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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 ope...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Restoring City Amenities & Repairing Public Infrastructure

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

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Transportation & Public Works - News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage Increasing to $15.85 on January 1, 2022

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Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $15.85 for all employees working within city limits.

Santa Rosa, CA — Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly minimum wage in Santa Rosa will increase to $15.85 for all employees working within city limits. The increase represents the second of its kind following City Council approval of a local minimum wage o...

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Planning & Economic Development
Posted on: August 18, 2021

City of Santa Rosa Requesting Community Input on Short-Term Rentals

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Community input to help City staff in development of short-term rental urgency ordinance

Santa Rosa, CA — The City of Santa Rosa is requesting feedback from the community to help in the development of a short-term rental urgency ordinance. Once drafted, the urgency ordinance will be presented to City Council for consideration and pot...

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Planning & Economic Development
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 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: 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.

Planning & Economic Development
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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Rebuild
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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Planning & Economic Development
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: 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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Planning & Economic Development
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 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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Planning & Economic Development
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: 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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Rebuild
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 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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Planning & Economic Development
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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Rebuild
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: 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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Rebuild
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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Planning & Economic Development
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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Planning & Economic Development