City of SR: Solar Workshop, Grants & Weeds

Jun 7, 2011 in Miscellany, Public Meetings

June 8th, Wednesday- Free Solar Workshop. Q & A Forum, Everything you want to know about going solar! Audience encouraged to bring questions and a recent copy of your PG&E bill for advice. RSVP Workshops take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month covering a different topic. Location: 35 Stony Point Road, UFO Building, Room M  Time: 6-7 p.m.  For more info or questions about the Clean Energy Advocate visit or call 707-543-3886

Grants Available- Do you have a great idea for your street, your block or your neighborhood?  The Community Advisory Board (CAB) can help you bring your ideas to life with a Community Improvement Grant up to $1,000!  Community Improvement Grants are available to neighborhood groups -Projects which encourage neighborhood or groups “sweat equity” and/or enhance working together as a team rather than mostly contracted out labor, will be given greater weight.  If you are an individual, you will need to show community involvement and “buy-in” for the project. How to Apply- applications are available at the following under Neighborhood Resources or you can contact us for a hard copy at: Community Advisory Board  415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA  95404  (707) 543-3710  Application Deadline:  July 1, 2011 For more info: contact Ed Buonaccorsi at 543-3710 or

Clean-Up Your weeds , Quick! Fire season will be here soon and so will Weed Abatement Inspections performed by the Santa Rosa Fire Department.   All parcels less than 5 acres in size must have all combustible growth in excess of 4” in height disked or mowed and then removed. Sidewalks, planter strips, alleys and ditches adjacent to your parcel are the responsibility of the property owner. Additional help and information may be found at on the Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Fire Prevention page or call the Fire Department at 707-543-3540 or for further information about weed abatement.

The Santa Rosa Police Department frequently updates it’s Crime Statistics page. One of its’ new features is an interactive crime mapping software through RAIDS Online ( that allows residents access to information on crimes occurring in their neighborhood.

New Interactive Downtown Map- This easy-to-use map features businesses, amenities, and attractions in Courthouse Square, Railroad Square, and beyond.  You can peruse the map, search for a specific business, browse the categories, even find spaces for lease with this exciting new tool!  Interactive Downtown Map

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