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How can srcity.org serve you?SRcity.org Redesign - Public Request for Participation
Eric McHenry, Chief Technology Officer
In the coming year, the City of Santa Rosa will be re-creating its website to better serve the community. As our first step, we want to know what you would like from your City website
Future Site of Roseland Creek Community ParkDraft Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park now online
Recreation & Parks
Submit feedback on the draft plan online!
Future site of Kawana Springs Community ParkDraft Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park now online
Recreation & Parks
Submit feedback on the draft plan online!
Public ArtSelected Projects for Downtown Connect
Public Art Program
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the projects selected for Downtown Connect, a public art opportunity in Downtown Santa Rosa.
Future site of Bayer Neighborhood Park and GardensBayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens
Recreation & Parks
Construction of Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens to begin in August.
city logoCity of Santa Rosa Community Development Department Process Improvement Report Findings
Community Development
The report findings and recommendations on process improvements for the City’s Community Development Department has been completed and is ready for implementation.
Road that is freshly slurry sealedSlurry Seal Notice 2015
Transportation and Public Works
Each year about 2.5 million square feet of the City's streets are slurry sealed. Over the years, streets have been treated in neighborhoods throughout Santa Rosa; this summer some streets will be slurry sealed from July 20 - July 30.
drough drive upDrought Drive-Up | Thursday, July 9th
Santa Rosa Water
Build your own FREE custom drought toolkit on Thursday, July 9th from 11am to 1pm at Friedman's Home Improvement in Santa Rosa. Get expert advice from Santa Rosa Water staff on how to save water at home and available rebates.
New Play Structure at Eastside ParkEastside Park: Construction Update
Recreation & Parks
The large place structure at Eastside Park (170 Alderbrook Drive) is being replaced and will be out of service from 6/23/2015 - 7/7/2105.
CommunityCAB Grant Workshops Announced
City Manager's Office
What would you do with $1000? We are currently accepting applications for the Community Improvement Grant Program. The money can be used for projects or events that help build a sense of community in SANTA ROSA! Applications due by August 3, 2015!
City of Santa Rosa Recreation & ParksStatement by City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department on Future Venue of Show & Shine Car Show and Other Events in Santa Rosa
Recreation & Parks
Santa Rosa’s high quality of life is dependent, in part, on the willingness of our community to organize public events, and on the City of Santa Rosa to support those events as appropriate ...
Summer EventFree Summer Events for the Whole Family
Recreation & Parks
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks schedule of outdoor summer experiences kicks off this weekend
City of Santa Rosa logoUpcoming Community Workshop: Roseland Area Projects
Community Development
Please join the City of Santa Rosa and the southwest area community for a second community workshop on June 23rd (5:30-8 p.m.)! At the workshop you will hear results from the June 10th community workshop and discuss the planning options for the Roseland area.
Orange ConeCommunity Development Permit Service Interruption
Community Development
The City of Santa Rosa Community Development Department will be experiencing an interruption in the ability to provide permit services June 25th - June 30th due to new computer software implementation.
Asphalt patching workOut in the Field Newsletter - June 2015
Transportation and Public Works
The June 2015 issue of "Out in the Field" is now available.
Project Based ApartmentProject Based Voucher RFP
Santa Rosa Housing Authority
The Housing Authority is issuing a Request for Proposals seeking proposals from owners and/or developers for Project-Based Vouchers available under the Department of Housing and Urban Development – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program.
communityCommunity Improvement Grant Applications Now Available
City Manager's Office
Applications are available now, through August 3, 2015.
city logoDeputy City Manager Selected
City Manager's Office
Gloria Hurtado has been selected as the Deputy City Manager. Ms. Hurtado will start on June 15.
Water Smart LogoWater Smart Expo 2015
Santa Rosa Water
Come join us at the Water Smart Expo at the Wednesday Night Market on May 27, 2015 from 5-8:30 pm on 4th and D Streets. Learn about sustainable landscaping and enter to win some big raffle prizes!
