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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Santa Rosa Seeks Input on Public Art Finalists for Fifth Street Parking Garage

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa seeks community input in the selection of one of three proposals for the Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art Project. To achieve this, the City’s Public Art Program has posted a survey, where ...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Community Asked to Add Their Words to New Public Art in Old Courthouse Square

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa’s Public Art Program is excited to announce an opportunity for the public to submit words and phrases for Santa Rosa’s newest permanent public art piece located in Courthouse Square. Th...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Public Art Program Announces Exhibition and Award Recipients for 18th Annual National Arts Program

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The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the opening and the winners of the 18th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition, this year presented entirely online. The public...

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Arts & Culture
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Call for Artists: Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art for the southwest exterior wall (facing Orchard and Fifth streets) of the Fifth Street Parking Ga...

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Arts & Culture
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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Arts & Culture
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Projects to be Installed for Fire Response – Round Two

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of five temporary projects selected for Fire Response – Round Two:

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Please Help the City Learn About Its Economic Development Needs in Santa Rosa

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We are looking to better understand the Santa Rosa community's needs and priorities for economic development. We want to hear from you - your priorities, needs, and experiences!

Please help us learn about economic development needs in Santa Rosa!

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Unemployed or Looking for a Career Boost? Sonoma County Job Link Can Help

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Residents who are unemployed or want to upgrade their skills and build careers can find current job listings and vocational training through Sonoma County Job Link

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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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News Flash

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: 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 27, 2021

Sonoma County Achieves 70% COVID-19 Vaccination Rate, but Cases Climb Among Unvaccinated Residents

News Flash_Sonoma County achieves 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate, but cases continue to climb

County of Sonoma health officials announced that more than 70% of County residents age 12+ are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 & another 8% have received a single dose of vaccine, meaning 78% of residents are either fully or partially vaccinated.

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Get Vaccinated and Receive Free Admission to Summer Fun Fest at Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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The Sonoma County Fairgrounds & the Sonoma County Medical Association are collaborating with the County’s vaccination efforts by providing free admission & a free ride ticket to members of the public who receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Jockey Club in SR

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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 16, 2021

Sonoma County Recommends Masking Indoors for Everyone

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

COVID Cases at City’s Homeless Shelter

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(Updated July 29, 2021) 

The County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, and Catholic Charities are responding to positive cases of COVID-19 at the City's Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH)

Following is the latest information...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

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

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Joint News Release from the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa  - July 14, 2021:

Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly within the homeless community, and an outbreak at the City of Santa Rosa's Samuel L. Jones Homeless Shel...

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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: July 6, 2021

More than 325,000 Sonoma County Residents Now Vaccinated

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Sonoma County surpassed 325,000 residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and the county is expected to surpass 600,000 total doses administered since vaccinations began more than six months ago.

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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: June 14, 2021

Sonoma County to Align With State Reopening Plan

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Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear that the County of Sonoma will be aligning with the CA Dept of Public Health’s plans to remove pandemic-related limitations on restaurants, taverns, movie theaters & other businesses beginning 6/15.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

County Offices to Fully Reopen to the Public Tuesday, June 15; Masking and Distancing Still Required

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Sonoma County offices will open to the public full time beginning 6/15 following limited in-person access due to COVID-19. Members of the public & employees will still be required to wear facial coverings for the time being when entering county facilities

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Sonoma County Provides Update on Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Sonoma County so far has provided $2,678,957 in rental assistance to more than 1,450 residents through its recently activated Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

70% of Sonoma County Residents 12 and Older Have Now Received at Least One Dose of Vaccine

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Seven out of 10 Sonoma County residents age 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 300,000 residents have been at least partially vaccinated, county health officials announced today.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-person School this Fall

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Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundai Mase, has joined Bay Area health officers to express their collective support for the opening of California schools for full-time in-person instruction for all grades in the fall of 2021.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Approve $2.8 Million in Business Relief

News Flash_Sonoma County supervisors approve 2.8 million in business relief

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing nearly $2.8 million in relief for businesses forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Sonoma County Consolidating Vaccine Sites, Shifting to Mobile Clinics

News Flash_Sonoma County consolidating vaccine sites, shifting to mobile clinics

The County and its health care partners will be closing down some if its large-scale vaccination sites in the coming weeks to focus on targeting hard-to-reach populations, health officials announced today.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance

The Association of Bay Area Health Officials strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance.

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

70% of Sonoma County Residents 16 and Older Have Now Received at Least One Dose of Vaccine

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Seven out of 10 Sonoma County adults age 16 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 500,000 doses have been administered to County residents, county health officials announced today.

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Sonoma County Contracts with Windsor’s Holiday Inn to Serve as Temporary Non-Congregate Shelter Site

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The County of Sonoma has contracted with the Holiday Inn in Windsor to provide temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Sonoma County Partners with Curative to Provide Mobile Vaccine Clinic

News Flash_Sonoma County Partners With Curative to Provide Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Sonoma County has partnered with Curative, a COVID-19 testing and public health services company, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by way of a mobile unit that will provide clinics at locations throughout the County.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Half of Sonoma County Adult Population is Now Fully Vaccinated

News Flash_Half of Sonoma County Adult Population is Now Fully Vaccinated

Sonoma County has now fully vaccinated more than half of its 16 and older population. In addition, more than two-thirds of these 411,000 residents have received at least one shot of the vital protection against COVID-19.

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Sonoma County to Restart Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

News Flash_Sonoma County to restart Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine

Sonoma County joins the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Solano and the City of Berkeley in the Bay Area in immediately lifting the pause and resuming administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Sonoma County Achieves Key Milestone With 400,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered to Residents

News Flash_Sonoma County achieves key milestone with 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to

As of today (4/20/21), more than 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to eligible Sonoma County residents, a milestone that also means 60% of eligible residents have received at least one dose and two in five are now fully vaccinated.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Homeless Services Update: Motel Rooms to Phase Out with Vaccines and Shelter Bed Space Now Available

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With the arrival of increased vaccine availability and restored homeless shelter beds at Santa Rosa’s new Shelter Annex, the City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for individuals experiencing homelessness in late April 2021 and over the next ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Hospital & La Luz Opening Vaccination Clinic in Sonoma Valley

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Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, & La Luz Center are working in partnership with the County of Sonoma to open a new vaccination clinic serving residents in and around the Boyes Hot Springs and Agua Caliente in Sonoma Valley.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sonoma County Offices to Reopen for In-Person Service

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Most Sonoma County gov. offices will reopen for limited walk-up service starting 4/19. While several County offices remained open during the pandemic, the expanded reopening is due to the decrease of COVID-19 cases & the County moving to the orange tier.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Reopens Some Public Counters Following County’s Entry to Orange Tier

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The City of Santa Rosa continues to operate under limited conditions due to the current coronavirus public health crisis; but has expanded services and operations in some areas following Sonoma County’s entry into the orange tier earlier this month.

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Sonoma County Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

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On behalf of the SoCo Dept. of Health Services, the County of Sonoma issued the following statement from Dr. Urmila Shende, the County’s Vaccine chief, concerning the FDA’s recommendation to “pause” the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sonoma County Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Launch on April 19

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

The County of Sonoma will begin providing support to households impacted by COVID-19 through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting on April 19. The program will provide payment assistance for tenants who are behind on rent and utilities.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sonoma County Welcomes Increase in COVID Vaccine Supply

News Flash_Sonoma County Welcomes Increase in COVID Vaccine Supply

Sonoma County has received a significant increase in COVID vaccines from the state, including a shipment of Johnson & Johnson doses specifically for the County’s effort to distribute the vaccine equitably to the most vulnerable communities.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sonoma County to Move to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7

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After just three weeks in the red tier within California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Sonoma County will move into the less restrictive orange tier beginning on Wednesday, April 7.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Appeal to State for Additional Vaccines

News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Appeal to State for Additional Vaccines

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, 3/27, sent the following letter to state health leaders appealing for an increase in vaccines for Sonoma County "so that we can continue to support our community in an equitable and transparent way."

