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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Title, Escrow and Related Services

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Project Description:The City is seeking submittals from qualified Proposers interested in providing full service professional title, escrow and related services City wide. Award(s) will be made to the most qualified firm(s) as determined by an evaluation ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park

Kawana Springs Park Draft Master Plan

The Santa Rosa City Council will consider approval of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) determination and the proposed Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park.PUBLIC HEARINGCommunity members are invited to review and provide input to C...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Food Distribution Events Provide Groceries to 3000+ Residents

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Food Distribution Events Provide Groceries to More than 3,000 Santa Rosa Residents Impacted by Power Shutoffs and Kincade Fire Evacuations

Santa Rosa, CA – More than 3,000 residents were provided free groceries during two consecutive days of food ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Food Donation & Distribution for Residents Impacted by PG&E Power Shutoff, Evacuations

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*EVENT UPDATE* Due to overwhelming turnout at the Food Donation and Distribution event, overflow parking has been established for residents attending to receive groceries in order to help alleviate current traffic congestion on West College Avenue. Reside...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Food Distribution for Residents Impacted by PSPS, Evacuations

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with ROC Sonoma County and the Redwood Empire Food Bank, will be offering a joint food donation and distribution event tomorrow, October 31, 2019 for residents of the City of Santa Rosa impacted by the most recent PG...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Fulton Road Traffic Detour

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Update: Fulton Road Reconstruction Project Detour Begins October 24 - Occidental Road to West Third Street.

About the Project

The final phase of the Fulton Road reconstruction work is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 with partial southboun...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Wildfire Documentary

Last October

Following three local film screenings held in September, the City’s documentary Last October is now available to watch online and at scheduled times on local broadcast television. 

The 50-minute film captures the City of Santa Rosa's loc...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

November Edition

City Connections Newsletter

The City Connections Newsletter offers the latest City News. Read the November 2019 edition that includes upcoming holiday events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, and job openings.

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Community Improvement Grant Applications Now Available!

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The Community Advisory Board (CAB), a board of the City Council, connects city government to residents so the public can have a voice in decisions that impact their lives and build a stronger community. Since 2003, the City Council has provided the CAB wi...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Playground Design Selected for Coffey Neighborhood Park

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The new playground at Coffey Neighborhood Park will be nature-themed with soothing colors and pops of bright color for fun. Representatives from the Coffey Park neighborhood and Coffey Strong recommended the proposal from Ross Recreation Equipment, which ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

City Introduces Evacuation Planning Toolkit and Hi/Lo Sirens

KNOW YOUR WAYS OUT

The City of Santa Rosa has developed a new evacuation planning toolkit to help community members better prepare in the event of an emergency evacuation. An update on the project and a demonstration of a Hi/Lo Siren sound – Santa Rosa’s newest evacuation a...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Accessibility Improvements for Howarth Park

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

City of Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

Last October

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2019

City Council Seeking Applicants to Appoint to Cultural Heritage Board

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Streets to Creeks Multi-County Campaign Launch

Streets to Creeks News Flash

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 1, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Start the new school year with CityBus!

Back to School on CityBus

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Names New Police Chief

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

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Upcoming Community Wildfire Protection Plan Workshops

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

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

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

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

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

New Interactive Affordable Housing Map

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Reallocation Request for Measure M Funding

Hearn Ave Interchange Measure M

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Water Quality Report

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Preparations for Emergency Response During Fire Season

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Rates Change 7/1/19

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New EV Charging Fees Designed to Improve Access Opportunities

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Disaster Assistance Program Expanded

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

2019 Weed Abatement Season

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Water Department Director

Jennifer Burke

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

A Message for Property Owners Facing Challenges with Rebuild Contractor

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

“Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

Wildfire Awareness Week

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Wildfire After Action Report

City of Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Announces Release of Police Records Under SB1421

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Police Chief Retirement Date Moved to August 1

Police Chief Hank Schreeder

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2019

New Additions to CityBus Fleet

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Council Goal Setting

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

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

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Temporary Fire Station 5 to Open Friday, Dec 21

Temporary Fire Station 5

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

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Public Art Walk

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

First Hour Free Parking

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Unit

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa recently launched Permit Santa Rosa, on which you can review permit activity on an interactive map, apply for permits, schedule inspections, and explore our data portal.In an effort to increase transparency and access, and improve c...

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