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Access to accurate and timely information is critical to helping you understand the issues and decisions facing our City Council and Commissions and engage in the policy making process.  Stay informed by reading the latest news and updates below, sign up to receive "About Town," the Sonoma City e-newsletter and subscribe to meeting agendas and minutes for the City Council and Commissions.


Latest News Posts

Broadway - Three lanes to slow speeds and improve safety MacArthur to McDonell

Council to Consider Revised Striping Plan for Broadway August 2nd

Posted on July 23, 2021

At their May 3rd and June 7th meetings, City Council considered potential Broadway safety improvements. These discussions were scheduled in response to requests for Broadway safety improvements after a pedestrian was severely injured and her dog was killed in the Broadway crosswalk at Andrieux Street on April 17, 2021. View a recording of the May...
Oriana Hart, Environmental Compliance Analyst

Welcome Oriana Hart, Our New Environmental Compliance Analyst

Posted on July 22, 2021

Public Works Director Colleen Ferguson is pleased to announce that Oriana Hart is the City’s new Environmental Compliance Analyst. She began her new role on Monday, July 19th. As the City’s Environmental Compliance Analyst, Ms. Hart is responsible for the City’s storm water permit program and other environmental programs, as well as developing and maintaining...
Covid 19 Status Update, July 22

COVID-19 Status Update – Health Officials Encourage Vaccination & Masking Indoors due to Increase in Infections, Rapid Tests, Rental & Utility Assistance

Posted on July 22, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Case Rates & Hospitalizations on the Rise Sonoma County saw an increase in cases this week, the County’s adjusted case rate increased this week to  8.0 new daily cases per 100,000 (up from 5.8), a test positivity rate of...
Vaccine Clinics English

Pop Up Vaccine Clinics in Sonoma Valley This Week

Posted on July 19, 2021

As of Wednesday, 76% of Sonoma County's eligible 12+ population had received at least one dose. While health officials are pleased with this progress, they caution that vaccination rates for younger adults aged 18-34 are lagging compared to other age groups. Sonoma County Health officials say that a key factor in new cases is lagging...
red flag warning 7/18

CANCELLED – Fire Weather Watch for North Bay Mountains upgraded to Red Flag Warning Sunday, July 18th – Monday, July 19th

Posted on July 18, 2021

7/19, 8:00 am: THE RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED UPDATE 7/18, 11:00 am: The National Weather Service (NW S) in San Francisco has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning in the North Bay Mountains due to the increased chance of thunderstorms and potential for lighting. The Red Flag warning is...
Broadway Sonoma

City Seeks Community Feedback on Revised Broadway Striping Plan

Posted on July 16, 2021

At their June 7th meeting, City Council considered potential Broadway safety improvements. This discussion was scheduled in response to requests for Broadway safety improvements after a pedestrian was severely injured and her dog was killed in the Broadway crosswalk at Andrieux Street on April 17, 2021. One of the options considered was to request that Caltrans...
Polystyrene Ordinance

Free webinar: Polystyrene Foam & Disposable Foodservice Ware Ordinance

Posted on July 16, 2021

In October, the City of Sonoma’s new ordinance that bans polystyrene food service ware and non-recycled/composted disposable food service ware goes into effect. Learn more through this informative webinar sponsored by Zero Waste Sonoma. On August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Zero Waste Sonoma staff will provide a presentation on this ordinance & answer frequently...
Library Hours

Sonoma Valley Regional Library Expands Hours

Posted on July 16, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library announced new hours of operations this month. Their expanded hours are as follows: Monday: 12 pm -7 pm Tuesday: 12 pm -7 pm Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm Friday: 10 am - 5 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm For more information,...
Hazard Mitigation Plan

Request for Public Input – Sonoma County Draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted on July 16, 2021

Permit Sonoma, in partnership with the City of Sonoma and other local jurisdictions throughout Sonoma County, has released a draft Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for public comment. The plan identifies and develops projects to minimize natural hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, and floods. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will make Sonoma County more resilient to disasters, and adoption...
Saving Water Challenge

Save Water, Win Prizes – Enter the Saving Water Challenge Today!

