|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!
|Community Improvement Grants & Neighborhood Grants Program|
Do you have a great idea for your street, block, neighborhood, or community? Funding is available to help you improve your community!
|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!
|Coffee with a Local Leader - Amy Cooper, Director of Sonoma County Animal Care & Control|
Please join us in our expanded program, Coffee with a Local Leader and get to know Amy Cooper, Director of Sonoma County Animal Care and Control. Ask questions, learn about the new Love me, Fix me Program, and how you can become more involved.
|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.
|Preparing for The Earthquake|
Steps for before, during, and after The Big One
|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.
Join local fisheries biologists to see and learn about fishes of Santa Rosa Creek, as they sample along the Prince Memorial Greenway.
|Downtown Underground - Tour|
Tour the Underground creeks and fish ladders in Downtown
|Turtle Talk and Family Insect Exploration|
Connect your youngsters with the outdoors and discover the exciting world of aquatic insects and turtles along Santa Rosa Creek.
|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.
|Creek Week - September 15 - 22|
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.
|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
|New Gang Prevention/Intervention Services Manager Named|
|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.
|Free Graywater Workshops|
These FREE Laundry to Landscape Workshops include one day of instruction and one day of onsite support for installing a graywater system at your site.
|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!
|Howarth Park Movie Night|
Outdoor Movie in Howarth Park begins Friday, August 13 and runs thru Sept. 17! Movies starts at dusk on the lower lawn. Free!
|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!
|Breakaway Mile Registration & Champion Voting Now Open|
Amgen invites patients with cancer, survivors, caregivers and advocates to join the Breakaway Mile. This celebratory one-mile walk crosses the finish line of the Amgen Tour of California just prior to the professional cyclists.
|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!
|Coffee with a Department Head|
Please join the Community Engagement Program’s second monthly event and get to know your Director of Economic Development & Housing, Dave Gouin. He will be available to answer your questions about his department, Redevelopment Agency elimination, budget decisions, and anything else you are curious about!
Celebrate community and the environment this Sunday, April 22 at Courthouse Square for Earth Day!
|Water-Wise Gardening Workshops|
A free series of residential workshops which include plant selection, irrigation efficiency and drip installation tips.
|Tickets Available for the Santa Rosa Soiree - The Starting Line for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California|
The City of Santa Rosa, AEG, and Clementine Eco Events announce The Amgen Tour of California Kick Off Gala: A Santa Rosa Soiree, on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 5-10:30pm at the Sonoma-Cutrer winery, located in Sonoma County.
|New Community Engagement Program Website!|
And now the moment you have all been waiting for…the launching of the City’s new Community Engagement website!
|Earth Day Facebook Contest|
Join us on facebook for a fun contest of "Where's Luther?". Try to locate him as he hides around Santa Rosa in celebration of Earth Day.
|Pension Plan Media Release|
Tentative agreements with Fire and Police!
|Map of Santa Rosa's Commercial Districts|
Wondering where to buy that special something, or even just looking for a grocery store? Check out our new map to discover Santa Rosa's many commercial districts.
|Charter Review Public Forum|
The Charter Review Committee wants you to attend its public forum and share your opinions.
|Now Accepting Nominations for Breakaway from Cancer® Champion|
One Santa Rosan who has made a positive impact and acted as an inspiration to those affected by cancer within the community, will be selected as the Breakaway from Cancer® Champion.
|Specific Route Details Announced for 2012 Amgen Tour of California|
Sonoma County will play starring role in Stage 1. 2012 route to feature new mountain climbs, a challenging time trial course and a return to the Pacific coastline.
|Howarth Park Opens for 2012|
Howarth Park's train, carousel, ponies and snack bar will open on weekends beginning February 4.
|National Arts Program: Exhibit Opens February 6, 2012|
The 9th Annual National Arts Program Exhibition opens on February 6 at the Finley Community Center
|Thank You Santa Rosa Tennis Club|
The Recreation and Parks Department appreciates your recent help cleaning the tennis courts, pulling weeds, and raking debris; your assistance purchasing the new net for court #12, and organizing the November round robin tournament.
|Library Commission Opening|
The City Council is seeking applications from interested citizens to volunteer for appointment to the Sonoma County Library Commission.
|Christmas Fires 2011|
|Santa Rosa to test same-day tenant improvement plan check|
As part of a wide-ranging review of zoning and permitting policies to spur business growth, the City of Santa Rosa plans to try same-day permitting for simple commercial tenant improvements, possibly shortening a process that can take weeks.
|Solar Power Basics|
Free workshop about solar power, how to finance it, how the technology works and why it might be a good way to save you energy and money!
