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Hwy 12 Detour Map

Caltrans Repaving Resumes, Detours at intersection of Broadway & Napa Street and Leveroni & Napa Road Expected Thursday, Friday and Monday

Posted on January 20, 2022

Caltrans contractor, Bay Cities Paving, will be resuming repaving work starting today, January 20th, possibly Friday, January 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and possibly Monday, January 24th.  This work will necessitate some lane closure/detours at two locations on Hwy 12: Broadway/Napa St – (detour map attached) Traffic northbound on Broadway will be diverted onto...
City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting – January 19th, 6:00 PM

Posted on January 14, 2022

CORRECTION: Original post title included an incorrect meeting date. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19th, not January 18th. A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Testing, Vaccines, Boosters, New Health Order, Volunteers Needed and More

Posted on January 14, 2022

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County bans large gatherings, recommends residents stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days as case rates & hospitalizations increase significantly The County reported a case rate this week of 211.6 new daily cases per...
Special Joint Meeting

Special Joint City Council / DRHPC Meeting – January 18th, 6:00 PM

Posted on January 14, 2022

A special joint meeting of the Sonoma City Council and the Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission (DRHPC) will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal.  The item to be considered is: Discuss/consider Eliminating the Design Review Role and Responsibilities of the DRHPC. The meeting will...
Special City Council Meetings

Special City Council Meeting – January 14th, 2:30 PM

Posted on January 13, 2022

A special meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held virtually on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 2:30 pm. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal.  The item to be considered is:  Discuss/Consider/Act on a Motion to Reconsider the Broadway Restriping Project and If Motion to Reconsider Passes, Discuss/Consider/Decide Options for the Restriping of Broadway The...
Open by appointment only

Sonoma City Offices open by Appointment Only beginning Tuesday, January 18th through February 11th due to surge in COVID cases

Posted on January 13, 2022

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections in Sonoma County, Sonoma City Hall will be open to the public by appointment only beginning Tuesday, January 18th until February 11, 2022, to protect members of the community and our employees by limiting person-to-person contact. We will be operating by phone and email during regular business...
Public Works Director

Be our new Public Works Director

Posted on January 11, 2022

The City of Sonoma is seeking a Public Works Director (Annual Salary $140,558 – $170,849 DOQ/DOE) who is a proven leader and experienced professional with a passion for delivering high-quality services to carry out the critical functions of the Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will understand how to lead the activities of the Public...
Martin Luther King Jr

Sonoma City Offices Closed Monday, January 17th

Posted on January 11, 2022

City of Sonoma offices will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
County Message

Sonoma County bans large gatherings, recommends residents to stay home as much as possible for next 30 days

Posted on January 11, 2022

In an effort to help slow down the current coronavirus surge, the County of Sonoma announced a new public health order Monday that bans gatherings of more than 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors where social distancing of at least six (6) feet per person is not feasible, as well as gatherings of 12 or...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Opportunities this Week

Posted on January 10, 2022

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County is currently experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases. Health officials urge all individuals 12 years and older who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 5 or more months ago to get boosted to protect them...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP) from Arborists for Sonoma Plaza tree inventory, health evaluations and risk assessments

Posted on January 10, 2022

The City of Sonoma is requesting proposals from Arborists. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 PM on Monday, January 31, 2022. Scope of Services: The Contractor shall conduct an inventory of the trees within the Sonoma Plaza Park based on a survey conducted previously and included in the RFP Attachment A .  The...
meetings returning to virtual

All City Council, City Commission and Committee Meetings Returning to Virtual Format

Posted on January 7, 2022

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19/Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Sonoma is taking steps to protect the health and safety of staff and our community.  On Thursday, January 6, 2022, the City Council voted to return to a fully virtual format for all City Council, Commission, and...
Ducarroz

Olympic Medalist Nikita Ducarroz to Visit City Saturday January 15th, Will be Recognized at Public Event in Front of City Hall

Posted on January 7, 2022

>>En español<< Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Nikita Ducarroz will visit her hometown and be honored by the City of Sonoma at an event in front of City Hall located at No. 1 Sonoma Plaza on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Sonoma Mayor Jack Ding and members of the City Council will be in...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and Testing Opportunities This Week

Posted on January 3, 2022

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case rates have more than tripled in the past two weeks in Sonoma County. Health officials say it is vital to use our familiar preventive measures to avoid a surge in cases and hospitalizations. While the variant has changed,...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Testing, Vaccines, Boosters & Holiday Guidance

Posted on December 22, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County reported the first confirmed case of the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant this week. While case rates remained stable this week, public health officials urge residents to use our familiar preventive measures to avoid a surge in...
Farmers Market Vendor Applications

2022 Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications & Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted on December 20, 2021

 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 2022 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 2022. Sponsorship Opportunities...

ABAG Releases Final Regional Housing Needs Allocations (RHNA)

Posted on December 20, 2021

On Thursday, December 16th, the ABAG Executive Board conducted a public hearing and adopted (Resolution No. 13 - 2021) the “Final RHNA Plan” for its member jurisdictions for the 6th Cycle Housing Element update process. For the City of Sonoma, this means that the Housing Element that is to be prepared and adopted by the...
Erica Warren

Meet Erica Warren, Our New Environmental Compliance Analyst

Posted on December 16, 2021

Public Works Director Colleen Ferguson is pleased to announce that Erica Warren is the City’s new Environmental Compliance Analyst. She began her new role on Tuesday, December 7th. As the City’s Environmental Compliance Analyst, Ms. Warren is responsible for the City’s stormwater permit program and other environmental programs, as well as developing and maintaining geographic...
Happy Holidays

Holiday Office Closure Dec. 23rd – Dec. 31st

Posted on December 16, 2021

Sonoma City Offices* will be closed beginning Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 through  Friday, December 31st, 2021 (re-opening Monday, January 3rd) in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays. *Public Works will be open with minimal staffing on Tuesday, December 28, and Wednesday, December 29 while City Hall is closed.  Public Works staff will also...
: indoor face coverings, testing for mega events

California Dept. of Public Health Requires Masking for All Public Indoor Settings

Posted on December 14, 2021

(En Español abajo) The California Department of Public Health has issued a new travel advisory and updated COVID-19 guidance for face coverings and mega-events. Masking is required for all public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Dec. 15. Attendees of mega-events must show proof of vaccination before attending an event or a negative antigen...
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