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Sonoma County Reaches Another Milestone With 25 Percent Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News Flash_Sonoma County Reaches Another Milestone With 25 Percent Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVI

One in every four Sonoma County residents 16 years of age and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 282,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Sonoma County residents so far (as of 3/29/21).

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

County of Sonoma Launches Effort to Vaccinate Individuals Who Are Homebound for Medical Reasons

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The County of Sonoma has arranged to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to adults 16 years of age and older who are homebound for a variety of medical reasons and have difficulty getting to a clinic.

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

State Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 50+ Californians Starting 4/1 and All Individuals 16+ on 4/15

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The state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians. Starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make an appointment, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on April 15.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Community Health Partner In Opening Roseland Vaccination Clinic

News Flash_Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Community Health Partner In Opening Roseland Vaccination Clinic

As part of a county objective to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable and underserved communities, Sonoma County and Santa Rosa Community Health are partnering to open a new vaccination clinic in Roseland.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Bay Area Health Officers’ Statement About COVID-19 Vaccines

News Flash_Bay Area Health Officers Statement About COVID-19 Vaccines

"As local health officers, we fully support all three currently available vaccines for COVID-19. All three vaccines are safe and have been shown to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic illness and hospitalization."

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Sonoma County Schools Allowed to Reopen With Red Tier Status

News Flash_Sonoma County Schools Allowed to Reopen With Red Tier Status

The County of Sonoma and Sonoma County Office of Education announced that all schools serving grade levels from TK-12 are eligible to reopen for in-person instruction based on Sonoma County meeting the criteria for the less restrictive red tier.

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update - Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

News Flash_Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa, will be moving from the most restrictive purple tier for COVID-19 into the red tier beginning on Sunday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Sonoma County Reaches 100,000 Vaccine-Dose Milestone, Shifts Priority to 65+ Beginning Monday, 2/22

News Flash_Sonoma County Reaches 100,000 Vaccine-Dose Milestone, Shifts Priority to 65 and Older Beg

Thanks to a multi-agency effort over the past two months, Sonoma County has now administered more than 100,000 vaccine doses to county residents, resulting in more than one in five residents over the age of 16 having received at least one dose.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination Ride Fare-Free

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Santa Rosa, CA – 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 person traveling to or from a City/County COVID-...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Supervisors Strengthen Protections Regarding Evictions and Sick Leave During the Pandemic

News Flash_Supervisors Strengthen Protections Regarding Evictions and Sick Leave During the Pandemic

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted two urgency ordinances to support Sonoma County residents who may have access to fewer resources during the pandemic.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Sonoma County Keeping Pace With Other California Counties in Rollout of Vaccinations

News Flash_Sonoma County Keeping Pace With Other California Counties in Rollout of Vaccinations

In partnership with health care providers, Sonoma County has now provided at least one dose of vaccine to 15% of adult population, including nearly 50% of residents 75 years and older, Supervisors and Department of Health Services leaders announced today.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Revised State Guidance Allows SoCo TK-6 Grades to Apply for In-Person Learning With Safety Plan

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County of Sonoma & Sonoma County Office of Education announce that recent guidance under CA's Safe Schools for All Plan allows Sonoma County schools serving grade levels TK-6 to be eligible to return to in-person learning w/ approved COVID-19 Safety Plan.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Sonoma County to Open Three New Vaccination Centers

News Flash_Sonoma County to Open Three New Vaccination Centers

Three new vaccination centers will open within the next eight days in Sonoma County, serving residents 70 and older, bringing to 19 the number of clinics being supported this week by vaccines from the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves Funding for Expanded Vaccination Plan

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The Board of Supervisors recently approved the allocation of funds for the next phase of the County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response plan, as laid out by the county Department of Health Services.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

County of Sonoma Announces Plans to Vaccinate Those Age 70 and Older

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On Friday, 2/5, the County of Sonoma announced plans to vaccinate those 70 and older starting Monday at county-supported clinics and Safeway pharmacies.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Reopening Sports, Gyms and Limited Services Safely in the Purple Tier

News Flash_Reopening Sports, Gyms and Limited Services Safely in the Purple Tier

The state’s industry guidance page has been updated for three sectors: youth and adult recreational sports, gyms and fitness centers, and limited services.

One-on-one personal fitness training indoors is now permitted as long as they comply with ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Sonoma County Reaffirms Commitment to Vaccinate Seniors 75 and Older

News Flash_Sonoma County Reaffirms Commitment to Vaccinate Seniors 75 and Older

Sonoma County officials reaffirmed their commitment to prioritizing the County’s most vulnerable population (those 75 and older) in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations by announcing new opportunities for seniors in this age group to schedule appointments

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Sonoma County to be 1 of 4 California Counties to Take Part in OptumServe Pilot Vaccination Program

News Flash_Sonoma County to be 1 of 4 California Counties to Take Part in OptumServe Pilot Vaccinati

SANTA ROSA, CA – Sonoma County has been selected to be one of four counties in the state to take part in a pilot vaccination program through OptumServe, the company known for operating COVID-19 testing sites throughout the state.

Under the pilot program, O...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order Lifted

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SANTA ROSA, CA – The California Department of Public Health today lifted the Regional Stay-Home Order for the 11-county Bay Area region, including Sonoma County, effective immediately. However, many counties, including Sonoma County, will remain in the pu...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Small Businesses May Apply for a COVID-19 Relief Grant Starting Dec. 30

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On December 30, The State of California will open the application period for its announced allocation of $500 million for COVID-19 Relief Grant for Small Businesses, with grants of up to $25,000 to be distributed to underserved micro and small businesses....

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Pfizer COVID vaccine arrives in Sonoma County

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Two boxes of the vaccine, containing a total of 1,950 doses, arrived at the County’s Public Health Lab on Chanate Road shortly before 9 a.m. today. Three other boxes were taken directly to local hospitals. In all, the County received 4,875 doses.

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers

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COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed following federal, state framework.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

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The order addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, including extending the availability of housing for migrant agricultural workers, tax extensions for small businesses and updating Cal/OSHA requirements related to quarantine guidelines.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign based on Safety and Equity

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Front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care settings first to be vaccinated as first COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive in CA. Broad distribution to happen in months, with California prioritizing essential workers and the most vulnerable

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Stay Home Order Effective at End of Day Friday (12/11)

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Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed.

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces New Regional Stay-At-Home Order

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced today, Thursday, December 3rd, a new regional-focused effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as well as assist hospitals from becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. This Regional Stay at Home Order establishes fiv...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Immediate Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Assistance includes temporary tax relief to support businesses impacted by COVID-19, $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses, and an additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Expands Role of On the Move in Providing COVID-19 Community Assistance, Financial Support

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The County of Sonoma has expanded eligibility criteria for emergency COVID-19 financial assistance and has allocated additional funding to local nonprofit On the Move for dissemination of financial support to local residents.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sonoma County Issues Guidelines on Temporary Tents & Canopies for Outdoor Dining/Business Operations

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In coordination with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association and Sonoma County Fire Prevention Officers Association today released guidelines for outdoor dining structures for meeting fire protection requ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day and only in purple tier counties, which includes Sonoma and 40 other counties statewide. It will be in effect from November 21 through December 21.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Sonoma County Joins 8 Bay Area Counties with Recommendations for Safer Holidays

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The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today joined health officers from eight Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley in issuing joint recommendations, including gatherings and travel. for staying safe during the holidays.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

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Update (11.19.20)

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

CARES Emergency Rental Assistance

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved CARES funding for short-term emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants and landlords. This funding could help approximately 930 Sonoma County households, depending on the amount of assistance needed...

