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City Council to Consider Sonoma’s 6th Cycle Housing Plan on Jan. 31st, 6 PM

Posted on January 27, 2023

The City of Sonoma City Council will consider the City of Sonoma 6th Cycle Housing Plan and Background Report and CEQA Notice of Exemption at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at 6 p.m. View the agenda including the staff report and draft document on our CivicWeb Portal. The draft Housing Plan can also...
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Weather Awareness – NWS issues Freeze Watch starting Sunday Night

Posted on January 27, 2023

The National Weather Service has issued a "Freeze Watch" for most of the Bay Area including Sonoma from late Sunday, January 29th through the morning of Monday, January 30th.  Frost and freeze conditions can impact unsheltered and marginally sheltered populations, kill crops/sensitive vegetation, impact outdoor pets/livestock, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Warming Center: Individuals...

Sonoma’s Sustainability Coordinator Offers Onsite Visits to Discuss Waste Reduction, Sorting

Posted on January 27, 2023

Are you unsure what can and should be recycled? Would you like to learn more about the new organics and food waste segregation law? The City of Sonoma’s Sustainability Coordinator, Travis Wagner, is available to discuss recycling, organics, and other sustainability issues for Sonoma-based organizations, businesses, groups, HOAs, and associations interested in reducing their trash....
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City Council Meeting – Feb. 1st, 6PM

Posted on January 27, 2023

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: Review Letters of Interest Received and Give Direction to Mayor Lowe or Her Designee...
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2023 Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications Due Feb. 17th

Posted on January 23, 2023

 Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market (STNM) presented by the City of Sonoma in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for vendor applications for the 2023 Tuesday Night Market season from January 31st, 2023 to February 17th, 2023. The Market will be located in the “Horseshoe” in front of Sonoma City Hall from 5:00...
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473 San Lorenzo Court – 2 bed / 1 bath, income restricted property now accepting applications

Posted on January 20, 2023

A below-market rate (81% to 120% of AMI) unit located at 473 San Lorenzo Court, Sonoma is available to rent. This property is an income-restricted property governed by the city of Sonoma. Tenants must qualify under the "Moderate Affordable Income" requirements below. Property Details: 2 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom 840 sq/ft Rent: $2,100 Lots of...
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City Council Goal Setting Session – Jan. 31st, 1 – 5PM

Posted on January 20, 2023

A special meeting of the Sonoma City Council to discuss council goals and priorities will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal. Topics of discussion may include: Short- and Long-Term Goals and Priorities Establishing Successful Relationships The establishment of Council goals is critical for the organization and community...
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City Council Meeting – Jan. 23rd, 6PM

Posted on January 20, 2023

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda, including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: Report from the City's Homelessness Consultant Including an Update on the Current State of...
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Special City Council Meeting to Consider Sonoma’s 6th Cycle Housing Plan on Jan. 31st, 6PM

Posted on January 20, 2023

The City of Sonoma City Council will consider the City of Sonoma 6th Cycle Housing Plan and Background Report and CEQA Notice of Exemption at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at 6 p.m. The agenda will be available on our CivicWeb Portal.  Visit our Housing Element Update page for more information. The Special...
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New online services – submit Planning and Public Works Department permits and applications electronically

Posted on January 12, 2023

The City of Sonoma has expanded its online services and is now accepting some permits and applications through a new virtual permit system.  Save yourself a visit to City Hall – apply virtually for the following on the City’s new online permit system: Public Works Department Encroachment Permit Improvement Plan & Final Map Review Planning...
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2023 Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications & Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted on January 9, 2023

 Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market (STNM) presented by the City of Sonoma in partnership with the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2023 Tuesday Night Market season. The Market will be located in the “Horseshoe” in front of Sonoma City Hall from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm starting in May 2023. Sponsorship Opportunities...
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Weather Awareness: “Storm Parade” continues through next week, flood watch issued Sat – Tues

Posted on January 6, 2023

The city of Sonoma was fortunate not to have experienced any major flooding or hazards because of the atmospheric river on January 4th and 5th. Weather reports show a short break in the rain before another series of storms are expected to bring additional precipitation and periods of stronger winds this weekend and next week....
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Deadline approaching for City Commissions & Committees applications

Posted on January 6, 2023

Recognizing the vast knowledge and talent of our community, the City asks individuals to serve our on a variety of commissions and committees. These commissions and committees are charged with focusing on key issues within Sonoma and to then provide feedback, recommendations, and support to the Council on those issues. In preparation for this application...
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Special Planning Commission Meeting to Consider Sonoma’s 6th Cycle Housing Plan on Jan. 10th

Posted on January 6, 2023

The City of Sonoma Planning Commission will consider the City of Sonoma 6th Cycle Housing Plan and Background Report and CEQA Notice of Exemption at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at 6 p.m. Read the staff report on our CivicWeb Portal and visit our Housing Element Update page for more information. The Special Meeting...
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Weather Update: County issues safety advisory, help for animals in flooded areas

Posted on January 4, 2023

The atmospheric river has arrived. Widespread flooding and wind impacts are expected from Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch and high wind warning have been issued for the region. See our previous post for more information. There is no major flooding or road closures in Sonoma city limits as of this posting...
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