|CFO Accepts New Position|
Lawrence Chiu accepted a new position with Daly City as their Director of Finance and Administrative Services.
|Preparing for a Winter Freeze|
The weather forecasts freezing temperatures for December 4th and 5th. Insulate your exposed pipes and cover plants that are susceptible to frost. Click the headline to learn more.
|Public Art Survey|
Give us your opinion! You can help us shape the future of public art in Santa Rosa by taking this survey. The results will help shape the recommendations in the Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan.
|Call for Applicants: Art in Public Places Committee|
The City’s Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) is seeking applicants to fill two at-large vacancies. Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2013.
|SR Housing Element Update|
The City of Santa Rosa is updating the General Plan’s Housing Element. The Housing Element describes housing-related needs and resources, focusing on the availability, affordability, and adequacy of housing.
|New Online Bid System Going Live|
Attention prospective new and current bidders, you must register to be notified of future bid opportunities and to use the City's new online bidding system to submit electronic bids. Click the headline to learn more.
|Winter Lights | Santa Rosa Holiday Tree Lighting|
Celebrate the holidays and remember loved ones through the annual tree lighting celebration in Courthouse Square. There will be music, singing, an appearance by Santa Claus, a toy drive, light refreshments, and participation by local merchants.
|Fire Chief for a Day 2013|
Third Grade Winners for Fire Chief for a Day
|Global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day|
GIS Day is a FREE event and open to the public. On November 20, 2013 come and see how GIS is being used in your community and at local schools.
|Coffee with a Local leader - Meet Ben Stone|
Get to know Ben Stone, Director of Sonoma County Economic Development Board over coffee and ask questions about our local economy, business initiatives, resources for families, and efforts underway to promote responsible environmental business practices.
|Register Now for the 11th Annual National Arts Program|
Residents of Santa Rosa are invited to enter a piece of art in the 11th annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition held at Finley Community Center. Registration is now open through January 10, 2014!
|Santa Rosa Parks Foundation to fundraise for new train for Howarth Park!|
Howarth Park’s train, the C.P. Huntington Engine #74, has been a marquee attraction in Santa Rosa for 44 years. If you’ve been around Santa Rosa long enough, you might remember the original steam engine that was established by “Pop” Lampson in the 1950s.
|The Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project (SRGRP)|
Santa Rosa Utilities is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project.
|Caltrans Update for Airport Blvd|
Highway 101 will be closed at Airport Blvd in order to begin construction of new bridge. Read more to get the dates and times of actual closures!
|Fire Chief Mark McCormick Announces Retirement|
Mark McCormick announced that he will retire at the end of the year after serving the City of Santa Rosa for 22 years.
|Chief of Police Schwedhelm Announces Retirement|
Tom Schwedhelm announces retirement after 30 years serving the City of Santa Rosa.
|Free Graywater Workshops|
This FREE Laundry to Landscape Workshop includes instruction and support for designing, installing and maintaining a graywater system at your site.
|New Single Space Parking Meter Pilot Program|
New single space parking meters that accept coins and credit cards are coming to the 600 block of Fourth Street in September 2013. Take this survey to give us feedback.
|Sonoma Clean Power Seeks Applicants for the Business Operations Committee and Ratepayer Advisory Committee|
Sonoma Clean Power is seeking nominations from interested community members who wish to be considered to serve on two committees.
|Remote Control Rock Crawlers on Sunday, September 29|
Come out to Santa Rosa Creek under U.S. Highway 101 in the Prince Memorial Greenway to see a North Bay Remote Control Rock Crawler Club event. Competitors will race against the clock on multiple courses.
|Join the Headwaters Hike on Saturday, September 28|
Come explore the headwaters of Kawana Springs/Colgan Creek. This is a moderately strenuous four mile hike from Colgan Park through neighborhoods and winding up to the headwaters in Taylor Mountain Regional Park.
|Santa Rosa Seeks Applicants for the Climate Action 2020 Stakeholder Advisory Group|
The City of Santa Rosa is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Climate Action 2020 Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) for the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA).
|Reunification of Courthouse Square Environmental Impact Report|
The Courthouse Square Draft Tiered Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is available for public review.
|Fish Spotting on Wednesday, September 25|
Join local fisheries biologists to see and learn about fishes of Santa Rosa Creek, as they sample along the Prince Memorial Greenway.
