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Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bird to Operate Scooter Share Pilot Program in Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2022

2022 Merit Awards

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Final Draft Map for Redistricting

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

New Real Estate Asset Map

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Council Authorizes Operator Contract for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive-Thru Food & Fund Drive

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor 2021’s Outstanding Volunteers

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

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

Art in Public Places Committee (One At-Large)

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Community Survey

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The City of Santa Rosa has commissioned GRA and McGuire Research, independent research firms, to conduct research on important issues in the City of Santa Rosa. Respondents may be contacted by email, text, or telephone. Your individual responses are entir...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Seeks Operator for Safe Parking Pilot Program

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Water Supply Update

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New "Portland Loo' Public Restroom Opens Downtown

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Update 8.30.21

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

City Awarded $12 Million for City Infrastructure Project

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Alert and Warning Exercise on August 17

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Youth Ride Free with Increased Route Frequency on CityBus

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Santa Rosa Adopts Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance

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

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Take the Survey: What Makes a Great City Manager?

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

All Youth Ride CityBus Free Starting July 1

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

‘School of Rec’ Program Concludes, 180 Families Served

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

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

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

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Join Us in Celebrating Our Hard-Working Bus Operators!

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2021 News Flash

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

When Vaccination is Your Destination

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Local Transit Agencies Offer Fare-Free Rides to Vaccination Appointments

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

New Protective Bollards for Courthouse Square

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Update 3.18.2021

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

CityBus Joins Clipper START Program

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

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Stony Point Road Bike and Ped Improvements Community Meeting

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

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Celebrate Safety with CityBus

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: 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: August 2, 2021

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

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Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Indoor Masking Orders Take Effect Tuesday (8/3).

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

COVID Cases at City’s Homeless Shelter

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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The refilling of Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park, which would typically happen this time of year, has been suspended to preserve water amid severe drought conditions. The lake is normally refilled toward the end of the recreational season by water pumped fr...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Design Review Board to Consider Design for Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing

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

The community is encouraged to participate and ma...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

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

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Update 10/25

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Changes to Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

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

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Rider Alert: CityBus has Temporarily Reduced Service

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Council Green Lights Scooter Share Pilot Program

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

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

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Posted on: 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 10, 2021

Permits Resume for Activities and Events in City Parks

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

Most organized activities and events p...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Swim Lesson Scholarships Available

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

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Posted on: June 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 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: July 8, 2021

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

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Update: 7.9.21

*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 15, 2021

CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

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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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Posted on: July 16, 2021

July 19th Red Flag Warning Canceled for Dry Lightning

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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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Posted on: August 4, 2021

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

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Health order requiring all fire, law enforcement & emergency medical service workers & staff at disaster shelters to show proof of vaccination. If proof of vaccination is not available, weekly COVID-19 testing is required. Order takes effect 9/24.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

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

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Waiting List Opening for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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The Santa Rosa Housing Authority is opening the lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List - Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31, 2021

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter to Reopen for Intakes

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

The facility, which is o...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

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

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The Santa Rosa City Council has directed the City Manager to adopt a policy requiring that all City employees provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing, effective October 1, 2021. The policy will apply to all 1,520 permanen...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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

A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will go into effect from 5PM today (Thursday, 9/9) to 11AM tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) for the potential of dry lightning and gusty/erratic winds. Thunderstorm chances will increase late this a...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

President Biden Implements COVID-19 Six-Pronged Action Plan

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President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to successfully combat COVID-19, including requiring employers with 100+ employees to provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

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The City of Santa Rosa has reached a settlement agreement with Cal/OSHA for the four citations issued in September of 2020 to the City of Santa Rosa for COVID-19 and other health and safety violations.

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Your City Pools, a Haven Amid the Pandemic

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

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

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UPDATE 9/29/21 AT 12:00 P.M.

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Debris Removal Program Clears Final Parcels After 2020 Wildfires

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

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

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As vaccinations & wearing face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates & hospitalizations, health officers for 9 Bay Area jurisdictions requiring face coverings in most indoor public spaces reached consensus on criteria to lift the health orders.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Water Supply Update - October 14, 2021

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Water Supply Update (10/14/21):

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

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

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

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Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

S­anta Rosa City Council Approves Short-Term Rental Urgency Ordinance

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The Urgency Ordinance takes effect immediately and provides a regulatory framework for short-term rental operations within the city limits to preserve public peace, welfare, health and safety and address community compatibility.

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

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 19, 2021

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

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Heavy Rain in the Forecast — Are You Prepared?

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

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

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

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 28, 2021

CityBus Initiates Plan for Zero-Emission Fleet by 2040

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

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

Celebrate the Holidays with Recreation & Parks

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

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 28, 2021

FAQs on Homelessness in Santa Rosa

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

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: November 1, 2021

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Council Approves Grant Applications for Project Homekey Funds

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

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Homelessness Solutions Strategic Plan

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

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

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Become an Aquatics Member!

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

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: December 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

COVID Cases at Santa Rosa Homeless Shelter

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Update: Feb. 17, 2022

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

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

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 27, 2022

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

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

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Police
Posted on: February 1, 2022

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

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

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

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

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

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

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Emergency_Main Page
Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Council Approves Selection of Homeless Shelter Operator and Service Providers

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

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Housing and Community Services
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

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Lifeguards and swim instructors are urgently needed at Santa Rosa’s two city pools and for boat rental operations at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is hiring now for these crucial positions to maintain safe pool...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Join us in celebrating our hard-working bus operators!

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

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

CityBus Selected by Federal Transit Administration to Receive $4.3 million

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

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