bay Mountains. Locally gusty north to northeast winds overnight will coincide with poor humidity recoveries...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Fencing

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A wooden fence or landscape wall attached to the house can lead a wildfire right to your home, especially if plant debris, dead vegetation, or other flammable yard waste and leaf litter has gathered at the bottom. Residents that live within or immediately...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

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

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The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning which will be in effect from tonight, September 19, at 11PM through Monday, September 20, at 8PM. Dry northerly offshore ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Your Preparedness

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Wildfire seasons have been more destructive in recent years and have the potential to be longer in duration locally. The level of preparedness in our community has greatly improved at a personal and regional level in response to the changing conditions. M...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Wildfire Ready: What to Do During a Wildfire in your Area

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Wildfires occur without warning and evacuation orders can be issued quickly. You should be prepared to take the necessary steps to help increase your chances for an efficient and safe evacuation. Learn what to do when it’s time to go!

If a wildfi...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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UPDATE 9/9/21 AT 11:30 A.M.

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. Thunderstorm chances will increase late this a...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Wildfire Ready: National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Santa Rosa wants to highlight the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protectin...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Tips for Preparing to Evacuate Pets and Animals

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Pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. Owners of pets and animals should plan and prepare to evacuate their pets in the event of a wildfire. Preparing animals for an evacuation r...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Preparing Our Vulnerable Populations to Evacuate from a Wildfire

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The City of Santa Rosa has made significant enhancements in our ability to alert and warn our community in the event of a disaster, including wildfires. Our goal is to provide early notification whenever possible, so our community has time to safely evacu...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

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UPDATE 8/18/21 AT 12:00 P.M.

Winds have subsided in the North Bay Mountains which allowed the National Weather Service to cancel the Red Flag Warning a little early. Little to no winds materialized in the Santa Rosa area as of noon today. Residents in Sono...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Back to School & Emergency Alerts

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As our students return to school, parents and guardians should ensure their SoCoAlert accounts are set up to receive potential emergency alerts for an area that your child’s school is within. If your child has changed schools or started a new one, make th...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Weeds & Dry Grasses During Fire Season with Proper Equipment & Protocols

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Sonoma County residents and landscape contractors are urged to use proper equipment and adhere to recommendations when cutting dry seasonal grasses in an effort to help reduce the threat of fires this wildfire season. Jurisdictions across Sonoma County ha...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

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The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as areas where homes and buildings are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. The WUI is a geographical area, not a place. In Santa Rosa, we also refer to the portions of the City in the WUI as the ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Preparing Your Deck For Fire Season and Making it Safer

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Decks are often one of the most beautiful parts of a home, but they can also contribute to the spread of a wildfire. There are several critical steps that you can take, that range from the type of material used to build or rebuild the balcony or deck, kee...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

July 19th Red Flag Warning Canceled for Dry Lightning

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CANCELED: RED FLAG WARNING IS 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 include...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Removing Ladder Fuels & Properly Spacing Plants and Trees on Your Property

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Ladder fuels are the vegetation that allows fire to spread up from the landscape into a tree. Common ladder fuels include tall grasses, shrubs, and tree branches, both living and dead. The removal of fire ladders and fuels is part of creating defensible s...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Harden Your Home with Gutter Guard and Vent Screen Installations

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Installing gutter guards and retrofitting your vent screens are some of the easiest ways to protect your home against wildfires. This is also known as home hardening and helps improve the chances of your home withstanding a fire due to ember cast, radiant...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

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*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 Sant Rosa. T...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Considerations for Using Mulch for Groundcover Around the Home

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As you continue to prepare for wildfires and the current drought conditions, it is important to make fire-wise decisions to protect your home and property. This includes the use of mulch as a ground cover. Mulch can provide benefits around your home but, ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

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

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Summer is officially underway which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale and use of all fireworks is illegal wit...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Wildfire Ready: One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire

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The “One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire” campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of vehicle and equipment fires throughout our community and across the state. By reviewin...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning

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The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay, including all of Santa Rosa, which will be in effect from 11AM Wednesday (6/16) through 1PM Friday (6/18). The Heat Advisory for Wednesday will be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning for the North Ba...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

