News & Updates

Access to accurate and timely information is critical to helping you understand the issues and decisions facing our City Council and Commissions and engage in the policy making process.  Stay informed by reading the latest news and updates below, sign up to receive "About Town," the Sonoma City e-newsletter and subscribe to meeting agendas and minutes for the City Council and Commissions.

Latest News Posts

Are you ready for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

City of Sonoma Extended Power Outage Preparation Update

Posted on September 13, 2019

At Wednesday’s meeting, City staff provided an update to the City Council and the community about our efforts to prepare for the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).  Read a brief summary and highlights of the presentation below. You can also view the PowerPoint presentation and watch a recording of the presentation (presentation starts at...
Senior Management Analyst, Erica Jacobs

Meet Erica Jacobs, Our New Senior Management Analyst

Posted on September 13, 2019

Erica Jacobs our new Senior Management Analyst in the City Manager's office. Erica recently moved to Sonoma County from the Seattle area, where for the past twenty years she has worked in a variety of planning, project management and policy roles for King County, Washington. Erica's recent work included leading the master planning and design...
City Council Meeting September 16

City Council Meeting – September 16th

Posted on September 13, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, September 16th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular schedule include: Quarterly City Council Agenda Planning Calendar for October - December 2019 Depot...
A photo rendering of a proposed Verizon Wireless Small Cell Node at 303 West Napa Street.

Planning Commission to Hear Small Cell Applications September 12th

Posted on September 9, 2019

Watch a recording of the meeting. The three Use Permit applications submitted by Verizon Wireless to install a wireless telecommunications small cell node in the public right-of-way will be heard by the Planning Commission at their meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal.  You...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 09.04.19

Posted on September 5, 2019

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.
Depot Park First Street West Improvement Project After

Public Meeting for Depot Park First Street West Frontage Improvements – September 10th

Posted on September 3, 2019

You are invited to a Public Meeting to discuss the First Street West Frontage Improvement Project (project) on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Meet at Depot Park Picnic Area near First Street West for a discussion & walking tour. Download Flyer. The City of Sonoma Public Works Department will host a...

Sonoma Businesses: Are you prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Posted on September 3, 2019

If you own or manage a business in Sonoma, it's important to be prepared for PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program to proactively turn off the power for safety during periods of extreme wildfire danger. The City of Sonoma is sharing information to help community members plan for the potential impacts of an extended...
Sonoma Residents: Are you ready for a public safety power shutoff?

Sonoma Residents: Are you prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Posted on September 3, 2019

By this time, it’s likely you have heard about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program to proactively turn off the power for safety during periods of extreme wildfire danger. If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, PG&E may turn off the electricity serving that area.  Ultimately, PG&E decides...
SoCoEmergency

Sonoma County to Test Emergency Alerts on September 5th

Posted on August 30, 2019

Download Press Release in Spanish. On Thursday, September 5th, Sonoma County’s Department of Emergency Management will test three alert and warning systems, including the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, SoCoAlert, and the National Weather Service NOAA Weather Radio System, from 10:00am until 11:10am. During this testing period, residents and visitors within the communities of Healdsburg,...
City Council Meeting, Wednesday, September 4th

City Council Meeting – September 4th

Posted on August 30, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular schedule include: Update and Initial Direction on Updating Housing Element /...
WE'RE HIRING, Associate Planner, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Accounting Technician

City Seeking Applicants for Four Open Positions

Posted on August 28, 2019

The City is currently seeking qualified applicants for four (4) positions. For more detailed information, select the job title below or visit our Current Job Recruitments Page. Full-Time Accounting Technician ($59,774 – $72,655), Applications Due Friday, September 27th Limited-Term Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Office of the City Clerk ($26.29-$31.96 per hour), Applications Due Friday, September 6th...
Rendering of Proposed Verizon Wireless Small Cell

Planning Commission to Consider Verizon Wireless Small Cell Node Applications – September 12th

Posted on August 27, 2019

Verizon Wireless has submitted three Use Permit applications install a wireless telecommunications small cell node in the public right-of-way for sites identified as Sonoma 006 (see 006 location map), 007 (see 007 location map) and 012 (see 012 location map). The applications will be heard by the Planning Commission on September 12, 2019. Subscribe to...
Happy Labor Day

City of Sonoma Offices Closed Monday – September 2

Posted on August 27, 2019

The City of Sonoma offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
Now Hiring Accounting Technician

Now Hiring – Accounting Technician

Posted on August 23, 2019

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – City of Sonoma ($59,774 – $72,655) Click to View Brochure Immediate opening for an Accounting Technician.  Performs a variety of complex and technical accounting functions in one or more assigned areas, including utility billing and customer service, accounts receivable, business licenses, cash entries and deposits; or payroll and accounts payable,  maintain related...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 08.19.19

Posted on August 20, 2019

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.
Sonoma Ready Day, Sept 8th

“Sonoma Ready Day” Emergency Preparedness Fair – September 8th

Posted on August 16, 2019

County of Sonoma is hosting "Sonoma Ready Day," an Emergency Preparedness Fair September 8th, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Saralee & Richard's Barn Learn about emergency response and how YOU can be prepared for disasters. Resource tables and lectures will be hosted by first responders, community leaders, health and...
City of Sonoma Rings in the 2019 Winegrape Harvest

City of Sonoma “Rings in the Sonoma Valley Harvest”

Posted on August 16, 2019

  It's Official...the 195th Sonoma Valley Winegrape Harvest has begun! Thank you to City staff, councilmembers & guests who braved the heat to "Ring in the Sonoma Valley Harvest" with a special ringing of the City Hall bell on Friday, August 16th and also to the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) for letting...
City Council Meeting August 19th

City Council Meeting – August 19th

Posted on August 15, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, August 19th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including presentations, items on the consent calendar, and the continued public hearing from August 5th regarding the Sonoma Cheese Factory on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular...

City Now Accepting Applications For Limited-Term, Part-Time Administrative Assistant in the Office of the City Clerk

Posted on August 15, 2019

Exciting and unique opportunity to learn the procedures and processes of the City Clerk’s Office.  Immediate opening for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Administrative Assistant in the Office of the City Clerk ($26.29-$31.96 per hour). The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties in support of the department; provides information and assistance to the public;...
City seeking part time sustainability coordinator

City Now Accepting Applications for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Sustainability Coordinator

Posted on August 15, 2019

Immediate opening for a Limited-Term, Part-Time Sustainability Coordinator ($34.03-$41.37 per hour). Performs professional level work in the field of climate change and sustainability. The focus of the Sustainability Coordinator is threefold: City of Sonoma Climate Change Action Plan; Waste Minimization/Recycling; and, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The Sustainability Coordinator receives general direction from the Planning and...
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