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SPARC Cannabis Dispensary

Posted on March 4, 2021

Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 03.01.21

Posted on March 2, 2021

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.
City Manager Search Survey

Join us on our Journey in Search of a New City Manager: START WITH OUR SURVEY!

Posted on March 1, 2021

(Español abajo) The Sonoma City Council is interested in getting feedback from you, our community, on our search for our next City Manager. It’s an opportunity to have a community discussion on what’s important and your opinion matters. City Manager Search Survey The former Sonoma City Manager retired in January 2021, and the Sonoma City...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Reopening Metrics, Testing Options, School Reopening, Sports Guidance & Vaccine Distribution

Posted on February 26, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 23rd, the County has 14 new daily cases per 100,000 (down slightly from 14.2 last week), a test positivity rate is 4.6 percent (up from 3.9 percent) and an equity...
Sanitation District Survey

Local Sanitation District Seeks Community Opinion

Posted on February 26, 2021

The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District) is seeking your opinion regarding natural hazards in the area. The information you provide will help us identify and develop projects for the District’s 2021 Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The survey should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and your...
City Council Meeting March 1st

City Council Meeting – March 1st, 6:00 PM

Posted on February 25, 2021

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, March 1st 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 special regular calendaris: Appointment to the City Council In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the...
COVID Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 19th

Posted on February 19, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 11th, the County has 14.2 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 20.5 last week), a test positivity rate is 3.9 percent (down from 5.2...
COVID-19 Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic for Residents 70+, Food and Agriculture Production & Childcare Workers Sunday

Posted on February 16, 2021

SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN Drive-Thru, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Sunday, February 21st, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sonoma Valley High School Parking Lot Appointments are now open for: Those ages 70 and older, Phase 1(a) Healthcare Workers, Phase 1(b) Food & Agriculture PRODUCTION that live or work in Sonoma County (no grocery store workers, restaurant,...
COVID Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 12, 2021

Posted on February 12, 2021

Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  As of February 11th, the County has 20.5 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 27.2 last week), a test positivity rate is 5.2 percent (down from 6.5 percent) and an equity metric positivity rate of 8.6 (down from 10.8 percent). The County needs...
City Council Meeting February 17th

City Council Meeting – February 17th, 6:00 PM

Posted on February 12, 2021

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, February 17th 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: Fiscal Year 2018/19 Audited Financial Statements, Governance Letter, Auditor’s Appropriations Limit Letter, Auditor’s Management...
Mountain Cemetery Graffiti Abatement

Community Volunteers Help with Graffiti Abatement at Mountain Cemetery

Posted on February 12, 2021

Last Saturday, City of Sonoma Public Works Department staff organized a Community Volunteer event at Mountain Cemetery targeting graffiti abatement. Over a dozen volunteers turned out on February 6th for the inaugural Mountain Cemetery volunteer workday. The City would like to extend a heartfelt 'Thank You! to the volunteers that donated their time and energy...
Happy Presidents Day

Sonoma City Office Closed Presidents’ Day – February 15th

Posted on February 11, 2021

Sonoma City offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 02.01.21

Posted on February 10, 2021

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.
COVID-19 Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic for Residents 70+, Food and Agriculture Production Workers Sunday

Posted on February 9, 2021

SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN Drive-Thru, COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Sunday, February 14th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sonoma Valley High School Parking Lot Appointments are now open for Residents 70 Years or Older & Food and Agriculture Production Workers with proof of workplace eligibility. Food Sales and Food Service are NOT yet eligible. Sonoma Valley...
Special City Council Meeting

Special City Council Meeting – February 9, 4:30 PM

Posted on February 5, 2021

A special meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 4:30 pm. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal.  The item to be considered is: Review Letters of Interest Received and Give Direction to Mayor Harvey Regarding Nominations for Appointees to Regional Commissions & Committees In order to minimize the...
Bike2It

Bike2It! Bike Local Challenge

Posted on February 5, 2021

The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring a challenge to those interested in decreasing their carbon footprint. The challenge: try using a bike for destinations within 2 miles. Everyone who signs up for the challenge in February will be entered into a drawing for a bike rack, basket, or lock. For more information and to...
Battery Storage Basics

Introduction to Battery Storage—Free Online Class

Posted on February 5, 2021

Solar battery storage is an increasingly viable option to decrease electricity costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase resiliency during natural disasters and power outages. Sonoma Clean Power is offering a free online class--an introduction to battery storage. The class will cover how battery storage works, different sizes (from small to household-capacity), control options, and...
COVID-19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – February 5, 2021

Posted on February 5, 2021

Sonoma County remains the most restrictive “purple” tier in the state’s framework.  While case numbers are declining, we are still experiencing a high rate of spread. As of February 2nd, the County has 27.2 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 34.3 last week), a test positivity rate is 6.5 percent (down from 8.3 percent) and...
We are Hiring!

Applications for Two Open Positions in Public Works due February 8th

Posted on February 3, 2021

The City is currently seeking qualified applicants for two (2) positions in the Public Works Department. For more detailed information, select the job title below or visit our Current Job Recruitments Page. Full-Time Public Works Operations Manager (Annual Salary$99,978 – $121,524 DOE), Applications Due 5:00 p.m. February 8, 2021 Full-Time Maintenance Worker position in the...
Application for Appointment to the City Council

City Council Appointment Application Now Available

Posted on February 3, 2021

The Sonoma City Council is seeking applications to fill the unexpired council term of Rachel Hundley.  Individuals interested in serving must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in Sonoma; and also must be a resident residing within the city limits of Sonoma at the time of appointment.   Sonoma residency and...
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