|Deturk Round Barn Holiday Open House!|
Joins us on Saturday December 10th from 10am-2pm at the DeTruk Round Barn Holiday Open House featuring "Santa Claws 'n Paws" Photo Opportunities.
|Camping Permit Processed Suspended 11302011|
City Manager Kathy Millison reaffirmed today that the decision to suspend the issuance of camping permits at City Hall will remain in effect until further notice.
|Winter Lights 2011: Downtown Santa Rosa's Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting|
Kick off the holiday season with festivities including sales & specials, free gift wrapping, goodies to eat, validated garage parking, live music, gift basket raffle, kids activities, pictures with Santa, and tree lighting. Fun for the entire family!
|Fall & Winter Closures - 2011|
Many of Santa Rosa's offices will be closed for business during the weeks of November 21-25 and December 26-30, 2011. The closures are due to staff participating in mandatory, unpaid furloughs. Click the headline for all the closure details...
|Camping Permits Suspended|
Camping permits temporarily suspended by City Manager.
|Downtown Program's Facebook Contest - OPEN NOW! WIN PRIZES!|
The Downtown Program is holding a contest to increase our outreach to the community. Participants who get the most of their friends to "like" our Facebook page between 11/2 and 11/16 win great prizes!
|Community Meeting Animal Care and Control|
Community Meeting on Animal Care and Control
|Clean Energy Series workshop|
Join us for a free workshop on November 9th about solar technology, its development and history.
|Photo Contest! Start Liking Your Favorite Photos!|
The Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a photo contest and we want your photos! Tag us in your photos on Facebook or e-mail them to us for a chance to win some great prizes!
|Pedestrian Safety Tips|
The Street Smarts Program's Pedestrian Safety page contains information that can serve as a resource to parents and educators who want to teach children about pedestrian safety, and to anyone who is interested in roadway safety.
|Water-Wise Gardening Workshops|
A free series of residential gardening workshops which include plant selection, irrigation efficiency and drip installation tips.
|Floating Pumpkin Patch|
Enjoy a day filled with games, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin splashing fun for participants of all ages.
|Free Workshop - Home Improvements That Save Energy & Water|
Monthly FREE workshop brought to you by the Clean Energy Advocates
|Green Homes Tour is coming to Santa Rosa|
Energy Efficiency and Solar in Santa Rosa. Pick up tips and ideas on how to make your home green by visiting a variety of homes in town!
|Win an iPad 2!|
Help support the Bennett Valley Senior Center and the Aquatics Centers. Enter a drawing to win an iPad2!
|Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo|
One of North America's most popular cycling events! Festa del Fondo is Thursday, Sept 29, RadioShack Downtown celebration is on Friday, Sept 30, and Levi's GranFondo and the FondoSonoma Festival are Saturday, Oct 1st!
|The Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta & Exposition of Mechanical & Artistic Wonders|
Public celebration of mechanical railcar races, visual, culinary, & costumed performing arts combined with an inclusive concept of community participation and human ingenuity embracing sustainability, alternative transportation & good old fashioned fun.
|Downtown Santa Rosa Sidewalk Sale & Sonoma County Book Festival|
Join us for steals and deal from all of your favorite downtown shops and restaurants. Huge savings up to 80% off! The 12th annual Sonoma County Book Festival features a full day of literature, poetry and entertainment for the entire family.
|Safe Medicine Round Up Week: September 19 to September 23|
September 19 - 23, the public can drop off unwanted medicine at six locations throughout Sonoma County.
|Santa Rosa International Film Festival - September 14-20|
A festival of the senses. Immerse yourself in films that matter, inspiring connections, Epicurean adventure, music, the arts and cultural diversity.
|Roots: Americana -- A North Bay Hootenanny Production|
In an effort to enhance downtown vibrancy, the City’s Economic Development Division is presenting a free community music event series in Courthouse Square that will occur one Saturday per month, July thru October, from 4-7pm.
|5th Annual Recreation & Parks Scholarship Golf Tournament|
The annual Recreation & Park's Scholarship Golf Tournament is going to be held on September 9th, 2011 at the Bennett Valley Golf Course and we want you to join us!
|Solar Workshop - FREE|
Have high energy bills? Curious if solar is right for you? Come to this free solar workshop!
|Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes Workshop|
This FREE workshop will cover the do’s and don’ts of energy efficiency measures without losing that historical appeal.
|Save Our Pool 5k Fun Walk Run|
Walk a little, Save A LOT at our 5K Walk/Run to save Ridgway and Finley Pools! August 28, 8am - Juilliard Park
Enjoy a fun festival in Juilliard Park after the races that will include live music by Wonderbread 5, food, and fun for the kids!