Posted on July 16, 2021

The Saving Water Challenge is on and you are invited to participate. Participants will find new and interesting ways to save water during the drought – and be eligible to win fantastic prizes! It’s all free and it is something that we can all do to get through this drought together. The single most important...
Apply to serve on a city commission or committee

Apply to serve on a City commission or committee!

Posted on July 14, 2021

Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks community members to step forward and serve our City on a commission or committee. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and to then provide feedback, recommendations and support to the City Council on those issues. The...

Nomination Period Open for the 2021 Special Municipal Election

Posted on July 13, 2021

A Special Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the election of one (1) Council Member for the remainder of a term which ends December 2024. Anyone interested in running for City Council is required to complete the filing nomination process. The nomination period for the 2021 General Municipal Election opened...
Statewide Flex Alert Friday 4-9pm

Excessive Heat through Sunday, Flex Alert Friday 4pm-9pm

Posted on July 9, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Excessive Heat Advisory for parts of Sonoma County effective from 12:00 PM Friday, July 9th - 11:00 PM Sunday, July 11th. Excessive Heat Advisory in effect for North Bay Interior Valleys hot conditions with daytime temperatures of 95 to 107 expected isolated locations may...
ADU Building Roundtable with Local Experts Webinar

ADU Building Roundtable Webinar – July 15th

Posted on July 9, 2021

Are you a homeowner anywhere in Napa or Sonoma County? Join the Napa Sonoma ADU Center, a non-profit organization, for a virtual roundtable discussion with local ADU experts about ADU building and ask them your ADU questions LIVE! THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021 AT 6:00 PM PDT – 7:30 PM on Zoom CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...
Permit Technician I/II

Now Hiring – Permit Technician I/II

Posted on July 9, 2021

The City of Sonoma is seeking a highly qualified, dynamic, and enthusiastic candidate to fill its full-time Permit Technician I/II position in the Development Services Department. Annual salary range for the incoming Permit Technician I position is $53,775-$65,364 and for the Permit Technician II is $59,750-$72,626, DOE, This position performs a variety of technical planning...
Press Release from the City of Sonoma

Special Election Called and Nomination Period Open for 2021 Municipal Election

Posted on July 6, 2021

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the City Council of the City of Sonoma met at a Special Meeting and called a Special Municipal Election to be held to fill one council vacancy for the remainder of a term which ends December 2024s. The Special Election will be held in consolidation with the Uniform District Election...
Sort it Sonoma! PSA

Sort it Sonoma! Earthlings Club produces waste sorting PSAs

Posted on July 2, 2021

The City of Sonoma in Cooperation with the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings, and KSVY Sonoma have teamed together to educate the community about the upcoming mandatory sorting requirements. In support of the City’s Sort It Sonoma! campaign, the Earthling’s recorded 4 public service announcements that are currently running on KSVY radio and TV. These include...
Sonoma Valley Celebrates 4th of July

Sonoma Valley Celebrates 4th of July 2021 with Car Cruise & Fireworks Show

Posted on July 2, 2021

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter Association (SVFA) continues Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration tradition by bringing the community together to honor our great nation’s independence with a patriotic car cruise through the Sonoma Valley organized by the Devils Darling's starting at 9:00 am and concluding the holiday with the annual Fireworks Show at dusk on Sunday, July...
Special City Council Meeting

Special City Council Meeting – July 6th, 2:00PM

Posted on July 1, 2021

A special meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 6th at 2:00 pm. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal.  The item to be considered is: Calling for the Holding of a Special Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 We want to hear from you!...
Sonoma City Hall

City Hall Reopens for In-Person Services on June 28

Posted on June 24, 2021

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions from the county and state, Sonoma City Hall will reopen for in-person services beginning Monday, June 28. After almost 15 months of a primarily "virtual" service delivery model, City Hall will resume pre-pandemic hours and be open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - noon and...
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