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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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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