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No SmokingSmoking Regulations Update Public Draft Available
12/16/2014
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.
Toilet Rebate ProgramNew Water Savings Fixture Installation Program
11/05/2014
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.
people hikingSanta Rosa Creeks as Seen from atop Taylor Mountain
10/09/2014
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.
Creek WeekCreek Week Family Fun Day- September 27, 2014
10/09/2014
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.
creek trail walkJoin these Fun, Free and Informative Creek Walks
10/09/2014
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.
flower logoCity and Teamsters Settlement
10/07/2014
City Manager's Office
The City and SRCEA have reached a settlement after almost 18 months of negotiations.
Rick MoshierRick Moshier to Retire
10/01/2014
City Manager's Office
The Director of Transporation and Public Works has announced that he will retire in December 2014.
fire badgeNew Fire Chief Appointed
10/01/2014
City Manager's Office
Kathy Millison announced today that Tony Gossner has been appointed Fire Chief for Santa Rosa.
Parking MeterNew Pilot Program Allows Paying for Parking by Phone
09/30/2014
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!
Call for ArtistsCall for Artists
09/30/2014
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.
city buildingPublic Forum on Open Government
09/29/2014
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 Flood Protection
09/16/2014
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.
Request for proposal Request For Proposals - Engineering Services for Disinfection
09/16/2014
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.
there's a drought on. turn the water off. Drought Alert! Mandatory Restrictions Apply
09/15/2014
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
09/01/2014
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
09/01/2014
City Manager's Office
On August 25, the CPUC is holding a Public Participation Meeting in Santa Rosa.
logo flower onlyNew City Manager Selected
09/01/2014
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
08/24/2014
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
08/23/2014
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
08/11/2014
Water Utilities
TO PROVIDE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DISINFECTION IMPROVEMENTS AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECTS AT THE LAGUNA TREATMENT PLANT FOR THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA UTILITIES DEPARTMENT.
City LogoVacancy Notice for Joint Appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission
08/08/2014
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
08/04/2014
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
08/02/2014
City Manager's Office
The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force presents the Gang Prevention Awareness Week - August 2-9, 2014.
water quality report Water Quality Report - Available Now
08/01/2014
Utilities
The 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is now available for Santa Rosa water customers to view online or request a printed copy.
slurry seal being applied to a street surfaceA Slurry Seal Application - Summer 2014
08/01/2014
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.
fire department badgePrevent Drowning-Practice Water Safey
07/21/2014
Santa Rosa Fire Department
The Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to share some safety tips for your vacation and swimming safety
City LogoDeborah Lauchner Appointed Chief Financial Officer
07/20/2014
City Manager
City Manager Kathleen Millison announces Appointment of Deborah Lauchner as Santa Rosa Chief Financial Officer.
Alice LarsenMid-Summer Art Exhibitions
07/18/2014
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
07/11/2014
City Council
Council Member Gary Wysocky is seeking applications to fill his appointment to the Board of Public Utilities.
rose logo onlyDA Releases Decision
07/08/2014
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
07/04/2014
Utilities
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
07/01/2014
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
07/01/2014
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
07/01/2014
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
07/01/2014
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
06/30/2014
Caltrans
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
06/26/2014
Utilities
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
06/15/2014
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
06/14/2014
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
06/01/2014
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
05/31/2014
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
05/27/2014
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
05/24/2014
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!
05/20/2014
City Manager's Office
The Santa Rosa City Code is now available from your mobile device!
Most WantedSanta Rosa's Most Wanted
05/07/2014
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.
Wednesday Night Market - Parking ReminderWednesday Night Market - Parking Reminder
05/07/2014
Parking Division
Every Wednesday from May 7th to August 20th, 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.
SMART logoSMART-Train to Test Rails Between Petaluma and Santa Rosa
05/04/2014
SMART Rail and Pathway Project
The special rail train will complete a single round trip through all crossings between Petaluma and Santa Rosa between 7:00am and 5:00pm on four Sundays: April 13, April 20, April 27 and May 4.
animal servicesDog Licensing
05/02/2014
City Manager's Office
"Love me, License me" Get your pup licensed today!
Housing ElementDraft Housing Element Available for Public Review
05/01/2014
Community Development
The Housing Element addresses the 2014 to 2022 planning period and establishes a strategy to address housing needs for community members across the economic and social spectrum.
