Category: Press Releases

City Seeking Nominations for the 2023 Honorary Alcalde

The City of Sonoma is once again seeking nominations from the public for the 2023 Honorary Alcalde. Each year, since 1975, the City Council selects a citizen of the year who is given the title of Honorary Alcalde (“Alcalde” is the Spanish word for Mayor). The honoree is given a silver-headed cane as a symbol … Continued

Officer Involved Shooting Reported October 15, 2022 on West Napa Street

Read the City of Sonoma Press Release Santa Rosa Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in Sonoma City limits in the 200-block of West Napa Street last night, on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. During the incident, an adult male suspect who is reported to be in his 40s and a resident … Continued

Rue Gobbee Receives 2022 Student Artist Award

Each year the Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (Commission) conducts the Student Creative Arts Award program soliciting entries from Sonoma Valley residents who are Juniors or Seniors in High School and are studying visual, literary or performing arts. Applicants must submit examples of their work and an essay explaining the role art has played … Continued

City Announces the Opening of Application Period for New City Commissions

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5:00PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022 Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve 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 those … Continued

City seeking applicants for 2022 Student Creative Artist Award

The City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the 2022 Student Creative Arts Award Program. This award program is open to high school Juniors and Seniors, who reside within the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, and who have a strong interest in visual, literary, or performing arts. Applicants must submit … Continued

Let us know your housing concerns and priorities – take our survey today!

The City of Sonoma (City) is seeking feedback from the community to inform its 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, which provides the City’s plan to accommodate and encourage housing development, rehabilitation, and preservation from 2023-2031 and to promote equitable access to housing and resources. The City has several tools available on the City’s website to … Continued

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