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Latest News Posts

Introducing Garrett Toy, Sonoma’s New City Manager

Posted on July 30, 2021

Sonoma City Council is pleased to introduce our new City Manager, Garrett Toy. The City Council approved an employment agreement and announced the appointment of Mr. Toy during their City Council meeting on June 7, 2021. Mr. Toy comes to the City of Sonoma with 30+ years of experience in local government. Having recently served...
Depot Park Building Plans from 1978

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Depot Park Museum HVAC Design Project

Posted on July 30, 2021

The City of Sonoma is currently accepting proposals to provide the design of the HVAC System for the Depot Park Museum. The deadline to submit is 3:00 pm, Monday, August 9, 2021. The scope of services includes providing design documents, including mechanical plans prepared by a registered CA mechanical engineer, electrical plans prepared by a...
24th Annual Sonoma City Party

Sonoma City Party Returns to the Plaza Thursday, August 5th

Posted on July 30, 2021

Sonoma City Party Returns to the Plaza Thursday, August 5th! The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to present the 24th Annual Sonoma City Party. The City of Sonoma hosts this annual party to bring our community together for fun, festivities, and to celebrate our special town. A long-standing tradition, this...
Covid 19 Status Update, July 30

COVID-19 Status Update – Increase in Cases, Plenty of Vaccine & New Mask Guidance from CDC & CDPH

Posted on July 30, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case Rates Continue to Increase - Younger, unvaccinated residents account for the majority of new cases Sonoma County is experiencing COVID-related cases and hospitalizations at the highest rates since March of this year. The County’s case rate increased this...
City Council Meeting, August 2nd

City Council Meeting – August 2nd

Posted on July 29, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: Restriping of Broadway to Improve Pedestrian Safety Between MacArthur Street and Napa...
Election

Nomination period for the 2021 General Municipal Election closes August 6th

Posted on July 27, 2021

A Special Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, for the election of one (1) Council Member for the remainder of a term which ends December 2024. Anyone interested in running for City Council is required to complete the filing nomination process. The nomination period for the 2021 General Municipal Election opened...
Broadway - Three lanes to slow speeds and improve safety MacArthur to McDonell

Council to Consider Revised Striping Plan for Broadway August 2nd

Posted on July 23, 2021

At their May 3rd and June 7th meetings, City Council considered potential Broadway safety improvements. These discussions were scheduled in response to requests for Broadway safety improvements after a pedestrian was severely injured and her dog was killed in the Broadway crosswalk at Andrieux Street on April 17, 2021. View a recording of the May...
Oriana Hart, Environmental Compliance Analyst

Welcome Oriana Hart, Our New Environmental Compliance Analyst

Posted on July 22, 2021

Public Works Director Colleen Ferguson is pleased to announce that Oriana Hart is the City’s new Environmental Compliance Analyst. She began her new role on Monday, July 19th. As the City’s Environmental Compliance Analyst, Ms. Hart is responsible for the City’s storm water permit program and other environmental programs, as well as developing and maintaining...
Covid 19 Status Update, July 22

COVID-19 Status Update – Health Officials Encourage Vaccination & Masking Indoors due to Increase in Infections, Rapid Tests, Rental & Utility Assistance

Posted on July 22, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Case Rates & Hospitalizations on the Rise Sonoma County saw an increase in cases this week, the County’s adjusted case rate increased this week to  8.0 new daily cases per 100,000 (up from 5.8), a test positivity rate of...
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Pop Up Vaccine Clinics in Sonoma Valley This Week

Posted on July 19, 2021

As of Wednesday, 76% of Sonoma County's eligible 12+ population had received at least one dose. While health officials are pleased with this progress, they caution that vaccination rates for younger adults aged 18-34 are lagging compared to other age groups. Sonoma County Health officials say that a key factor in new cases is lagging...
red flag warning 7/18

CANCELLED – Fire Weather Watch for North Bay Mountains upgraded to Red Flag Warning Sunday, July 18th – Monday, July 19th

Posted on July 18, 2021

7/19, 8:00 am: THE RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED UPDATE 7/18, 11:00 am: The National Weather Service (NW S) in San Francisco has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning in the North Bay Mountains due to the increased chance of thunderstorms and potential for lighting. The Red Flag warning is...
Broadway Sonoma

City Seeks Community Feedback on Revised Broadway Striping Plan

Posted on July 16, 2021

At their June 7th meeting, City Council considered potential Broadway safety improvements. This discussion was scheduled in response to requests for Broadway safety improvements after a pedestrian was severely injured and her dog was killed in the Broadway crosswalk at Andrieux Street on April 17, 2021. One of the options considered was to request that Caltrans...
Polystyrene Ordinance

Free webinar: Polystyrene Foam & Disposable Foodservice Ware Ordinance

Posted on July 16, 2021

In October, the City of Sonoma’s new ordinance that bans polystyrene food service ware and non-recycled/composted disposable food service ware goes into effect. Learn more through this informative webinar sponsored by Zero Waste Sonoma. On August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Zero Waste Sonoma staff will provide a presentation on this ordinance & answer frequently...
Library Hours

Sonoma Valley Regional Library Expands Hours

Posted on July 16, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library announced new hours of operations this month. Their expanded hours are as follows: Monday: 12 pm -7 pm Tuesday: 12 pm -7 pm Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm Friday: 10 am - 5 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm For more information,...
Hazard Mitigation Plan

Request for Public Input – Sonoma County Draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on July 16, 2021

Permit Sonoma, in partnership with the City of Sonoma and other local jurisdictions throughout Sonoma County, has released a draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for public comment. The plan identifies and develops projects to minimize natural hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will make Sonoma County more resilient to disasters, and adoption...
Saving Water Challenge

Save Water, Win Prizes – Enter the Saving Water Challenge Today!

Posted on July 16, 2021

The Saving Water Challenge is on and you are invited to participate. Participants will find new and interesting ways to save water during the drought – and be eligible to win fantastic prizes! It’s all free and it is something that we can all do to get through this drought together. The single most important...
Apply to serve on a city commission or committee

Apply to serve on a City commission or committee!

Posted on July 14, 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 to then provide feedback, recommendations and support to the City Council on those issues. The...
Election

Nomination Period Open for the 2021 Special Municipal Election

Posted on July 13, 2021

A Special Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the election of one (1) Council Member for the remainder of a term which ends December 2024. Anyone interested in running for City Council is required to complete the filing nomination process. The nomination period for the 2021 General Municipal Election opened...
Statewide Flex Alert Friday 4-9pm

Excessive Heat through Sunday, Flex Alert Friday 4pm-9pm

Posted on July 9, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Excessive Heat Advisory for parts of Sonoma County effective from 12:00 PM Friday, July 9th - 11:00 PM Sunday, July 11th. Excessive Heat Advisory in effect for North Bay Interior Valleys hot conditions with daytime temperatures of 95 to 107 expected isolated locations may...
ADU Building Roundtable with Local Experts Webinar

ADU Building Roundtable Webinar – July 15th

Posted on July 9, 2021

Are you a homeowner anywhere in Napa or Sonoma County? Join the Napa Sonoma ADU Center, a non-profit organization, for a virtual roundtable discussion with local ADU experts about ADU building and ask them your ADU questions LIVE! THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021 AT 6:00 PM PDT – 7:30 PM on Zoom CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...
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