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

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Being prepared for an emergency includes knowing your evacuation zone and understanding all of your ways out of your neighborhood. In the City of Santa Rosa zones are organized by neighborhoods and geographical areas instead of numbers or letters. Having ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Ensuring Defensible Space on Your Property

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Wildfire season is here and knowing how to create defensible space can potentially save your home and property. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any other wildland that surround...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation in and around Santa Rosa.  Following the declaration of Fire Season on Monday, May 17, 2021, the recent weather conditions have caused concern amongst res...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Debris Removal Program Clears Final Parcels After 2020 Wildfires

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State and local officials announced on Friday, October 1, 2021, the completion of major wildfire debris removal operations on 243 parcels in Sonoma County associated with the 2020 LNU Lightning Complex and Glass fires. The final parcels cleared were part ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

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

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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

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

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Wildfire can leave burned areas with little or no vegetation and an impaired ability to absorb rainwater, resulting in increased rainwater runoff, and a significantly higher risk of flooding and debris or mudflows. With risk still high for hazards, the Co...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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The City wants to ensure that ALL property owners within the Glass Fire burn scar area are aware that the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program ALSO includes the removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

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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.

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

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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.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Support and Supply Stations

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Re-entry Materials, Supplies Available for Residents Returning to Burned Areas

Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit  supply and support stations (also called commodity points of distribution or CPODs) operated b...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

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City staff working on Glass Fire recovery efforts will host a virtual community meeting for residents within the Glass Fire burn scar area in the Santa Rosa City limits on Wednesday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is meant for those ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2020

SR City Glass Fire Recovery Update for Oct. 24, 2020

Sonoma County (Glass Fire) Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s Response to Wildfires, Red Cross Financial Assistance for Property Owners of Destroyed or Substantially Damaged Homes, Fire-Damaged Hazardous Trees, and More

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

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Recovery News: Household Hazardous Waste and Debris Removal, Re-Entry Kits for Fire-Damaged Properties, Replacing Lost Documents, Now is the Time to Prepare Fire-Impacted Properties for Winter Storms

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Public Invited to Provide Input on Most Desired Attributes of Santa Rosa’s Next Chief of Police

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The City of Santa Rosa invites the community to take a brief four-question survey to provide input on desirable qualities and attributes the city should be looking for in its next Chief of Police. The online survey is available in English and Spanish and ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2022

2022 Merit Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for Santa Rosa businesses, individuals and organizations that deserve recognition for their volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa.Nominations will be reviewed by the Merit ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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The Santa Rosa City Council will consider and review the final draft map for district-based elections at the March 29 City Council meeting, following a months-long redistricting process to retrieve community input and update the city’s election ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Receives Two Critical Community Projects as Part of Federal FY 2022 Spending Bill

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Last week, two critical community funding projects sought by the City of Santa Rosa were included in the overall Fiscal Year 2022-2023 appropriations spending bill that Congress approved. The projects receiving the federal support are:

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Dianna MacDonald Selected by Santa Rosa City Council to Fill District 3 Vacancy

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Santa Rosa, CA — After nearly 4 hours of interviews and deliberation, the Santa Rosa City Council selected Dianna MacDonald out of six applicants to represent District 3, filling the seat vacated by former Council Member Jack Tibbetts. Following...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

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: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The Santa Rosa City Council has approved Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa as the operator of the City’s new Safe Parking Pilot Program and has authorized funding to operate the program for two years. The program set to open in early 2022 wi...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Santa Rosa City Council Approves OIR Group LLC as Independent Police Auditor

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved OIR Group LLC as the Independent Police Auditor at their Nov. 30, 2021 council meeting. Reporting to the City Manager, OIR Group LLC will review Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) internal investigations, conduct audi...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive-Thru Food & Fund Drive

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It’s back! Help us feed our community and make a donation to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive-Thru Food & Fund Drive. Now through Dec. 4, the City of Santa Rosa is teaming up with Redwood Empire Food Bank to help feed our neighbors in our communi...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor 2021’s Outstanding Volunteers

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The city of Santa Rosa has selected 16 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive 2021 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the 39th ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Santa Rosa City Council Announces Intent to Appoint Maraskeshia Smith as City Manager