Animal ServicesAnimal Services
05/01/2014
City Manager's Office
New name, same great animal care!
there's a drought on. turn the water off.Drought Information and Water Shortage Plan
04/30/2014
Utilities
Santa Rosa along with the rest of California is experiencing record low rainfall and dry weather conditions. To extend our local water supply we are asking customers to eliminate water waste an adopt water conserving behaviors.
Low Water-Use GardenLow Water-Use Landscape Workshop Series
04/25/2014
Utilities Department
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.
drought drive upDrought Drive-Up and Community Meeting
04/23/2014
Community Event
On April 23rd Santa Rosa will offer "Drought Drive-Up" participants a handy shower bucket to fill with faucet aerators, die tabs, shower timers, high efficiency showerheads, and conservation tips.
city logoCity Manager Recruitment
04/18/2014
Human Resources
The City of Santa Rosa is initiating the recruitment for a new City Manager, and your input will be important in that selection process. Your comments and suggestions can be provided by completing a short survey by April 18, 2014.
bagCarryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
04/01/2014
City Manager's Office
The new ordinance becomes effective March 21, 2014 and will prohibit all grocery stores and retail establishments from distributing single-use plastic bags.
SMART logoSMART to Test Railway Crossings on March 25
04/01/2014
SMART Rail and Pathway Project
On Tuesday, March 25th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm SMART will be conducting testing of ten railway crossing warning systems that have been installed and/or upgraded in the City of Santa Rosa. Click this news item to see a list of the sites and to learn more.
Fix A Leak Week LogoFix a Leak Week
03/25/2014
Utilities Department
Fix a Leak Week (March 17-23, 2014) is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
InstagramBusinesses Invited to Be Guest Instagrammer on SRBiz Account
03/19/2014
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.
Budget Outreach ProgramFiscal Year 2014-2015 City Budget Outreach
03/12/2014
Finance
We are developing our budget for fiscal year 2014/2015 and would like to hear from you. As part of the City’s budget process, a preliminary step is to receive public input on budget priorities for the upcoming budget.
police badgePolice Chief Recruitment Postponed
03/10/2014
City Manager's Office
The recruitment of a new Chief of Police will be postponed until the new City Manager is appointed by Council.
city logo flowerCity Manager to Retire
03/03/2014
City Manager's Office
Kathy Millison annouced that she is retiring in September 2014.
naplogosmNational Arts Program Awards Reception
03/02/2014
Recreation & Parks
The 11th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition is on view now at Finley Community Center. The Awards Reception will take place on March 2, 3-5pm and is open to the public.
City LogoSonoma County Library Commission Vacancy
03/01/2014
City Council
That Santa Rosa City Council is seeking applications from interested citizens to volunteer for appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission.
City LogoSanta Rosa Board Vacancies
03/01/2014
City Council
Santa Rosa is seeking applications for current vacancies on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, the Board of Community Services, and the Personnel Board.
citylogo flowerOpen Government Task Force
02/18/2014
City Manager's Office
Mayor Bartley is creating a special task force to study important public policy matters related to open government. Applications are available now. APPLICATION DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18 AT 5:00 PM!
Love Me Adopt MeAdoption Special
02/15/2014
City Manager's Office
From February 11-15, Sonoma County Animal Care and Control is running the “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” adoption special: $25 adoptions for all dogs and cats.
Police badgeCommunity Forum for Police Chief Recruitment
02/03/2014
City Manager's Office
Join the City Manager on February 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at a community meeting for input on selection of the next Police Chief.
fire badgeActing Deputy Fire Chief Named
02/01/2014
City Manager's Office
Bill Shubin has been selected as Acting Deputy Fire Chief.
fire badgeActing Fire Marshall Named
02/01/2014
City Manager's Office
Mark Pedroia has been selected as the Acting Fire Marshall.
fire badgeEmergency Preparedness Coordinator Chosen
02/01/2014
City Manager's Office
The Fire Department has chosen Randal Collins as the new Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
Sonoma Access LogoIntroducing Sonoma Access
01/31/2014
Sonoma Access
Sonoma Access is a One-Call, One-Click collection of transportation options for all of Sonoma County.
ILG logoCity’s DINE event gains statewide recognition
01/21/2014
Community Engagement Program
The City of Santa Rosa Community Engagement Program's "Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement" (DINE) event has received statewide recognition by the Institute for Local Government.
NAP smallDeadline EXTENDED for the 11th Annual National Arts Program!