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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: October 19, 2020

County Expands Testing Opportunities for Residents Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

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SANTA ROSA – The County of Sonoma is doubling the number of pop-up test sites available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging residents, particularly those disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, to be tested regard...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely with Rec & Parks

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Sonoma County Public Health Officer has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidelines that align with State Guidance to help us celebrate safely this year. Traditional door to door trick-or-treating is discouraged, so Recreation & Parks has planned some fun (a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

COVID-19 Health Officer Update - Guidance for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

Individuals operating or working at a nail or beauty salon, or offer pers...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

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As of Monday, August 31, barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications. This is in response to the revised health orders issued by Governor Newson last Friday (August 28), and replaces ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: November 10, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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At the August 8, 2020 Santa Rosa City Council meeting, the Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance mirrors Sonoma County’s recently passed enforcement ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

News Alert

Update 9/03/20

This week, the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) led an operation to address the encampment in Fremont Park (also known as Cancer Survivors Park). Over the past several weeks, HEAP had been monitoring conditions ...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

Recreation staff helping child with distance learning

No matter what school your child attends or their virtual classroom schedule, the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care is here to help you support your child during the COVID-19 distance learning challenge! This program provides a learning en...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

Man wearing mask, serving food outdoors

The tail end of a summer unlike any other is upon us and the joys of autumn are coming soon. As you enjoy these last warm days and prepare for fall, please make health and safety your top priority. From dining outdoors to being active in our City parks, t...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

We are flattening the curve by sheltering in place.It’s up to all of us to do our part.

Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, as he discusses Sonoma County Health...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newson issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. This order follows the Sonom...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

News Flash_Sonoma County Supervisors Announce Vaccination Rollout is Ramping Up

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: January 19, 2021

Dr. Urmila Shende Named as COVID-19 Vaccine Chief for Sonoma County

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In her role as Vaccine Chief, Dr. Shende will be responsible for implementing the vaccine distribution strategy, coordinating vaccine administration, & interfacing with health care leaders & other stakeholders as part of the countywide vaccine response.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Sonoma County Partners with Safeway for Vaccination Clinics

News Flash_Sonoma County Partners with Safeway for Vaccination Clinics

Sonoma County has partnered with Safeway to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to County health workers and, eventually, the broader public.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Sonoma County’s Regional Stay-Home Order Extended

News Flash_Sonoma Countys Regional Stay Home Order Extended

 State public health officials have extended a Stay-Home Order for the 11-county Bay Area region, including Sonoma County, due to rising cases of COVID-19, increasing hospitalizations and, specifically, low ICU capacity rates for the larger Bay A...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

County of Sonoma Increases COVID-19 Testing Opportunities With Addition of New Sites & Mobile Events

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The County of Sonoma continues to ramp up COVID-19 testing, particularly in the neighborhoods most impacted by the virus.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2021

5.06.21

City Team Focuses Efforts on Encampments at Yolanda Ave and Morgan St

Prompted by health and safety concerns, the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) focused efforts on an encampment at Yolanda Avenue over the last week of April and first week of...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: April 22, 2021

4.22.21

NF_ShelterAnnex

With the arrival of increased vaccine availability and restored homeless shelter beds at Santa Rosa’s new Shelter Annex, the City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for individuals experiencing homelessness in late April 2021 and over the next ...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: March 11, 2021

3.11.21

During the week of 3.8.21, the team from the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) focused on an encampment at Jennings Park. Closure and clean-up of the encampment occurred on Tuesday, following more than a week of outreach to provide unsheltered...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: January 12, 2021

1.12.21

An additional three positive COVID-19 test results have been received at the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter as of January 6, 2021, resulting in 14 positive test results at the shelter since mid-December 2020. Testing was prompted after an individua...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: April 15, 2021

4.15.21

NF_HEAP-2

The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: February 25, 2021

2.25.21

The City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) resumed efforts this week to resolve an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. This action followed a second round of COVID-19 testing at the encampment that resulted in no additional ca...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: February 11, 2021

2.11.21

Actions planned for this week by the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) to close an encampment in the Industrial Drive area have been paused following confirmation on Monday that six individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested po...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: March 4, 2021

3.4.21

NF_Homeless Encampment Assistance-2

The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach Team (HOST)...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: February 16, 2021

2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input during the public ...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: January 28, 2021

1.28.21

The City took action in advance of this week’s forecasted Flash Flood event to help relocate homeless community members along the Prince Memorial Greenway (PMG) into shelter as well as clear trash and debris from along the creek’s edge...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: November 19, 2020

11.19.20

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary measure amid COVID-...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

Update (11.10.20)

Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: November 10, 2020

11.10.20

SPRUNG STRUCTURENF

UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: August 7, 2020

08.06.20

News Alert

Last week, the City took measures to address immediate fire threats caused by encampments in areas of Fremont Park. Park maintenance crews secured these areas of the park, and outreach and notification were provided to individuals residing in these areas....

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: January 21, 2021

1.21.21

Shelter intakes at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter are scheduled to resume Jan. 23. This date is two weeks after the last positive COVID-19 test finding at the shelter and follows 14 confirmed cases at the shelter beginning in mid-...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness
Posted on: January 14, 2021

1.14.21

Update on Actions to Address Encampments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter intakes are currently on hold at the City-owned Samuel Jones Hall (SJH) Homeless Shelter due to some shelter residents recently testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, efforts to r...

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Emergency_COVID19_Homelessness

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 14, 2020

Wind and Heat Advisory

New Flash_Heat and Wind Advisory_10.14.20

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM THURSDAYHEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 9 PM FRIDAY

WHAT?For the Wind Advisory, North to northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph expected. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible a...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect Wednesday (10/14) Through Friday (10/16)

News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.13.20

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and Valleys from 5 AM Wednesday (10/14) through 6 PM Friday (10/16) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the north-northeast. The Fire Weather Watch is no lon...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_10.12.20

UPDATE 10/13/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1181

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE 10/12/20

*FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY (10/...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Remaining Evacuation Orders in Santa Rosa Downgraded to Warnings

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Residents of fire-damaged properties are encouraged to go to the City’s Supply and Support Station prior to returning home for re-entry kits and safety supplies

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

SOME Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders to evacuation warnings. Residents outside of the burned areas in the following zones may re-enter and ...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Some Evacuation Warnings Lifted

News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted SOME evacuation warnings. 

Evacuation Warnings are being lifted for the following zones:

  • Summerfield
  • Spring Lake...
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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Some Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

[Español abajo] In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may re-enter and return at this time:

Evacuation Orders are being dow...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Red Flag Warning beginning 1pm Thursday (10/1)

News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.1.20_UPDATE

UPDATE 10/1/20

The Red Flag Warning has been extended and will now be in effect from 1 PM Thursday (10/1) to 6 AM Saturday (10/3).

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE 9/30/20

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FL...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Heat Advisory Extended Through Friday (10/2)

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UPDATE 10/1/20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Heat Advisory through 8 PM Friday (10/2). Temperatures in the low 90s to low 100s are again expected 

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ORIGINAL MESSAGE 9/29/20

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Thursday (10/1)

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooling center on Thursday (10/1) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to offer residents a place for heat relief. 

