The City of Santa Rosa will transition from at-large to district-based elections starting November 6, 2018
WHY DISTRICT ELECTIONS?
The city received a certified letter from the law firm of Shenkman & Hughes on July 17, 2017 claiming the city is violating the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code §§ 14025-14032) because Council members are elected at-large rather than by districts. Dozens of local government agencies in California have faced similar challenges in recent years.
Learn more from the City of Santa Rosa.
The City of Santa Rosa will now have its refuse and recycle needs met by a new company — Recology. Recently, this new service provider sent out an introduction postcard. If you didn't receive it, the information below will be all the more useful.
Welcome to Recology: A World Without Waste
We’re excited to announce Recology is now your recycling, organics, and solid waste service provider. During the coming weeks, you will receive more information about services and billing. Welcome to the Recology family!
Service begins January 1, 2018!
For more information, please visit
The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma have joined forces to provide a comprehensive digital resource through Sonoma County Recovers.
This official page is a resource for all things concerning these unprecedented disasters that have affected our community. Sections include News, Damaged Property, Basic Needs, Financial Help, Contact, Housing, Maps, and so much more!
Visit www.sonomacountyrecovers.org for more information.
Santa Rosa, CA — The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa will be opening a local help center in cooperation with FEMA and the California emergency services office on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Local Assistance Center
Press Democrat Building
427 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Daily 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open for the next two weeks or so
This will be a single window with emergency services for residents who have been affected by the fires. Some of the participating agencies and services include:
• FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centre
• California Department of Motor Vehicles
• American Red Cross
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
• HOPE Reaction and Assistance to Animal Crisis
• Sonoma County Assessor and Tax Collection
• Child support services
• Accommodation assistance
• Fire and emergency services
• Health services and human services
• Construction permit agencies
• Transportation and public utilities
• Veterans services
The line will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM for at least one week at the Press Democrat Building. ADA accessible. Spanish services available. Children's play area on-site.
For more information, please contact the Sonoma County Community Hotline at (707) 565-3856.
City of Santa Rosa Emergency Information
Our neighborhood is safe from the Tubbs fire for the time being. The mandatory evacuation area lies north of Guerneville Road/Steele Lane. Some neighbors have chosen to evacuate voluntarily, if for no other reason than to avoid the thick smoke which is affecting air quality in Santa Rosa. If you do decide to evacuate, consider turning off the gas to your home. This is a simple task requiring just a crescent wrench. See infographic below.
Our neighborhood's emergency center is at St. Luke's on the corner of Mendocino Avenue and Denton Way. The church is open with volunteers staffing the building. I checked yesterday on our emergency supplies which we store there, as well as our emergency generator.
The winds and temperatures are meant to be more subdued today, so we hope the firefighting agencies are able to get ahead of the fires. However, the return of high winds could cause the fires to flare up and spread again, perhaps toward our neighborhood. Please think about your household's evacuation plan and monitor the Santa Rosa Emergency Information Page for updated evacuation zones, road closures and more.
You can sign up for free emergency alerts from Nixle by texting your zipcode (e.g. 95401) to 888777.
If there are vulnerable neighbors who might need help evacuating or may need help if the power goes out, please check on them.
From what I saw walking the neighborhood, our neighbors are staying calm and alert. People seem to have their contingency plans in place and are generally well-prepared. On behalf of the RHNA Board, thank you all for looking out for each other.
UPDATE: Monday, October 9, 2017 4:45 AM
Santa Rosa City Manager, acting as Director of Emergency Services has declared the fires in Santa Rosa as a local emergency.
SEVERAL SANTA ROSA NEIGHBORHOODS UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION
NEW EVACATION SHELTERS OPENED
Evacuation orders have issued for residents of the following Santa Rosa neighborhoods due to approaching fires
• Cross Creek Road
• Sky Farm Drive
• Saint Andrews Drive,
• All residences north Fountaingrove Parkway
• Montecito Heights
• The Hopper Avenue Area West of Coffey Lane (Between Dennis Lane and Hopper Avenue to the north and south and Coffey Lane and Barnes Road to the east and west)
• All residences east of Fulton Road, between Piner Road and Guerneville Road
• Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Sutter Hospital are being evacuated
More information: srcity.org/610/Emergency-Information.
DID YOU KNOW?
Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right-to-know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)). Community water systems (CWSs) are required by Federal regulations (63 FR 44511, August 19, 1998) to provide to its customers a CCR each year.
Community water systems, like Santa Rosa’s, serving 10,000 or more persons are required to mail or otherwise directly deliver these reports.
The report lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water, as well as health effects information related to violations of the drinking water standards.
Read the latest Santa Rosa Water Quality Report: bit.ly/SRWaterReport16.
Local Workshops to Outline Upgrades
Property Owners and renters from around the county are invited to join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop to learn about topics including:
Schedule of Dates, Times and Locations:
RSVP to GSenergy@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-6470
*Energy audit prize winner must be a Sonoma County residential property owner. There is no cash equivalent for prizes.