Friday, November 27, 2020 - Friday, December 4, 2020
The ‘News & Updates’ online newsletter gives a snapshot of the City’s most recent news posts. Read on to see the latest news from the City of Sonoma.

Photo: Santa is coming to town...tonight (Friday, 12/4)! Presented by the Soroptomist International of Sonoma Valley, Santa will Drive-By in a Sonoma Valley Fire District Fire Engine. Starting at 5pm, Santa will start at MacArthur Street, travel to Broadway and continue around the Sonoma Plaza before heading west on Napa Street to Hwy 12 through the Springs. Enjoy Santa's Drive-By Safely! Please wear your masks and keep your distance from those not in your household.
City Council Meeting & City Council Reorganization Monday

A regular meeting of Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm. The full agenda and staff reports including items on the consent calendar and public hearing items can be found on our CivicWeb Portal. City Council...

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State announces Regional Stay at Home Order

The State announced a new Regional Stay Home Order on December 3, 2020, that will go into effect within 24 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. It prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for...

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Upcoming Elevated Fire Concerns & PSPS "Watch"

ELEVATED FIRE CONCERNS BEGINNING SUNDAY EVENING The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued "Elevated Fire Concerns" beginning Sunday, December 6th due to dry conditions and gusty winds in the North Bay Mountains. Follow forecast updates from...

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Sonoma's Path to Carbon Free Electricity

With growing concern over the climate crisis, the Sonoma City Council unanimously passed a Climate Emergency Resolution at its November 2nd meeting. A key element of the resolution is to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions to net zero no...

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Support Sonoma, Shop Local Online

This Holiday Season its more important than ever to support our local businesses. connects you with local shops, wineries, restaurants and other businesses whose goods and services can be safely sent to your friends and family over ...

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Altamira Apartments - Affordable Housing Applications

SAHA (Satellite Affordable Housing Associates - affordable housing developer) is beginning to accept applications for Altamira Apartments located at 1269 Broadway in Sonoma. The waiting list for 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units at...

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Sonoma Rotary Clubs Grants and Free Consulting to Businesses

The Sonoma Valley Rotary Foundation is providing locally-owned Sonoma Valley businesses that have 20 or fewer employees with grants of $500 or more to help those businesses navigate the COVID pandemic, ensure safety for employees and patrons, and ...

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State announces assistance for businesses impacted by COVID

The Governor's office announced this week that ​California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions​. The temporary tax relief offers: An automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers...

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Options for COVID-19 Testing in Sonoma County

While there are alarming increases in transmission rates across California, Sonoma County rates have declined significantly this week due, in part, to expanded testing opportunities. Testing is one of the most effective methods of gaining a...

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New Sonoma Minimum Wage Rates effective January 1, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate in the City of Sonoma is $15.00/hour for large employers (26 or more employees) and $14.00/hour for small employers (25 or fewer employees). The scheduled increase is included in the minimum wage...

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