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City Council Meeting 6.21

City Council Meeting – June 21st, 6:00 PM

Posted on June 17, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 21st at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view presentations including a presentation regarding the July 4th Fireworks Show from Fire Chief Akre and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. Public hearing items to be considered: FY...
Flex Alert

Flex Alert! Conserve Electricity Thursday from 5:00 – 10:00 PM,

Posted on June 17, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for through 1:00 PM Friday with the highest temperatures expected Thursday. Visit https://www.weather.gov/mtr/ for a complete forecast. As a result of this extreme heat, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to conserve electricity in response to the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) statewide Flex...
Press Release from the City of Sonoma

Valley of the Moon Water District and the City of Sonoma seek assistance saving the groundwater aquifer for critical uses during this historic drought

Posted on June 16, 2021

The following is a Joint Press Release from the Valley of the Moon Water District and the City of Sonoma The Valley of the Moon Water District (District) and City of Sonoma (City) are encouraging all well owners and users to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent due to the drought. Our region is...
Covid Status Update

County Aligns with State Reopening Plan, New Guidance on Facial Coverings Effective Today (6/15)

Posted on June 15, 2021

The County of Sonoma confirmed yesterday that they will align with the state's "Beyond the Blueprint" reopening plan and new California Department of Public Health (CDPH) mask guidance that went into effect June 15, 2021. REOPENING All industry and business sectors may return to usual operations with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements, with...
Oliva Apartments

Now Accepting Applications – 120% AMI (Below Market Rate) 1 Bed/1 Bath Unit in Oliva Apartments

Posted on June 15, 2021

A new, below market rate (120% Average Median Income) unit in the Oliva Apartments located at 655 W Spain Street is available for rent. Apartment details: 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Unit $1,895 per month $800 security deposit Max annual income 1 person household: $86,300 Max annual income 2 person household: $98,600 For more information...
Back Up Power

PG&E Offers Backup Power Programs to Lessen Impact of PSPS Events

Posted on June 14, 2021

>>En español<< Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) offers several programs to assist customers during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) which occurs during severe weather to prevent wildfires. For those customers who need electricity for very specific needs, such as charging and operating medical devices or running their well pumps, having a battery or...
Lake Sonoma Levels

Notice of Public Hearing on Water Shortage Emergency Declaration – June 21st

Posted on June 11, 2021

The Sonoma City Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency Condition in the Sonoma Area and Declaring a Stage 2 Water Shortage for the City of Sonoma Water Service Area at their regular meeting on June 21st at 6:00 PM. Once posted, the agenda for the June...
Sonoma Sound Syndicate

Live Music Returns to the Tuesday Market – Sonoma Sound Syndicate to Perform June 15th

Posted on June 11, 2021

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market (Market) is pleased to announce that the Market will feature live music beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Sonoma Sound Syndicate will be the opening band for the 2021 market season. Sonoma’s Tuesday Farmers and Agricultural Market is presented by the City of Sonoma in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – State to lift most restrictions & issues new mask guidance effective Tuesday, Vaccines now readily available for anyone 12+ & more

Posted on June 11, 2021

State to move "Beyond the Blueprint," all sectors allowed to fully reopen Tuesday Tuesday, June 15 is the day California intends to do away with the Blueprint tier system and reopen most of the economy. It is anticipated that on June 15, all industry and business sectors listed in the State's current Blueprint Activities and...
Sort It Sonoma News Graphic

Introducing “Sort it Sonoma!” – Your Guide to Proper Waste Sorting in the City of Sonoma

Posted on June 10, 2021

California is the first state to mandate the proper sorting of organic waste/food scraps to combat climate change. The law is designed to reduce the amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, produced when organic materials are landfilled. The state law SB 1383 will require all residents, businesses, multi-unit properties, and organizations to properly sort...
only upon request forms

Earthlings Club to Distribute ‘Only Upon Request’ Signs to Local Businesses

Posted on June 10, 2021

In support of Sonoma's new ordinance designed to reduce single-use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging, the City is partnering with the Sonoma Ecology Center's Earthlings Club to distribute education materials to area restaurants and grocery stores. One of the ordinance’s requirements is to only provide non-recyclable items, including plastic straws, stirrers, cup lids, condiment packets,...
SVFA

Sonoma’s 2021 Fourth of July Fireworks Show – A Letter from SVFA

Posted on June 9, 2021

The City has received many inquiries about the fireworks show planned for July 4, 2021, which is hosted and funded by Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters Association (SVFA).  Residents and others have asked if the show will proceed following announcements that fireworks shows in other communities have been canceled. The SVFA has confirmed that they believe that...
Press Release from the City of Sonoma

Sonoma City Council Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage

Posted on June 8, 2021

Faced with drought conditions and no relief from rain until possibly the fall, the City of Sonoma (City) declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage, which seeks voluntary conservation from customers. City Council unanimously voted this week to enact the initial phase of the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) to ensure that there continues to...
Drought Drop By

City to Host Drought Drop By Saturday, June 12th, 9am-1pm

Posted on June 8, 2021

The City of Sonoma, Sonoma Water, and Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership encourage all of our 600,000 water customers to continue to save water. To help, the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is coordinating a Drought Drop By event to support our community in reducing water use by 20%. Free drought toolkits will be distributed to participants...
Press Release from the City of Sonoma

Sonoma City Council to Appoint New City Manager 

Posted on June 3, 2021

At their meeting on June 7, 2021, the Sonoma City Council will consider approving an employment agreement with Garrett Toy to serve as City Manager of Sonoma.  Mr. Toy will take the reins on July 20, 2021.    Garrett Toy today serves as the Town Manager of the Town of Fairfax, California, and has been in that position since 2013.  Garrett has also...
Celebrate Sonoma, Lili and Logan Harvey Day is June 7th

Celebrate Sonoma – Lili & Logan Harvey Day is June 7th!

Posted on June 3, 2021

The next people to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Mayor Logan Harvey and his wife, Lili Harvey. City Council will recognize Lili and Logan Harvey and declare June 7, 2021  “Lili and Logan Harvey Day” at their June 7th meeting, - Mayor Harvey's last City Council meeting before moving...
City Council Meeting June 7th

City Council Meeting – June 7th, 6:00 PM

Posted on June 3, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 7 at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view presentations including the 'Celebrate Sonoma' recognition of Lili and Logan Harvey, items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar...
Covid19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Vaccine Clinics, Rental & Utility Payment Assistance, Increase in cases keeps Sonoma in ‘orange’ tier

Posted on June 3, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Vaccine Clinics in Sonoma Valley This Week As of this week, 59 percent of our 12 and older population is now fully vaccinated, while 71 percent has received at least one dose. More than 308,000 County residents have now...
covid 19 status update

COVID-19 Status Update – Vax for the Win incentive program, Uber/Lyft offer free rides to vaccination clinics, Heath officials urge unvaccinated to celebrate Memorial Day safely and more

Posted on May 28, 2021

 Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Vaccine Clinics in Sonoma Valley This Week 70 percent of our eligible population in the County have now received at least one dose of the vaccine! Just a few weeks ago, vaccine appointments were hard to come by. Now, they...
Drought is Here Save Water

Notice of Public Hearing on Water Shortage Emergency Declaration – June 7th

Posted on May 28, 2021

The Sonoma City Council will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Declaring a Water Shortage Emergency Condition in the Sonoma Area and Declaring a Stage 1 Water Shortage for the City of Sonoma Water Service Area at their regular meeting on June 7th at 6:00 PM. Once posted, the agenda for the...
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