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The Santa Rosa City Council is pleased to announce the selection of Maraskeshia Smith as Santa Rosa’s next City Manager. Ms. Smith’s employment agreement will be considered at an upcoming regular City Council meeting in December. Pendi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

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City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards that have current or upcoming vacancies:

Art in Public Places Committee (One At-Large)

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Community Survey

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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. Your individual responses are entir...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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The City is inviting proposals from qualified homeless services providers to operate a Safe Parking Pilot Program, beginning early 2022. The program will provide community members who are experiencing homelessness a place to safely park their vehicle or R...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Water Supply Update

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In June, Santa Rosa City Council declared a water shortage emergency, enacting Stage 3 (of 8) of the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan. This action included the adoption of mandatory restrictions on water use and a 20 perce...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New "Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded $12 million in...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Alert and Warning Exercise on August 17

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The County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, and the National Weather Service Bay Area will conduct an emergency alert and warning exercise comprised of two individual tests on August 17. The effort includes a countywide test of the NOAA Weather Radio warnin...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Take the Survey: What Makes a Great City Manager?

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The City of Santa Rosa will soon begin its recruitment of a new City Manager replacing the current interim leader, Jeff Kolin, in a few months. Before the recruitment begins, the City would like to hear your thoughts regarding desirable qualities and char...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

‘School of Rec’ Program Concludes, 180 Families Served

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The School of Rec Distance Learning Camp and Care program concluded Wednesday after having served 180 families during the pandemic, including many underserved families. Recreation & Parks staff ope...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. That is why it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these systems require prior registration inc...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

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

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Today, the County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Cloverdale, and City of Healdsburg announce a collective $31 million settlement with PG&E for public and natural resource injuries and damages caused by the 2019 Kincade Fire, w...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

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A total of $33.9M in Federal funding was recently allocated to the City of Santa Rosa to support the unmet needs for rebuilding infrastructure damaged during the 2017 wildfires as well as to make infrastructure improvements to protect lives, homes, and bu...
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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuati...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

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Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City Claims Top Honors in 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

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The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

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Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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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 individuals exper...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Local Entities File Suit Against PG&E for 2019 Kincade Fire Damages to Public Resources

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Santa Rosa, California—Today, the County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Cloverdale, City of Healdsburg, Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency and Community Development Commission f...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

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Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/98631969322 Or Call: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 986 3196 9322

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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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: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

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It’s time for the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is looking for the next 13 young artists to feature in their 2023 national calen...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

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Following completion of a competitive Requests for Proposals process, City Council has selected two charitable organizations to provide homeless services programs for the city. This will provide for the continued operation of the Homeless Services Center,...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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Community Input Session on Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan - May 23, 2022

Members of the community are invited to participate in a virtual Community Input Session to help shape development of the city’s new Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan. This...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Council Approves Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds

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On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the City Council agreed to submit two co-applications to California’s Homekey grant program for up to $19 million to build and operate housing for community members who are experiencing homelessness. The City will work with ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

FAQs on Homelessness in Santa Rosa

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Like most Bay Area cities, Santa Rosa is increasingly impacted by the critical issue of homelessness in our community. The City dedicates extensive resources to providing community members who are experiencing homelessness with options to receive shelter,...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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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

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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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 individuals exper...

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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: April 7, 2022

City of Santa Rosa Seeks Public Input to Add Missing Middle Housing

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Residents can attend the first community meeting on April 19 to learn more and provide feedback.

SANTA ROSA, Calif.— The City of Santa Rosa is kicking off its engagement effort for its Missing Middle Housing Initiative with an online community meeting on April 19. The initiative and this first of two meetings are intended to facilitate the ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Virtual Studio Launched for City’s General Plan Update Alternatives

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The City of Santa Rosa has launched a virtual studio to give community members the opportunity to review, provide feedback, and learn more about the alternatives workbook, as part of the city’s general plan update, all from the comfort of their own homes.

