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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

News Alert

Homelessness Services Update

UPDATE - 7.2.20

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next o...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

News Alert

Homelessness Services Update

UPDATE - 7.2.20

The City is continuing to monitor encampments in Santa Rosa’s Downtown area following last week’s efforts to address encampments at the 101 underpasses and College Avenue and will focus next o...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Appoints Community Engagement Division Director

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa has hired Magali Telles as the next Community Engagement Division Director. The position is a key role for the City as Telles will be the lead on efforts to create equitable and effective engagement with a...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Actions for Change

City of Santa Rosa

Did you see the Santa Rosa City Council and City Manager’s letter in solidarity and support of Black Lives Matter that appeared in the Press Democrat on Sunday (June 28, 2020)?

In case you missed it, please read the letter here (en espa&ntild...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

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SRPD Outlines Current Policies and New Changes at SRCity.org/ChangefortheBetter  For the past several weeks, officials from the City, including the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), have met with community members and groups ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

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Santa Rosa, CA – Can social distancing bring the community closer together? That’s the question, and opportunity, presented by a new website recently launched by the City of Santa Rosa.

The site, InsideOutThere.com, is a place to stay c...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

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Santa Rosa, CA – The City of Santa Rosa will resume charging for hourly and permit parking in downtown Santa Rosa beginning July 1, 2020. The decision, authorized by the City Council at its Tuesday, June 16 meeting, ends a temporary wai...

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Posted on: June 20, 2020

NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

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Update: 6.25.20

To create more outdoor space and support downtown businesses during the public health emergency, the City will temporarily close a 3-block area of 4th Street in downtown starting July 10, 2020. The team (a collaboration between the City, Sa...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Changes to Nixle Communication Service

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We’ve had many recent questions about the City’s use of Nixle communications service. We want to confirm that Nixle is still working.

A few weeks ago the vendor did experience a temporary system-wide issue with their platform that cause...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

New Health Officer Order

Today, June 18, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Friday), June 19 at 12:01 a.m., aligns the County with t...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Some City Facilities and Recreation Services Re-Opened to the Community

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The City of Santa Rosa has re-opened some City facilities to the public and is now offering some on-site customer service hours and recreation opportunities for residents.

Residents needing to obtain in-person services, such as paying a water bill, applyin...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Opinion Research Firm Retained to Poll Santa Rosa Voters

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The City of Santa Rosa has contracted with an opinion research firm to poll Santa Rosa voters to gauge the feasibility of extending the City’s (3) quarter-cent sales tax measures. This survey will be conducted in English and Spanish and will be ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Update on Current Homeless Services Efforts in Santa Rosa

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Update: 6.18.20 - Work Rescheduled to Address Homeless Encampments at Highway 101 UnderpassesRecently, the City of Santa Rosa determined that the severity of conditions created by encampments in specific areas of the community required the activa...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Watch Live at 3pm: Sonoma County Mayors & Police Chiefs Press Conference

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Watch LIVE today, June 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. PST: Sonoma County’s Mayors and Police Chiefs hold a joint press conference with Congressman Thompson to announce the region’s commitment to community review of law enforcement policies and pr...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Santa Rosa Unveils Santa Rosa Community Empowerment Plan, Starting Point for Ongoing Change

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SANTA ROSA – Today, the City of Santa Rosa unveiled a proactive plan to address Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) policies and practices through a strategic process guided with community input – the Santa Rosa Community Empo...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Santa Rosa Police Department Stops Use of Carotid Restraint as a Use-of-Force Procedure

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

Santa Rosa – After several days of productive discussions with community members, city leaders, and police command staff, Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) will stop using the carotid restraint as a us...

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Community Empowerment
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

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On Friday, June 5th, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a new Health Order that eases some public health restrictions on outdoor recreational activities. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is excited to open recreational opportunities for our communit...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 6, 2020

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Follow here for updates from SRPD for any traffic or other incidents for June 6, 2020.

[June 6, 2020 @ 18:16] UPDATE: The march activity has dissipated. The traffic advisory has ended.

[June 6, 2020 @ 17:33] TRAFFIC ADVISORY: AVOID Mendocino Ave. between Ad...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 5, 2020

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Follow here for updates from SRPD for any traffic or other incidents for June 5, 2020.

