Category: Finance Department News

Introducing our new Finance Director: Welcoming Prapti Aryal to Sonoma!

Exciting news is on the horizon for Sonoma as we proudly introduce Prapti Aryal, our latest addition to the team as Finance Director. After an exhaustive search, we are delighted to have Prapti on board, bringing with her over eight years of invaluable experience in municipal finance. Prapti’s tenure as Finance Director in Clayton showcased … Continued

New Sonoma Minimum Wage Rates effective January 1, 2024

Starting January 1, 2024, the minimum wage rate in the City of Sonoma is $17.60/hour for large employers (26 or more employees) and $16.56/hour for small employers (25 or fewer employees). The scheduled increase is included in the minimum wage ordinance adopted by the City Council in 2019 after a minimum wage study, which became Chapter 2.80 of the … Continued

Be our new Finance Director

The City of Sonoma, is seeking a Finance Director with experience in both accounting and budget preparation to oversee the Department of Finance. This is a hands-on and public-facing leadership position with substantial economic influence on the community. The ideal candidate is a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of … Continued

Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Budget Available Online

The current adopted budget for the Fiscal Year 2023/2024 is now available to view or download from the City’s website. The Finance Department is primarily responsible for the development and preparation of the City of Sonoma’s annual Operating and Capital Budget. The City of Sonoma adopts its budget each June for the following fiscal year, which runs … Continued

Adopted Budget Reflects Economic Recovery

The annual budget is adopted by the City Council to set financial course for the City and define the service priorities provided to the community.  After a protracted drop in revenues that began with the pandemic’s onset in early 2020,  Sonoma is now seeing continued and pronounced local economic recovery. Federal relief grants from the … Continued

May 4th & May 18th Budget Workshop Recordings Now Available

Video Recordings of the two City Council Budget Workshops are now available to view online. City Council held the special budget workshops to review, discuss, and provide initial direction to staff on the FY 22-23 City of Sonoma’s Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets. Each workshop covered different sections of the proposed budget. The first Budget … Continued

Special City Council Meeting – June 1st, 2PM

A special, in-person-only meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 2:00 pm. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered is: Discussion, Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Fiscal Year 2022-23 City of Sonoma Operating and Capital Improvement Budget The meeting will be held … Continued

City Council to Hold Second Budget Workshop – May 18th, 2:00PM

The second of two Special Sonoma City Council meetings to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FY 22-23) Operating and Capital Budget for the City of Sonoma and Successor Agency will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00 pm in the City’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Find the agenda for the workshop here. The … Continued

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