The cooling center will be located at:

Franklin ...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_9.29.20

UPDATE 9/30/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: SRCity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1149

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*FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY (10/1) ...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Update on Evacuation Orders

News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted evacuation warnings and downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents of the following areas may return home at this time:

Evacuation Warn...

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Emergency_Fire
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Glass Fire in Sonoma County

Fire and Tree

Due to wildfires impacting areas of Santa Rosa, evacuation warnings and orders are in effect for portions of the City.

For more information on evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation points, resources, and other information in response to wildfires whic...

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Emergency_Fire

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 15, 2021

CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

NF_County-City Logos

UPDATE 7/19/21 at 8:00 a.m.

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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Emergency_Main Page
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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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: May 7, 2021

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

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Updated: 5/11/21 at 1:00 PM

RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTH AND EAST BAY HILLS AS WELL AS THE INTERIORVALLEYS OF THE EAST BAY...The National Weather Service in San Francisco has cancelled the&nbs...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Sonoma, Marin Water Utilities Seek 20 Percent Voluntary Water Use Reduction

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SONOMA, MARIN WATER UTILITIES SEEK 20 PERCENT VOLUNTARY WATER USE REDUCTION

May 4, 2021 – For Immediate Release 

Contact: Drew McIntyre 

General Manager 

North Marin Water District  

(415) 897-4133 

(Santa Rosa, CA) ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

County of Sonoma Proclaims Drought Emergency

News Flash_County of Sonoma proclaims drought emergency

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration.

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Governor Declares Drought Emergency for Region

Governor Newsom at Lake Mendocino Press Conference

Governor Newsom signs an emergency drought declaration for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, both part of the Russian River watershed.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

City to Distribute 12K NOAA Weather Radios to Residents to Enhance Emergency Alerting Capabilities

News Flash_NOAA Radio

The City of Santa Rosa plans to distribute 12,000 All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios (NWR) to residents at drive-thru distribution events and via non-profit partnerships throughout the spring and summer. The NWRs build on the City’s existing emergency alert ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Reminder to Residents: Be Prepared for Potential Winter Storm Hazards

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The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to be prepared for winter storms. This means being aware of potential threats, such as flash floods, rock falls, debris flows and mud flows. To he...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

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The National Weather Service has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Eastern Sonoma County, which includes Santa Rosa. The Advisory is in place until 2:15 a.m.
Moderate to heavy rain is occurring in the advisory area ...
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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Cold and Wet Weather Items Needed

News Flash_Homeless Donations Needed

In preparation for the forecasted winter storm event this week, Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), the City’s contracted outreach provider, is seeking cold and wet weather items for distribution to unsheltered community members, i...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City Sandbag Filling Station Open for Rainy Season

Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

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 North loc...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Stay Home Order Effective at End of Day Friday (12/11)

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Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed.

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Posted on: December 6, 2020

Red Flag Warning & Wind Advisory issued for North Bay including Santa Rosa

NewsFlash RedFlagWarning

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North Bay mountains and valleys including ALL of Santa Rosa and is in effect from 11:00 p.m. 12/6 (Sunday) to 5:00 p.m. 12/7 (Monday) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the northeast.

A Wind Advisory h...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

10.18.20 NWS Fire Weather Watch

UPDATE 10/19/20

The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning. See update here: srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1192

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The National Weather Service has issued a Fi...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

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SANTA ROSA, CA - September is National Preparedness Month, and now is the time to be ready, regardless of the type of emergency. The 2020 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

The ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone How-To Video

News Flash_DEZ

Santa Rosa residents! Have you looked up what designated evacuation zone you are in yet? WATCH this video that explains how to look up your evacuation zone with your address within the Santa Rosa city limits. Use the lookup tool here: SRCity.org/EvacZones...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning for 8/23 - 8/24

UPDATE 8/24/20

The Red Flag Warning that was scheduled to be in effect until 5pm today (8/24) has been CANCELLED.

Per the NWS: we should remain weather aware as weak cells are still over the North Bay. However, since most moisture has moved north of our are...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: September 27, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

News Flash_Know Your Zone

There are a lot of questions about evacuation zones right now, and while Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuatio...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 17, 2020

High Risk Heat Event Continues Through Wednesday

News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_8.17.20

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning through midweek for Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, where the hottest temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s to low 100s. The City of Santa Rosa is reminding residents ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Rotating Statewide Power Outages Possible through Wednesday Due to Strain on Power Grid

Energy Conservation

State agency asking Californians to Conserve Energy in attempt to avoid energy interruptions

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has asked consumers to be prepared for likely rolling power outages during the late afternoons and early evenings ...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 16, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Opens Cooling Centers Monday through Wednesday, August 17 – 19, 11am – 7pm

 Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

Cooling center activations to offer residents relief during forecast High Risk Heat events

The City of Santa Rosa has activated cooling centers Monday through Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an exce...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Red Flag Warning Extended

Red Flag Warning Extended for August 16

The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended the Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa. The Red Flag Warning is in effect through 11am, Monday (8/17). Visit srcity.org/Emergency and go to alerts and warnings to learn more abou...

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Heat Advisory 8/14

News Flash_Heat Advisory_8.14.20

*HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY (8/14)*

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted a long duration heat wave will impact the region from Friday through at least Wednesday of next week. Tomorrow’s Heat Advisory is con...

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Emergency_Main Page

News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2020

SRFD Opens Some Emergency Vehicle Access Road Gates

Emergency Vehicle Access road gate

The Santa Rosa Fire Department has opened specific Emergency Vehicle Access (EVA) road gates in identified areas to allow emergency vehicles the ability to patrol freely and move around the areas during the peak of the forecast wind event. If an emergency...

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Emergency_PSPS
Posted on: October 23, 2020

IMPORTANT Weather Alerts

NWS NewsFlash

RED FLAG WARNINGS & WIND ADVISORY - Updated 10.26.20 at 9:30 a.m. 

**RED FLAG WARNING – NORTH BAY VALLEYS – IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SUNDAY TO 5 PM MONDAY**

***RED FLAG WARNING – NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS – IN EFFEC...

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Emergency_PSPS

News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2021

Flash Flood Watch RE-ISSUED Through Thursday (1/28)

News Flash_Flash Flood Watch_1.27.21

UPDATE 1/27/21 at 3:30 p.m.

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE 2020 BURN AREAS IN NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON*

The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn are...

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Emergency_Weather Event
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (1/26) through Wednesday (1/27)

News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.25.21

The National Weather Service has UPGRADED the High Wind Watch to a WIND ADVISORY for the Bay Area including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 PM Tuesday (1/26) through 7 AM Wednesday (1/27).

DETAILS:

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected...

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Emergency_Weather Event
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Reminder to Residents: Be Prepared for Potential Winter Storm Hazards

City and County Logos

The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to be prepared for winter storms. This means being aware of potential threats, such as flash floods, rock falls, debris flows and mud flows. To he...

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Emergency_Weather Event
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City Sandbag Filling Station Open for Rainy Season

Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

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 North loc...

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Emergency_Weather Event
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Cold and Wet Weather Items Needed

News Flash_Homeless Donations Needed

In preparation for the forecasted winter storm event this week, Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), the City’s contracted outreach provider, is seeking cold and wet weather items for distribution to unsheltered community members, i...