01/17/2014
Recreation & Parks
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 17, 2014! Don't miss you chance to apply.
flameHome Escape Planning
01/14/2014
Santa Rosa Fire Department, Community Outreach
When the smoke alarm sounds: Have a Plan
city logo flowerShow your love for Santa Rosa with a "selfie"!
01/03/2014
Economic Development Division
Santa Rosa’s Economic Development Division is seeking photos of people showing their love for Santa Rosa. We’d like to use these photos for promoting Santa Rosa as a visitor destination and boosting local pride.
SAY Dream CenterSAY Environmental Document
01/03/2014
Community Development Department
The Community Development Department has completed the environmental analysis for the SAY Dream Center project. The document is available for review and comment from Dec. 6, 2013, through Jan. 3, 2014, and has been posted to the Department's webpage.
fire badgeActing Fire Chief Named
01/01/2014
City Manager's Offfice
Deputy Fire Chief Tony Gossner has been appointed as acting Fire Chief effective December 28, 2013.
LogoAdditional Beds at Samuel Jones Hall
12/24/2013
City Manager's Office
Additional temporary beds will be available starting December 24 at Samuel Jones Hall.
city logo flowerCFO Accepts New Position
12/21/2013
City Manager's Office
Lawrence Chiu accepted a new position with Daly City as their Director of Finance and Administrative Services.
Snowy CloudPreparing for a Winter Freeze
12/20/2013
Utilities Department
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 Master PlanPublic Art Survey
12/18/2013
Art in Public Places Program
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.
Public ArtCall for Applicants: Art in Public Places Committee
12/16/2013
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.
Holiday DinnerHelp NRP Spread Holiday Cheer!
12/13/2013
Economic Development and Housing - NRP
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) needs your help providing 100 families a special holiday meal this season.
housing elementSR Housing Element Update
12/05/2013
Community Development
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 bids systemNew Online Bid System Going Live
12/02/2013
Purchasing
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 LightsWinter Lights | Santa Rosa Holiday Tree Lighting
11/29/2013
Economic Development Division
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.
Little Fire Chiefs at LunchFire Chief for a Day 2013
11/25/2013
Santa Rosa Fire Department
Third Grade Winners for Fire Chief for a Day
GIS Day Global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day
11/20/2013
Community Event
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.
Fire Department LogoFireplace and Wood Stove Precaution & Safety Measures
11/18/2013
Santa Rosa Fire Dept
Learn steps to prevent residential fires caused by fireplace and wood stove use
Coffee with a Department HeadCoffee with a Local leader - Meet Ben Stone
11/15/2013
Community Engagement Program
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.
Howarth Park TrainSanta Rosa Parks Foundation to fundraise for new train for Howarth Park!
11/08/2013
Rec & Parks
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.
Geysers Recharge Project - Santa Rosa Subregional Water Reuse System The Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project (SRGRP)
10/31/2013
Utilities
Santa Rosa Utilities is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Santa Rosa Geysers Recharge Project.
construction coneCaltrans Update for Airport Blvd
10/23/2013
City Manager's Office
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 BadgeFire Chief Mark McCormick Announces Retirement
10/21/2013
City Manager's Office
Mark McCormick announced that he will retire at the end of the year after serving the City of Santa Rosa for 22 years.
badgeChief of Police Schwedhelm Announces Retirement
10/20/2013
City Manager's Office
Tom Schwedhelm announces retirement after 30 years serving the City of Santa Rosa.
Graywater System ImageFree Graywater Workshops
10/20/2013
Utilities Department
This FREE Laundry to Landscape Workshop includes instruction and support for designing, installing and maintaining a graywater system at your site.
Parking MeterNew Single Space Parking Meter Pilot Program
10/17/2013
Parking Division
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.
Out ThereSanta Rosa launches tourism campaign
10/09/2013
Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division launched a visitor destination campaign called "Out There... In the Middle of Everything" that highlights Santa Rosa's world-class beer, cycling, events, music, food, neighborhoods, and more.
SCPSonoma Clean Power Seeks Applicants for the Business Operations Committee and Ratepayer Advisory Committee
10/07/2013
City Council
Sonoma Clean Power is seeking nominations from interested community members who wish to be considered to serve on two committees.
Remote contol rock crawlersRemote Control Rock Crawlers on Sunday, September 29
10/05/2013
Storm Water and Creeks Program
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.