News Archives

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
sand bagsFree Sand Available to Residents
Transportation and Public Works
In order to help prevent damage from flooding, sand and sandbags are available for City residents at the City Municipal Services Center at 55 Stony Point Road. The yard is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
fire department badgePrevent Drowning-Practice Water Safey
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
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!
Wednesday Night Market - Parking ReminderWednesday Night Market - Parking Reminder
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.
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.
SMART logoSMART-Train to Test Rails Between Petaluma and Santa Rosa
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
City Manager's Office
"Love me, License me" Get your pup licensed today!
Housing ElementDraft Housing Element Available for Public Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Budget Outreach ProgramFiscal 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 badgePolice Chief Recruitment Postponed
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
City Manager's Office
Kathy Millison annouced that she is retiring in September 2014.
naplogosmNational Arts Program Awards Reception
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 LogoSanta Rosa Board Vacancies
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.
City LogoSonoma County Library Commission Vacancy
City Council
That Santa Rosa City Council is seeking applications from interested citizens to volunteer for appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission.
citylogo flowerOpen Government Task Force
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
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
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
City Manager's Office
Bill Shubin has been selected as Acting Deputy Fire Chief.
fire badgeActing Fire Marshall Named
City Manager's Office
Mark Pedroia has been selected as the Acting Fire Marshall.
fire badgeEmergency Preparedness Coordinator Chosen
City Manager's Office
The Fire Department has chosen Randal Collins as the new Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
Sonoma Access LogoIntroducing Sonoma Access
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
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!
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
Santa Rosa Fire Department, Community Outreach
When the smoke alarm sounds: Have a Plan
SAY Dream CenterSAY Environmental Document
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.
city logo flowerShow your love for Santa Rosa with a "selfie"!
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.
fire badgeActing Fire Chief Named
City Manager's Offfice
Deputy Fire Chief Tony Gossner has been appointed as acting Fire Chief effective December 28, 2013.