The City of Santa Rosa has launched a virtual studio to give community members the opportunity to review, provide feedback, and learn more about the alternatives workbook, as part of the city’s general plan update, all from the comfort of their ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Santa Rosa Requesting Public Feedback on the State of Local Housing

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The survey is available in English and Spanish; March 10 meeting planned to discuss state requirements for city’s housing element

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The City of Santa Rosa has kicked off an update of the city’s housing element and is asking for the public’s direct feedback about housing needs of all residents, at all economic levels, while addressing ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

S­anta Rosa City Council Approves Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

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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.

Santa Rosa, CA — The Santa Rosa City Council approved a Short-Term (Vacation) Rental Urgency Ordinance at their Oct. 12 Council meeting. The Urgency Ordinance takes effect immediately and provides a regulatory framework for short-term rental operations wi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Permit Sonoma Releases Draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan For Public Comment

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Permit Sonoma, in partnership with local jurisdictions throughout Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, released a draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for public comment.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Launches Santa Rosa Forward, Seeks Input for General Plan Update

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Plan update will include an emphasis on health and equity thanks to grant boost from Kaiser Permanente

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking input from residents regarding the long-term changes they would like to see in the City, their neighborhood, and their health. Input is being collected through an initial engagement survey t...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

City Expands Areas Mobile Food Trucks Can Operate Starting January 1

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The City ordinance greatly expands where and how mobile food vendors can operate on private property in the City, including areas zoned for commercial, mixed-use, shopping centers, car lots, and industrial areas, and more.

Starting January 1, 2021, the City of Santa Rosa will allow for mobile food vendors to operate, with a minor conditional use permit, in more locations around the City. This expansion will permit mobile food vendors (taco trucks, chuck wagons, lunch carts,...

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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.

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

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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.

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: January 27, 2022

Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro to Retire After 30 Years of Law Enforcement Service

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After 30 years of dedicated service to the Santa Rosa Police Department, Chief Rainer Navarro has announced his retirement to city officials. Chief Navarro’s effective retirement date is planned for May 2, 2022, allowing time for transition before his dep...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Changes to Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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Based on the departure and retirement of several Records staff, the SRPD Records Bureau is unable to maintain the same public hours while meeting legal and statutory mandates. Effective Saturday, October 9, the front counter will only be open to the publi...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

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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.

The citations stemmed from a Cal/OSHA investigation op...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Santa Rosa Police Department Releases Its 2020 Annual Report

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The Santa Rosa Police Department has released its 2020 Annual Report, which highlights efforts to provide public safety services while leading community engagement initiatives through the challenges of COVID. The annual report provides a data snapshot of ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

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

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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. 

Both investigations were among the subjects discussed at a two-...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, 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 Empo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Grazing Opportunity on City Properties for Weed Abatement

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The City of Santa Rosa seeks parties interested in grazing their farm animals on any of the following Santa Rosa Water managed properties for weed management for a 5 month period of time during the 2022 calendar year.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

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: January 11, 2022

CEQA Checklist

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The City of Santa Rosa proposes to acquire 6.09 acres of property at 976, 980, and 1004 Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa. The City’s intended uses for the subject properties would be to implement future infrastructure improvements identified...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Municipal Use Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa (City) is working with three properties owners along Hearn Avenue in Santa Rosa to purchase the properties for its Municipal Use Projects (Project). Whenever a City project might cause the relocation of occupants, the City is requir...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

$38M in Disaster Relief Funds Approved to Build Affordable Homes

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In October 2017, the Tubbs fire destroyed over 3,000 residential units in Santa Rosa, constituting a loss of approximately five percent of the City’s housing stock. In response to the 2017 wildfires, the United States Department of Housing &...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently retrofitting 170 signalized intersections with Battery Backup Systems (BBS) to provide more than four hours of uninterrupted power to traffic signals during a power outage which will help better facilitate an evacuation...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Summer Camps with Santa Rosa Rec & Parks

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Over 20 different camps, pick one for your child!

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a request on April 12, 2022 from Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to pursue a licensing agreement with the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, LLC. Pecos, which is the largest independent baseball league in t...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

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Lifeguards and swim instructors are urgently needed at Santa Rosa’s two city pools and for boat rental operations at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is hiring now for these crucial positions to maintain safe pool...
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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Council Approves Recommendation for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Santa Rosa City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee recommendation, to pursue the solicitation of a single management agency with a full-service agreement to operate and maintain both the golf course a...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Become an Aquatics Member!