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Emergency_Weather Event
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

1.26.21_NWS_urban ans small stream

The National Weather Service has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Eastern Sonoma County, which includes Santa Rosa. The Advisory is in place until 2:15 a.m.
Moderate to heavy rain is occurring in the advisory area ...
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Emergency_Weather Event

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

House in WUI

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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Fire Department News
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

CANCELED: Red Flag Warning is 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: May 7, 2021

Red Flag Warning In Effect from 11pm Friday, 5/7 to 6am, Monday 5/10 for North Bay Mountains

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**RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM FRIDAY, 5/7 TO 6 AM PDT MONDAY, 5/10 FOR AREAS INCLUDING THE NORTH BAY HILLS**

The NWS is forecasting a moderate early season offshore wind event. This will occur as fuels are near record dry levels after a very dry ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected Scott Westrope as the next Chief of the Santa Rosa Fire Department following a nationwide and extensive recruitment.

Westrope has served 21 of his 27-year fire service career with the Santa Rosa Fire Department – includi...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Council to Consider Ordinance Allowing Vegetative Debris Pile Burning for Wildfire Mitigation

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At their March 16th meeting, City Council will consider an Ordinance allowing property owners to burn vegetative debris piles as a way to reduce the threat of wildfires. This type of pile burning, under appropriate weather conditions, can rapidly eliminat...

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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: March 24, 2021

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

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The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

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The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for completion of private cleanup of fire debris.

The deadline pertains to all residential property owners in Sonoma County who had homes destroyed by the 2020 Walbridge, Mey...

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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: January 25, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (1/26) through Wednesday (1/27)

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The National Weather Service has UPGRADED the High Wind Watch to a WIND ADVISORY for the Bay Area including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 PM Tuesday (1/26) through 7 AM Wednesday (1/27).

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* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Flash Flood Watch RE-ISSUED Through Thursday (1/28)

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*FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE 2020 BURN AREAS IN NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON*

The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn are...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Burned Underground Storm Drain Pipes Discovered in Skyhawk Open Space Area

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Burned underground storm drain pipe, a result of the Glass Fire, was discovered by staff in the Skyhawk Open Space area on Monday, Jan. 4. The damaged pipe is located directly under portions of unpaved walking trails accessed off Fawn Drive south of Skyha...

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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: December 16, 2020

Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Jan. 15

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The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the State of California’s consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended to Jan. 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The extension provi...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Minor Burn Debris Removal/Cleanup

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If your property contains ONLY minor burned debris, you will need to apply for an exemption from the Phase 2 debris removal process and follow ALL cleanup protocols outlined by the City of Santa Rosa. Minor burned debris includes the following:

  • A fence
  • Non-...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Center Closing

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mobile Registration Intake Center at Maria Carrillo High School will be closing December 9th due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Virtual Recovery Town Hall for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fire Debris Removal

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Fire survivors and property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers and Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the California Of...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Debris Removal Progress Map for Glass, Walbridge and Meyers Fires Now Available

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The Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is set to begin in Sonoma County on Dec. 1, and Cal OES has stated that the sooner property owners enroll in the program the quicker work m...

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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 9, 2020

No Cost Wattles Available for Fire Impacted Properties to Prevent Storm Water Pollution

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Winter rains are anticipated, making it critical that property owners in Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways.

To assist pro...

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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: November 5, 2020

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opening Friday, 11/6, for Glass Fire

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Mobile Response Intake Center on Friday, Nov. 6 at Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa to provide one-on-one support to Glass Fire survivors registering for federal disaste...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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Sonoma County fire survivors who have residential property that was destroyed or significantly damaged by the Walbridge, Meyers or Glass fires have the ability to access Phase 2 of the Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program being offered by the State of...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The California Department of Toxic Substance Control is expected to initiate the Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps next week for residential properties with damaged or destroyed structures from the Glass Fire in Sonoma County.

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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 8, 2020

Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Preparing now, for future winter storms, is important for your safety and the protection of our ...

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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: October 4, 2020

Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

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Per United Policyholders, you may be eligible to claim reimbursement from your insurance company for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) incurred due to a mandatory evacuation order. ALE covers expenses such as the cost of temporary housing or food. A deduct...

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Posted on: October 4, 2020

Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

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The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the #GlassFire. Recovery information and resources will continue to be added to this page.

Go there now: SRCity.org/GlassFireRecovery

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

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Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online.

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Posted on: October 3, 2020

County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

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Recovery services available for residents affected by the Glass Fire

SANTA ROSA, CA – Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. The ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

New Dashboard Available for Tracking State’s Debris Removal Program

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Glass Fire survivors participating in the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program can now access an informational dashboard that provides more specific details of the cleanup progress.

This Debris Operations Dashboard displays updates for cleanup activ...

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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: February 3, 2021

Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Feb. 15

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The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended again to February 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

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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

SR City: Glass Fire Recovery Update - 10.16.20

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: October 7, 2020

Glass Fire Town Hall Meeting Tonight (10/7) at 5:00 p.m.

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, along with state and federal representatives, will host a virtual town hall to share information about Glass Fire recovery tonight (10/7) from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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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: July 1, 2021

Joint Message from Police Chief Navarro and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

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In the face of extreme heat, low humidity, and record drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year.

Regardless of the allure and nostalgia of fireworks, remember that ALL ...

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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 18, 2021

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

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City Requesting All Santa Rosans Reduce Water Use to Achieve a 20 Percent Community-wide Savings

In response to historic drought conditions in the North Bay, Santa Rosa, the largest California city north of Santa Francisco, is asking Santa Rosans to act no...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Council Announces Intent to Appoint Jeff Kolin as Interim City Manager

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The Santa Rosa City Council has announced its intent to appoint Jeff Kolin to serve as Interim City Manager of Santa Rosa.  The City Council will take action on Mr. Kolin’s employment agreement at its meeting on May 18, 2021.  ...

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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: May 4, 2021

Browse the Summer 2021 Activity Guide! Sign ups begin May 6th

Browse the Summer Activity Guide. Registration begins May 6th.

Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks for swim lessons, summer camps, fitness and sports activities, art classes, and much, much more! Registration begins May 6th.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City of Santa Rosa, Martinez Reach Settlement in the Case of Martinez v. City of Santa Rosa

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A settlement has been reached between the City of Santa Rosa and five plaintiffs in the case of Martinez, et al v. City of Santa Rosa, et al. After a daylong settlement conference in Federal Court on April 27, 2021, an agreement was reached bringing the l...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Special Study Session Set for May 4 & 5

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In response to the protests following the tragic murder of George Floyd, the Santa Rosa City Council and Staff committed to actions for change in our community. Beginning on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., and reconvening on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Homeless Services Update: Motel Rooms to Phase Out with Vaccines and Shelter Bed Space Now Available

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With the arrival of increased vaccine availability and restored homeless shelter beds at Santa Rosa’s new Shelter Annex, the City will begin phasing out the use of motel rooms for individuals experiencing homelessness in late April 2021 and over...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Reopens Some Public Counters Following County’s Entry to Orange Tier

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The City of Santa Rosa continues to operate under limited conditions due to the current coronavirus public health crisis; but has expanded services and operations in some areas following Sonoma County’s entry into the orange tier earlier this month.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2017 Fire Survivors: Last Chance to Apply for a CalHome Disaster Loan

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Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild, are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2021, for a gap financing reconstruction loan of up $100,000. The Housing Authority is offering low...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

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The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Chief Navarro’s Statement in Response to Former Employee's Comments in Chauvin Trial

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We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Depart...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sonoma County to Move to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7

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After just three weeks in the red tier within California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Sonoma County will move into the less restrictive orange tier beginning on Wednesday, April 7.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Santa Rosa City Manager Announces Resignation

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The City of Santa Rosa announced today the resignation of City Manager Sean McGlynn, effective May 29, 2021.

