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Celebrate Sonoma! “Holly Kyle Day” is October 5th, 2022

Posted on September 30, 2022

The next person to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Holly Kyle who is being recognized for her commitment to organizing the Sonoma Valley High School’s Senior Projects presentations for many years. The event included refreshments, scheduled senior presentations, guides, and volunteer judges. City Council will recognize Holly and declare...
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City Council Meeting – October 5th, 6:00 PM

Posted on September 30, 2022

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including a special "Celebrate Sonoma" presentation to Holly Kyle for her commitment to organizing the Sonoma Valley High School’s Senior Projects presentations for many years, and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb...
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Adopted Budget Reflects Economic Recovery

Posted on September 29, 2022

The annual budget is adopted by the City Council to set financial course for the City and define the service priorities provided to the community.  After a protracted drop in revenues that began with the pandemic's onset in early 2020,  Sonoma is now seeing continued and pronounced local economic recovery. Federal relief grants from the...
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Sonoma Aqueduct repair complete and is now fully operational

Posted on September 17, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Sonoma Aqueduct is now fully operational, and the City’s increased conservation request is no longer in effect. However, our region is still in severe drought, and we ask our customers to continue to save as much water as they can. The City of Sonoma has mandated a 20 percent...
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City Council Meeting – September 21st, 6:00 PM

Posted on September 16, 2022

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the regular calendar are: Ratify Mayor's Ding Nominations to the Sonoma Valley Citizen's Advisory Commission Provide Direction to Staff...
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Fryer Creek Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge Project Update

Posted on September 16, 2022

The pedestrian bridge over Fryer Creek is in place and is just 6 – 8 weeks from completion. While the contractor finishes this project, please be aware that it is still an active construction zone and is not yet open to the public. For your safety, please do not enter the construction zone or attempt...
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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted on September 16, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered...
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Fall Home Energy and Resiliency Workshop Series

Posted on September 16, 2022

The County of Sonoma, Climate Action and Resiliency Division has announced thier latest homeowner workshops in an ongoing series for those interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient. The workshops cover a range of topics including evaluating energy use, making a project plan, funding...
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Rain is in the forecast – don’t forget to turn off your irrigation!

Posted on September 16, 2022

Measurable rain is in the forecast this weekend! Now is the time to turn off your irrigation system and let nature do the watering for you. Most plants can survive for a week or more without watering after a few days of rain, so remember to keep the irrigation off for at least 48 hours after...
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Sonoma Aqueduct Repair Nearly Complete

Posted on September 16, 2022

Repairs are nearly complete on the Sonoma Valley aqueduct that started this past Monday, September 12, 2022. Sonoma Water anticipates that the system could be fully operational as soon as this weekend. Crews replaced the broken valve (located under Verano Avenue, where it crosses Sonoma Creek) with a new pipeline Installed a new valve on...
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Happy Diana & Roger Rhoten Day!

Posted on September 12, 2022

The next people to be honored as part of the “Celebrate Sonoma” program will be Diana and Roger Rhoten. They are being recognized for their operation and preservation of the historic Sebastiani Theatre where they have provided performing arts, films and creative educational programs to the community for over 30 years. City Council will recognize...
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City Council Meeting – September 12th, 6:00 PM

Posted on September 9, 2022

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, September 12th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including a special "Celebrate Sonoma" presentation to Diana and Roger Rhoten for their operation and preservation of the historic Sebastiani Theatre, and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered...
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City of Sonoma Calls for Increased Water Conservation During Aqueduct Repair

Posted on September 9, 2022

Read the Full Press Release The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) is scheduled to begin repairs on Monday, September 12, on a 16” pipeline near the Verano Avenue bridge in unincorporated Sonoma County near the City of Sonoma. The pipeline, known as the Sonoma Aqueduct, serves the City of Sonoma Water Division (City). To...
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Community Festival and Preparedness Fair at Larson Park Saturday, September 10th

Posted on September 9, 2022

A Community Festival and Preparedness Fair is coming to Larson Park in Sonoma Valley on Saturday, September 10th from 3-7 pm. Family-friendly fun, kids' activities, raffle prizes, Go Bag supplies while they last, and lots of information on how to be prepared and stay safe in emergencies. Participants include: Sonoma Valley Fire, Nuestra Comunidad, Latino...
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Public comment period for Draft Housing Element extended to 5:00 PM September 16th

Posted on September 8, 2022

The City of Sonoma has extended the public review and comment period for the State mandated Public Review Draft of the 6th Cycle 2023 – 2031 Housing Element (draft). The City invites community members, residents, and anyone with housing interests in the City to review the draft and provide written comments to City staff by...
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