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We are launching a new Annual Aquatic Membership program. This new reward program is for swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts who are committed to their time in the pool! Members save on each swim session with a discounted Punch Pass and save even more ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays with Recreation & Parks

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The holiday season will be upon us soon, bringing the return of many of our beloved Santa Rosa traditions! Holiday gatherings such as the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, Holiday Lights Tours on Rosie the Trolley, and venue rentals for holiday parties will b...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Halloween at Howarth, Sat., Oct. 23 - Drive-thru Due to Rain

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After consulting the hourly forecast from the National Weather Service for Sat, Oct. 23rd, staff with Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks have modified the Halloween at Howarth event to a drive-thru event. Registered participants are asked to arrive at Howa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Your City Pools, a Haven Amid the Pandemic

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Santa Rosa’s two spacious outdoor pools with their cool, clear water have always been alluring and busy, and that has been especially true recently. Since springtime, the pools at Ridgway Swim Center and Finley Aquatic Center have hosted more th...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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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. The lake is normally refilled toward the end of the recreational season by water pumped fr...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Exploring Options for Bennett Valley Golf Course Property in Advance of 2022 Operator Contract

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The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for residents interested in participating on the Bennett Valley Golf Course Operational Analysis Review & Selection Committee. On August 17th, City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Swim Lesson Scholarships Available

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Learning to swim is a life-saving critical skill for children and adults. Through the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund, the City is working to bring this skill to more Santa Rosans. Scholarships for qualifying families are available now to help wit...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Permits Resume for Activities and Events in City Parks

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has resumed accepting applications for park permits allowing for hosted events in City parks. Issuance of park permits has previously been paused since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Most organized activities and events p...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

‘School of Rec’ Program Concludes, 180 Families Served

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The School of Rec Distance Learning Camp and Care program concluded Wednesday after having served 180 families during the pandemic, including many underserved families. Recreation & Parks staff ope...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners

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Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners In celebration of Water Awareness Month, Santa Rosa City Council recognized four award recipients for their efforts to save water and increase water efficiency in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Cong...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Sign-up for the WaterSmart Portal and win $200 water bill credit!

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Santa Rosa Water’s WaterSmart Portal is here to help you track and analyze your water use online. Sign-up for the Portal before July 8, 2022 and be entered to win a $200 credit on your water bill! Already registered? You’re automatically entered to win.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water.

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When planning your summer garden remember these four water-saving tips: compost, drip irrigation, right plant - right place, and mulch! For detailed info on these tips, check out this Master Gardener of Sonoma County video and save water all summer.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free WaterSmart Devices

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Replace old fixtures with FREE WaterSmart devices. Santa Rosa residents can pickup FREE water-saving devices (e.g. showerheads, hose nozzles, dye tabs and sink aerators, and more), Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Keep Irrigation Off to Save Water

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If we all keep our irrigation off for the months of March and April, we can save about 56 million gallons of water collectively each month or 2 million gallons per day!

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - February 17, 2022

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Water Supply Update (2/17/22):

As the dry weather persists, local reservoirs at all-time-lows, and with no significant rainfall on the horizon, it is critical that everyone continues to save water. This means continuing to keep your irrigation off. During ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Sonoma County Groundwater Sustainability Plans Approved

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Virtual Water Reuse Tour

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Discover how the Santa Rosa Water team manages and maintains a complex water reuse system in order to protect public health and the environment.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Santa Rosa Creek Flood Study

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The City of Santa Rosa is conducting a Flood Study of Santa Rosa Creek and its tributaries to document potential flood risks. The Flood Study will create new maps, assess potential hazards, and identify effective mitigation strategies. As part of the proc...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Water Supply Update - November 10, 2021

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Water Supply Update (11/10/21):

Santa Rosa is currently meeting its water savings goals for July through October with a 23% reduction in water use when compared to the same months in 2020. In the fall and winter months, regardless of rainfall totals, it is...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Have You Seen One of Our NEW Streets to Creeks Storm Drain Decals?