ArtSpaceArtspace Projects and City of Santa Rosa seek community participation
Economic Development Division
Artspace Projects and the City of Santa Rosa are working together to create a unique arts facility in Santa Rosa. You are invited to participate at a community meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 7-8:30pm, in Person Auditorium at Finley Community Center.
National Public Works WeekNational Public Work Week 2015
Transportation and Public Works
May 17-23 is National Public Works Week! View a short video that highlights some of our field operations and construction activities around town.
Electrician working on a street lightStreet Lights are Being Turned On
Transportation and Public Works
City of Santa Rosa electricians are turning all street lights back on. By July 2016, all street lights that were turned off or equipped with timers, will be back on and most will be fitted with LED lamps.
toy construction worker figurinesOut in the Field Newsletter - May 2015 Issue
Transportation and Public Works
The first issue of Out in the Field, is now available. Through this monthly newsletter we’ll take you Out in the Field with us and provide you with a front-row view of Transportation and Public Works field operations.
Pool thermometerNotice to Ridgway Swim Center Users
Ridgway Swim Center
*UPDATE* The water heater at Ridgway Swim Center has been fixed and all swim programming will continue as regularly scheduled.
police badgeNew Police Chief Named
City Manager's Office
Hank Schreeder has been selected to be the Police Chief for the City.
Hwy 101 signHwy 101 / Hearn Avenue Interchange
Transportation and Public Works
Caltrans is proposing to modify and reconstruct the HWY 101 interchange at Hearn Avenue. Please join us for an information meeting on Wednesday, April 22 to learn more about this project.
Sonoma County PRMDPublic Meeting: Landscaping at Airport Boulevard and Highway 101 Interchange
County of Sonoma
Please share your input on landscaping improvements at the Airport Boulevard and Highway 101 interchange, as well as the Fulton Road overpass.
On Stage LogoOn Stage at Courthouse Square
Recreation & Parks
Join us at the annual Earth Day Festival in Courthouse Square for free, live performances by Santa Rosa performing arts groups! April 18, 12-4pm
Firefighter protecting a dog house from fireJump On Weed Abatement
Santa Rosa Fire Department - Weed Abatement
Santa Rosa Fire Dept will be inspecting May 15th. Are you ready?
A Place to Play ParkNotice: A Place to Play Agenda Item on 4/22 Board of Community Services Meeting
Meeting Notice: A Place to Play Park
Relocation of Dog Park Area and Remote Controlled Car Area within A Place to Play Park to be discussed.
InstagramBusinesses Invited to Be Guest Instagrammer on SRBiz Account
Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division is seeking representatives of Santa Rosa businesses who'd like to be a "Guest Instagrammer" on our Santa Rosa Business account, instagram.com/SRBiz to inform followers about their business with photographs.
Santa Rosa Water News Release: Responding to Governor’s Order to Reduce Water Use
Santa Rosa Water
Governor Brown has requested a 25% statewide reduction in water use, up 5% from last year’s request of 20%. The new restrictions reflect the need for more conservation as California’s drought continues.
Park construction zonePathway Construction Planned for Hidden Valley Park
Park Construction
Construction work will begin on the asphalt pathways at Hidden Valley Park beginning in late April.
No SmokingSmoking Regulations Update Revised Public Draft Available
Community Development Department
The City of Santa Rosa is updating the City's smoking regulations in various ways. A revised draft of the proposed regulations, and information about the public review process, is available for public review.
Santa Rosa Water Santa Rosa Water Adopts New Name
Santa Rosa Water
Santa Rosa Utilities Department is updating its public name to “Santa Rosa WATER.”
Share SRSanta Rosa enlists entire city to attract visitors
Economic Development Division
New twist on city marketing campaign lets the locals tell the story.
Fix A Leak Week LogoFix a Leak Week
Santa Rosa Water
Fix a Leak Week (March 16th - 22nd) is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
Police badgeSanta Rosa Police Chief Public Forum
City Manager's Office
On March 30, 2015 from 6:00-8:30pm at City Hall, the City Manager is hosting a public forum to hear how the next Police Chief will respond to questions from the public. For any questions, please contact Serena Lienau at slienau@srcity.org.
