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Sonoma Al Fresco Temporary Parklet Program Survey

Posted on April 12, 2021

(Español abajo) On April 19, 2021, Sonoma City Council will consider the extension of the Sonoma Al Fresco temporary parklet program. Please take this seven-question survey to share your thoughts.  We appreciate the feedback and will share the results with City Council on April 19th.  This survey will close on April 16, 2021, at 12...
E Waste and Mattress Recycling Event

Free Electronic and Mattress Recycling Event This Weekend

Posted on April 9, 2021

There will be a free recycling event at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St. Zero Waste Sonoma, in partnership with the Conservation Corps North Bay and the Mattress Recycling Council (CCNB), is hosting a three-day electronic waste recycling event on April 9, 10, and 11 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each day....
Apply to Serve on the Planning Commission

City Seeks Applicants for Planning Commission – Deadline Extended!

Posted on April 9, 2021

Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks community members to step forward and serve our City on a commission or committee. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and then provide feedback, recommendations and support to the City Council on those issues. At this...
Cannabis

City Council Introduces Ordinance to Allow A Second Storefront Cannabis Business

Posted on April 8, 2021

The ordinance to allow a second retail storefront cannabis business in the City was introduced at the April 5th City Council Meeting. It will be brought back to the City Council for adoption at their next meeting on April 19th, 2021.  The effective date of the ordinance would be 30 days after adoption. In the...
Polystyrene Foam and PFAS

City Council Introduces Ordinance Prohibiting the Use and Sale of Disposable Products Containing Polystyrene Foam and PFAS

Posted on April 8, 2021

At their Monday, April 5th meeting, City Council held a public hearing on a proposed polystyrene ordinance. This ordinance, if adopted, would prohibit the distribution or sale of food and beverages in disposable cups, bowls, trays, and clamshell containers containing polystyrene foam or PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances), commonly referred to as "forever chemicals." Food...
Sonoma County Moves to Orange Tier

Sonoma Moves to “Orange” Tier

Posted on April 6, 2021

Sonoma County has been assigned to Tier 3 (orange tier) or “moderate” risk level effective Wednesday, April 7th as part of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The primary changes allowed under the state order as Sonoma moves into Tier 3: Allowed indoors at full capacity: personal care and hair services; retail and grocery stores; indoor malls; libraries; hotels; office space (although continued...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – April 2nd

Posted on April 2, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County reopening metrics continue to improve this week and we remain in the “red” tier in the state’s framework, but our move to the less restrictive "orange" tier is anticipated as early as next week due to improving case...
Mayor Logan Harvey

A Message from Mayor Harvey – Special events and large gatherings remain restricted, City waiting for new guidance

Posted on April 2, 2021

UPDATE 4/2, 5:00 PM - The guidance we have been waiting for from the State was released shortly after this message was posted. City staff is reviewing the new guidance for gatherings, receptions and conferences  - effective April 15th - and look forward to providing more information to our event planners and organizers soon.  Original...
Planning Commission Meeting, April 8th

Planning Commission Meeting – April 8th, 6:00 PM

Posted on April 1, 2021

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on consent, public hearing and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the regular calendar is: Discussion Related to the Housing Element Process and Development Code Updates...
City Council Meeting, April 5th

City Council Meeting – April 5th, 6:00 PM

Posted on April 1, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, April 5th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar including a resolution condemning Anti-Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) discrimination and hatred, public hearing items such as the introduction of an ordinance to allow a second...
Traffic Safety Committee Meeting

Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Continued to April 15th

Posted on March 30, 2021

Due to technical difficulties, the regular meeting of the Traffic Safety Committee scheduled for Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 pm has been continued to April 15th. To receive a meeting notification via email, please subscribe on our CivicWeb portal. View the full agenda for the original April 1st meeting including staff reports on our CivicWeb...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Next Month, Reopening Metrics Continue to Improve, Weekly Pop Up Testing Options & More

Posted on March 26, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County reopening metrics continue to improve this week and we remain in the “red” tier in the state’s framework.  As of March 24th, the County has 5.6 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 6.6 last week), a test positivity...
Tuesday Night Market

City Seeks Coordinator for Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market

Posted on March 26, 2021

The City of Sonoma is looking to contract a Limited-Term Market Coordinator for Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market (STNM). The primary role of the Market Coordinator is to be the on-site market representative, lead setup/ tear-down, and oversee sales and service on market days. The Market Coordinator is expected to have a thorough understanding of STNM’s...
School Crossing Sign at Prestwood Elementary

Schools are Reopening – Drive Carefully

Posted on March 26, 2021

It's back to school time! Sonoma Valley Unified School District schools will join local private and charter schools and open their doors to students for hybrid instruction (part remote, part in-person instruction) after a year of remote learning beginning next week. Elementary school campuses will welcome back Transitional Kindergarten - 2nd Grade students on March...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 03.15.2021

Posted on March 17, 2021

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.
Red Tier

Sonoma County to Move to Red Tier of California’s Reopening Plan Sunday, March 14th

Posted on March 12, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Today, the State announced Sonoma County's move to the Red Tier 2 (Substantial Risk) beginning Sunday, March 14th at 12:00 AM / Midnight. Read the County's Press Release in English and Spanish. Beginning Sunday, the primary changes allowed under...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Status, Expanded Testing, Vaccines, CDC Guidance for those Vaccinated, Esperanza Fund, Rotary-Catalyst Business Grants

Posted on March 12, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Updated: March 12th at 2:00 PM to include new information regarding Sonoma County's tier status Sonoma County remains in the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework, but will move to a less restrictive tier this Sunday following an announcement...
Public Works Operations Manager Chris Pegg

Meet Our New Public Works Operations Manager, Chris Pegg

Posted on March 11, 2021

Public Works Director Colleen Ferguson is pleased to announce that Chris Pegg will be the City’s new Public Works Operations Manager.  He will start in his new role on Friday, March 12.  As the Public Works Operations Manager, Mr. Pegg will be responsible for the activities of the water, streets, parks, facilities, and cemetery divisions...
We are hiring

City Seeking Applicants for Three Open Positions in Public Works

Posted on March 10, 2021

The City is currently seeking qualified applicants for three (3) positions. For more detailed information, select the job title below or visit our Current Job Recruitments Page. Full-Time Public Works Water Supervisor Full-Time Public Works Streets Supervisor Full-Time Public Works Parks, Cemeteries, and Facilities Supervisor A City application and resume are required for each position....
City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting – March 15th, 6:00 PM

Posted on March 10, 2021

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, March 15th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the special regular calendar are: Mid-Year Budget Amendments to the City of Sonoma’s Operating and...
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