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If it is in the streets it can get to our creeks.  Awareness inspires action and simple actions have great impacts.  People can unknowingly affect local waterways through the improper handling and disposal of trash, debris and other mate...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Heavy Rain in the Forecast — Are You Prepared?

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With potentially heavy rainfall in the forecast, it is important that the community be rain ready. This means preparing your property for rain and staying alert. Intense periods of rainfall bring the potential for flash flooding and debris flows, especial...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Water Supply Update - October 14, 2021

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Water Supply Update (10/14/21):

Santa Rosa is currently meeting its water savings goals for July through September with a 21% reduction in water use when compared to the same months in 2020. However, in September conservation savings has dropped and it is ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Meet Super Water Saver Danny from True North Landscapes, Inc.

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Our watershed, along with the rest of the state, is experiencing severe drought and it is critical we all work together to save water now. By working together, we can cut our community’s daily water use and preserve precious drinking water in ou...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - March 17, 2022

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As spring approaches, it’s important that we all have a plan for how we are going to continue to save water, especially outdoors. Despite early winter rainfall this severe drought is not over, and a third consecutive dry year is emerging.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Water Supply Update - January 13, 2022

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Water Supply Update (1/13/22):

Drought is still here, even though more than 15 inches of rain has fallen in our watershed since Oct. 1, 2021. The preceding two years of record low rainfall left local reservoirs at an all-time low this summer and they are s...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Water Supply Update - December 13, 2021

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Water Supply Update (12/13/21):

Our watershed continues to experience historically low levels in our local reservoirs, Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino. As of December 13, 2021, Sonoma Water is reporting storage in Lake Sonoma at 49.3% and Lake Mendocino at ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

Scooter Share Pilot Program

Following a competitive application process, the City of Santa Rosa has awarded Bird Rides, Inc. (Bird), the permit to operate up to 200 shared electric scooters in Santa Rosa during the city’s one-year pilot program planned to launch this summe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

City Council Proclaims May 15-21, 2022 National Public Works Week

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WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

Fire Recovery Park Projects

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce that construction on the city’s two remaining fire damaged park projects is scheduled to begin. The Six Fire Damaged Parks Recovery project will begin construction this month and the Fire Damaged Roadway Lands...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is National Bike Month – also known as Bike to Wherever Days

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The best way to celebrate Bike Month is to get on your bike, ride to work, ride to the grocery store, ride to school, or just ride for the sheer joy of riding! Biking is one of the few activities that checks all the boxes at once – it’...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Caltrans/FHWA Approves $4.75M in Roadway Recovery Funding

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Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration have approved $4.75 million in roadway recovery funding to help restore portions of the City’s pavement network that were damaged following the 2017 Wildfire. 

This funding approval allows the ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Property Acquisition Complete for Santa Rosa's New Fire Station 5

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Recovery project reached a major milestone today with completion of the land acquisition for the 2.11-acre Keysight property as the new permanent location for Fire Station 5. The property was purchased ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Hoen Avenue Reopens Using Polymer Injection Technology

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After nearly a decade, the Hoen Avenue embankment repair project is complete and at a significant cost savings using a deep polymer injection technology. The project was initiated when a section of the Matanzas Creek embankment collapsed along Hoen Avenue...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

North Bay Transit Agencies Support Earth Day with Fare-Free Rides

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In celebration of Earth Day, four North Bay Public Transit Agencies are joining forces on April 23, 2022, to encourage residents and visitors to Go Green and ride fare-free. Hop on public transit fare-free on April 23, and ride with Marin Transit, Petalum...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

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The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to receive $4.3 million in discretionary Buses and Bus Facilities Program funds to support further electrification of the CityBus fixed route fleet. &...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

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Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit bus operators do it all from dawn till dark , 7 days a week– conduct pre-trip inspections, pick up passengers, collect fares, sanitize the vehicles, answer trip planning questions – all whi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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Community input directed the design and amenities selected for the new replacement playground for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Mayor Chris Rogers and Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez (District 1) officially opened the new play struc...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

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Due to the shortage of bus operators and the rapid spread of the omicron variant, CityBus must temporarily reduce service to a Saturday Plus schedule on weekdays until further notice. This is in an effort to maintain reliable operations.  Transit...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City Council Approves Acquisition of Six-Acre Municipal Use Project Site

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By a 6-0 vote, Santa Rosa City Council approved the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines and acquisition of a six-acre municipal use project on Hearn Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa.

