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Latest News Posts

Drive Thru Donation at City Hall April 3rd

Sonoma Valley Food Drive – Donate Virtually or Drive-Thru at City Hall April 3rd

Posted on March 30, 2020

The City of Sonoma has partnered with the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to host a Drive-Thru Food Donation at Sonoma City Hall on Friday, April 3rd from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  REFB has seen a large increase in Sonoma Valley residents in need of food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place...
Restriping Broadway

Broadway Restriping Survey Extended to April 6th

Posted on March 27, 2020

The deadline to take the Broadway Restriping survey has been extended to April 6th - Provide your feedback, take the survey today! See original post below to learn more about the restriping project. The City of Sonoma has a rare opportunity to request that Caltrans restripe Broadway to enhance the pedestrian and bicycle experience between MacArthur...
Sonoma To Go

“Sonoma To-Go” Website Features Local Businesses Offering Delivery / Pick-Up

Posted on March 27, 2020

Show your local love! To support local businesses during COVID-19, The City of Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance, have launched the "Sonoma To-Go" website and Facebook page to help promote businesses that remain in operation that can offer their products via delivery or pick-up. ...
City Staff puts up notice of park closures

All City of Sonoma Parks to Close Due to COVID-19 Emergency

Posted on March 23, 2020

Per Sonoma County Interim Public Health Officer Order Sonoma County’s Interim Public Health officer has issued an order closing all parks in Sonoma County to further enforce the on-going shelter-in-place directive. Therefore, in compliance with this order and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all parks and public recreation areas in Sonoma are closed effective...
Sonoma Valley Food Security

Sonoma Valley Leaders launching effort to ensure all residents are Food Secure during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on March 23, 2020

Leaders in Sonoma Valley have joined together to launch a broad-based coalition to ensure all Sonoma Valley residents are food secure during the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order. The goal of the new Sonoma Valley Food Security Task Force is to bring together Valley leaders to work collaboratively to mitigate the challenges faced by our...
Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma Valley Hospital COVID-19 Screening Hotline & Onsite By-Appointment Screening

Posted on March 22, 2020

Sonoma Valley Hospital encourages people who are feeling ill and experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned that they may have COVID-19 to call Sonoma Valley Hospital’s COVID-10 screening hotline at 707-935-5440. The hotline is available 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 7 days a week. Learn more about Sonoma...
sonoma valley business operations survey

“SONOMA TO GO” Survey and Local Resources

Posted on March 20, 2020

In order to support local businesses, the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance are working to help promote businesses that remain in operation that can offer their products via delivery or pick-up. For example, restaurants that offer delivery, or if you need to get your...
Special Hours for Seniors

Grocery Stores Offering Special Hours for Senior Shoppers

Posted on March 20, 2020

Several of our local grocery stores currently have special hours for seniors and other at-risk shoppers as follows: Whole Foods:  Seniors only (60+) from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM daily (one hour before opening to the general public) Safeway:  Seniors and other at-risk community members from 6:00 AM -9:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays Sonoma...

Notice of Limited Permitting and Inspection Operations

Posted on March 18, 2020

Notice of Limited Operations
City of Sonoma Coronavirus Update

How City of Sonoma Services are Impacted by the Shelter in Place Order

Posted on March 17, 2020

UPDATED 3/20/2020 March 19, 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. See the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website for more information. March 17, 2020: The Public Health Officer...
City Offices Closed to Public Through April 5th

City of Sonoma Offices Closed, Meetings Cancelled through April 5, 2020

Posted on March 16, 2020

The City of Sonoma will close City Offices to the public and cancel all City Council and Commission meetings from March 17, 2020 – April 5, 2020, as part of the City's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The City will continue to provide essential services and will be operating with limited staff by phone and email...
County Seal

Press Conference to Discuss First Case of Community Spread of Coronavirus in Sonoma County

Posted on March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020, at 9:30 PM  –  En Espanol The County of Sonoma invites interested media to attend a press conference, where officials will answer questions about the first case of community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sonoma County and about the local health emergency response. WHEN: 12:00 PM (NOON) Sunday, March 15, 2020 WHERE: 575...
City of Sonoma Coronavirus Update

City of Sonoma Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 13, 2020

Posted on March 13, 2020

Dear Community, Our community, along with many others across the nation and world, faces new and uncertain times.  The City of Sonoma has been busy working to prepare and respond to the evolving public health and economic effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). City staff has been in daily communication with Sonoma County Public Health and...

Public Hearing on Appeals of Three Use Permits/Sites for Verizon Small Cell Facilities Continued

Posted on March 13, 2020

The Public Hearing on Appeals of Three (3) Use Permits/Sites for Verizon Small Cell Facilities in Commercial Districts scheduled to be heard at the City Council Meeting Monday, March 16, 2020, will be continued to a date yet to be determined due to social distancing advisements and orders from the State and the Sonoma County Department of Health...
Essential Supplies Delivery Services - March 12

Essential Supplies Delivery Services in Sonoma Valley

Posted on March 13, 2020

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of "Essential Supplies Delivery Services" including local grocery stores, pharmacies and pet supplies for residents who have chosen to stay at home more due to concerns about coronavirus. The list is available in English and Spanish and will be updated regularly on the Chamber's website....
City Council Meeting, Monday, March 16th

City Council Meeting – March 16th

Posted on March 13, 2020

Due to the coronavirus emergency, we encourage the public to send feedback via email at cityhall@sonomacity.org. Due to social distancing orders, for public comment, the public may need to wait outside the building until their specific agenda item is called. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will...
Map of Proposed Project Limits for 2019 Citywide Slurry Seal Project

Citywide Slurry Seal Project Out to Bid

Posted on March 13, 2020

The Citywide slurry seal project, consisting of street and multi-use trail (pathway) surface treatment for various streets throughout the City, is out to bid until March 26, 2020.  The Notice to Bidders and bid documents are available at sonomaplanroom.com. The slurry seal project also includes pavement striping and markings and street signage installation and replacement....
Sonoma County California

Sonoma County to Host Virtual Town Hall on Coronavirus / El Condado de Sonoma Sera Anfitrion a una Presentacion Virtual Sobre el Coronavirus en la Alcaldia Municipal

Posted on March 10, 2020

En Espanol Abajo Sonoma County will host a Virtual Town Hall to share information about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on several local radio and TV stations, and live-streamed online. Supervisor Gorin (Chair, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors), Chris Godley (Director, Sonoma County Emergency Management), and...
2020 City of Sonoma Alcalde & Alcaldessa, Simon and Kimberly Blattner

March 10th Alcalde Reception to Continue with Recommended Precautions

Posted on March 9, 2020

We have received several inquiries regarding the Alcalde Reception honoring Simon & Kimberly Blattner, and if it would be held as scheduled based on the evolving Coronavirus situation. As of March 9, 2020, there are three cases of coronavirus in Sonoma County. One confirmed positive patient with coronavirus was transferred to a Sonoma County hospital...
Chase Street Bridge Location

Chase Street Bridge Replacement Project Request for Proposals (RFP) Deadline Approaching

Posted on March 6, 2020

The City of Sonoma is requesting proposals for Construction Management, Inspection, and Materials Testing Services. The City is seeking to retain a Construction Management and Material Testing consultant firm(s) with licensed professional civil, geotechnical engineers, and material testers for the Chase Street Bridge Replacement Project Federal Project BRLS-5114 (016). Proposals are due: Wednesday, March 11,...
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