[June 5, 2020 @ 17:44] UPDATE: The organized march is back in Courthouse Square. The traffic advisory has ended.

[June 5, 2020 @ 16:52] TRAFFIC UPDATE: Avoid the area Men...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro on his Commitment to the Santa Rosa Community

A Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

I want to start by saying that it has been a busy, trying, and emotional week for all of Santa Rosa. As we head into this weekend, I want to provide you with an update on some of the actions I have taken as your Chief of Police in an effort to move forwar...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

New Health Officer Order

Good news from the Sonoma County Health Officer! Today, June 5, Dr. Sundari Mase issued a new Health Order allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. The new Health Order, effective tomorrow (Saturday...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

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*UPDATE - 6/4/20*

SRPD Resumes Regular Usage of Nixle

After several successful sent messages and confirmation from the vendor, as of June 3rd, the previously reported technical issues with Nixle have been resolved and the Santa Rosa Police Department will ...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 4, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm on a Commitment to Action

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As we head into the weekend, I want to again acknowledge the ongoing challenges faced by our community this past week and the opportunities arising for moving forward. Many community members, including local youth, participated in peaceful and purposeful ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

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SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP & CARE Eight weekly sessions: June 15 – August 20Mon – Thu, 8:30am-5:00pm$190 Santa Rosa Residents | $200 Non-Residents Two Locations: Howarth Park (630 Summerfield Rd) & Steele L...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Chief Update (6.3.20)

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go out and speak to organizers before the grief vigil and assembled march that began in Roseland. It is important to me to connect to these local leaders and those assembled to let them know I hear their concerns and em...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Curbside Pickup

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The City wants to help downtown businesses in these challenging times.

To promote fast and easy curbside pickup for customers, short term parking spaces may be designated. If your business is offering retail or restaurant pickup in Downtown Santa Rosa or R...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

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On Tuesday, June 2, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Parks Order further easing restrictions on Sonoma Coast parks and trails. The amended Parks Order goes into effect today, June 3, 2020.

The amended Parks Order all...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Tuesday (6/2) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 2, 2020 at 5:00PM, numerous people began to gather in the parking lot, in the 700 block of Sebastopol Rd. The gathering was a vigil for Andy Lopez and to protest police brutality.  By 6:20PM, the group grew to approximately 700 people. &a...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

SRPD Updates: June 2, 2020

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of Nixle due to systemwide failures with the third party application. It has come to our attention that the app, Nixle, is misdelivering or not delivering important and timely information....

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro (6.2.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Let me begin by saying thank you to our community for your support of the Santa Rosa Police Department as we work to protect the rights of citizens to lawfully protest and keep our community safe from those who are intent on doing harm. The citywide curfe...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Monday (6/1) Protest Updates and Incident Information

Santa Rosa Police Media Release

On June 1, 2020 at 12:00PM, numerous people began to gather on Old Court House Square (OCHS) to protest police brutality.  Over several hours, the group grew to approximately 300 people and was mostly peaceful. At approximately 1:00PM, the group ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

A Message from the Mayor on This Evening’s Planned March (6.2.20)

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The past several days have been some of the more trying and hard times our community has faced. It is an emotional time for us, and many express this through march and protest against injustice and the status quo. Please know, that I see you, I hear you, ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mandatory Citywide Curfew To Begin June 1, 2020, At 8 P.M. in Santa Rosa

Mandatory Curfew

City Manager Declares Local Emergency Following Incidents of Violence and Vandalism.

Santa Rosa, CA — Incidents of violence, looting, and vandalism occurred in the downtown Santa Rosa area the past two nights following daytime peaceful c...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm (5.31.20)

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[Español abajo] On behalf of the entire City Council, I wanted to reach out to our community. Santa Rosa has dealt with a number of challenging and tragic situations in the past few years. Adding to that is now the senseless tragedy in Minneapo...