The property acquisition allows the City to move forward...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

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On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Santa Rosa City Council approved a pilot program that will bring ‘scooter share,’ a fleet of electric scooter rentals, to the streets of Santa Rosa by mid-2022.

Scooter share has emerged in recent years as a popular transport...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Volunteers Enhance Veteran’s Memorial Monument Site

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, residents are encouraged to visit Santa Rosa’s Veteran’s Memorial monument located on the southwest corner of the City Hall campus to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have defended our cou...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

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The preliminary bridge design for the City of Santa Rosa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing spanning Highway 101 will be presented to the City’s Design Review Board on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to participate and ma...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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Santa Rosa CityBus has purchased four battery-electric buses (BEBs) and will install six single-port Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems initiating its plan to transition to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040. The new all-electric zero-emission buses,...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Chanate Road has Reopened for Eastbound Traffic 10/25 following Water Main Break

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Update 10/25

Chanate Road is reopened for eastbound traffic following repairs to fix a water main break. The westbound traffic detour remains in place as work continues on the construction of the North Trunk Sewer Replacement project - Chanate Road.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Restoring City Amenities & Repairing Public Infrastructure

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Over $70 million in damages were caused to Santa Rosa’s critical water and transportation infrastructure, facilities, parks and open spaces during the October 2017 wildfires. The City continues to make repairs as well as seek federal disaster recovery fun...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Sonoma County Vision Zero, Take the Survey!

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Whether you are biking to work, going for a neighborhood stroll, riding public transit, or venturing out to the coast, everyone deserves to be safe moving throughout our county. This is why the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and Sonoma Coun...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their September 28 council meeting, following a robust public hearing.

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

2021 Annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance Program on City Streets

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When it comes to pavement maintenance, preserving and protecting the surface is crucial. Work is currently underway on the City’s annual Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) program to seal the pavement surface on three high-traffic arterial streets in s...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Exploring Options for Bennett Valley Golf Course Property in Advance of 2022 Operator Contract

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UPDATE 9/1/21

The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for residents interested in participating on the Bennett Valley Golf Course Operational Analysis Review & Selection Committee. On August 17th, City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New 'Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

The City of Santa Rosa has opened a new standalone “Portland Loo” restroom in downtown Santa Rosa to provide community members and visitors with an additional accessible public restroom option within the downtown corridor.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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City of Santa Rosa Awarded $12 Million for Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing 

Funds help close significant gap in community’s transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists

The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded $12 million in...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Pacific Avenue Reconstruction Begins August 16

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete a full pavement reconstruction on Pacific Avenue between Humboldt Street and Montecito Avenue, a 0.7-mile segment of roadway. The paving operation is anticipated to begin August 16 and will require approximately eight-...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus is continuing the restoration of service frequency to transit routes that were reduced during the pandemic due to significantly low ridership. This service restoration, beginning August 8, 2021, coincides with students preparing to retu...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Roseland Area Slurry Seal Pavement Maintenance

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The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal preventative maintenance and other road rehabilitation and maintenance work on over 900,000 square feet of Roseland area residential, collector, and arterial streets from August 8 - 11. A map showing the da...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a new Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance at their August 3rd Council meeting to reduce the community’s use and disposal of single-use food ware that contributes to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenho...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

City Installs Traffic Signal Battery Backup Systems

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The City of Santa Rosa is currently retrofitting 170 signalized intersections with Battery Backup Systems (BBS) to provide more than four hours of uninterrupted power to traffic signals during a power outage which will help better facilitate an evacuation...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Annual Slurry Seal 2021 July 26 through August 6

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City of Santa Rosa’s 2021 Neighborhood Street Pavement Rehabilitation Schedule Now Published