|Consultant Selected for Public Art Master Plan|
The City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Program has selected a consultant to develop its Public Art Master Plan.
|Santa Rosa CityBus Offer New Day Passes|
The new 24-hour CityBus Day Pass is a great value for anyone who would need to pay more than two fares within any 24-hour period, making it perfect for someone who wants to run multiple errands without the constraints (time and usage) of a regular transfer.
|Social Advocates for Youth|
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is proposing to occupy the former Warrack Hospital with both their administrative offices, as well as an Emergency and Transitional Housing location for up to 63 young adults (ages 18-24).
|Piner Creek Stewardship Event|
All ages are welcome to learn about and tend our Piner Creek watershed. Participate in a creek clean up and enjoy watershed education with Naturalist, Stephanie Lennox.
|Creek Week - September 21 - 29|
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.
|Low Water-Use Landscape Workshop Series|
Learn how to use low water-use plants to transform your lawn into a low water-use landscape. Santa Rosa Utilities customers can prequalify to receive up to $250 in rebates through the Green Exchange Program.
|Downtown Underground - Tour|
Tour the Underground creeks and fish ladders in Downtown
Join us for an artwalk along the Prince Memorial Greenway. See and learn about the sculptures and murals located along Santa Rosa Creek and nearby in the downtown area.
|Family Insect Exploration|
Connect your youngsters with the outdoors and discover the exciting world of aquatic insects along Santa Rosa Creek.
|Sonoma County Animal Services Partnership|
Community Meeting September 18, 2013
|Sonoma County Water Agency Tour|
The Sonoma County Water Agency is holding a public tour of the Russian River water supply system including its local drinking water pumping facility at 9 AM on Saturday, September 14.
|Coffee with a Local Leader - Socorro Shiels, Superintendent of Santa Rosa City Schools|
Please join us in our expanded program, Coffee with a Local Leader, and get to know Socorro Shiels, the Superintendent of Santa Rosa City Schools. Ask questions, learn about her vision for
students, and find out how you can be involved.
|Bicycle Rules, Tips, and Teaching|
Here are some safety tips to help everyone on a bike from the Santa Rosa Fire Department
|Program Manager Named|
New Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Program Manager Named
|Multimedia Access Workshops|
The City of Santa Rosa is seeking to improve its Multimedia Access programs. We need your input to know what classes, services, equipment and programming we should consider funding.
|Second Round of Artist Billboards Installed|
The second round of temporary "artist billboards" were installed in Santa Rosa on July 31, 2013.
|Wastewater System Receives Bond Rating Upgrade|
Santa Rosa’s Wastewater System is recognized for its sound fiscal management by an upgraded bond rating.
|July is Parks Make Life Better! Month®|
Did you know that the state of California officially recognizes July as Parks Make Life Better!® month? It’s a time to celebrate the importance of our parks, trails, open space, and recreation facilities for the health and wellness of all Californians.
|Seismic Upgrade to the Santa Rosa Aqueduct|
On Thursday, August 1, work crews will be completing the seismic upgrade work to the Santa Rosa Aqueduct. This project is vital to the safety and reliability of Santa Rosa’s water supply.
|A Slurry Seal Application - Summer 2013|
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 in the Fountaingrove and Oakmont areas will be treated.
|Wednesday Night Market - Parking Reminder|
Every Wednesday from May 8th to August 21st, please be aware of the parking adjustments in downtown Santa Rosa. Parking is prohibited 3:30pm-9:00pm in areas marked “no parking” to accommodate the Wednesday Night Market.
|New GO LOCAL Santa Rosa Online Business Directory|
The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Program has teamed up with Sonoma County GO LOCAL to provide an online business directory to support and promote local businesses.
|New Director of Recreation & Parks Named|
Kathy Millison has appointed Nanette Smejkal as the new Director of Recreation and Parks.
|Update on Lane Closures. Construction Begins at 101 and Airport Blvd.|
Caltrans has announced that construction has begun at US 101 and Airport Blvd. Read about the updated lane closures.
|FY2013/2014 - City Manager's Budget Memo|
Santa Rosa City Council will conduct the public hearing to review the proposed FY 1213/14 City budget on June 18-20, 2013.
|The Annual Water Quality Report is Now Available|
The City of Santa Rosa’s Annual Water Quality Report is now available. This report serves to inform you about the quality and sources of your drinking water.
