News & Updates

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Latest News Posts

PG&E 7 day forecast

Potential Power Shutoff & Red Flag Warning beginning Wednesday (11/20)

Posted on November 18, 2019

The City of Sonoma is preparing to respond to the impacts of a possible power shutoff conducted by PG&E. The agency informed City and County officials that Sonoma County is under a Public Safety Power Shutoff  (PSPS) "Watch,” and current weather conditions may lead to a de-energization event beginning Wednesday, November 20th. PG&E estimates that...
Hotel Project Rendering

Public Hearing of Final EIR for “Hotel Project Sonoma” Continued to December 12, 2019

Posted on November 14, 2019

The Planning Commission hearing of the revised Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Use, Permit, Lot Line Adjustment and Design Review and associated entitlements application for the "Hotel Project Sonoma" located at 153 West Napa Street and 541 First Street West originally scheduled for November 12th has been continued to the meeting of December 12, 2019....
City Council Meeting 11.18.19

City Council Meeting – November 18th

Posted on November 14, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, November 18th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular schedule are: Safe Parking Program in the Police Department Parking Lot Report on Enforcement...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 10.21.19

Posted on November 14, 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.
Sonoma's Street Crew

City’s Streets Rated “Good” in Bay Area Assessment

Posted on November 14, 2019

Well-maintained streets are important both to our residents’ daily quality of life and to vehicular and pedestrian safety. The City of Sonoma’s streets received a rating of “Good” in the latest Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for Bay Area cities and counties, a detailed assessment of local roadway conditions provided by the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission....

November Water Billing Statements

Posted on November 12, 2019

Please be advised that this month's water statements will be mailed out a bit later than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our goal is to have them mailed out by the end of this week. If you are signed up to receive paperless billing, you will receive a notification letting you...
Hotel Project Rendering

Revised Final EIR for W Napa St Hotel Project Now Available

Posted on November 8, 2019

In July of 2017, the City Council took action on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to certify an Environmental Impact (EIR) prepared for the West Napa Street Hotel project. The City Council voted to uphold the appeal to direct staff and the environmental consultants to prepare a Revised EIR addressing specified topics, including...
Veteran's Day, November 11

City Offices Closed Monday, November 11th in Observance of Veteran’s Day

Posted on November 8, 2019

City offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veteran's Day.
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 11.04.19

Posted on November 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.
Sonoma County California

Sonoma County Resident Experience Survey: Kincade Fire and PG&E De-Energization

Posted on November 4, 2019

The Kincade Fire PG&E Power Shutoff that began October 23, 2019, disrupted communities across Northern California. In this survey, Sonoma County asks residents to share: Specific problems or challenges experienced during this period and What was effective and helpful. Please tell your story through this survey. By understanding residents’ challenges and successes, the County can...
SVFRA open house november 17th

Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Open House and Pancake Breakfast – November 17th

Posted on November 4, 2019

The Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Community Pancake Breakfast has been rescheduled for November 17th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Come meet your local Firefighters! Breakfast is $5 for Adults & Kids 12 and Under are FREE. Activities: Learn and Experience Fire Safety Operate a Fire Hose Learn Hands-Only CPR Vehicle Extrication Demonstration Fire Engine...
2018 Alcalde Marcel Defreitas Holding the Silver-Headed Cane which he Passed to 2019 Alcaldessa Karen Collins

City of Sonoma Seeking Nominations for 2020 Honorary Alcalde

Posted on November 4, 2019

The City of Sonoma is seeking nominations from the public for the 2020 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 of the...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 10.07.19

Posted on November 4, 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.
Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza

SAVE-THE-DATE “Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza” Returns November 16th

Posted on November 1, 2019

Join us for the Annual Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza, November 16th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM! The kick-off to the popular Holidays in Sonoma, join thousands of residents and visitors as we fill the historic Sonoma Plaza with the bright glow of a quarter-million lights. The evening will include music, performances, food trucks and the...
Power Shutoff Update

11/1 – City of Sonoma Power Restored, Full Restoration of Sonoma Valley Expected November 1st

Posted on November 1, 2019

PG&E has reported that power has been restored to most customers impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Sonoma Valley as of October 31st with full restoration expected today, November 1st (see PG&E's outage map). The City of Sonoma was minimally impacted by the October 26th and October 29th PSPS events. City services...
CIty Council Meeting November 4

City Council Meeting – November 4

Posted on November 1, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including a presentation on PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Kincade Fire, & Wind Events, items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on...

10/29/19, 5PM: Red Flag Warning, PSPS and Community Updates

Posted on October 29, 2019

10/29/19 at 5 PM:  Sonoma Valley is under high fire danger conditions with a Red Flag Warning through Wednesday afternoon. Preventing any new fires from starting is of critical importance, as is the readiness of all community members to respond to conditions that can change quickly.  Please stay alert and prepared. Areas of Sonoma Valley...
Hanna CRC

10/29/19, 10 AM: Red Flag and PSPS Updates; Charging Center Open at Hanna

Posted on October 29, 2019

Tuesday 10/29: Although the City of Sonoma is currently in a “Warning” status for a Public Safety Power Shutoff until tomorrow (10/30), as of 9 AM this morning there were no PSPS outages in the City and today’s PSPS outages within City limits are expected to be minimal. However, PSPS outages may occur (or in...
Red Flag Warning Oct 28-29

10/28/19, 5 PM: Red Flag Warning & Power Shutoff Updates

Posted on October 28, 2019

10/28 at 5 PM:  The National Weather Service has issued a new Red Flag Warning for 8 AM Tuesday 10/29 through 4 PM Wednesday 10/30 that includes all of Sonoma County.  A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior. As of 4 PM today, our area is...
Power Shutoff Update

10/28/19, 10 AM: Power Shutoff Updates and Other City Updates

Posted on October 28, 2019

10/28/19, 10:00 AM – The Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory for Sonoma County ends at 11:00 AM today.  For updates on the Kincade Fire and current evacuation areas, go to https://socoemergency.org/. PG&E has issued an “all clear” for the current Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event and are beginning inspections and re-energization of...
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