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Emergency_CivilUnrest
Posted on: May 31, 2020

A Message from Police Chief Ray Navarro about the May 30th Protests in Santa Rosa (5.31.20)

May 31 Police Chief Message News Flash

Yesterday, large crowds gathered in Santa Rosa to protest the tragic death of Mr. Floyd. There are safe spaces in Santa Rosa to protest, and I want to acknowledge the hundreds of individuals who utilized Old Courthouse Square and our City streets and side...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Message from SRPD: Planned Protest Tonight (May 31)

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[Español abajo]  SRPD is aware of a planned protest tonight, in the downtown area. We ask for a peaceful protest and will not tolerate criminal activity. We ask local businesses, residents and protestors to plan accordingly, or stay ho...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Launches Program to Assist Residents with Rental Payments

News Flash_Rental Assistance Program

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Santa Rosa is implementing a Rental Assistance Program to help residents with rental payments through December 31, 2020. Approved by City Council on May 19, over $600,000 in federal housing production f...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Congratulations, Class of 2020

Please WATCH this video, as the City of Santa Rosa congratulates all graduates this year, from pre-school to high school, college, and trade schools. We especially want to acknowledge all those graduates who are city employees and their family members too...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 28, 2020

SRPD’s Role in Enforcing the Health Officers Orders within Santa Rosa City Limits

Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro

While the Governor has set Statewide guidance and a phased approach to reopening, he also has made it abundantly clear that the local Health Officer is empowered to establish their own thresholds and requirements. In Sonoma County, each law enforcement ag...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

CityBus Rider Alert

CityBus News Flash

Beginning June 1, 2020, CityBus will begin operating a new schedule with additional trips as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. The new schedule will be in effect until further notice. The changes are meant to provide more expansive service for tra...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

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Today (May 22), Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued a third amendment to the Shelter in Place Order to allow additional business activities, in alignment with the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Effective Saturday, May...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program Update

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Please WATCH this short video with Mayor Tom Schwedhelm to learn more about the Safe Social Distancing Program located in the parking lot of the Finley Community Center.

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/_O4H4rmeg...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

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Starting Monday, May 18, California Human Development (CHD) will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Qualifying undocumented adult individuals will be eligible to receive $500 in direct assistance, wit...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

May 18 Update from the Governor

Update from the Governor

Today, CA Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout the State may request approval for specific business activities, if they meet the strict criteria for case metrics, preparedness, and response. This provides an opportunity to update allow...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Virtual Permitting Services

News Flash_Virtual Permitting Services

The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to now offer online permit application services for ALL land-use planning and construction activities. The online service improvements will help protect the health of residents and city staff while keeping our community m...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

More than 460 residents tuned in to the virtual community meeting on Thursday evening, May 14th to learn more about the plans for the Safe Social Distancing Site for unsheltered individuals that will open next week in the parking lot of Finley Community C...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

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Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy basketball, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball, and non-motorized boating either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Following the am...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

News Flash_SIP Business Reopen Amendment

On Thursday, May 14, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an amendment to the Shelter-in-Place Health Order allowing the reopening of additional businesses that provide service. The amended Health Order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Ma...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

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Santa Rosa has some delightful news to share! This afternoon, the Sonoma County Health Officer issued a revised Parks Closure Health Order that eases restrictions on parks usage effective Wednesday, May 13. This update means that the City will start plann...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Program Aerial site map

The City will host a virtual community meeting addressing the implementation of the Safe Social Distancing Program for unsheltered individuals in the parking lot of Finley Community Center on Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At this meetin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Support Local Restaurants

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Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, explaining how you can help support local restaurants during this public health crisis. Bon appetite!

Para ver este video en español, visite: https://youtu.be/d7bGabK7YxE

Visit SRCi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

News Flash_SIP Retail Amendment

The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020.These businesses include but are not limited to:

  • bookstores
  • jewelry stores
  • toy stores
  • clothing st...
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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

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The City of Santa Rosa is preparing to open a City-owned parking lot for temporary use to provide safer social-distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic. A section of the parking lot at Finley Community Center located at 2...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sonoma County

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Having adequate testing available is an important component to the safe reopening of our County and Sonoma County’s goal is to test 600-800 people per day.

Two State Testing Sites in Sonoma County

  • The State has added two local testing sites to pro...
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Posted on: May 3, 2020

A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

We are flattening the curve by sheltering in place.It’s up to all of us to do our part.

