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Sonoma Cheese Factory 2004 Planning Commission Use Permit Determination Appealed

Posted on March 21, 2019

On January 18, 2019, the City received a request from the Viviani Trust (Trust) to have the Planning Commission make a determination as to whether the previously approved 2004 Use Permit approved May 13, 2014 for the Sonoma Cheese Factory project had expired or not. At their meeting of February 25, 2019, the Planning Commission...
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State Route 37 Weekend Closure, March 23, 7:00 p.m. – March 24, 10:00 a.m.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Caltrans has issued the following traffic advisory. Caltrans in cooperation with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad has scheduled a full overnight weekend closure of State Route 37 (SR-37) just east of State Route 121 (SR-121) in Sonoma County. The full overnight weekend highway closure is scheduled to start Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM until Sunday,...

GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit Applications OPEN THROUGH MARCH 25

Posted on March 18, 2019

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) would like to help your business take advantage of important tax credits and hiring incentives.  Since the inception of this program, we have assisted local businesses in obtaining $6.5 million in tax credits, exemptions, and training subsidies. The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to...

Meet John Chase – Sonoma’s New Building Inspector

Posted on March 15, 2019

John Chase was recently hired as the City of Sonoma's new Building Inspector.  John has over 20 years of experience in building and associated trades and was last working as a building inspector for the City of Santa Rosa Resiliency Center in the fire recovery group. John is certified by the International Code Conference as...
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City Council Meeting – March 18

Posted on March 14, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, March 18th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including presentations, items on the consent calendar and the public hearing for the Tasting Room Ordinance on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular schedule by City Council are:...
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City Council Gives Direction on Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

Posted on March 8, 2019

At their meeting of March 4, 2019, Sonoma City Council held a Cannabis Study Session to review, discuss, and provide direction on local regulation of Commercial Cannabis activities.  You can read the staff report and watch a recording of the Commercial Cannabis Study Session on our CivicWeb portal (Study Session begins at 1:07:46). Following a presentation...

Council Action Recap – 03.04.19

Posted on March 7, 2019

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 – 02.20.19

Posted on March 7, 2019

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 – 02.04.19

Posted on March 7, 2019

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 – 01.14.19

Posted on March 7, 2019

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.
Celebrate Sonoma, Renea Magnani

“Renea Magnani” Day – March 10, 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019

At their meeting of March 4th, Mayor Harrington declared Sunday, March 10, 2019, "Renea Magnani Day."  Following an introduction and remarks from Councilmember Hundley, Mayor Harrington presented Mrs. Magnani with the “Celebrate Sonoma” Certificate of Recognition. Watch a recording of the presentation on our CivicWeb portal (presentation begins at 6:30). “Celebrate Sonoma” is a new...
Public Works installs a water spigot on the Sonoma Plaza

Water Spigots installed at Plaza Playgrounds

Posted on March 7, 2019

The City's Public Works Parks Team are completing the installation of two water spigots, one near each of the Plaza Park play structures that will allow children to mix and play with water and sand. The spigots take the place of drinking fountains that had previously been removed.
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Call for Letters of Interest – “Parks for All” Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Posted on March 6, 2019

The City of Sonoma is seeking letters of interest from individuals who would like to be considered to serve on the "Parks for All" Citizens Oversight Committee.  The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will make two appointments from a list of names submitted by the mayors of Sonoma County cities. The purpose of this committee...

Call for Entries – 2019 Student Creative Arts Award Program

Posted on March 6, 2019

The City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission's 2019 Student Creative Arts Award Program is now open for entries. This award program is open to individuals between the age of sixteen and twenty-one, who reside within the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, and who are studying visual, literary or performing arts. One member of...
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Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead Sunday, March 10!

Posted on March 6, 2019

Daylight saving time 2019 begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10 - Don't forget to set your clocks ahead!
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Coffee with a Cop – March 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Posted on March 5, 2019

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and the Sonoma Police Department invite you to join your neighbors and deputies for coffee and some conversation on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Scandia Bakery located at 500 West Napa St, Suite 542 in Sonoma.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to...

Cannabis Study Session on City Council Meeting Agenda, March 4

Posted on March 1, 2019

On February 4th, 2019, the City Council discussed their Planning Agenda for the upcoming months and directed staff to schedule a discussion for commercial cannabis in order to review policy direction. Should the City Council decide to authorize a change in policy direction and approve commercial cannabis activities in the City, there are a number of actions...

City Now Accepting Applications for Maintenance Worker 1

Posted on March 1, 2019

The city of Sonoma is now accepting applications for the Maintenance Worker 1 position.  Salary $4,122 to $5,010 per month. Download or View the Maintenance Worker 1 flyer for more information about the position. Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. March 22, 2019.  Download the City Application or pick up a copy at Sonoma City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476...

City Council Meeting – March 4

Posted on March 1, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, March 4th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including the "Celebrate Sonoma" Presentation to Renea Magnani, additional presentations and consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular schedule by City Council are: Cannabis Study Session...

Karen Collins Honored at 2019 Alcaldessa Reception

Posted on February 28, 2019

It was standing room only at the 2019 City of Sonoma Alcaldessa Reception honoring Karen Collins at Ramekin’s Culinary School, Events & Inn on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The program began with introductions and remarks by Sonoma Mayor Amy Harrington who introduced the guest of honor, fellow Council Members in attendance, and the 2018 Alcalde,...
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