News & Updates

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Latest News Posts

City Council Meeting, October 19

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

Posted on October 16, 2020

A meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, October 19th 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: Verizon Small Cell Sites in Commercial Areas Appeals Update on Progress on Implementing City’s Climate...
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Fire & EMS Staffing Prioritized in City Budget

Posted on September 30, 2020

Despite overall City budget reductions of more than $1.1 million this fiscal year, the City of Sonoma’s contract with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority for fire and emergency medical services includes continuation of three firefighter/paramedic positions added last year using a federal grant. The City pays only one-third of the cost for these positions...
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Reductions, Reassignments, and Reserves: City Budgeting in the time of COVID-19

Posted on September 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic is significantly impacting City revenues along with the local economy, the City’s focus is on supporting the community throughout this public health and economic crisis, while setting a flexible course of action for funding City services. Key revenues like hotel taxes are being closely monitored, and the City’s financial reserves or...
City Council Meeting, Monday June 29th

City Council Meeting – June 29th, 6pm

Posted on June 29, 2020

A meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 29th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on the consent calendar and public hearing on our CivicWeb Portal.  The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: A Resolution Approving an Ordinance to be Submitted to the Voters of...
Special City Council Meeting June 22, 2020

Special City Council Meeting, June 22nd

Posted on June 19, 2020

A special meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 22nd 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: Appoint a Representative to the Sonoma County Library Commissioner Presentation on City Budget Workshop including 5-Year...
Special City Council Meeting June 22, 2020

UPDATE: City Budget Workshop #2, Now June 22nd, 6:00 PM

Posted on June 11, 2020

Update 6/16/2020 -  The Budget Workshop originally scheduled for Friday, June 19th has been moved to Monday, June 22nd at 6:00 PM. The City Council will hold a City Budget Update and Study Session to discuss the financial impacts of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency and the Resulting Economic Emergency at their Special Meeting on...
City Council Meeting, May 18, 2020, 6pm

City Council Meeting – May 18th, 6PM

Posted on May 15, 2020

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal.   Items on the public hearing include: CONTINUE TO JUNE 15, 2020 - Appeals of Three (3) Use Permits/Sites for Verizon Small Cell Facilities...
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Council Studies Impacts of Pandemic on City Finances

Posted on May 8, 2020

Along with many businesses, city finances have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. With a tourism-based local economy, the City of Sonoma is reliant on hotel and sales taxes which represents 54% of the City’s General Fund budget. While City revenues were trending at or above projections prior to the...
Special City Council Meeting May 8th

Special City Council Meeting, City Budget Update and Study Session – May 8th

Posted on May 7, 2020

The City Council will hold a City Budget Update and Study Session to discuss the financial impacts of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency and the Resulting Economic Emergency on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1:00 PM. See the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal.  The update and study session will include: Overview of Pandemic Impact...
Special City Council Meeting 4/27/2020

Special City Council Meeting – April 27

Posted on April 27, 2020

A meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, April 27th at 5:00 pm. View the full agenda on our CivicWeb Portal. The items for discussion are: Brief Update on City’s Emergency Response to COVID-19 Including the Following Actions: Appoint an Ad-Hoc City Council Subcommittee to Work with Staff on Financial Impacts and 5-Year Forecast, FY 19/20...
About Town, the E-Newsletter from the City of Sonoma

July Edition of “About Town” Now Available

Posted on July 26, 2019

The latest edition of "About Town," the quarterly E-Newsletter from the City of Sonoma, is now available! Included in this issue: Sonoma City Party, August 1st SAVE-THE-DATE, Jean Powell Day is August 5th CSEC Youth Member Position Open Sewer Trunk Main Replacement Project Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget Available to View Online Free Tuesday Evening Shuttle...
City Council Meeting June 17, 6pm

City Council Meeting – June 17

Posted on June 14, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 17th  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports, including a public hearing on Commerical Cannabis Regulations, as well as items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular schedule by City...
Special City Council Meeting, June 5th

Budget Workshop Scheduled for June 5, 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

A special meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:00 PM to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (FY 19-20) Operating and Capital Budget for the City of Sonoma and Successor Agency. The City Council will hold a budget workshop to review, discuss, and provide initial direction to staff...
City Council Meeting April 15

City Council Meeting – April 15

Posted on April 12, 2019

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, April 15  at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports including this month's "Celebrate Sonoma" presentation to Robert Wilson and items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. Items to be considered on the regular schedule by City Council are: Study...

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Budget Available Online

Posted on September 20, 2018

The current adopted budget for the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 is now available to view or download in four (4) parts from the City's website.  See the Current Adopted Budget - Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. The Finance Department is primarily responsible for the development and preparation of the City of...

FY 2018/19 Proposed Budget Documents

Posted on June 15, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: THE MEETING WILL START AT 4:00PM.  The FY 2018/19 proposed budget documents are now available to view and download on the City's Budget page. The City Council will hold a budget workshop to review, discuss and provide initial direction to staff on the proposed FY 18/19 City of Sonoma Operating and Capital Improvement...

City Council Meeting – June 18

Posted on June 15, 2018

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, June 18 at 6 pm. View the full agenda and staff reports. Items on the regular calendar to be considered by the City Council include: Review of the Proposed FY 2018/19 Operating and Capital Budget The meeting will be held at City Council...

Special City Council Meeting – May 30

Posted on May 29, 2018

While the agenda for the Regular Meeting of May 30, 2018, was posted on the CivicWeb Portal, distributed to the Council / Agenda subscribers within the time parameters set by the Ralph M. Brown Act, it was inadvertently not posted on the City Hall bulletin board 72 hours prior to the meeting. This is also...
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