Bud Snow LogoPublic Art Master Plan Adopted
Public Art Program
On February 24, the City Council unanimously adopted the Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan.
city logoCommunity Promotions 2015
City Manager's Office
The City Council allocates funding to 501(c)(3) non-profits for events that help promote the City. Deadline is 5:00 pm on March 5,2015.
satellite imageFebruary Storm Update
Santa Rosa
For up-to-date information regarding the February 2015 weather event, please check Santa Rosa's Emergency Information page at SRcity.org/Emergency
Toilet Rebate ProgramNew Water Savings Fixture Installation Program
Water Utilities
The City of Santa Rosa is now offering a new program to install WaterSense fixtures (ultra high efficient) at a low monthly cost.
request for proposals Request For Proposals - Water and Sewer Line Home Warranty Services
Water Utilities
The City of Santa Rosa is soliciting proposals from all interested vendors experienced in providing water and sewer line home warranty and repair programs.
logo flower onlySpeaker Series
City Manager's Office
Did you miss Paul Leistner's presentation on January 12? See the video and slide presentation now!
city logoPublic Input Requested on Homeless and Housing Issues
Housing Trust
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is seeking input from the general public and from elected, appointed and staff representatives from local government jurisdictions on two planning documents being drafted at this time.
Your CIPWhat are we building in your neighborhood?
Capital Projects Engineering
Check out the list of enhancements being built and planned for the streets where we walk, bicycle and drive; the sewer and water system we rely on for health and safety; and the parks where our kids play.
NAP LogoCall for Artists: National Arts Program in Santa Rosa
Recreation & Parks
Deadline extended to January 14, 2015! Register now to be included in the 12th Annual National Arts Program Exhibition!
2015 Budget 2015 Budget Priorities
Finance Department
The City of Santa Rosa wants to know what is important to YOU! We are working on developing our budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 and would like to hear from you.
2014 World ChampionsSF Giants World Series Trophy Tour Coming to Finley Community Center January 10
Recreation & Parks
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is beyond thrilled to announce that the San Francisco World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America will travel to Finley Community Center on January 10th!
2014 December Storm thumbnailStorm Information
City of Santa Rosa
All roads within the Santa Rosa City limits are open. PG&E indicates that there are only a few single customer outages and our City is back to normal operation.
Board LogoDeadline Extended for Applications for Santa Rosa's Boards/Commissions/Committees
City Council
The City Council is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on Santa Rosa's Boards/Commissions/Committees. The deadline to submit an application is December 22, 2014.
No SmokingSmoking Regulations Update Public Draft Available
Community Development Department
The City of Santa Rosa is updating the City’s smoking regulations in various ways. A draft of the revised regulations, and information about the public review process, is available for public review and comment here.
flower logoNew Mayor and Vice Mayor Named
City Manager's Office
At the December 2nd Council meeting, the new Mayor and Vice Mayor were elected.
OGTF Report CoverMayor's Open Government Task Force Report
City Manager's Office
Mayor Bartley convened the Mayor’s Open Government Task Force in January 2014 to obtain recommendations about how to improve openness and transparency in Santa Rosa City government.
HAWK signal flashing red lightNew HAWK Crosswalk Signal
Transportation and Public Works
Santa Rosa's first HAWK crosswalk signal was recently installed on Montgomery Drive. Learn more about how this new type of crosswalk signal operates.
Holiday DinnerHelp NRP Spread Holiday Cheer!
Neighborhood Revitalization Program
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) needs your help providing families a special holiday meal this season.
Request for proposalsRequest For Proposals - Urban Water Management Plan
Water Utilities
To prepare the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan water demand analysis and water conservation measures for the local water utility agencies of the Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership.
