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Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal – April 9, 2018

Posted on February 15, 2018

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set April 9, 2018 as the deadline for completion of private fire debris cleanup. The deadline requires that properties be cleared of ash and debris by April 9, 2018. The deadline pertains to all residential property owners in Sonoma County who had homes destroyed by...

Sonoma County Mental Health Resiliency Forum February 22

Posted on February 15, 2018

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors members, Shirlee Zane and Lynda Hopkins, with special guest Congressman Mike Thompson, invite all community members to attend the Mental Health Resiliency Forum on Thursday, February 22nd. The Forum will feature a Resources and Services Fair starting at 6:00 p.m. before the main presentation and moderated panel begins at 7:00...

Natural Resources and Economic Development Workshop February 13

Posted on February 13, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at a workshop on natural resources and economic development on Tuesday, February 13 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the  Board of Supervisors Chambers, located at 575 Administration Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Officials from the City...

Santa Rosa City and Sonoma County to Host Rebuilding Community Meeting on February 15

Posted on February 9, 2018

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma encourage residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The joint City-County meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Finley Community Center located at 2060 West College Avenue in Santa Rosa....

Reminder for Residents Displaced by Fires to Update their Address Information

Posted on February 9, 2018

Sonoma County Assessor, William F. Rousseau, is urging residents displaced by the October 2017 wildfires to update their mailing address with the Assessor’s office. “We are working with the Sonoma County Tax Collector, Erick Roeser, on insuring that all property tax mailings are up to date,” said William F. Rousseau, Sonoma County Assessor. Property owners can change...

Supervisors Seek Input at Housing Recovery Workshop

Posted on February 5, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input at the Housing Recovery Workshop on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Burbank Housing, North Coast Builders Exchange, City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, Sonoma Clean Power, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,...

Planning Commission Review–Updated

Posted on February 5, 2018

Consideration of the proposed Gateway Mixed Use development at 870 Broadway has been re-scheduled to a special meeting of the Planning Commission that will take place on March 22, 2018. The Planning Commission's consideration will include environmental review, as well as the application for use permit and design review approvals.

Marcelo DeFreitas Named 2018 Honorary Alcalde

Posted on February 2, 2018

The City of Sonoma has selected Marcelo Defreitas as Honorary Alcalde (“Alcalde” is the Spanish name for Mayor.) After considerable discussion, the Mayor nominated Mr. Defreitas in recognition of his fundraising efforts and contributions to the Sonoma community. She announced her selection at the January 29, 2018 Council Meeting and it was ratified unanimously by...

City Council Meeting – February 5, 2018

Posted on February 2, 2018

The next regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, February 5 at 6 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports. Some key Items to be considered by the City Council include: Appointments to the City's Commissions & Committees Appointment to the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Advisory Committee Water...

Modified Building Inspection Availability

Posted on February 1, 2018

The Building Department is currently in the process of recruiting for its Building Inspector position.  Beginning Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and continuing until further notice the Building Department will be altering the availability of building inspection services as follows: Building inspections will continue to be available and may be scheduled for the morning or afternoon...

First Water Rate Workshop Addresses Pricing Structures and Objectives

Posted on January 31, 2018

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 the City Council held its first Water Rate Study session.  At this session, the consultants reviewed the overall process and components of the water rate study; provided an overview of the “evolution” of various water rate structures, reminded Council members of the City’s current rate structure, and discussed common rate study...

February 5th Hearing on Hillside Appeals to be Rescheduled

Posted on January 30, 2018

In August and September of 2017, the City of Sonoma Planning Commission approved separate applications for the development of three residences on three lots in northeast Sonoma (at Fourth Street East and Brazil Street) having a zoning designation of Hillside Residential. Those approvals were subsequently appealed to the City Council. A public hearing date for...

Application for FSE Project Withdrawn

Posted on January 30, 2018

The application for the development of the FSE site with a mixed use project featuring a hotel with restaurant and condominium units has been withdrawn. A new proposal has been made for the parcels adjoining First Street East. This concept calls for the development of a senior care center and and a component of apartment...

City Council Denies Appeal of Altamira Project

Posted on January 30, 2018

At its meeting of January 29, 2018, the City Council heard an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to approve entitlements for the Altamira project, a 48-unit affordable apartment development proposed for 20269 Broadway. After holding a public hearing on the matter, the City Council voted 5-0 to deny the appeal. A resolution implementing this...

County of Sonoma to Open Resiliency Permit Center February 13

Posted on January 30, 2018

The County of Sonoma is establishing a Resiliency Permit Center exclusively dedicated to assist survivors of the fires rebuild. The center, which will open on February 13, will accelerate the permitting process for home owners of the approximately 3,000 residential properties destroyed or damaged in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. The Resiliency Permit Center will...

City Council Meeting – January 29, 2018

Posted on January 28, 2018

The next regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, January 29 at 6 pm.  View the full agenda and staff reports here.  Items to be considered by the City Council include: Selection of the 2018 Alcalde Appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the affordable housing project at 20269 Broadway...

Staff Report for Altamira Appeal

Posted on January 26, 2018

The staff report for the appeal of the Altamira affordable apartment developments, along with the meeting agenda, is  now available for download here: https://sonomacity.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=203 The hearing on the appeal will occur at the City Council meeting of Monday, January 29, 2018, which begins at 6:00 p.m. It will take place at the Community Meeting Room,...

Voters Displaced by the Sonoma Fires Urged to Update Voter Registration Information

Posted on January 25, 2018

Sonoma County Clerk, William F. Rousseau, is urging residents displaced by the October 2017 wildfires to update their mailing address with the Registrar of Voters so that they receive voting materials for upcoming elections. “We want to help voters who may have been impacted by the wildfires understand how to update their voter registration. With...

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to Host Recovery Workshops

Posted on January 25, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at three upcoming public workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different topic, including Housing, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, and Infrastructure. Topic areas will be discussed on the following dates: February 6,...

Anticipated Planning Commission Review

Posted on January 23, 2018

The Sonoma Cheese Factory Renovation/Expansion project is tentatively scheduled for Planning Commission review at the regular meeting of March 8, 2018. The Planning Commission's consideration would include environmental review, as well as the application for use permit and design review approvals.
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