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Update: The National Weather Service extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Wednesday, July 10th, and the Red Flag Warning through Saturday, July 6th. The Sonoma County Health Officer has also extended thier Heath Advisory through Tuesday, July 9th. As a result of the extended heat event, some of the locations listed below as "Cool Places...

Dear Sonoma Valley Community, As we gear up for our annual 4th of July celebrations next Thursday, we understand the heightened concerns surrounding fire safety, particularly in the wake of the recent Point Fire in mid-June. Your safety remains our top priority, and we want to address these concerns with transparency and assurance. Below, you...

As we approach Independence Day, we hope everyone is gearing up for a fantastic week filled with community spirit, festivities, and family fun. Here are some important updates to help you plan your week. No Tuesday Night Market on July 2nd This is a friendly reminder that the Tuesday Night Market will not be held...

The City of Sonoma is excited to announce Carolyn Fulton as the new Cemeteries Manager. Starting July 1st, Carolyn will oversee Mountain, Valley, and Veterans' Cemeteries, focusing on expansion, support services, and historical preservation. With over two decades of experience in cemetery management at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Carolyn brings invaluable expertise to this role....

View/Download this Press Release in PDF format June 28, 2024 - Sonoma, CA – The City of Sonoma is pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Fulton as the newly created Cemeteries Manager. This pivotal role was established following a comprehensive cemetery study, which recommended the creation of a dedicated position to oversee the expansion...

On Tuesday, November 5, 2024, a general municipal election will be held in the City of Sonoma for two Council Member seats. Official nomination papers for eligible candidates desiring to file for the above office(s) may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma, beginning July 15, 2024, through...

ELECTION DATE:  Tuesday, November 5, 2024 NUMBER OF OFFICES TO BE FILLED:  Two City Council Seats - 4 Year Term to 2028 NOMINATION PERIOD:  Monday, July 15, 2024 through Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00PM* * If one of the two incumbents does not file for re-election by the close of the nomination period, the...

It's the perfect season to be out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. As you plan your outdoor space, consider creating a climate-ready landscape designed with the future in mind. By selecting low-water use plants, implementing rainwater harvesting, and following fire-wise principles, your yard will be better equipped to withstand drought, floods,...

On June 6th, 2024, the City of Sonoma held a press conference at Sonoma City Hall to honor the donation of an ambulance filled with vital medical supplies to Ukraine. This donation, a gesture of solidarity with Sonoma’s Sister City, Kaniv, and the broader Ukrainian community, was made possible through the collective efforts of the...

The County of Sonoma has created official evacuation zone maps, encompassing the City of Sonoma and the incorporated areas of Sonoma Valley, to ensure residents are prepared for emergencies requiring evacuation. Previously, evacuation zones varied by incident. Now, these zones will remain consistent, and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their specific zones and...

Please join the Sonoma City Council and Planning Commission as they continue their discussion on the General Plan Update at a Special Meeting on June 25th at 6:00 p.m. This meeting follows up on the study session held on June 5th. The meeting agenda will be available in advance on the City’s CivicWeb meeting portal....

Good News! We have an important update regarding the American Elm tree in Sonoma Plaza. Following a comprehensive assessment following the tree’s diagnosis of Oak Root Fungus (Armillaria mellea), which included both basic and advanced evaluations, it has been determined that the American Elm poses no imminent danger. As a result, we will be removing...

Happy Pride Month, Sonoma! June is pride month, a time when our community comes together to honor and celebrate our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) friends, family, and neighbors. This month is a powerful reminder of the progress we've made towards equality and the work that remains. Sonoma Valley Pride: Reflecting on the...

Summer weather has arrived in Sonoma, and our region has already experienced a couple of mild heatwaves. While Sonoma is relatively accustomed to periods of 90-100-degree days in the summer, California is facing more frequent episodes of extreme heat, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses for everyone. It's essential to remain vigilant and take necessary...

Audubon Canyon Ranch and Sonoma Land Trust have announced a series of prescribed burns in Sonoma Valley and Calistoga to reduce wildfire risks and support native habitats. The burns will take place from June 13 to June 27, covering multiple properties in the region. Schedule and Locations: June 13–14: Bouverie Preserve, 13815 Sonoma Highway, Glen...

The City of Sonoma has officially issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting qualified individuals or firms to submit proposals for conducting a Comprehensive Fee Study, Overhead Cost Allocation Analysis, and Nexus Study for Impact Fees for Public Facilities and Services. Proposals must be submitted by July 10, 2024. Interested parties can access the full...

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