|Smoking Regulations Update Public Draft Available|
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.
|New Water Savings Fixture Installation Program|
The City of Santa Rosa is now offering a new program to install WaterSense fixtures (ultra high efficient) at a low monthly cost.
|Santa Rosa Creeks as Seen from atop Taylor Mountain|
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 Week Family Fun Day- September 27, 2014|
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.
|Join these Fun, Free and Informative Creek Walks|
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.
|City and Teamsters Settlement|
The City and SRCEA have reached a settlement after almost 18 months of negotiations.
|Rick Moshier to Retire|
The Director of Transporation and Public Works has announced that he will retire in December 2014.
|New Fire Chief Appointed|
Kathy Millison announced today that Tony Gossner has been appointed Fire Chief for Santa Rosa.
|New Pilot Program Allows Paying for Parking by Phone|
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 Artists|
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.
|Public Forum on Open Government|
Join us to discuss what open government means to you on September 29 at Church of One Tree.
|Request For Proposals - Engineering Services for Flood Protection|
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 Proposals - Engineering Services for Disinfection|
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.
|Drought Alert! Mandatory Restrictions Apply|
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.
|Single Use Carryout Bag Ordinance|
Effective September 1, 2014, plastic single use carryout bags will no longer be available in grocery or retail stores.
|PG&E Rate Increase Public Meetings|
On August 25, the CPUC is holding a Public Participation Meeting in Santa Rosa.
|New City Manager Selected|
Sean McGlynn has been selected to become the next City Manager!
|Earthquake Press Release from the Santa Rosa Fire Department|
Information about the August 24th earthquake, the City's response, and safety tips
|DIY Outdoor Drought Solutions |
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 Proposals|
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.
|Vacancy Notice for Joint Appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission|
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.
|Jennifer Phillips to become St. Helena's City Manager|
Assistant City Manager Jennifer Phillips has accepted an offer to become the City Manager of St. Helena, starting August 4, 2014.
|Gang Prevention Awareness Week|
The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force presents the Gang Prevention Awareness Week - August 2-9, 2014.
|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.
|A Slurry Seal Application - Summer 2014|
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.
|Prevent Drowning-Practice Water Safey|
The Santa Rosa Fire Department would like to share some safety tips for your vacation and swimming safety
|Deborah Lauchner Appointed Chief Financial Officer|
City Manager Kathleen Millison announces Appointment of Deborah Lauchner as Santa Rosa Chief Financial Officer.
|Mid-Summer Art Exhibitions|
Rotating art exhibitions are on display at the City Hall Council Chambers, and Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers.
|Notice of Vacancy - Board of Public Utilities|
Council Member Gary Wysocky is seeking applications to fill his appointment to the Board of Public Utilities.
|DA Releases Decision|
District Attorney Jill Ravitch released the findings today related to the Andy Lopez shooting.
|Drought 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!
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.
The City Council completed the public hearing today and adopted the FY 2014-15 budget.
|City and Three Employee Groups Settle|
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.
|Community Improvement Grants|
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.
|A 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 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 Crossing Upgades|
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.
|City sponsoring Country Summer music festival and other events|
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|
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 Class|
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 Task Force Public Forum|
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 Week -2014|
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 Code is now Mobile!|
The Santa Rosa City Code is now available from your mobile device!
|Santa Rosa's Most Wanted|
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 Reminder|
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-Train to Test Rails Between Petaluma and Santa Rosa|
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.
"Love me, License me" Get your pup licensed today!
|Draft Housing Element Available for Public Review|
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.
New name, same great animal care!
|Drought Information and Water Shortage Plan|
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 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.
|Drought Drive-Up and Community Meeting|
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 Manager Recruitment|
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.
|Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance|
The new ordinance becomes effective March 21, 2014 and will prohibit all grocery stores and retail establishments from distributing single-use plastic bags.
|SMART to Test Railway Crossings on March 25|
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|
Fix a Leak Week (March 17-23, 2014) is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
|Businesses Invited to Be Guest Instagrammer on SRBiz Account|
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.
|Fiscal Year 2014-2015 City Budget Outreach|
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 Chief Recruitment Postponed|
The recruitment of a new Chief of Police will be postponed until the new City Manager is appointed by Council.
|City Manager to Retire|
Kathy Millison annouced that she is retiring in September 2014.
|National Arts Program Awards Reception |
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.
|Sonoma County Library Commission Vacancy|
That Santa Rosa City Council is seeking applications from interested citizens to volunteer for appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission.
|Santa Rosa Board Vacancies|
Santa Rosa is seeking applications for current vacancies on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, the Board of Community Services, and the Personnel Board.
|Open Government Task Force|
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!
|Adoption Special |
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.
|Community Forum for Police Chief Recruitment|
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.
|Acting Deputy Fire Chief Named|
Bill Shubin has been selected as Acting Deputy Fire Chief.
|Acting Fire Marshall Named|
Mark Pedroia has been selected as the Acting Fire Marshall.
|Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Chosen|
The Fire Department has chosen Randal Collins as the new Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
|Introducing Sonoma Access|
Sonoma Access is a One-Call, One-Click collection of transportation options for all of Sonoma County.
|City’s DINE event gains statewide recognition|
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.
|Deadline EXTENDED 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 17, 2014! Don't miss you chance to apply.
|Home Escape Planning|
When the smoke alarm sounds: Have a Plan
|Show your love for Santa Rosa with a "selfie"!|
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 Environmental Document|
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.
|Acting Fire Chief Named|
Deputy Fire Chief Tony Gossner has been appointed as acting Fire Chief effective December 28, 2013.
|Additional Beds at Samuel Jones Hall|
Additional temporary beds will be available starting December 24 at Samuel Jones Hall.
|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.
|Help NRP Spread Holiday Cheer!|
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) needs your help providing 100 families a special holiday meal this season.
|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.
|Fireplace and Wood Stove Precaution & Safety Measures|
Learn steps to prevent residential fires caused by fireplace and wood stove use
|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.
|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.
|Santa Rosa launches tourism campaign|
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.
|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.