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California Green Business Webinar

Become a Green Certified Business

Posted on October 28, 2021

Learn how to make your business more sustainable by getting Green Business Certified! The City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a free webinar on how to become a Sonoma County Green Certified Business. The free webinar will be presented by Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Division. You will learn...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update

Posted on October 22, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case rates and hospitalizations continued to decline this week in Sonoma County. The County reported a case rate this week of 8 new daily cases per 100,000 (down slightly from 8.2) – the case rate among the unvaccinated individuals...
Online Forum

Hospital and Health Center to hold virtual forums on Pfizer COVID Pediatric Vaccine

Posted on October 22, 2021

Leer en español Sonoma Valley Hospital and Sonoma Valley Community Health Center will host two virtual informational forums for patients, guardians and teachers who want to learn more about the Pfizer COVID Pediatric Vaccine that will soon be offered for youth ages 5 – 11 years. The forums, one held in English and the other...
Press Release from the City of Sonoma

Press Release – Sonoma’s Public Works Director/City Engineer Announces Retirement

Posted on October 22, 2021

In a statement to Sonoma City Council and City staff on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Sonoma’s Public Works Director and City Engineer Colleen Ferguson announced that she would be retiring at the end of the year. Ms. Ferguson has served as the City’s Public Works Director and City Engineer since July of 2017.  She is...
Free sand at Depot Park

Free sand now available to residents at Depot Park – BYO sandbags!

Posted on October 21, 2021

With the first significant rainfall of the season expected this weekend, we strongly encourage you to take time to prepare for upcoming storms. If your property has a history of flooding, please don’t wait for a storm to prepare sandbags. Sandbags can be prepared and kept on hand throughout the winter. Free sandbags are now available...
Ending Homelessness in Sonoma Valley

Ending Homelessness in Sonoma Valley Virtual Town Hall – October 27th, 5 PM

Posted on October 21, 2021

Supervisor Gorin is hosting a Virtual Homeless Townhall on Ending Homelessness in Sonoma Valley on Wednesday, October 27th at 5 pm.  Join Supervisor Gorin and a panel of county, city, and nonprofit leaders to hear informational presentations and share your thoughts on this important topic. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided. Registration is required for...
Dia de los Muertos and Halloween Safety

County encourages simple precautions to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos safely

Posted on October 19, 2021

Families can confidently enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating on Halloween and outdoor Día De los Muertos celebrations this year, provided they take some simple precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s public health officer, advised Thursday. “Together, we all need to do as much as we can to protect ourselves and...
Tesla Charging Station Opens at the Sonoma Community Center

Press Release – Tesla Supercharger Station Opens at the Sonoma Community Center

Posted on October 15, 2021

The Sonoma Community Center (SCC) and the City of Sonoma (City) are pleased to announce the opening of Sonoma Valley’s first Tesla Supercharger Station. Located at the Sonoma Community Center on 276 East Napa Street, there are 8 Superchargers for Tesla vehicles and 2 medium fast chargers available for any car make. With the electrification...
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County’s Energy and Sustainability Division Announces Fall Workshop Series

Posted on October 15, 2021

The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for those interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home or business more resilient. The workshops cover a range of topics including evaluating energy use, making a project...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Mask Mandate, Boosters, Testing & More

Posted on October 15, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case rates and hospitalizations continued to decline this week in Sonoma County. The County reported a case rate this week of 8.2 new daily cases per 100,000 (down slightly from 8.5) – the case rate among the unvaccinated individuals...
City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting – October 18th, 6:00 PM

Posted on October 15, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, October 18th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar including the proposed Sonoma County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the regular calendar is: an Ordinance Amending the...
Upon Request Only

Earthlings Club to distribute ‘Only Upon Request’ signs to support new City ordinance

Posted on October 15, 2021

On October 16, Sonoma's new ordinance designed to reduce single-use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging goes into effect. One of the ordinance’s requirements is to only provide non-recyclable items, including plastic straws, stirrers, cup lids, condiment packets, chopsticks, and napkins when a customer requests them. The City is partnering with the Sonoma Ecology Center's Earthlings...
I voted stickers

Voter registration deadline approaching for Nov. 2 election

Posted on October 14, 2021

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters reminds residents that the regular deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021, Consolidated Election is Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. This election only applies to voters who reside in one or more of the following jurisdictions: City of Sonoma Occidental Community Services District Kenwood Fire...
Library Survey

What will your library look like in 10 years?

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Sonoma County Library is updating its Facilities Master Plan, and your knowledge will help them thoughtfully invest in library facilities over the next decade. Take the Survey in English or Spanish.  
Fryer Creek rendering

City Requesting Bids/Proposals for Fryer Creek Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project

Posted on October 8, 2021

The grant-funded Fryer Creek Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge Project (Project) located over Fryer Creek at Newcomb Street is out to bid with two opportunities. One opportunity is to submit a bid for project construction - bid are due by 11/4/21 at 2:00 p.m. The other is to submit a proposal to provide construction management, inspection...
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City Council to move regular meetings to Wednesdays beginning in November

Posted on October 8, 2021

At their October 4th meeting, City Council approved a resolution revising the City Council regular meeting dates to the first and third Wednesday of the month for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year beginning in November 2021. The City's Municipal Code allows the City Council to determine the "regular" meeting schedule via resolution as...
Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains through Tuesday, Wind Advisory through Monday

Posted on October 8, 2021

UPDATE 10/11, The National Weather Service upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a RED FLAG WARNING for the North Bay Mountains is in effect through 5pm Tuesday - WIND ADVISORY in effect for the entire region 9am - 8pm Monday While no PG&E PSPS outages have been announced for Sonoma Valley, we encourage you to...
For Rent

Now Accepting Applications – 110% AMI (Below Market Rate) 3 Bed/2 Bath on 4th ST W

Posted on October 8, 2021

A below market rate (110% Average Median Income) unit located at 858 4th ST W will be available for rent beginning November 15, 2021. Unit Details: 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath Unit $2,850 per month $2,850 security deposit Maximum Annual Income 2 person household: $90,915 Maximum Annual Income 3 person household: $102,245 Maximum Annual Income...
Drought Drop By

Free Water Saving Kits at “Drought Drop By” October 9th

Posted on October 7, 2021

City of Sonoma water customers will be able to pick up a free water-saving kit during the third “Drought Drop By” event on October 9, 2021, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. in front of Sonoma Valley High School at 20000 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Sonoma Water and its partners in the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water...
Save Water

Fall is here – it’s time to adjust your outdoor irrigation

Posted on October 7, 2021

During this historic drought, the City of Sonoma and the region have all been working hard to save water. This fall, it’s especially important that we all continue to conserve and one of the best things we can all do is take a break from outdoor irrigation. As the weather changes and the temperatures drop,...
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