McGlynn has been the Santa Rosa City Manager since August 2014.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

A Message from Mayor Chris Rogers

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A Letter to Our Community: Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian American Pacific Islander Community

To the community we proudly serve,

Over the last few weeks, we have seen abhorrent attacks against members of our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) com...

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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!

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratrans...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected Scott Westrope as the next Chief of the Santa Rosa Fire Department following a nationwide and extensive recruitment.

Westrope has served 21 of his 27-year fire service career with the Santa Rosa Fire Department &ndas...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update - Sonoma County Moving to Red Tier

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Sonoma County, including all of Santa Rosa, will be moving from the most restrictive purple tier for COVID-19 into the red tier beginning on Sunday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m.

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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: March 4, 2021

City Resolves Industrial Drive Encampment, Continues Outreach to Unsheltered Community Members

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach T...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Council to Consider Ordinance Allowing Vegetative Debris Pile Burning for Wildfire Mitigation

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At their March 16th meeting, City Council will consider an Ordinance allowing property owners to burn vegetative debris piles as a way to reduce the threat of wildfires. This type of pile burning, under appropriate weather conditions, can rapidly eliminat...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Provide Input on Plan to Distribute Federal Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Funds

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds that it will receive fo...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

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

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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 that is kic...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

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

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The Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee met on Tuesday, March 9 to discuss how to proceed with evaluation of the course. The Committee unanimously agreed, that given significant public feedback and concerns as well as the need...

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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 11, 2021

New Dedicated Team Targets Debris Removal on Public Property

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The City has established a new dedicated team to respond to complaints associated with debris left on public property, including along roadsides, trails and creeks as well as in parks and around public buildings. The Debris Response Team (DRT) will remove...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Council Goal-Setting

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The Santa Rosa City Council will hold their Goal-Setting Meeting Session as a virtual Zoom meeting over three days – February 17th to 19th. This annual meeting is a chance for Council to set what the goals and priorities of the City will be for ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

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Update: 2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input dur...

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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

$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 & Urban Dev...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Fire Chief Tony Gossner Retiring Dec. 23

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After 30 years of service with the Fire Department, Chief Tony Gossner will be retiring from the City Dec. 23. Chief Gossner was originally hired by the Santa Rosa Fire Department on October 15, 1990 as a Firefighter. He rose through the Department ranks ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin Retiring Dec. 30

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Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin will be retiring on Dec. 30 after 21+ years of service with the City of Santa Rosa. Dave joined the City as the Program Manager for Affordable Housing in 1999 and was promoted to the Director of Housing a...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Fulton Road Project Awarded for Innovation and Sustainability

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Fulton Road Reconstruction project is the recipient of two awards for innovation and sustainability, 

  • 2020 Best Projects Award of Merit by the Engineering News-Record - California region, and the 
  • Infrastructure Pr...
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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: 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: November 19, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Completed, Community Invited to Provide Input at Dec. 7 Meeting

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Update (11.19.20)

Closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center is completed and a virtual community meeting is scheduled for December 7 to help evaluate the program. Established in May as a temporary me...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (11/10/20)

Crews are making good progress in constructing an emergency shelter structure at Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). The project will restore bed capacity at the City-owned homeless shelter to pre-COVID-19 levels while maintainin...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Chief Financial Officer

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The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Jan Mazyck to serve as Chief Financial Officer, a role responsible for overseeing the City’s financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and long-term planning.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

A Statement from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

Tomorrow (November 3rd), City of Santa Rosa voters will be making their voices heard. November 3rd is also the last day to cast your votes in the 2020 Consolidated General Election. You can use the ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding ...

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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: October 12, 2020

County of Sonoma Provides Guidance for Safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Activities

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With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos quickly approaching, residents reminded to plan ahead and celebrate safely by avoiding gatherings

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Playgrounds Open, Play It Safe – Follow Precautions!

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City Playgrounds Open, Children and Adults Must Follow COVID-19 Precautions

Following September 28, 2020 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the City of Santa Rosa has reopened all City playgrounds with requirements and precautions to...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Bell Ringing Ceremony

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Tune in to the City's YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday, October 9) at 7:30 a.m. for a LIVE ceremonial bell ringing.

During the 5-minute ceremony, members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring the ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of each ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Daryl Clark, a 12-year veteran of the City of Santa Rosa Water Department, passed away while on-the-job. Daryl, a water systems technician, was working at the City of Santa Rosa’s Laguna Wastewater Treatment Pla...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

Heat Advisory in Effect 9/27 & 9/28

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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11AM SUNDAY (9/27) TO 7PM MONDAY (9/28)

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa for Sunday and Monday (9/27 & 9/28). Robust warning and drying trends are ex...

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Posted on: September 26, 2020

City to Open Cooling Center Sunday & Monday (9/27 & 9/28)

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Temperatures are expected to rise through Monday, 9/28 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 90s to low 100s. The hottest days will be Sunday and Monday. 

Due to the heightened weather conditions, the City of Santa Rosa will activate a cooli...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Red Flag Warning Expanded to include all of Santa Rosa/ Sonoma County

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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SANTA ROSA/SONOMA COUNTY FROM 9PM SATURDAY (9/26) TO 9PM MONDAY (9/28) FOR WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY

Note: The Red Flag Warning was previously only for the upper elevations and was shorter in duration.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Health Order Amendment

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Sonoma County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, today (9/23) issued an amended health order to align the existing local health order with the state's revised framework for reopening. The amendment to the Stay Well Sonoma County Health Order (C19-15), wh...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Nail Services and Physician-Ordered Electrolysis Allowed to Reopen Indoors

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Yesterday (9/22), nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, may open for business indoors with certain modifications.

Individuals operating or working at a nail or beauty salon, or offer pers...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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City of Santa Rosa Response to Cal/OSHA-Issued Citations for COVID-19 Violations

The City of Santa Rosa has received notice via a press announcement by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that Cal/OSHA has issued four citations...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Community Input Process Resumes to Help Prioritize Investment of City’s PG&E Settlement Funds

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UPDATE 10/14/20 

The community input process to help Santa Rosa City Council prioritize investment of the City’s $95 million in PG&E settlement funds has been extended through October 25th. The process was delayed due to the City&...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City Reveals 5 Public Art Proposals to be Considered for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

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SANTA ROSA, CA - The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to share the design proposals submitted for the permanent Courthouse Square public art project Imagine Art in Old Courthouse Square. The following five artists were id...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Barber Shops, Hair Salons and Malls Allowed to Reopen in Sonoma County

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As of Monday, August 31, barber shops, hair salons and malls in Sonoma County will be allowed to resume indoor operations with modifications. This is in response to the revised health orders issued by Governor Newson last Friday (August 28), and replaces ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (9/24/20)

Installation of an emergency shelter has begun to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the City’s Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). In March 2020, to help protect SJH guests from COVID-19, it was necessary to...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ford v. City of Santa Rosa

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SANTA ROSA, CA –  A settlement has been reached between the City of Santa Rosa and Andy Ford in the case of Ford v. City of Santa Rosa. This settlement was reached amicably, formally, and finally resolved all issues concerning the Compl...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City Council Passes Local Urgency Ordinance

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At the August 8, 2020 Santa Rosa City Council meeting, the Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance mirrors Sonoma County’s recently passed enforcement ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

School of Rec: Distance Learning Camp & Care

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No matter what school your child attends or their virtual classroom schedule, the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care is here to help you support your child during the COVID-19 distance learning challenge! This program provides a learning en...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Update on Efforts to Address Encampment at Fremont Park

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Update 9/3/20

This week, the City’s Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) led an operation to address the encampment in Fremont Park (also known as Cancer Survivors Park). Over the past several weeks, HEAP had been monitoring conditions i...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

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The tail end of a summer unlike any other is upon us and the joys of autumn are coming soon. As you enjoy these last warm days and prepare for fall, please make health and safety your top priority. From dining outdoors to being active in our City parks, t...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

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The next Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting is set to take place this Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. This subcommittee, which is newly established by the Mayor of Santa Rosa and met for the first time on July 1, is tasked with review of public safety polic...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Council Goal-Setting

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The Council Goal Setting Meeting Session will be held over two days – August 3 and 4 – as a virtual Zoom meeting and all members of the public are welcome and invited to participate. More information on the City’s plans for t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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WATCH this video, as Mayor Tom Schwedhelm has accepted the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and is asking all Santa Rosans to show their support for WaterSmart habits by pledging to conserve water. It only takes a minute,...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

E Street Bike Lanes

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The Pavement Preventative Maintenance (PPM) project 2020 consists of performing preventative maintenance on arterial City streets including crack sealing, localized asphalt repairs, pavement resurfacing and striping reconfiguration at select locations.

