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Submit Your Nomination for the Earth Day 2024 Sustainable Business Recognition

Posted on April 12, 2024

In celebration of Earth Day 2024, the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sonoma are working together to recognize a local business for its green practices. Any business that operates in the City of Sonoma is welcome to nominate itself, or individuals can nominate a local business for consideration. It's simple, just...
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The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project Launching Next Week

Posted on April 12, 2024

The City of Sonoma’s AMI project to replace all water meters begins next week. The first phase of this project will start on April 17th, where the city’s contractor (Concord Utilities Services) will begin inspecting all existing water meter utility boxes to assess their condition and gather other information that will be used to plan...
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Update! State Route 37 to close for four weekends starting April 19th

Posted on April 8, 2024

Starting from April 19, 2024, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is set to initiate a significant pavement repair project on State Route-37 (SR-37) between State Route-29 in Vallejo and State Route-121 in Sonoma. This project will necessitate full closures of the highway for 55 hours on consecutive weekends*, including April 19, April 26, May...
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Sonoma City Launches Online Discretionary Funding Application

Posted on April 5, 2024

In a proactive move to establish transparency and fairness, the City of Sonoma is proud to announce the launch of its new online Discretionary Funding Application. This initiative aims to streamline the process for organizations seeking funding from the Council Discretionary Use Funding within the Recreation and Community Services Program. Through this digital platform, the...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals (RFP) for an IS/MND for the 196 East Spain Street Single Family Residential Project

Posted on April 3, 2024

The City of Sonoma (City) requests proposals for the preparation of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the 196 East Spain Street Single Family Residential Project. The project entails the construction of 2,315 square feet of additions to the existing 2,007 sf residence, the construction of a new 382 sf Accessory Dwelling...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals for on-call electrical engineering services

Posted on March 27, 2024

The City of Sonoma is seeking proposals from Professional Services Consultants to provide on-call electrical engineering services. Details about the required services are outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Important Dates: RFP Distribution: March 27, 2024 Deadline for Questions: April 10, 2024 Responses to Questions Released: April 16, 2024 Proposal Submission Deadline: April 24,...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals for on-call geotechnical engineering and material testing services

Posted on March 27, 2024

The City of Sonoma is seeking qualified firms and individuals to provide crucial geotechnical engineering and material testing services. These services are earmarked for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects and plan checking/peer review duties for private development projects. All the specifics are outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Key Dates to Remember: RFP Distribution:...
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Deadline to Apply for the 2024 Student Creative Arts Award is Fast Approaching!

Posted on March 26, 2024

The City of Sonoma's Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) encourages high school junior and senior artist to apply for the 2024 Student Creative Artist Award for a chance to win $2,000. The submission deadline is April 5, 2024. Interested student artists are encouraged to submit an online application. The submission should include samples of...

Last Day to Register! 2024 Alcalde Reception Honoring Wayne Schake

Posted on March 25, 2024

The Sonoma City Council and the City of Sonoma are delighted to extend a warm invitation to all members of our wonderful community to join us for a special reception honoring Wayne Schake, our esteemed 2024 Alcalde onTuesday, March 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Vintage House Senior Center, located at 264 1st St...
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Earth Day “Celebration of Trees” Photography Contest – Submit Your Photo Through April 15th

Posted on March 22, 2024

Attention all photographers and nature enthusiasts! The City of Sonoma is excited to announce our annual Earth Day Photo Contest, and this year, we're putting the spotlight on trees! Trees are not only essential for the health of our planet, but they also inspire us with their beauty and resilience. We invite you to celebrate...
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Chase Street Bridge Reopening Announcement

Posted on March 21, 2024

The City of Sonoma is pleased to announce that the Chase Street Bridge over Nathanson Creek, connecting Broadway and Austin Ave, is now officially open to both vehicle and foot traffic! After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to provide a safer and more efficient crossing for our community. We would like...
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Prescribed Burns in Montini Preserve Continue Next Week

Posted on March 15, 2024

The Sonoma Ecology Center in collaboration with the City of Sonoma has been conducting controlled pile burns at the Montini Open Space Preserve in Sonoma in late February 2024, and will continue through April.  While the park will remain open, some trails may be impacted, so please observe closure signs. Proposed Remaining Dates: March 19, 20...
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Sonoma Needs You! Serve Your Community on a City Commission or Committee

Posted on March 14, 2024

Are you passionate about parks? Committed to climate action? Dedicated to design & historic preservation? Now's your chance to make a difference! City Commissions and Committees are expanding, offering more residents a voice in local decision-making. Apply to serve on our Parks, Recreation & Open Space, Climate Action, Design Review, and Historic Preservation Commissions today!...
Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals for On-Call Structural Engineering Services – City of Sonoma Public Works Department

Posted on March 12, 2024

The City of Sonoma has officially released a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting Professional Services Consultants to submit proposals for on-call structural engineering services. The RFP outlines the city's requirements and expectations for potential consultants. The schedule of events from the issuance of the RFP to the award of the contract is as follows: RFP...

UPDATED – Reception Announced in Honor of 2024 Alcalde Wayne Schake

Posted on March 4, 2024

UPDATED -  The previously posted version included an incorrect date - the Alcalde Reception is on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. A reception honoring Wayne Schake, the City of Sonoma 2024 Alcalde, will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Vintage House, 264 1st St E, in Sonoma beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited...
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