News & Updates

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Latest News Posts

Clare O'Brien Day is March 2, 2020

Celebrate Sonoma – Clare O’Brien Day is March 2nd

Posted on January 24, 2020

Save the date! Clare O'Brien Day is March 2, 2020. City Council will recognize Ms. Clare, the "incomparable" children's librarian at the Sonoma Valley Library, and declare March 2, 2020 “Clare O'Brien Day” at their March 2nd meeting as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program. “Celebrate Sonoma” is a program that started in 2019 to...
Joint City Council & Planning Commission Meeting January 27th

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Meeting – January 27

Posted on January 24, 2020

A joint meeting of Sonoma City Council and the Planning Commission will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 6:00 pm. The full agenda is on our CivicWeb Portal.  The item on the regular calendar is: Updates, Discussion and Consideration of Housing Legislation, General Plan, Development Code, Housing Element / Regional Housing Needs Allocation,...
Portable Pumps are part of the Sonoma Water Sewer Trunk Replacement Project

Update from SVCSD – Portable Pumps at W. Spain St and Junipero Serra Dr.

Posted on January 23, 2020

The following is a message from the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (Sonoma Water) regarding the portable pumps located at the intersection of W. Spain St. and Junipero Serra Dr. As part of the sewer trunk main replacement project, the contractor is conducting a 24-hour bypass procedure to allow the removal of a section of...
Fryer Creek rendering, large

Fryer Creek Bridge Project Update

Posted on January 21, 2020

The City of Sonoma (City) Public Works Department has reported that they have completed 95% of the plans, specifications and estimates for the upcoming Fryer Creek Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge Project (Project) expected to be constructed in summer 2021.   The environmental reporting and permitting phase of the Project is in the process of being...
Celebrate Sonoma

Last Celebrate Sonoma Presentation of 2019 Recognizes Ten People (and One Canine)

Posted on January 17, 2020

The final "Celebrate Sonoma" presentation of 2019 gave City Council Members and City Staff the opportunity to celebrate the people in their lives who, as Mayor Amy Harrington stated, "make it possible...for us to serve in these roles." Ten people and one canine (Sam) were presented Certificates of Recognition at the City Council Meeting of...
Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications Now Available

Posted on January 17, 2020

Sonoma's Tuesday Night Market presented by the City of Sonoma in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2020 Tuesday Night Market season. Select an application to download below or pick up an application at City Hall during regular business hours.* All applications are due February 10,...
Now Hiring, Development Services Supervisor

Applications for Development Services Supervisor due January 31st

Posted on January 16, 2020

The City is seeking qualified applicants for a Development Services Supervisor. This is a supervisor level classification responsible for the day-to-day administrative and clerical duties within the office. The current salary range for this position is $5,424 to $6,593 per month. Requires the equivalent of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course...
MLK Day, January 20th, 2020

City Offices Closed Monday, January 20th

Posted on January 16, 2020

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event – January 28th

Posted on January 15, 2020

Zero Waste Sonoma is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Sonoma on January 28th, 2020. Appointments are available between 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. You must have an appointment to dispose of your hazardous waste including paint, fluorescent lights fertilizers, and the like. To make your appointment call (707) 795-2025, toll-free (877) 747-1870...
Business License Renewals Due 2/29/2020

Business License Renewals Due February 29th

Posted on January 10, 2020

Business license renewal notices originally expected to be mailed by the end of December have been delayed and are now expected to be sent out at the end of next week. Because of this delay, the due date for renewals has been extended to February 29, 2020. For those who wish to renew online, there...
Sonoma Art Walk, February 6th

Sonoma Art Walk Returns February 6th

Posted on January 10, 2020

The next Sonoma Art Walk is scheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5:30 PM -7:30 PM. The City of Sonoma in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Sonoma Community Center and Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art invites you to a monthly, community-wide celebration of...
Caltrans District 4 Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans Seeking Input for District Pedestrian Plan

Posted on January 8, 2020

  Caltrans District 4 wants your input!   Caltrans District 4 is one of 12 Caltrans Districts (see map) which includes Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Caltrans District 4 is using Street Story data to help inform the District Pedestrian Plan.  Caltrans District 4...
Sonoma County California

Sonoma County Launches Financing Program for Wildfire Safety and Seismic Improvements

Posted on January 7, 2020

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is now financing wildfire safety and seismic strengthening for both residential and commercial buildings. Over the last ten years, the program has funded thousands of projects resulting in greenhouse gas emission reductions and job creation countywide. This expansion adds a resiliency component for property owners to fortify their...
Request for Proposals, Commercial Cannabis Business, more at www.sonomacity.org/cannabis-retail-rfp

City Opens Request for Proposals for Commercial Cannabis Business

Posted on January 3, 2020

The City of Sonoma invites you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 1 retail and 1 non-store front retail Commercial Cannabis Business (CCB). As adopted and approved by the City Council, the City of Sonoma is opening a Request for Proposal process for applications on January 3, 2020,  for 1 retail and...
2020 Treasure Artist and founder of Hula Mai, Betty Ann Ka`iilana Bruno

2020 Sonoma Treasure Artist Reception Honoring Betty Ann Bruno – February 11th

Posted on January 2, 2020

The Cultural and Fine Arts Commission of Sonoma will host a reception to honor local Betty Ann Bruno who was recently named the 2020 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year. Members of the public are invited to attend the event which will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Vintage House,...

Housing Development Project Preliminary Application Document Now Available

Posted on December 23, 2019

The City of Sonoma has provided a new "preliminary application" for new housing development projects in order to comply with SB 330 - "The Housing Crisis Act, 2019”, which becomes effective January 1st, 2020.  The document is available on the City's website at www.sonomacity.org/documents/housing-development-project-application.
City of Sonoma Offices Closed 12/24/19 - 1/1/2020

City Offices Closed December 24th – January 1st

Posted on December 23, 2019

Sonoma City Offices* will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays. *Public Works will be open with minimal staffing on Friday, December 27, and Monday, December 30, while City Hall is closed.  Public Works staff will also be ready to respond...
business license services website

New Online Services for Business License Customers

Posted on December 19, 2019

The City of Sonoma is excited to announce new online services for business license customers! Customers can now submit business license applications, updates, and renewals at sonomabuslic.sonomacity.org All you need is your online renewal PIN number located in the right-hand corner of your 2020 business license renewal notice and payment information. Renewal notices will be...
Now Hiring, Development Services Supervisor

City Accepting Applications for Development Services Supervisor

Posted on December 19, 2019

The City is seeking qualified applicants for a Development Services Supervisor. This is a supervisor level classification responsible for the day-to-day administrative and clerical duties within the office. The current salary range for this position is $5,424 to $6,593 per month. Requires the equivalent of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 12.16.19

Posted on December 18, 2019

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.
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