News & Updates

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Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 08.19.19

Posted on August 20, 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.
Sonoma Ready Day, Sept 8th

“Sonoma Ready Day” Emergency Preparedness Fair – September 8th

Posted on August 16, 2019

County of Sonoma is hosting "Sonoma Ready Day," an Emergency Preparedness Fair September 8th, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Saralee & Richard's Barn Learn about emergency response and how YOU can be prepared for disasters. Resource tables and lectures will be hosted by first responders, community leaders, health and...
City of Sonoma Rings in the 2019 Winegrape Harvest

City of Sonoma “Rings in the Sonoma Valley Harvest”

Posted on August 16, 2019

  It's Official...the 195th Sonoma Valley Winegrape Harvest has begun! Thank you to City staff, councilmembers & guests who braved the heat to "Ring in the Sonoma Valley Harvest" with a special ringing of the City Hall bell on Friday, August 16th and also to the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) for letting...
City Council Meeting August 19th

City Council Meeting – August 19th

Posted on August 15, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, August 19th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including presentations, items on the consent calendar, and the continued public hearing from August 5th regarding the Sonoma Cheese Factory on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular...

City Now Accepting Applications For Limited-Term, Part-Time Administrative Assistant in the Office of the City Clerk

Posted on August 15, 2019

Exciting and unique opportunity to learn the procedures and processes of the City Clerk’s Office.  Immediate opening for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Administrative Assistant in the Office of the City Clerk ($26.29-$31.96 per hour). The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties in support of the department; provides information and assistance to the public;...
City seeking part time sustainability coordinator

City Now Accepting Applications for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Sustainability Coordinator

Posted on August 15, 2019

Immediate opening for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Sustainability Coordinator ($34.03-$41.37 per hour). Performs professional level work in the field of climate change and sustainability. The focus of the Sustainability Coordinator is threefold: City of Sonoma Climate Change Action Plan; Waste Minimization/Recycling; and, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The Sustainability Coordinator receives general direction from the Planning and...
Now Accepting Applications for an Associate Planner

City Now Accepting Applications for Full-Time Associate Planner

Posted on August 15, 2019

Immediate opening for a full-time Associate Planner ($83,587 – $101,600 per year). Performs professional and technical urban planning duties requiring specialized knowledge; to organize, assign and review the work of assigned staff engaged in preparing staff reports to the City Commissions and to provide highly responsible professional support to assigned management. The Associate Planner receives...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 08.05.19

Posted on August 7, 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.
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 07.29.19

Posted on August 7, 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.
23rd Annual Sonoma City Party August 1, 2019

A Very Special “Thank You!” to City Party Sponsors

Posted on August 2, 2019

The 23rd Annual Sonoma City Party was held last night, August 1, 2019, behind Sonoma City Hall in the historic Sonoma Plaza to bring our local community together for fun, festivities and to celebrate our special town. The evening was filled with fantastic food, tasty drinks, and an abundance of community spirit.  Live music by the Sonoma...
Jean Powell Day, August 5, 2019

Jean Powell, Sonoma Raceway to be Recognized August 5th

Posted on August 2, 2019

Monday's City Council meeting has two special presentations on the agenda.  The first is a presentation to Sonoma Raceway on their 50th Anniversary. The raceway kicked off its anniversary celebrations earlier this year, marking the 50th anniversary of the facility's groundbreaking on Aug. 14, 1968. Paving was completed on the road course in November of...
City Council Meeting, August 19th

City Council Meeting – August 5th

Posted on August 1, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, August 5th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including a presentation to Sonoma Raceway on their 50th Anniversary, "Celebrate Sonoma" presentation of a certificate of recognition to Jean Powell and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal....
City Council Meeting July 29th

City Council Meeting – July 29

Posted on July 29, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 29th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports, including a recognition of Officer Jeff Sherman and K9 Officer "Dickie" on the occasion of Dickie's retirement and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be...
Sonoma City Party, August 1st, 2019, 6-9:30 pm

Sonoma City Party Coming Up Thursday, August 1st, 6-9:30 PM

Posted on July 26, 2019

DOWNLOAD PDF OF PRESS RELEASE DATE:              July 25, 2019 CONTACT:       Lisa Janson, Special Events Manager EMAIL:             ljanson@sonomacity.org 23rd Annual Sonoma City Party The City Party Returns to the Plaza August 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  SONOMA, CA – The Sonoma City Council and City of Sonoma are delighted to present...
About Town, the E-Newsletter from the City of Sonoma

July Edition of “About Town” Now Available

Posted on July 26, 2019

The latest edition of "About Town," the quarterly E-Newsletter from the City of Sonoma, is now available! Included in this issue: Sonoma City Party, August 1st SAVE-THE-DATE, Jean Powell Day is August 5th CSEC Youth Member Position Open Sewer Trunk Main Replacement Project Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget Available to View Online Free Tuesday Evening Shuttle...

City Requesting Bids for 2019 Slurry Seal Project

Posted on July 24, 2019

The City of Sonoma recently opened the bidding process for the 2019 Citywide Slurry Seal construction project. The bid opening will occur on August 12th at City Hall in Sonoma. The project specifications and maps of the proposed project location are available at www.blueprintexpress.com/sonomacity. This project is part of the City's commitment to keeping the...
Public Safety Power Shutoff

PG&E Wildfire Safety Informational Webinar – July 22nd

Posted on July 16, 2019

The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) will be hosting a Wildfire Safety Informational Webinar on July 22, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to share more information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP) with a focus on Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. This webinar will provide an opportunity for anyone who is...
Youth Member Position Open

Community Services & Environment Commission Youth Member Position Open

Posted on July 16, 2019

CITY OF SONOMA ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ONE POSITION ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE & ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION  Download PDF of Press Release Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing...
23rd Annual Sonoma City Party August 1, 2019

Space Available for Non-Profit Food Vendors at City Party

Posted on July 15, 2019

The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to present the 23rd Annual Sonoma City Party. The City of Sonoma hosts this community party to bring our local community together for fun, festivities and to celebrate our special town. A long-standing tradition, this unique event celebrates the rich history of Sonoma, its residents, businesses and...
Cannabis plant

City Adopts Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

Posted on July 15, 2019

On June 24, 2019, the City Council conducted a second reading and adopted an Ordinance adding Chapter 5.36 to the Sonoma Municipal Code (Ordinance 03-2019) permitting and regulating commercial cannabis businesses. This ordinance will go into effect on July 24, 2019. In summary, the following types and number of cannabis business are permitted in the City...
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