|Citywide Creek Master Plan Update|
Attend Community Meeting No. 2 for a brief presentation of the plan update and the opportunity to review large maps that depict creeks and planned improvements.
|Meet Matt Martin of Social Advocates for Youth, at Coffee with a Local Leader|
Please join us in our expanded program, Coffee with a Local Leader, and get to know Matt Martin, Executive Director of Social Advocates for Youth. Ask questions, learn about services for homeless and at-risk youth, and find out how to get involved!
|Water Smart Expo|
Come join us the Water Smart Expo at the Santa Rosa Downtown Market on May 29, 2013 from 5 - 8:30 pm. Enter a raffle to win big prizes, take a picture at our free photo booth, visit with professionals about your water and energy use!
|Amgen Tour of California Overall Finish|
The 2013 Amgen Tour of California Overall Finish is taking place on Sunday, May 19th in downtown Santa Rosa!
|City Receives CALED's Award of Excellence|
The City of Santa Rosa won the Award of Excellence, presented by the California Association of Local Economic Development, for its Aggressive Economic Development (AED) Zoning Measures.
|Sonoma County Animal Care and Control|
The ACC will be holding Community Outreach meetings and hosting an online survey aimed at realizing an efficient and collaborative system for animal services that benefits our entire community.
|Board Vacancy - Board of Building Regulation Appeals|
The Santa Rosa City Council is seeking applications from interested citizens to fill two volunteer positions on the Board of Building Regulation Appeals.
|Fix a Leak Week|
Fix a Leak Week (March 18-24, 2013) is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
|Change Your Batteries and Rest Assured|
A dead smoke alarm battery will not save a life.
|National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition - Awards Reception|
The City of Santa Rosa is hosting its 10th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition, on view now at Finley Community Center.
|Railroad Construction Notice|
As part of the replacement of the tracks to prepare for passenger rail service in our area, SMART will be doing construction on the railroad right-of-way between Sebastopol Road and Guerneville Road, from February 19 through April 2013.
|Have Coffee with Fran Elm, the City's Human Resources Director|
Please join the Community Engagement Program’s monthly event and get to know your Director of Human Resources, Fran Elm. Learn more about job availability at the City, how to be a strong candidate, and our organizational development and training programs!
|2013 Amgen Tour of California Route Announced|
For the first time, America’s greatest cycling race will travel south to north, beginning in Escondido and crossing beaches, deserts, mountains, Golden Gate Bridge.
|NEW Flashing Yellow Left Turn Signal|
The Transportation and Public Works Department will install Sonoma County’s first flashing yellow left-turn arrow at the intersection of West Ninth Street and Dutton Avenue.
|Meet Eric McHenry, the City of Santa Rosa's Chief Technology Officer!|
Get to know your Chief Technology Officer & Director of IT, Eric McHenry over coffee and learn how his department uses technology to make government more efficient, transparent and responsive to citizens.
|Free Pet Adoption|
Free Pet Adoption Dec 13-15 at Sonoma County Animal Shelter
|David Guhin Appointed Director of Utilities|
David Guhin Appointed Director of Utilities
|Santa Rosa will host the final stage of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California!|
Santa Rosa will be the finish line for America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. For the first time ever, the race will travel from south to north, starting in Escondido.
|Coffee with a Department Head -- Meet Rick Moshier!|
Get to know your Director of Transportation & Public Works over coffee. He will be available to answer your questions about his department which includes Engineering Services, Capital Improvement Projects, CityBus, and more!
|Dickens Holiday Crafts Fair 2012|
Celebrate the season and find gifts for all of your loved ones with a festive shopping experience featuring over 70 local artists including 20+ new vendors this year!
|Potluck Dinner Discussions about the City Budget|
Join one of several potluck dinners throughout Santa Rosa on the evening of November 30, 2012. This is a unique opportunity to give City leaders your input regarding the City's general fund budget.
|Turkey Burner 2012|
Turkey Burner Thanksgiving Day Lap Swim! Burn some calories before the feasting comences!
|Coffee with a Department Head - Meet the City Attorney!|
Join Community Engagement Program’s monthly event and get to know our City Attorney, Caroline Fowler. She'll be available to answer your questions about her department, her legal background, and the role of the City Attorney in representing Santa Rosa.
