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Public Safety Power Shutoff

PG&E Wildfire Safety Informational Webinar – July 22nd

Posted on July 16, 2019

The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) will be hosting a Wildfire Safety Informational Webinar on July 22, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to share more information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP) with a focus on Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. This webinar will provide an opportunity for anyone who is...
Youth Member Position Open

Community Services & Environment Commission Youth Member Position Open

Posted on July 16, 2019

CITY OF SONOMA ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ONE POSITION ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE & ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION  Download PDF of Press Release 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...
23rd Annual Sonoma City Party August 1, 2019

Space Available for Non-Profit Food Vendors at City Party

Posted on July 15, 2019

The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to present the 23rd Annual Sonoma City Party. The City of Sonoma hosts this community party to bring our local community together for fun, festivities and to celebrate our special town. A long-standing tradition, this unique event celebrates the rich history of Sonoma, its residents, businesses and...
Cannabis plant

City Adopts Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

Posted on July 15, 2019

On June 24, 2019, the City Council conducted a second reading and adopted an Ordinance adding Chapter 5.36 to the Sonoma Municipal Code (Ordinance 03-2019) permitting and regulating commercial cannabis businesses. This ordinance will go into effect on July 24, 2019. In summary, the following types and number of cannabis business are permitted in the City...
New Speed Bump at Casa Grande Parking Lot

Speed Bump Installed in Casa Grande Parking Lot

Posted on July 12, 2019

The city of Sonoma Public Works Streets Team has installed a sample speed bump in the Casa Grande Parking Lot, located behind the historic Barracks just north of the Plaza, with an entrance off First St. East. The single speed bump is a preliminary step in the effort to discourage speeding and is intended to...
Game On July

Happy National Park & Recreation Month!

Posted on July 11, 2019

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. This...
23rd Annual Sonoma City Party August 1, 2019

SAVE-THE-DATE! Sonoma City Party is August 1st!

Posted on July 9, 2019

The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to present the 23rd Annual Sonoma City Party. The City of Sonoma hosts this community party to bring our local community together for fun, festivities and to celebrate our special town. A long-standing tradition, this unique event celebrates the rich history of Sonoma, its residents, businesses and...
4th of July Celebration

4th Of July Road Closures, Plaza Celebration Schedule

Posted on July 2, 2019

Named the eighth-best 4th of July celebration in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine & Yahoo News, Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration is a tradition that brings the community together and honors our great nation's independence. The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter Association oversees the celebration that begins with the Parade, followed by an old-fashioned festival with food, ...
Closed on the 4th of July

City Offices Closed July 4th

Posted on July 1, 2019

City of Sonoma offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.
Be our new accountant!

City Accepting Resumes for Accountant Position

Posted on June 27, 2019

The City is currently accepting resumes for a full-time accountant position ($68,418 - $83,163 per year). The accountant will perform a variety of complex and technical accounting functions ranging from clerical activities through coordination of the annual financial audit.  This is a hands-on position that will provide support to the Deputy Finance Director and/or the...
Sonoma Cheese Factory entrance

City Council Supports Sonoma Cheese Factory Appeal

Posted on June 27, 2019

At its June 24, 2019  meeting, the City Council gave staff direction to prepare a formal resolution to return for Council approval which grants the Viviani Trust’s appeal. The City Council directed that the 2004 Use Permit is vested and not expired or abandoned.  The City Council also confirmed that use of the Cheese Factory...
Sheep Grazing at Montini Preserve

Sheep Grazing at Montini Preserve

Posted on June 25, 2019

A flock of sheep from Chasin' Goats Grazing are currently grazing parts of the Montini Preserve and are expected to complete their grazing by July 3, 2019. The intensively managed sheep grazing will mow the vegetation in the designated areas (see map) and are expected to reduce fuel loads by 80% or greater.  
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 06.24.19

Posted on June 25, 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

Council Action Recap – 06.17.19

Posted on June 25, 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.
City Council Meeting June 24th

City Council Meeting – June 24

Posted on June 24, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 24th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal. There are no items to be considered on the regular schedule, but there are several items on the consent calendar and Public Hearing. Items on the Consent Calendar...

EXPLORE, Community Workshop – Town Hall # 3

Posted on June 20, 2019

You're Invited! Join the City of Sonoma for "EXPLORE, Community Workshop" the last of three Town Halls focused on housing. This extended evening will focus on an interactive community workshop to discuss what kinds of housing we need and where in City limits. Using a scenario and gameboard format, attendees will break into round tables...

Sonoma Cheese Factory Appeal will be heard June 24, 2019, by the City Council

Posted on June 17, 2019

A link to the Planning Commission review of the project can be found here:
Public Safety Power Shutoff

Community Meeting Regarding Power Shutoff Program, June 25th

Posted on June 15, 2019

You're invited to Participate in a Community Briefing Regarding PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Sonoma Resident/Senior Focused Meetings: June 25th, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AND 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (identical meetings) Vintage House, 264 First St E, Sonoma CA Event is free to attend, however, registration is required. To RSVP, please contact...
PSPS Meeting

Business Community Meeting Regarding Power Shutoff Program, June 21st

Posted on June 15, 2019

You're invited to Participate in a Sonoma Business Community Briefing Regarding PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Friday, June 21st, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 Event is free to attend, however, registration is required. To RSVP, please contact the Sonoma Valley Chamber...
City Council Meeting June 17, 6pm

City Council Meeting – June 17

Posted on June 14, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 17th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports, including a public hearing on Commerical Cannabis Regulations, as well as items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular schedule by City...
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