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Latest News Posts

Well #1 Vault Bid

Posted on March 13, 2023

The City of Sonoma is currently accepting bids for the improvements to the City's Well # 1 Vault. The City of Sonoma will receive bids online via the City of Sonoma Planroom portal until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023. In general, the work consists of safety and operational improvements at the Well No. 1 vault....
The facade of a two story commercial building known as the Sonoma Cheese Factory.

DRHPC to Consider Sonoma Cheese Factory Project Application

Posted on March 10, 2023

The City's Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission (DRHPC) will consider the Design Review application for exterior modifications to a commercial building (The Sonoma Cheese Factory Project) located at 2 West Napa Street on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm. Read the item report. View the full agenda, including items on the consent calendar on...
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Sort it Sonoma – Don’t put plastic bags in your recycling cart

Posted on March 10, 2023

Plastic bags, wraps, and film of any color, size, or shape are not accepted in Sonoma’s curbside recycling cart (the blue cart). These items are referred to as “tanglers” because they clog the machinery used to process recyclable materials. Each day, plastic bags must be removed by hand. To bring awareness to this issue, The...
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Earth Day “Park Exploration” Photography Contest – Submit Your Photo Through April 10th

Posted on March 10, 2023

Celebrate mother nature and all its wonders in the 3rd Annual City of Sonoma  Earth Day Photo Contest. This year's photography contest theme is Park Exploration. Submit your photo of a local, Sonoma Valley park or publically accessible open space by April 10th. All ages are welcome to enter, and one winner from each of...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP) – City seeks qualified consultant to provide environmental review services

Posted on March 9, 2023

The City of Sonoma is seeking a qualified consultant to provide environmental review services for the Montaldo Apartments Residential Project, consisting of two parcels to be developed with seven multifamily residential buildings containing 50 apartment units located at 19320 Sonoma Highway (APN 127-202-006 and -007). The applicant proposes that the two parcels would be combined...
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Weather Awareness: Flood Watch Issued Thursday – Sunday

Posted on March 7, 2023

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service From Thursday afternoon (March 9th) through Sunday morning (March 12th .due to the likelihood of a rain event that could range from 1.5 to 4 inches. Pre-existing saturated soils from the past two months of rain will not be able to absorb excess rainfall....
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Apply to be on the City’s Traffic Safety Committee

Posted on March 7, 2023

Have you ever wondered why a speed limit is set at 35 mph vs 25 mph? Do you think there are other traffic safety issues that need to be reviewed to see if there is a better way to improve the safety of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians? Apply to serve on the City's Traffic Safety...
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Serve your community as a Youth Member on a City commission or committee

Posted on March 6, 2023

Public involvement is crucial to the City’s decision-making process and appointed advisory bodies in the form of commissions and committees are an important and valued part of our City government. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and then providing feedback, recommendations, and support to Sonoma City Council on those...
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Call for 2023 Student Creative Arts Award Entries

Posted on March 4, 2023

Read the Full Press Release The City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) is now accepting entries for the 2023 Student Creative Arts Award through Friday, April 14, 2023. This award program is open to high school juniors and seniors who reside within the Sonoma Valley Unified School District boundary and demonstrate promise in...
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City Council Meeting – March 1st, 6 PM

Posted on February 24, 2023

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar include: Annual Reports From City of Sonoma Community Services Providers A New Job Classification and...
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Request for Proposals (RFP) for Depot Park Museum HVAC Project

Posted on February 24, 2023

The City of Sonoma is currently accepting proposals for the installation of the HVAC System for the Depot Park Museum. The City of Sonoma will receive bids online via the City of Sonoma Planroom portal until 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023. In general, the work consists of an HVAC modernization to the existing Depot Building including but...
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County of Sonoma issues freeze alert through Sunday morning

Posted on February 22, 2023

En español » The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze alert in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight through Sunday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged exposure to cold weather. Individuals who are unhoused...
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Montaldo Apartments Project Update

Posted on February 17, 2023

The Montaldo Apartments Project is a proposed residential development at 19320 Sonoma Highway featuring 50 three-story residential apartment units with ground-floor entrances and garages, vehicle circulation, common open space, and landscaping. 25 percent of the project would be reserved for low-income households. The project would combine two existing parcels into a 2.15-acre lot and remove...
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Serve Your Community! Now accepting applications for certain Commissions & Committees

Posted on February 15, 2023

Read the full press release Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City of Sonoma (City) asks individuals to serve on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and then provide feedback, recommendations, and support to Sonoma City Council on...
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Sonoma Splash & City of Sonoma to Host Series of Free Community Swim Days

Posted on February 15, 2023

View the full Press Release Sonoma Splash and the City of Sonoma will host a series of free community swim days beginning President’s Day - Monday, February 20th - at the new aquatics center at Sonoma Valley High School. The series, funded by a portion of the grant awarded to Sonoma Splash by the City...
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