Vote IconInformation Advisory - November 4, 2014, General Municipal Election
City Clerk
Information regarding the November 2014 Municipal Election is now available.
creek trail walkJoin these Fun, Free and Informative Creek Walks
Storm Water and Creeks Program
These walks are a unique opportunity to learn about restoration work on our local creeks. Four different guided walks are being offered in celebration of Creek Week. See a list of the dates and times of the various creek walks here.
Creek WeekCreek Week Family Fun Day- September 27, 2014
Storm Water and Creeks Program
Creek Week is a week-long a celebration of our local creeks. This will be a time of fun and adventure, with educational activities for everyone at your local creeks and natural areas.
people hikingSanta Rosa Creeks as Seen from atop Taylor Mountain
Storm Water and Creeks Program
Taylor Mountain provides sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain. Join us for this family hike. We will pass through Colgan Creek and Todd Creek watersheds, but we will also see Santa Rosa Creek, Cooper Creek, Matanzas Creek and many other creeks.
flower logoCity and Teamsters Settlement
City Manager's Office
The City and SRCEA have reached a settlement after almost 18 months of negotiations.
fire badgeNew Fire Chief Appointed
City Manager's Office
Kathy Millison announced today that Tony Gossner has been appointed Fire Chief for Santa Rosa.
Rick MoshierRick Moshier to Retire
City Manager's Office
The Director of Transporation and Public Works has announced that he will retire in December 2014.
Call for ArtistsCall for Artists
Recreation & Parks
The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department hosts rotating art exhibitions. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 calendar year from Sonoma and Marin County artists.
Parking MeterNew Pilot Program Allows Paying for Parking by Phone
Parking Division
The City of Santa Rosa's Parking Division has launched a pilot program that allows you to pay for parking using your cell phone!
city buildingPublic Forum on Open Government
City Manager's Office
Join us to discuss what open government means to you on September 29 at Church of One Tree.
Request for proposal Request For Proposals - Engineering Services for Disinfection
Water Utilities
The City of Santa Rosa is soliciting proposals from engineering firms interested in and capable of providing services under a Professional Services Agreement for engineering services for disinfection improvements at the Laguna Treatment Plant.
Request for proposal Request For Proposals - Engineering Services for Flood Protection
Water Utilities
The City of Santa Rosa is soliciting proposals from engineering firms interested in and capable of providing services under a Professional Services Agreement for engineering services for a flood protection project for the Laguna Treatment Plant.
there's a drought on. turn the water off. Drought Alert! Mandatory Restrictions Apply
Water Utilities
Santa Rosa has adopted Stage 1 – 20% Mandatory of the City's Water Shortage Plan requiring a 20% community-wide reduction and restrictions on water-use.
bagSingle Use Carryout Bag Ordinance
City Manager's Office
Effective September 1, 2014, plastic single use carryout bags will no longer be available in grocery or retail stores.
sealPG&E Rate Increase Public Meetings
City Manager's Office
On August 25, the CPUC is holding a Public Participation Meeting in Santa Rosa.
logo flower onlyNew City Manager Selected
City Manager's Office
Sean McGlynn has been selected to become the next City Manager!
city logoEarthquake Press Release from the Santa Rosa Fire Department
Santa Rosa Fire Department
Information about the August 24th earthquake, the City's response, and safety tips
DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions
Community Event
August 23 from 10am-4pm at Coddingtown Mall - You're invited to participate in a range of interactive, hands-on activities that will give you the skills to implement drought-busting solutions in your garden!
request for proposal Request For Proposals
Water Utilities
City LogoVacancy Notice for Joint Appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission
City Council
The Santa Rosa City Council and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors are seeking applications from interested citizen to volunteer for appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commisison.
Jeniifer PhillipsJennifer Phillips to become St. Helena's City Manager
City Manager's Office
Assistant City Manager Jennifer Phillips has accepted an offer to become the City Manager of St. Helena, starting August 4, 2014.
logo flower onlyGang Prevention Awareness Week
City Manager's Office
The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force presents the Gang Prevention Awareness Week - August 2-9, 2014.
slurry seal being applied to a street surfaceA Slurry Seal Application - Summer 2014
Transportation and Public Works
Each year about 2.5 million square feet of the City's streets are slurry sealed. Over the years, streets have been treated in neighborhoods throughout Santa Rosa; this summer some streets will be treated from July 21 - August 1.
water quality report Water Quality Report - Available Now
The 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is now available for Santa Rosa water customers to view online or request a printed copy.