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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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: February 10, 2021

Register Now for 20+ New Recreation Programs for Spring 2021

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks announces 20-plus new recreation programs for spring, with lifeguard training and swimming lessons topping the list! These programs in drowning prevention are especially important to the health of our community and are pe...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancy

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City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving as At-Large board members on the Housing Authority.

The purpose of the Housing Authority is to ensure adequate, decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified people within Santa Rosa consistent wit...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2017 Fire Survivors: Last Chance to Apply for a CalHome Disaster Loan

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Santa Rosa homeowners whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2017 wildfires and who have not yet begun to rebuild, are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2021, for a gap financing reconstruction loan of up $100,000. The Housing Authority is offering low...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Encampments at Highway Underpasses Closed Following Extensive Outreach Effort

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The team with the Homeless Encampment Assistance Program completed closure and clean-up of encampments at the 5th, 6th, and 9th street highway underpasses during the week of April 13, 2021. This followed extensive outreach in which 54 individuals were con...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Resolves Industrial Drive Encampment, Continues Outreach to Unsheltered Community Members

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The Homeless Encampment Assistance Program (HEAP) has completed closure and clean-up of an encampment in the Industrial Drive area. The resolution of the encampment followed 10 days of outreach by Catholic Charities’ Homeless Services Outreach Team (HOST)...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Provide Input on Plan to Distribute Federal Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Funds

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The City of Santa Rosa would like your input on how it plans to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds that it will receive fo...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Programs and Proposals to Address Homelessness Presented at Study Session

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Update: 2.11.21

During a City Council Study Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Council and community members received an update on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Services, including a review of current programs and new program options. Community members provided input dur...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

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

Construction of multi-family housing

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 & Urban Dev...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin Retiring Dec. 30

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Housing and Community Services Director Dave Gouin will be retiring on Dec. 30 after 21+ years of service with the City of Santa Rosa. Dave joined the City as the Program Manager for Affordable Housing in 1999 and was promoted to the Director of Housing a...

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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: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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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: July 26, 2021

Board of Supervisors to vote on location of future County Government Center

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on where to locate the new County Government Center. The Board will be choosing between staying on the existing county campus or moving to Downtown Santa Rosa.

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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: June 29, 2021

Building Permit Process Delays Expected Through Summer

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High influx of multifamily development, the summer start of construction season, and staff augmentation will temporarily create longer turnarounds on inspection times.

Due to a higher-than-normal workload for City staff, residents are being advised to expect delays in permit processing this summer. In the short term, the City's Planning & Economic Developement Department can not guarantee normal turnarounds...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Call for Food Vendors: Bennett Valley Golf Course Food Truck/Food Booth Days Pilot Program

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Food vendors and booth operators have an opportunity to serve the estimated 150-300 golfers per day and the many Santa Rosa residents who frequent nearby Galvin Community Park. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2021.

Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa is seeking food truck or food booth vendors to serve golfers and the general public through this pilot program following the closure of Legend’s Restaurant at the Bennett Valley Golf Course. &...

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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.

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa recently launched Permit Santa Rosa, on which you can review permit activity on an interactive map, apply for permits, schedule inspections, and explore our data portal.

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: 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: April 13, 2021

Chief Navarro’s Statement in Response to Former Employee's Comments in Chauvin Trial

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We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Depart...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Statement from Chief Navarro

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Chief Navarro’s Statement in Response to Former SRPD Officer Felony Conviction:

On March 5, 2021, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office issued a news release regarding the arrest and conviction of former SRPD Officer Matthew Meloche.&nb...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Spotlight on Women in Leadership for Women's History Month

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March is Women's History Month, commemorating and encouraging the celebration of the vital role of women in history. The Santa Rosa Police Department is making women’s history with the appointment of several accomplished women to leadership roles. From th...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

De-escalation Techniques Lead to a Safer Outcome During Incident

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Yesterday, several officers were dispatched to a residential neighborhood in southeast Santa Rosa. responding to an individual shouting at people and attempting to fight residents.   The subject became agitated and aggressive while meeting with h...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

SRPD Joins Neighbors Public Safety App by Ring

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The Santa Rosa Police Department has teamed up with the Neighbors app by Ring. Neighbors is a free app created for residents to connect and share hyper-local safety updates and information from reliable sources, like SRPD. Neighbors Public Safety Service ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Mental Health and Law Enforcement

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The Santa Rosa Police Department has signed a contract with the White Bird Clinic to partner on building a collaborative approach to addressing non-violent responses to mental health crises and homeless-related incidents (HRI). The White Bird Clinic is a ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa has received notice via a press announcement by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that Cal/OSHA has issued four citations to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations. ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Call If You Can, Text If You Can’t

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On September 8, 2020, the Santa Rosa Police Department is now offering Text to 9-1-1 services to residents to report emergencies who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, or who cannot safely call 9-1-1 in a dangerous situation.

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

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There are a lot of questions about evacuation zones right now, and while Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuatio...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

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The next Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting is set to take place this Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. This subcommittee, which is newly established by the Mayor of Santa Rosa and met for the first time on July 1, is tasked with review of public safety polic...

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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: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

New Real Estate Asset Map

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Temporary Power Pole Removal Scheduled for Areas of Coffey Park

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Update - 11/5/20

PG&E crews have completed the removal of temporary overhead poles in Phase 4 and 5, and a portion of Phase 3. In addition, PG&E has scheduled for this weekend (Nov. 7 - 8) the continued removal of temporary overhead poles in Phases...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Bell Ringing Ceremony

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Tune in to the City's YouTube channel tomorrow (Friday, October 9) at 7:30 a.m. for a LIVE ceremonial bell ringing.

During the 5-minute ceremony, members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department Honor Guard will ring the ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of each ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

Industrial Lift Truck Use In City Right of Way

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

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Beginning 8/5

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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

Kids Swimming Underwater

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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Recreation & Parks
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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Recreation & Parks
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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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: May 4, 2021

See Summer Activities and Register

Browse the Summer Activity Guide. Registration begins May 6th.

Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks for swim lessons, summer camps, fitness and sports activities, art classes, and much, much more!

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

National Park Trust #MyParkMyWhy

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Join the National Park Trust's #MyParkMyWhy challenge and celebrate with us the parks and outdoor spaces that make our lives better! On social media, make your own short video at your favorite park, tell us why it’s important to you and...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Summer Adult Softball Returns!