Let's make is a fun and safe night for all this Halloween. Here are a few safety tips and precautions parents can take to keep kids safe.
|City of Santa Rosa Merit Awards 2012|
Join us in City Council Chambers on the evening of October 29, 2012, as we honor individuals, businesses and organizations who have volunteered their time and energies to serve the community and improve the quality of life in Santa Rosa.
|Halloween at Howarth|
Join us for the 7th annual Halloween at Howarth! Dress in your best costume and come trick-or-treat throughout one of Santa Rosa's most popular parks! Plus, take a ride on the train and carousel with your costumed friends or even catch a pony ride too! Get your presale tickets now!
|Walk 'n Roll to School Day|
Join kids throughout Sonoma County on October 3 for International Walk 'n Roll to School.
|Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo & Fondo Sonoma Festival|
Registration is still open for the Piccolo. Commit to the greatest day out on 2 wheels. Once the pedaling is done, come together at Finley park for a fun day filled with plenty of activities, live music and great food & drinks.
|Hood Mountain Family Creek Exploration|
Kids and adults alike will enjoy this family-friendly creek exploration near the headwaters of Santa Rosa creek in hood mountain Regional Park.
|Creekquinox Bicycle Ride|
A fun filled bicycle tour along the Santa Rosa Creek trail.
|Coffee with a Department Head - Meet the City Manager!|
Please join the Community Engagement Program’s monthly Coffee with a Department Head event and get to know your City Manager, Kathy Millison. She will be available to answer your questions about city government and her role as City Manager.
|New Gang Prevention/Intervention Services Manager Named|
|Ribbon Cutting for the 6th Street Undercrossing|
You are invited to attend the 6th Street Undercrossing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, September 10 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Santa Rosa CityBus hosting Public Meetings Sept. 5 & 6|
The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division will hold three meetings to present proposed changes to Santa Rosa CityBus service.
|Chat with the Fire Chief over coffee|
Get to know your Fire Chief, Mark McCormick. He will be available to answer your questions about his department, firefighter duties, emergency preparedness, budget decisions, and anything else you can think of.
|Senior Wing Fundraising campaign|
Purchase a commemorative brick for the courtyard at Finley Community Center to help fundraise to finish the Senior Wing!
|PARK IT where you WORK IT!|
If you are employed downtown and need daily parking, a parking permit is the most cost-effective way to go! Permits allow you to avoid the risk of a citation as there are no time limits to worry about.
|Solar Workshop on Wednesday|
Join us Wednesday, August 22 (6-7pm) for a free solar workshop!
|National Night Out|
National Night Out, the nationwide annual safety event, is August 7th and this year we are making it BIG
|National Endowment for the Arts Grant Funding Announced|
City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Program Awarded NEA Grant to fund the development of a Public Art Master Plan.
|Miles Ferris Retirement Announced|
Miles Ferris Retirement Announced
|Cultural Heritage Board Vacancy|
Santa Rosa Mayor Ernesto Olivares is seeking applications from interested citizens to fill one volunteer position on the Cultural Heritage Board.
|Coffee with a Department Head -- Meet the Mayor!|
Get to know your Mayor, Ernesto Olivares, over coffee. He will be available to answer questions about city government, the role of the City Council, and how you can be more involved!
|Consumer Confidence Report|
This year's Consumer Confidence Report is currently being mailed to all Santa Rosa postal customers. It is also now available online.
|Foreclosure Prevention Workshop|
Learn about Foreclosure Prevention through Operation HOPE, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency
|Car Fit and Learn to Ride CityBus Travel Training Event|
Sonoma County seniors can learn how to enhance their driving safety and learn what transit options are available for them at a special free 2-in-1 event sponsored by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging Transportation and Mobility Committee.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, fans, and organizers who helped bring Stage 1 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California to Santa Rosa!
|A Celebration of Jazz and Art to support our Parks|
Join us for an afternoon of artistic talent as we celebrate the release of jazz singer Steve Puleo’s CD “Smile” and the painted works of artist Samuel Farinato’s encounter art collection “Into the Unseen.”
|Free advertising with Shop Santa Rosa|
The City of Santa Rosa provides free advertising for your Santa Rosa business with Shop Santa Rosa!
|Santa Rosa 2012 - Starting Line of the Amgen Tour of California|
The Amgen Tour of California is returning to Santa Rosa for the Overall Start on Sunday, May 13th. Learn about all of the festivities leading up the big race!