The City of Santa Rosa will complete slurry seal application on select neighborhood streets to rehabilitate and maintain pavement surfaces betwe...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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Santa Rosa CityBus will launch a new Unlimited Rides (UR Free), pilot program providing fare-free rides for Santa Rosa youth on any of CityBus’s regular fixed routes, seven days a week beginning July 1. CityBus’s program is available to ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on Smartphones

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Local Transit Riders Can Use Clipper on SmartphonesPassengers can ride 24 Bay Area Transit Systems with Clipper on Google Pay and Apple Pay

Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit and Sonoma County Transit passengers can now use the Clipper mobile app, recent...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Summerfield Road Improvements Community Meeting, May 27

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Striping Modifications for Enhanced Biking, Walking and Driving

The City of Santa Rosa is hosting an informative virtual community meeting on Thursday, May 27, to discuss planned striping modifications proposed to enhance the walking, biking and driving ex...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Chanate Road Westbound Traffic Detour to Begin May 17

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Community Meeting on May 13 to Discuss Project Updates and Traffic Detour Planned for Chanate/Mendocino Area Sewer Replacement Project 

Effective May 17 and continuing into September 2021, westbound traffic will be detoured on Chanate Roa...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

New Milling Machine to Repair City Streets

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Enhanced productivity, improved efficiencies and cost savings are but a few of the benefits attributed to Transportation and Public Works new 30-foot long, 16,000-pound asphalt milling machine. The milling machine is an affordable alternative to addressin...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

SMART Multi-Use Path Crossing Now Operational

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The new signalized street connection provides an illuminated crossing at Hearn Avenue for bicyclists and pedestrians using the multi-use pathway along the SMART rail corridor.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the essential service of public transit operators. Santa Rosa CityBus drivers are dedicated to what they do, and they deserve a heartfelt thank you!

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City Claims Top Honors in 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

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Fulton Road Reconstruction and Flashing Yellow Left Turn Arrow Retrofit Projects Awarded

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to announce it has been recognized as the overall winner of the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Project Awards ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

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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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), are now offering systemwide fare-free transit and paratransit transportation for any pe...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Update 3.18.2021

Construction is underway to install the new protective bollards within Courthouse Square at the intersections of 3rd Street and Santa Rosa Avenue and 4th Street and Mendocino Avenue. 

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Sewer Replacement Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa is working on two Sewer Replacement Projects in north east Santa Rosa, each performing similar small excavation work, however the projects are in very different phases of construction.

The North Trunk Sewer Replacement Project &n...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Transit Fare Collections to Resume 2.1.21

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Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratransit will resume fare collections effective Monday, February 1, 2021. Ridership fares were temporarily suspended in March 2020 to ensure social distancing at the farebox in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. City t...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Sandbag Filling Station Open

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The City’s sandbag filling station is open for residents throughout the rainy season. 

For City of Santa Rosa residents who need to control rain run-off on their property, sand and bags are available for free at the City Municipal Services Center ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

For a Greener Holiday Season, Recycle, Reuse or Compost

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Recology curbside tree collection service is available December 28th through January 8th. Residential customers may place Christmas trees on the curb the night before your regular collection day. Trees larger than 6-feet should be cut in half and flocked ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

CityBus Joins the Clipper START Program

Santa Rosa CityBus is one of six more Bay Area transit agencies to join the new Clipper START program which allows lower-income adults age 19-64 to receive fare discounts ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent on a growing number of transit systems around ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

News Flash Stony Point Road Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Meeting

Stony Point Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Virtual Community MeetingNovember 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://srcity-org.zoom.us/j/98631969322 Or Call: 888-475-4499 Meeting ID: 986 3196 9322

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Major Sewer Rehabilitation Project Complete

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The City of Santa Rosa has completed a major trunk sewer rehabilitation project along West 3rd Street utilizing an advanced trenchless pipe lining process known as Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Lining. The project, known as the Llano Trunk – West 3...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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Santa Rosa CityBus prioritizes safety year-round in our transit operations, and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record; in fact, we celebrate it! Please join us in a round of applause as we celebrate our 28-safety award-winning CityBus operator...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

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Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection February 1, 2021

Santa Rosa CityBus, in coordination with Sonoma County Transit (SCT) and Petaluma Transit (PT), will resume fare collection on fixed-route and paratransit services effective Monday, February 1,...

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