News & Updates

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Latest News Posts

National Public Works Week – May 20-26

Posted on May 21, 2018

In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services were honored at the special City Council Meeting on May 14, 2018, when Mayor Agrimonti proclaimed the week of May 20 - 26 "National Public Works Week." The proclamation was presented...

About Town, the City of Sonoma E-Newsletter – Special Emergency Preparedness Edition

Posted on May 17, 2018

Read the special emergency preparedness edition of "About Town" focused on how we can be prepared for the next emergency and updates about work in process. The latest "About Town" e-newsletter includes information about the free Emergency Preparedness Fair coming up on May 19, the “Are You Ready” event on June 1 at Vintage House, S.C.O.P.E....

City is Seeking Volunteers to Serve on City Commissions

Posted on May 15, 2018

The City of Sonoma announces the opening of the application period for one position on the Cultural & Fine Arts Commission and one position on the Community Service & Environment Commission. Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions...

New Process Addressing Over Excavation Resulting from Fire Debris Removal

Posted on May 15, 2018

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) have committed to addressing over excavation issues that occurred as a result of the government-sponsored debris removal program after the October 2017 wildfires. Cal OES will work in coordination with the County of...

Council Action Recap – May 14 2018

Posted on May 15, 2018

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.

Cultural & Fine Arts Commission Announces Recipient of 2018 Student Creative Artist Award

Posted on May 11, 2018

Each year the Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission conducts the Student Creative Arts Award program soliciting entries from Sonoma Valley residents between the age of sixteen and twenty-one who are studying visual, literary or performing arts. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work and an essay explaining the role art has played in...

Special City Council Meeting – May 14

Posted on May 11, 2018

The next meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, May 14 at 6 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports. Items on the regular calendar to be considered by the City Council include: Receive an Update from the Council Ad-Hoc Homelessness Committee and Provide Direction on Sending a Letter to...

Top 10 Reasons to Ride Your Bike In Sonoma

Posted on May 11, 2018

By Sarah Hadler, the Program Manager and League Cycling Instructor #3909 for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition 1-The City of Sonoma has been a certified bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community since 2009. This award is designated by the League of American Bicyclists and recognizes that Sonoma is committed to “providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging...

Free Smart Cycling Street Skills Classes

Posted on May 10, 2018

The City of Sonoma is sponsoring 'Smart Cycling Street Skills 101 A & B' in June. These free classes are for novice to expert cyclists 14 years or older.  Nationally certified instructors from the Sonoma County Bicycling Coalition encourage cyclists of all levels of expertise sign up for the classes and for participants to bring all...

Council Goals Retreat – May 9, 8:00AM

Posted on May 8, 2018

A special  meeting continuing the discussion regarding council goals and priorities will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 8:00AM. View the full agenda and staff report. The City Council met in May 2017 to begin the process of setting its goals. Due to competing priorities, overall workload and the October Fires, the goal setting process...

Rebuilding Incentives for Wildfire Victims

Posted on May 3, 2018

In an unprecedented show of collaboration between agencies, Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, is partnering with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to offer up to $17,500 in incentives for property owners in Sonoma and Mendocino counties who...

October 2017 Fires After Action Report

Posted on May 2, 2018

At the April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting, City of Sonoma Staff presented an update and after action report of the October 2017 fires.  The presentation included an overview of the Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority, the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), an after action report and current initiatives in process. View the City's...

2017 Street Rehabilitation and Water Services Replacement Project Recommences April 30, 2018

Posted on April 26, 2018

Delayed due to the firestorm in October 2017, the City of Sonoma 2017 Street Rehabilitation and Water Services Replacement Project (project) will recommence starting April 30, 2018. This project is part of the City’s commitment to keeping the City’s streets in a safe and functional condition for multi-modal circulation, and replaced aging water infrastructure. The...

Arbor Day Celebration – April 27, Sonoma Plaza

Posted on April 25, 2018

Join the City of Sonoma for an Arbor Day Celebration, a day to plant, nurture and celebrate trees in the Sonoma Plaza on April 27, 2018. Celebration Festivities Include: 10:00am-11:00am, Scavenger Hunt 10:00am-Noon, Arts and Crafts with Artescape 11:00am-12:00, Arbor Day Program – Grinstead Amphitheater 12:00pm-12:15pm, Tree Planting 1:30pm, Mountain Cemetery Trees Hike - walk with amateur tree lover...

Council Action Recap – April 23 2018

Posted on April 24, 2018

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.

Sidewalk Trip Hazard Repair Maintenance Work and Inspections, April 25 – May 24

Posted on April 24, 2018

Starting on Wednesday, April 25th, Precision Concrete Cutting (PCC) will perform limited sidewalk trip hazard repair maintenance work and inspections under contract with the City of Sonoma. PCC will work between 7 AM – 10 AM in the Plaza area, including sidewalks across the street from the Plaza and along Broadway between Napa Street and...

$3 Million in Grants Awarded to Local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies

Posted on April 19, 2018

The California Department of Water Resources recently announced that it will award $1 million to each of Sonoma County’s three Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), serving Petaluma Valley, Santa Rosa Plain and Sonoma Valley. The funds will be used to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for each basin, a requirement of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management...

Council Action Recap – Apr 16 2018

Posted on April 16, 2018

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.

City Council Meeting – April 16

Posted on April 16, 2018

The next regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, April 16 at 6 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports. Items on the regular calendar to be considered by the City Council include: Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution to Approve the 2018 Citywide Slurry Seal...

Cannabis Town Hall #2 Review

Posted on April 16, 2018

About 35 community members attended the second Cannabis Town Hall meeting on April 11, 2018 at the Sonoma Community Center.  The second meeting focused on answering questions from the prior Town Hall, distance requirement options and other regulatory options for specific cannabis businesses, and potential taxing, fee and other administrative issues.  View the Powerpoint Presentation from Cannabis Town Hall #2....
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