|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.
|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.
|Free Sandbags Available to Residents|
Free sand and sandbags are available to City residents at the Municipal Services Center Yard.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Free Graywater Workshops|
This FREE Laundry to Landscape Workshop includes instruction and support for designing, installing and maintaining a graywater system at your site.
|Chief of Police Schwedhelm Announces Retirement|
Tom Schwedhelm announces retirement after 30 years serving the City of Santa Rosa.
|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.
|Reunification of Courthouse Square Environmental Impact Report|
The Courthouse Square Draft Tiered Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is available for public review.
|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).
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Fireworks are Illegal in Santa Rosa|
Fireworks, of any kind, are illegal in Santa Rosa
|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.
|Change Your Batteries and Rest Assured|
A dead smoke alarm battery will not save a life.
|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!