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Get your team together, dust off your bat and glove, and let’s play ball! Summer adult softball for men’s, women’s and coed teams is returning to our City sports fields this June. All the information, including COVID-19 safety protocols, is available onli...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 18, 2021

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

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Update 3.18.21

The Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee met on Tuesday, March 9 to discuss how to proceed with evaluation of the course. The Committee unanimously agreed, that given significant public feedback and concerns as well as the need...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Leprechaun Treasure Hunt

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Think you know our City parks well enough to be able to find the elusive leprechauns?! Here’s how it works…

Details

  • Beginning Saturday, February 27th, visit any one of our City parks from the list below and hunt for leprechauns! Leprech...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Register Now for 20+ New Recreation Programs for Spring 2021

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks announces 20-plus new recreation programs for spring, with lifeguard training and swimming lessons topping the list! These programs in drowning prevention are especially important to the health of our community and are pe...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 4, 2021

A Standing Ovation For Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin

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As we close out the tumultuous year of 2020, please join us in a standing ovation for Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin, who could always be counted on to bring order and calm to our parks and throughout our city. Dean, who literally knows Santa Rosa’s 70...

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Recreation & Parks
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. 

TAKE THE SUR...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Completes Rebuild of Coffey Neighborhood Park and Reopens Park to Residents

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A three-year, community-wide effort led by the City of Santa Rosa to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park culminated today with the reopening of the park to Coffey Park residents and release of a video that celebrates the park’s rebuilding journey. W...

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Recreation & Parks

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Drought Drop By

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The drought is here, and Santa Rosa Water is hosting a second Drought Drop By event to support your water-saving efforts. Santa Rosa residents can pick up FREE WaterSmart toolkits on Saturday, August 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To meet public demand, t...

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Santa Rosa Water
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Mandatory 20 Percent Reductions in Water Use

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Effective Immediately: To protect the regions dwindling water supply, Santa Rosa adopts mandatory 20 percent reduction in water use and enacts water restrictions and prohibitions during 6/29/21 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

State Board orders Reduction of Minimum Instream Flows and Diversions from the Russian River

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In response to worsening drought conditions in the Russia River Watershed, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued an order that will reduce minimum instream flow requirements in the lower Russian River.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

WaterSmart Portal

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Water Quality Report

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

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

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City Requesting All Santa Rosans Reduce Water Use to Achieve a 20 Percent Community-wide Savings

In response to historic drought conditions in the North Bay, Santa Rosa, the largest California city north of Santa Francisco, is asking Santa Rosans to act no...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

The County of Sonoma Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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The County of Sonoma Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible households who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters or landlords who need help with rent and utilities. ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Drought is here. Save water.

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DROUGHT IS HERE. SAVE WATER.

Replace your lawn with a WaterSmart landscape. Apply for the Cash for Grass rebate today!

Santa Rosa Water has increased its Cash for Grass rebate. Now removing a square foot of grass will earn you $0.75 with a maximum rebate of...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Sonoma, Marin Water Utilities Seek 20 Percent Voluntary Water Use Reduction

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SONOMA, MARIN WATER UTILITIES SEEK 20 PERCENT VOLUNTARY WATER USE REDUCTION

May 4, 2021 – For Immediate Release 

Contact: Drew McIntyre 

General Manager 

North Marin Water District  

(415) 897-4133 

(Santa ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

County of Sonoma Proclaims Drought Emergency

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration.

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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Enhanced Electrical Safety Procedures Following Tragic Accident

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

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

News Flash_Drought Is Here

City Requesting All Santa Rosans Reduce Water Use to Achieve a 20 Percent Community-wide Savings

In response to historic drought conditions in the North Bay, Santa Rosa, the largest California city north of Santa Francisco, is asking Santa Rosans to act no...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Sonoma Water Commits to 20 Percent Reduction in Russian River Diversions

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The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today (5/13) filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) with the State Water Resources Control Board

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Drought is here. Save water.

News Flash_Cash for Grass

DROUGHT IS HERE. SAVE WATER.

Replace your lawn with a WaterSmart landscape. Apply for the Cash for Grass rebate today!

Santa Rosa Water has increased its Cash for Grass rebate. Now removing a square foot of grass will earn you $0.75 with a maximum rebate of...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Sonoma, Marin Water Utilities Seek 20 Percent Voluntary Water Use Reduction

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SONOMA, MARIN WATER UTILITIES SEEK 20 PERCENT VOLUNTARY WATER USE REDUCTION

May 4, 2021 – For Immediate Release 

Contact: Drew McIntyre 

General Manager 

North Marin Water District  

(415) 897-4133 

(Santa Rosa, CA) ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Governor Declares Drought Emergency for Region

Governor Newsom at Lake Mendocino Press Conference

Governor Newsom signs an emergency drought declaration for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, both part of the Russian River watershed.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

County of Sonoma Proclaims Drought Emergency

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Santa Rosa Family Rescues a Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

Folks have been through so much this year so when the Brazis family of Santa Rosa heard distressed cries coming from their yard, they immediately looked at each other and wondered,” What’s next?!? Rushing outside they found a juvenile ...

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Stash

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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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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!

Santa Rosa CityBus and Santa Rosa Paratrans...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

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

Fulton Road Reconstruction

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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 23, 2021

New Dedicated Team Targets Debris Removal on Public Property

Debris Response Team-6

The City has established a new dedicated team to respond to complaints associated with debris left on public property, including along roadsides, trails and creeks as well as in parks and around public buildings. The Debris Response Team (DRT) will remove...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Stony Point Road Improvements Community Meeting #2

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Stony Point Road Corridor Study Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Community Meeting #2

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

JOIN ZOOM MEETING:https://srcity-org.zoom.us/w/99855170914Or call 888-475-4499Meeting ID: 998 5517 0914

Spanish Translation will be...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

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

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Community input has been robust following a Feb. 2 City Council Study Session on the future of the City-owned Bennett Valley Golf Course property. To clarify, the City’s review of the property is in the early stages, and among the options the City will co...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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The City of Santa Ros...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Sewer Replacement Projects

Sewer Replacement Projects

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

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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 North loc...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
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. 

TAK...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Transit Fare Collections to Resume 2.1.21

SR Transit Resumes Fare Collections

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Fulton Road Project Awarded for Innovation and Sustainability

News Flash Fulton Road

The City of Santa Rosa’s Fulton Road Reconstruction project is the recipient of two awards for innovation and sustainability, 

  • 2020 Best Projects Award of Merit by the Engineering News-Record - California region, and the 
  • Infrast...
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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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

Span...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Set to Close by November 13

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Update (11.10.20)

Following two rounds of COVID-19 testing and all tests coming back negative, closure of the Safe Social Distancing Program (SSDP) in the parking lot at Finley Community Center has resumed and those individuals still residing at the site w...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Major Sewer Rehabilitation Project Complete

News Flash Llano Trunk Lining

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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City to Restore Homeless Shelter Bed Capacity to Pre COVID-19 Levels

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UPDATE (8/27/20)

The City of Santa Rosa is moving forward with plans for an emergency shelter installation to restore bed capacity to pre COVID-19 levels at the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter (SJH). Installation of the emergency shelter building is ...

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Downtown Public Restroom Installation

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The City of Santa Rosa, under the direction of City Council, is installing a 24-hour single occupant all gender accessible public restroom along the City owned property frontage at 90 Santa Rosa Avenue. This will be the first 24-hour public restroom in th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

E Street Bike Lanes

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The Pavement Preventative Maintenance (PPM) project 2020 consists of performing preventative maintenance on arterial City streets including crack sealing, localized asphalt repairs, pavement resurfacing and striping reconfiguration at select locations.

PPM...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Local Transit Agencies Resume Fare Collection

Transit Fare Collection Resumes

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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