Please WATCH this message from Santa Rosa Mayor, Tom Schwedhelm, as he discusses Sonoma County Health...

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Emergency_COVID19
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Checklist for Essential Businesses

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The Sonoma County Health Officer’s modified Shelter in Place Health Order effective May 4, 2020 reduces Shelter-in-Place restrictions for a few industry areas including construction, landscaping services, nurseries, real estate, pool ma...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Beyond May 3

Shelter in Place Order Extended

On Friday, May 1, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase issued an extension to the Shelter in Place Health Order and loosened some restrictions for important employment areas. The modified Health Order goes into effect at 12:01 on May 4, 2020. Res...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Prepare Properties for Wildfire Season

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department and the Sonoma County Fire Prevention Officers Association are asking residents to begin taking steps to prepare properties and update household emergency plans ahead of wildfire season. Proactive measures taken now ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa – as a claimant in PG&E’s bankruptcy proceedings – will soon submit our ballot to the Bankruptcy Court in support of those elements of PG&E’s Plan of Reorganization that address the Ci...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

A Reminder from the Police Chief: Follow Health Orders

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In a new video message, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro acknowledges the good work of many in the community who continue to follow the Sonoma County Health Officer Orders. He explains the Police Department’s approach the last few weeks ha...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Downtown Parking Fees Temporarily Waived During Shelter-in-Place Order

Downtown Parking Fees Temporarily Waived

The Santa Rosa City Council has authorized a temporary waiver of parking fees for the duration of the Sonoma County Health Order which requires residents to Shelter-in-Place Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means, the City will temporarily su...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit – an additional effort to minimize potential Department and community exposure to the coronavirus. The crew of the Pandemic Response...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

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Now is the time to get involved and participate in Santa Rosa City Council meetings. Councilman Chris Rogers explains how you can participate while sheltering at home.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

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Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner provides an update on how the Santa Rosa Fire Department is preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the community and within the department by enacting even stricter Department protocols to prevent the spread.

VIDEO: ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

CityBus to Further Reduce Service on Monday, April 13 in Response to COVID-19

CityBus Reduced Service

In a continuing effort to reduce potential spread of the coronavirus and provide service that is consistent with the Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s Order, CityBus will further reduce service beginning April 13, 2020.

On April 13 and until ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

Listen up, Santa Rosa! For the health and safety of our community, it is imperative that we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. SRPD continues to see some community members who are not complying with the Shelter-in-Place and Park Closure orders s...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Face Coverings Recommended

Surgeon General News Flash

Based on updated information from the CDC,the Sonoma County Health Officer now recommends that everyone who leaves home for an essential activity wear a face covering to the extent possible, such as a scarf, bandana, or similar garment while outside their...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

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Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

SRPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus

Chief Rainer Navarro provides an update about the Santa Rosa Police Department, including news that after testing a total of 107 employees: 92 employees tested ne...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

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Update from Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro

Re: Two additional SRPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19

Today, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) received confirmation that two more police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

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The City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide essential services ONLY to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community. This means the City of Santa Rosa has reduced staffing during the pandemic and is focused on provid...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

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How can I stay active if the parks are closed?

Santa Rosa’s parks and open spaces are popular destinations and because of this, social distancing in our parks is difficult to achieve. This is why the Sonoma County Public Health Officer has ordere...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Homeless Services and COVID-19

The City of Santa Rosa is working to support individuals experiencing homelessness and is closely following interim guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large fro...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message from the Mayor (3.20.20)

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An Important Message from Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

State-Wide Order to Shelter-In-Place 

 

Please WATCH this important message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm on the State-wide Oder to Shelter in Place now in effect for California...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newson issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. This order follows the Sonom...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

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The Sonoma County Public Health Officer issued a Health Order, effective 12:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020, that directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, with the exception that they may leave for essential services,...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Stay Informed, Subscribe Today!