City LogoDeborah Lauchner Appointed Chief Financial Officer
City Manager
City Manager Kathleen Millison announces Appointment of Deborah Lauchner as Santa Rosa Chief Financial Officer.
Alice LarsenMid-Summer Art Exhibitions
Recreation & Parks
Rotating art exhibitions are on display at the City Hall Council Chambers, and Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers.
City LogoNotice of Vacancy - Board of Public Utilities
City Council
Council Member Gary Wysocky is seeking applications to fill his appointment to the Board of Public Utilities.
rose logo onlyDA Releases Decision
City Manager's Office
District Attorney Jill Ravitch released the findings today related to the Andy Lopez shooting.
Russian River Watershed Association LogoDrought themed video contest winners announced
The Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) in conjuction with the Sonoma County Water Agency sponsored a high school video contest in honor of Water Awareness Month. The winners this year delivered excellent videos that focused on the Drought!
green house logoNextDoor
City Manager's Office
NextDoor is the private social network for neighborhoods. The City of Santa Rosa announced a partnership today that will help to build stronger and safer communities.
city logo rose onlyBudget Approved
City Manager's Office
The City Council completed the public hearing today and adopted the FY 2014-15 budget.
rose logo onlyCity and Three Employee Groups Settle
City Manager's Office
The City has come to agreements with the Operating Engineers, Local 3, which represents two employee groups totaling approximately 170 employees serving in Utilities, Transportation and Public Works, and Recreation & Parks Departments.
communityCommunity Improvement Grants
City Manager's Office
What would you do with $1000? Apply for a Community Improvement Grant today! Grants can be used for events or projects that promote a sense of community in Santa Rosa.
Caltrans logoA section of College Ave. to be closed at night
Caltrans will be closing College Avenue from Cleveland Avenue to Hwy 101 at night (10:00 PM to 6:00 AM) Monday – Friday tentatively beginning Tuesday, May 20, 2014
request for proposal Request For Proposal
Request for proposals - To provide engineering services for the development of a Subregional Water Resources Recovery Facilities Master Plan for the City of Santa Rosa Water Utilities Department.
SMART logoSMART Crossing Upgades
SMART Rail and Pathway Project
Temporary road closures will occur at select rail crossings to permit the installation of concrete panels for improved passage by the walking, driving and biking public.
Country SummerCity sponsoring Country Summer music festival and other events
Economic Development & Housing
The City of Santa Rosa, via the Santa Rosa Tourism Business Improvement Area, is assisting events that highlight Santa Rosa as a tourist destination.
Water Smart Expo Water Smart Expo
Water Smart Expo
Come join us the Water Smart Expo at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market on May 28, 2014 from 5 - 8:30 pm. Enter a raffle to win big prizes, visit with professionals about your water and get information on the current drought!
Free Family Bike Skills ClassFree Family Bike Skills Class
Street Smarts Program
FREE Family Bicycling Workshop sponsored by the City of Santa Rosa's Street Smarts Program. Join Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition certified cycling instructors for a fun workshop for parents and kids.
Open Government IconOpen Government Task Force Public Forum
City Manager's Office
Join us for an Open Government Forum in the City Council Chamber on Tuesday, May 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
National Public Works WeekNational Public Works Week -2014
Transportation and Public Works
This week is dedicated to creating awareness of the important contribution of Public Works in our daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life we all enjoy.
City logoCity Code is now Mobile!
City Manager's Office
The Santa Rosa City Code is now available from your mobile device!
Most WantedSanta Rosa's Most Wanted
Santa Rosa Police Department
The Santa Rosa Police Department is pleased to announce a new program showcasing Santa Rosa’s Most Wanted Offenders. Click to learn more.