News & Updates

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Latest News Posts

City Council Meeting – November 19

Posted on November 16, 2018

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, November 19th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to see all items on the consent calendar, including the second reading and adoption of an ordinance prohibiting all commercial cannabis activities  (Except Medicinal Deliveries), and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal.  Items to be considered by the City Council on...

Urgency Ordinance Regarding Small Cell Towers Approved

Posted on November 15, 2018

At its meeting of November 5, 2018, the City Council approved Urgency Ordinance #07-2018 (See the draft ordinance) that supplements the telecommunications facilities siting regulations in Chapter 5.32 of the Municipal code with wireless telecommunications facilities siting regulations in new Chapter 5.30. The new regulations respond to a recent order of the Federal Communications Commission...

Deadline for 2019 Treasure Artist Nominations is Quickly Approaching

Posted on November 13, 2018

The deadline to submit nominations, is rapidly approaching.  Please submit your nomination no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2018. The City of Sonoma’s Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year Award.  First awarded in 1983, the Sonoma Treasure Artist is selected and recognized for outstanding achievement in...

Update on Cannabis Regulation

Posted on November 13, 2018

The Sonoma City Council has adopted a permanent ordinance for Personal Use of Cannabis and has conducted a public hearing and first reading of an Ordinance Regulating Commercial Cannabis. Prior to the permanent ordinances, the Sonoma City Council had taken a series of actions establishing interim moratoria on indoor and outdoor cultivation of medicinal and...

City Seeks Candidates for Accounting Technician Position

Posted on November 13, 2018

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – City of Sonoma ($59,774-$72,655 per year) Immediate opening for a full-time Accounting Technician. Performs a variety of complex and technical accounting functions in one or more assigned areas, including payroll, utility billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, business licenses, and/or cash entries and deposits; provides technical support to the Deputy Finance Director and/or...

City Offices Closed Monday, November 12, 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

City of Sonoma offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day. An commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Veterans' Memorial Building.

City of Sonoma Measure S, Transient Occupancy Tax Increase, Passes

Posted on November 8, 2018

As of today, Measure S, the Transient Occupancy Tax increase, had over 79% yes votes. THANK YOU to our community for support of Measure S. As a general tax, Measure S required a simple majority to pass to increase the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax to be similar to other Sonoma and Napa communities. TOT revenue...

Sonoma County Responds to PG&E’s Potential Power Shut-Off With Advanced Preparation

Posted on November 7, 2018

This afternoon, the County of Sonoma acted promptly to prepare for the potential shut down of PG&E power to areas of Sonoma County. PG&E has notified the County that they may activate their Public Safety Power Shut-Off protocols due to extreme weather, and could potentially initiate a power shut down in the unincorporated northeastern parts...

Council Action Recap – 11.05.18

Posted on November 7, 2018

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.

Council Action Recap – 10.22.18

Posted on November 7, 2018

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.

Council Action Recap – 10.01.18

Posted on November 7, 2018

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.

Council Action Recap – 09.17.18

Posted on November 7, 2018

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.

City of Sonoma Seeks Nominations for 2019 Honorary Alcalde

Posted on November 7, 2018

The City of Sonoma is once again seeking nominations from the public for the 2019 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...

Election Day – Tuesday November 6, 2018

Posted on November 5, 2018

Time to vote! Election day is this Tuesday, November 6 and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you are voting in person and are not sure where your assigned polling place is, search on the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website or text 'VOTE' to GOVOTE (468683) to find the...

City Council Meeting – November 5, 5:30 pm

Posted on November 2, 2018

PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS A SPECIAL START TIME OF 5:30 PM A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, November 5th at 5:30 pm. View the full agenda including a proclamation in Recognition of "Bells of Peace," items on the consent calendar, the public hearing of an Ordinance Prohibiting all Commercial...

Fraudulent Check Alert

Posted on October 30, 2018

On Monday, October 29, 2018, a check was delivered to an address in the city of Sonoma via US mail from “Firefly Federal Credit Union” out of Minnesota for the amount of $2,780. The recipient was not expecting a refund nor payment as indicated on the check and they suspected it to be a fraud....

Cultural and Fine Arts Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2019 Treasure Artist of the Year

Posted on October 23, 2018

The City of Sonoma’s Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year Award.  First awarded in 1983, the Sonoma Treasure Artist is selected and recognized for outstanding achievement in a chosen artistic medium including the performing, visual, theatrical, literary and craft arts and for their service...

City of Sonoma Seeks Candidates for Building Inspector

Posted on October 23, 2018

The City of Sonoma is currently accepting applications for a full-time Building Inspector.  Salary range is $6,362 to $7,733 per month. The Building Inspector inspects residential, commercial, and industrial buildings at various stages of construction, alteration and repair, and assists in the review of building plans and specifications. Applicants must be ICC certified in an Inspector...

Sonoma County Homeless System of Care seeks Technical Advisory Committee Members

Posted on October 22, 2018

The deadline for applications for the Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee has been extended to Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5pm.  Applications may be emailed to Michael.Gause@sonoma-county.org or dropped off in-person at 1440 Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa.  If you need assistance with your application or have any questions, please contact Michael Gause or Karissa...

“About Town,” The Sonoma City E-Newsletter now Available

Posted on October 18, 2018

The latest edition of "About Town," the E-Newsletter from the city of Sonoma is now available.  View online to read about the Sonoma Art Walk, 'Spooktacular' Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Fire's annual Open House & Pancake Breakfast, our New Planning & Community Services Director, the re-opening of the Sonoma Overlook Trail, sign up to be an...
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