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Receive the latest COVID-19 News Alerts when you subscribe to our City Connections Newsletter. #PreventTheSpread

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The City of Santa Rosa is in close coordination with the County of Sonoma who is monitoring and coordinating with the State of California regarding novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus, whic...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

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The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind the community of the Resolution passed by City Council on Feb. 7, 2017 declaring Santa Rosa an Indivisible City to safeguard the civil rights, safety, and dignity of all Santa Rosa residents. This resolution rem...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Get involved in your community

City Council is actively seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees that have current vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Senior Community Representative)About: The City’s Bic...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Get involved in your community

City Council is always accepting applications for City Boards, Commissions, and Committees. The City is actively seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards that have current vacancies:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One Seni...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Community Promotions Funding

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The City of Santa Rosa invites nonprofit organizations to apply for grant funding for events that help promote Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa City Council annually allocates Community Promotion Funding in the form of cash support and/or city services to promo...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

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Today, the 1000th home officially completed rebuilding in Santa Rosa’s areas impacted by the 2017 wildfires.

The City of Santa Rosa would like to congratulate all who have moved back home and thank those who continue to strive to rebuild. The Cit...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Downtown Improvements

Downtown Accessibility Improvements News Flash

A few upgrades are coming to the downtown area near the City Hall campus. Improved accessibility is the focus for the sidewalk, driveway, and curb ramp reconstruction project scheduled to begin in February along the west side of D Street from Second Stree...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Annual Slurry Seal 2020

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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...
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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Resilient City Permit Center moves to Room 5 at the City Hall complex (100 Santa Rosa Avenue) starting January 27, 2020.

With the room change, the Permit Center will operate at City Hall as it has since its inception in N...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Joe Rodota Trail Update

The Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) is a Sonoma County Regional Park space maintained by the County of Sonoma. To address the growing homeless encampment along the Trail – at the direction of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – the County ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

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The CalHome Disaster Assistance Loan Program has expanded to make households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $111,950 for a family of four, eligible for the Program (the previous AMI was up to 80%). The program provi...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Census 2020

CA Census 2020

It is officially 2020 – the start of a new decade and the year of the next census count!

Every 10 years, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population to determine the number of congressional representatives for each...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

The City Connections Newsletter offers the latest City News. Read the March 2020 edition that includes upcoming holiday events, community meetings, volunteer opportunities, and job openings.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

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Beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated for the third PG&E power shutoff event of the year. There would be three different PG&E public safety power shut off events in total throughout the 9 days ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

A message to 2017 fire survivors rebuilding in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa has been, and remains, 100% committed to helping fire survivors in our community rebuild following the 2017 fires. This message comes directly from your fellow community members, neighbors, and other fire survivors who also serve as...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released its Interest Survey for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Homeowner-Occupied Rehab Program. Homeowner fire survivors who suffered major damage or total...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

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The City of Santa Rosa has been awarded two Federal grants to provide the City with more than $3.3 million to replace 19 stationary generators at water and wastewater facilities and more than $1 million to install backup battery systems for traff...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

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The City’s sandbag filling station is open for residents throughout the rainy season. For City of Santa Rosa residents who need to control rain run-off on their property, sand and bags are available for free at the City Municipal Services Center...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

New Vice Mayor

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City Council appointed current Council Member Victoria Fleming to serve as the next Vice Mayor of Santa Rosa at a Council Meeting on November 19th. Vice Mayors serve a one-year term in the City of Santa Rosa per the City Charter.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Park Construction Underway

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Great News! 

The contractor has started work on the reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park. The project will construct the neighborhood’s vision as captured in the recently approved Coffey Neighborhood Park Master Plan. The first phase...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Silver-level National Recognition

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The City of Santa Rosa's commitment to provide comfortable and enjoyable places to bike for all ages and skill levels has been nationally recognized. Today, the League of American Bicyclists is honoring the efforts of the City of Santa Rosa to build bette...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Update on Downtown Parking

Downtown Parking Update

Changes to Metered Parking Hours

Metered parking hours will soon be changing to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., following guidance from City Council at a Council study session on the City's parking program on November 19th. The metered hours currently go from 10 a.m. to...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

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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 in early 2020.  CHAP currently allows for the...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

City Wildfire Documentary

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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: 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 22, 2019

City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

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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: 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 12, 2019

Renewal Enterprise District Appoints Inaugural Executive Director

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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: 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: 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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