Category: City Council Updates

Mayors present at “State of the Valley 2024” – Recording now available

A recording of the “State of the Valley 2024,” organized by the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, is now available. Originally broadcast on Friday, January 5th at 5:30 p.m. from the Sonoma Community Center, this event included remarks from Congressman Mike Thompson and Supervisor Susan Gorin, a joint “State of the City” presentation from 2023 … Continued

Sonoma City Council Wraps Up 2023 with Council Reorganization

In the final Sonoma City Council meeting of 2023 held on December 20th, the Sonoma City Council underwent a reorganization, recognizing outgoing Mayor Sandra Lowe and ushering in new leadership. The City Council Reorganization commenced as the Vice Mayor ceremoniously presented Mayor Sandra Lowe with a crystal gavel, accompanied by expressions of gratitude for her … Continued

City Council to consider updates to some fees September 18th

The Sonoma City Council will consider amendments to specific fees within the Planning, Building, Public Works, and Special Events departments during their forthcoming session. These amendments encompass a variety of adjustments, including clarifications, updates, removals, and the proposal of new fees. These fees encompass assessments for plan examination and permit issuance, street encroachment permits, staff … Continued

City Council Study Session for Water Rate Update Study – July 19th, 4 PM

A Special Meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 4:00 p.m. The item on the agenda will be The Study Session Presentation regarding the City of Sonoma’s 2023 Water Rate Update Study. Council will then hold thier regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb portal. Meetings … Continued

Celebrate Sonoma! “Ken Brown Day” is July 19th, 2023

The next person to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Ken Brown who is being recognized for his exceptional service and dedicated leadership as a former Mayor and Councilmember of the City of Sonoma. City Council will recognize Ken Brown and declare July 19th “Ken Brown Day” at their next … Continued

City Council Approves Three Year Action Plan to End Homelessness

The City of Sonoma has its first-ever Homelessness Strategic Plan. The Sonoma City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, to approve the Three-Year Action Plan to End Homelessness (Plan) which was a year in the making.  The goal of the plan is to reach “Functional Zero” homelessness in the Sonoma Valley by June … Continued

City Council to Host Welcome Reception for New City Manager May 10th

Update 5/5/23 Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached maximum capacity for the Welcome Reception, and unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any additional registrations. We understand that many of you are eager to meet the new city manager and engage with other members of the community, and we will do our best to … Continued

Press Release – City of Sonoma to Consider Contract for New City Manager

The Sonoma City Council is pleased to announce a conditional offer of employment has been made to Mr. David M. Guhin, P.E., MAOD as Sonoma’s next City Manager. The offer is contingent on Council approval of an employment agreement, which will be considered at the April 19, 2023, Regular City Council Meeting. Mr. Guhin was … Continued

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