News & Updates

Access to accurate and timely information is critical to helping you understand the issues and decisions facing our City Council and Commissions and engage in the policy making process.  Stay informed by reading the latest news and updates below, sign up to receive "About Town," the Sonoma City e-newsletter and subscribe to meeting agendas and minutes for the City Council and Commissions.

Latest News Posts

Sonoma Cheese Factory Appeal will be heard June 24, 2019, by the City Council

Posted on June 17, 2019

A link to the Planning Commission review of the project can be found here:

Community Meeting Regarding Power Shutoff Program, June 25th

Posted on June 15, 2019

You're invited to Participate in a Community Briefing Regarding PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Sonoma Resident/Senior Focused Meetings: June 25th, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (identical meetings) Vintage House, 264 First St E, Sonoma CA Event is free to attend, however, registration is required. To RSVP, please contact...
PSPS Meeting

Business Community Meeting Regarding Power Shutoff Program, June 21st

Posted on June 15, 2019

You're invited to Participate in a Sonoma Business Community Briefing Regarding PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Friday, June 21st, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 Event is free to attend, however, registration is required. To RSVP, please contact the Sonoma Valley Chamber...
City Council Meeting June 17, 6pm

City Council Meeting – June 17

Posted on June 14, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 17th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports, including a public hearing on Commerical Cannabis Regulations, as well as items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular schedule by City...
Sewer Main Trunk Replacement Map

Community Meeting for Sonoma Valley Sewer Trunk Main Replacement Project, June 18th

Posted on June 13, 2019

The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center to discuss an upcoming sewer trunk main replacement project. District staff will be on hand to present information about the project and to answer questions. A presentation will provide background information on...
Map of Bouverie Preserve

Controlled Burn Planned at Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen Friday, June 14

Posted on June 13, 2019

The following is a notice of intent to conduct a controlled burn along HWY 12, Sonoma County. A 27-acre controlled burn of annual grassland and oak savannah is planned at Bouverie Preserve near Glen Ellen on Friday, June 14, 2019. Bouverie Preserve is located in Sonoma Valley near Glen Ellen, on the east side of...
Minimum Wage Study Graphic

Local Minimum Wage Ordinance Adopted

Posted on June 12, 2019

City Council passed a local minimum wage ordinance at their meeting on June 10, 2019.  The ordinance was adopted as Ordinance #02-2019 and a copy will is available on our CivicWeb Portal Document Center at sonomacity.civicweb.net/documents. It is effective July 10, 2019, 30 days after adoption. Below is the key wage information. The Council will determine...
PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House June 27, 2019

PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House at Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, June 27

Posted on June 11, 2019

The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is holding a Wildfire Safety Open House on Thursday, June 27th, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Finley Community Center, Person Auditorium, 2060 W College Ave. Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401. PG&E invites community members to learn more about their Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP). Drop in any time between 6–8...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 06.10.19

Posted on June 11, 2019

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.
take the survey today!

Take the Third “Housing Our Community” Survey!

Posted on June 10, 2019

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW! Increasing housing prices, changing household needs and constrained housing supply are challenges facing the City of Sonoma (City) along with other Bay Area and surrounding Sonoma County communities.  Based on increasing concern over this dilemma, the City Council contracted with Healdsburg based UrbanGreen, Inc to develop a community education and engagement...
Rendering of Parkview Project

Public Scoping Meeting for proposed Parkview Project – June 19th

Posted on June 10, 2019

The City of Sonoma is processing a request for the proposed Parkview Senior Residential Care Facility and Multifamily Residential Project (Parkview Project), which would redevelop a 2.6-acre site with an 80-bed senior residential care facility and 27 multifamily (apartment) residential units. The site is located at: 216, 226, 254 First Street East. A Public Scoping...
The Project Team Prepping for Farmers' Market

Community Invited to Talk about Broadway Streetscape Project at Farmers’ Market – June 11th

Posted on June 7, 2019

Planning on going to Tuesday Farmers’ Market this week? So are we! The City of Sonoma invites community members to talk about enhancing the streetscape along Broadway, south of the Sonoma Plaza, during the next Tuesday Farmers’ Market on June 11th. The goal is to develop and approve a Broadway Striping Plan by Spring 2020,...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 05.06.19

Posted on June 7, 2019

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.
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap 06.03.19

Posted on June 7, 2019

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.
Minimum Wage Study Graphic

Minimum Wage Ordinance – First Reading Approved June 3rd

Posted on June 7, 2019

On June 3rd, the Sonoma City Council approved the 1st reading of a local minimum wage ordinance.  The City Council will determine which CPI index to use at a future date. The ordinance includes a $1.50 health benefit credit to go into effect January 1, 2021. Additional work on defining the parameters of this credit will...
Route 32 Shuttle to Tuesday Farmers' Market

*NEW* Free Shuttle for Tuesday Farmers’ Market

Posted on June 7, 2019

The City of Sonoma and Sonoma County Transit are pleased to introduce the Route 32 Shuttle Express - a free shuttle bus for Tuesday evening Farmers' Market! You can now walk to or park at the Adele Harrison Middle School and take the new Route 32x Free Shuttle directly to the Sonoma Plaza.  The new...
Cannabis plant

Public Hearing for Commercial Cannabis Regulations – June 10th

Posted on June 7, 2019

The Sonoma City Council will hold a public hearing on commercial cannabis regulations at their regular City Council meeting on June 10, 2019. See the staff report on our CivicWeb portal. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at City Council Chambers at 177 First St. West and can also be...
City Council Meeting June 10, 2019

City Council Meeting – June 10

Posted on June 7, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 10th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports, including a public hearing on Commerical Cannabis Regulations, as well as items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the regular schedule by City...
family bike workshop

Free Family Bicycling Workshop July 13, 2019

Posted on June 7, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the City of Sonoma (City) is sponsoring a free one-day bicycle training event featuring Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Bicycling Family Workshop.  The class will be held at the Sonoma Community Center, located at 276 East Napa Street in Sonoma. The class will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....
Red Flag Warning June 7 - June 9

Fire Weather Warning Issued for Sonoma County – 11pm Friday, 6/7 – 5pm Sunday, 6/9

Posted on June 7, 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County which is in effect from 11 pm Friday, June 7th  to 5 pm Sunday evening. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds and low relative humidity are either occurring now, or will shortly. Fire Departments and...
Close window