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City Hall Reopens for In-Person Services on February 14th

Due to the rapid decline in COVID-19 cases, Sonoma City Hall will reopen for in-person services beginning Monday, February 14th, and will align with the State’s decision to lift its indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals. Masks must be worn in all City buildings by all unvaccinated individuals unless exempted*. After almost 4 weeks of … Continued

Streets crew lays “groundwork” to support local businesses

Parklets, pedestrian pathways, pick-up zones, and partial street closures are transforming the downtown business area during COVID-19 health restrictions.  A critical part of the team behind this effort is the City’s Streets Crew, who’ve been instrumental in making modifications to the public right-of-way in a manner that prioritizes safety while supporting our local businesses. Thanks … Continued

Building Department Team Keeps Up a Steady Pace

Despite pandemic-related restrictions on construction activities, the City’s Building Department team has been very busy in recent months, with Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems among several types of permit applications with a high volume.  Since March, a total of 55 permits for Solar PV and/or battery storage have been issued, with four more currently in plan … Continued

Changing Needs, Changing Roles

As the coronavirus pandemic has created new and evolving challenges, the talents of City staff are being redeployed to meet the needs of the community.  A good example is Lisa Janson, the City’s part-time Special Event Manager. While a typical year sees Lisa coordinating festivals, farmers markets, and numerous other events held on City property, … Continued

Keeping Meetings Working for Sonoma

City meetings that are accessible and open to public participation are at the heart of local government. It’s now been more than five months since the City’s transition to holding City Council and other public meetings remotely due to COVID-19. Meet the “dynamic duo” behind this effort, City Clerk Rebekah Barr and Administrative Clerk LaTonya … Continued

Fire & EMS Staffing Prioritized in City Budget

Despite overall City budget reductions of more than $1.1 million this fiscal year, the City of Sonoma’s contract with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority for fire and emergency medical services includes continuation of three firefighter/paramedic positions added last year using a federal grant. The City pays only one-third of the cost for these positions … Continued

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