Three newly elected City Council Members to be sworn in Dec. 7th

The City of Sonoma is scheduled to welcome three newly elected City Council Members to the dias this week after the City was notified on Friday, December 2nd that the results of Sonoma County’s November 8th municipal election had been certified. The County officially declared that Patricia Farrar-Rivas, John Gurney, and Ron Wellander have been elected … Continued

City Council Meeting & City Council Reorganization – December 7th, 6:00PM

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 pm.  The full agenda and staff reports including items on the consent calendar and public hearing items can be found on our CivicWeb Portal. The swearing-in of three new Council Members, the recognition of three outgoing Council Members, and City Council … Continued

City Announces Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as New Chief Of Police

The City of Sonoma announced today the selection of Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as the City’s new Chief of Police, effective December 6, 2022. An 18-year veteran of the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Department, Brandon Cutting was the top pick following an internal recruitment process. The Sheriff’s Office has provided contract law enforcement services to City of … Continued

Temporary Extreme Weather Warming Shelter Open Tonight 7pm – 9am Saturday

En español  >> The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma will open a temporary extreme weather warming center again tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Based on freezing temperatures forecasted by the National Weather Service, the center will remain open through Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The warming center … Continued

Think Local First – Shop Sonoma this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, it’s more important than ever to “think local first” when tackling our shopping lists. When you support small, locally-owned businesses, you support Sonoma. For every dollar spent on taxable goods, 1½ cents goes to essential city services like police, fire, parks, and roads. Furthermore, dollars spent locally recirculate in … Continued

Application Period for City Commissions & Committees Closes Dec. 16th

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022 Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve our on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and to then provide feedback, recommendations, and support to the Council on … Continued

Planning Commission Continues Public Draft Parking Management Plan to Dec. 15th

The City’s Planning Commission discussed the Public Draft Parking Management Plan (Plan) at their November 17th meeting (watch a recording) and continued the item to their December 15th meeting. The item is being continued to allow City staff and W-Trans to research and incorporate recommendations made by the commission. Staff will then take the plan with any … Continued

Happy Mary and Paul Favaro Day!

The next people to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Mary and Paul Favaro who are being recognized for thier work with Sonoma Splash which resulted in the construction of the Aquatic Center at the Sonoma Valley High School that opened to the public in October 2022.  City Council will … Continued

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