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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Update on North Bay Local Governments 2017 Fire Claims

City of Santa Rosa

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Changes 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 12, 2019

2019 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: June 12, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Launches Neighborfest

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The City of Santa Rosa is excited to announce the launch of its new neighborhood disaster preparedness pilot program, Neighborfest. Neighborfest offers neighborhoods the chance to come together, have fun, and build a stronger, more prepared and connected ...

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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 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: April 24, 2019

Annual Slurry Seal 2019

Slurry Seal 2019 Neighborhood Street Pavement Treatment

Each year the City of Santa Rosa slurry seals the pavement of about 2.5 million square feet of City streets. The streets to be slurry sealed are selected based on the condition of the pavement identified by the City's Pavement Management Program and are g...
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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 20, 2019

Pavement Pilot Project

Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Rd to W 3rd St News Flash

Crews are preparing for construction on the Fulton Road Reconstruction - Occidental Road to West 3rd Street project using roller compacted concrete (RCC) technology. This is the first RCC pavement project in Santa Rosa as well as in the Bay Area. Because ...

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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 9, 2019

HAWK Crosswalk Signal

HAWK Crosswalk Signal News Flash City

On May 8, a HAWK (High-intensity Activated CrossWalK) signal was energized at the intersection of Mendocino Avenue and McConnell Avenue near Santa Rosa Junior College.

A HAWK signal is a traffic control device designed to aid pedestrians when crossing at a...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

“Wildfire Awareness Week” Declared in California

Wildfire Awareness Week

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Wildfire After Action Report

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

City of Santa Rosa

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: April 24, 2019

Funding for Homeless Services

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On April 17th, Sonoma County’s homeless system of care, named Home Sonoma County, allocated more than $14 million in homeless services funding for projects throughout Sonoma County. The City of Santa Rosa was approved for $1.2 million toward a new roof at...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

CityBus timetable changes in effect Monday, April 22, 2019

CityBus timetable changes effective April 22, 2019

Timetable improvements to CityBus routes will go into effect Monday, April 22, 2019

Santa Rosa CityBus is excited to announce that on Monday, April 22 some timetable adjustments will go into effect. The adjustments only affect the timetable; no changes hav...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Now Accepting Public Comment for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Annual Action Plan

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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 it will receive for fis...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

NEW City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

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: February 13, 2019

New Discounted Transit Commuter Parking Permit

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

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Clerk’s Office Introduces New Public Records Portal

City of Santa Rosa City Clerk

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Council Goal Setting

City of Santa Rosa

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

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Proclaims Existence of Local Emergency

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

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

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Director of Human Resources Appointed

Amy Reeve

The City of Santa Rosa has appointed Amy Reeve to serve as the Director of the Human Resources Department, a role responsible for administering the recruitment, examination, and selection of City personnel, as well as fostering career development opportun...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Rotary Groups Donate $60K for Public Art in Coffey Park

Fire-damaged Coffey Neighborhood Park

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce an additional $60,000 towards the Public Art Project slated for Coffey Neighborhood Park has been donated by two Rotary groups. The total available funding for the art project is now $110,00...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Spring/Summer Activity Guide is Here!

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Official City Statement

City of Santa Rosa

Statement by City of Santa Rosa Regarding Tubbs Fire Investigation Report:

The City of Santa Rosa received the Tubbs Fire Investigation Report issued by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection this afternoon, Thursday, January 24, 2019. W...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

New Web Application Launched for Reporting Problems

My Santa Rosa Citizen Problem Reporter

The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new mobile-friendly web application that allows for citizens to report a wide range of non-emergency issues around the City of Santa Rosa, including broken street lights, potholes, creek issues, and more. This new onl...

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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

Santa Rosa City Council Reorganization

City of Santa Rosa

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at its regular meeting, the City Council of the City of Santa Rosa reorganized City Council leadership as follows:

Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (term ends December 2022)Representing District 2Pursuant to Charter sections 4 &15, t...

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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: October 11, 2018

Water Quality Restored to Fountaingrove Area

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Water quality in the fire-impacted area of Fountaingrove has been restored and the water quality advisory has been lifted. Following repairs to the water system, post-construction sampling data shows water quality meets all state and federal safe drinking...

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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: July 24, 2018

New Chief Building Official Appointed

City of Santa Rosa Planning and Economic Development

The City of Santa Rosa has announced that Jesse Oswald has been selected as the Chief Building Official for the City of Santa Rosa, starting, July 23, 2018.

Oswald was selected through a nationwide recruitment following the retirement of Mark Setterland, w...

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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.

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Community Promotion Funding

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Permit Santa Rosa

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

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