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  • Published on April 18, 2017

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted a sweeping platform of strategic priorities this week aimed at tackling some of the County’s most immediate and critical needs.  Divided into four main categories – Securing our Safety Net, Housing for All, Rebuilding our Infrastructure, and Healthy Watersheds – the multi-year priorities will drive County department work plans to deliver actionable outcomes to our community.

  • Published on March 31, 2017

    The annual County Health Rankings have been released, and Sonoma County is listed as the fifth healthiest county in California, making it one of the top mid-sized counties in the state. The list is produced collaboratively by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Published on March 30, 2017

    The Highway 101 Airport Boulevard Interchange will soon welcome residents and visitors with professionally designed landscaping that includes 176 trees. These trees are the final piece of a replanting effort that totals about 1,700 trees, the remainder of which have already been planted both onsite along Mark West Creek, and offsite along Mark West Creek at Cresta Ranch.

  • Published on March 10, 2017

    On Monday, March 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., there will be a public meeting on local fish habitat restoration projects. The Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will take a virtual tour of milestones and projects that are helping to restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed, while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The Russian River will recede to below flood stage at midnight tonight and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will deactivate at 6 pm, Cleanup and damage assessment continue throughout the weekend. Clear skies expected this weekend

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian will peak at 12 noon today, February 10th, at a crest of 34.4 feet.

  • Published on February 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight.

  • Published on February 8, 2017

    Stepping Up is a national initiative sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Sonoma County joins at over 300 counties nationwide and 26 in California in this effort.

  • Published on February 8, 2017

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will be holding a community meeting on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, to provide an overview of cannabis tax ordinances from both jurisdictions. The County and the City have been working over the past two years to developing ordinances and policies to create comprehensive regulatory schemes for the cannabis industry tailored to address local needs.

  • Published on February 7, 2017

    The Board of Supervisors approved entering into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Chanate Community Development Partners, LLC to build a mixture of affordable housing units and recreational amenities on its 82-acre Chanate Complex property

  • Published on February 7, 2017

    On February 7, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appointed Barbie Robinson as the Director of the Department of Health Services. Ms. Robinson served as the Interim Director of the Department since September 2016, and was previously the Assistant Director of the Department.

  • Published on February 7, 2017
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today directed County staff to identify and make recommendations related to critical issues facing Sonoma County’s immigrant community.
  • Published on January 27, 2017

    Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore and Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza will host a leadership meeting of the Latino Caucus of California Counties (LCCC) this Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Santa Rosa to discuss issues of statewide concern to the Latino community.

  • Published on January 25, 2017

    At their January 24, 2017, Board meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors extended agreements with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) through December 31, 2025, continuing agricultural, environmental and community-based research and educational programming in Sonoma County.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has opened a temporary permit center in Guerneville to help property owners obtain permits for non-structural storm damage repairs, such as drywall and electrical repairs, resulting from recent flooding of the Russian River.  Today, 1/24/2017, is the last day for the Temporary Mobile Permit Center, and that all operations will be at Permit Sonoma’s (PRMD) main office at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on January 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    While another winter storm is expected to hit Sonoma County starting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 the California Nevada River Forecast Center does not forecast flooding of the Russian River as a result.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will remain at flood stage (above 32 feet) until 6 p.m. this evening. The County’s Emergency Operations Center continues to remain active to provide updated information and emergency services to Sonoma County residents.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding. Six sites will be available to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Published on January 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    El Centro de  Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo a las 2 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 37.7 pies. El pronóstico actual indica que el río permanecerá en fase de inundación hasta las 8:00 p.m. el Jueves.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    The Board of Supervisors has approved a plan that establishes 2017 as the Year of the Senior to celebrate the economic and social contributions of residents age 60 and older.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM
    El Condado emite aviso de evacuación voluntaria en las áreas de inundación previstas
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    An advisory evacuation notice has been issued from the Sonoma County Emergency Operation Center for residents living in the Russian River flood way and its tributaries. For your safety, you're requested to leave the areas below the 38.3-foot flood level in the lower Russian River area. Be sure to take essential items, such as medicine, with you.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM
    Debido a la llegada de una segunda tormenta, se espera que el Rio Ruso llegara otra vez a escenerio de inundación a 32.3 pies, hoy a las 5:00 p.m. El Centro de Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo mañana a las 6 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 38.4 pies.
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Due to the arrival of a second winter storm, the Russian River is anticipated to again reach flood stage of 32.3 feet at 5:00 p.m. today. The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will reach its peak at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, cresting at 38.4 feet.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM
    El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia responde a las inundaciones y se prepara para una segunda tormenta
  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Russian River is currently cresting at 35.1 feet and is anticipated to remain at flood levels through 6 am on Tuesday, January 10th.  A second storm is predicted this evening and into tomorrow with high winds of over 40 miles per hour with moderate flooding on Wednesday January 11th.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    El Rio Russo alcanzo niveles de inundación (32 pies) a la 1 a.m. de esta mañana. Se anticipa la cresta de inundación (35.2 pies) ocurrirá a las 2 p.m.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    The Russian River reached minor flood stages of 32 feet at 1 am this morning, January 9 th. As of 9 am on January 9 th, the forecast model indicated that the Russian River will peak at 1 pm today, January 9 th, at a crest of 35.2 feet.

  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 7:15 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma abre el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia, empieza  evacuaciones voluntarias areas de inundation previstas.
  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM
    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating that the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight, January 8 th.
  • Published on January 5, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County­ beginning Saturday and continuing through Monday.  Heavy rainfall and some flooding of rivers and creeks is possible.

  • Published on December 13, 2016

    On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved funding for the development of Andy’s Unity Park, a 4 acre community park in Southwest Santa Rosa. This action follows a significant community engagement process to inform the development of the park.

  • Published on November 30, 2016

    The County of Sonoma will be holding an informational community meeting on Friday, December 2, 2016, to provide an overview of the cannabis ordinances that will be considered by the Board of Supervisors on December 6, 2016.

  • Published on November 15, 2016

    Sonoma County took significant action today to ease the local housing crisis. With actions taken by the Board of Supervisors, the County is now set to expand emergency shelter capacity during winter months, implement innovative programs to boost homeless services, challenge federal Housing and Urban Development regulations to make housing vouchers work in Sonoma County, and invest nearly $4 million in new affordable housing construction in 2017.

  • Published on November 10, 2016
    Community members are invited to attend a Sonoma Valley Connect informational forum to focus on law enforcement in Sonoma Valley on December 8, 2016 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at El Verano Elementary School, 18606 Riverside Drive, in Sonoma. Spanish translation will be provided along with snacks and beverages.
  • Published on October 28, 2016

    Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Al Terrell advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning.

  • Published on October 28, 2016

    On Tuesday, November 1, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will present the prestigious Jefferson Award to three local nonprofit organizations, one board, and one individual for their “Excellence in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement.”

  • Published on October 25, 2016

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) announces the start of an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency Fellowship that will train 25 community members to serve our county as community educators.

  • Published on October 5, 2016

    At their October 4, 2016, meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, also serving as the Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors, provided direction to staff to return by the end of the year with a county-wide safe medicine disposal extended producer responsibility ordinance (Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance)

  • Published on September 27, 2016

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to monitor the Sawmill Fire, which began in Sonoma County at approximately 10:50am on Sunday.

  • Published on September 25, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    The Sawmill Fire, which began at approximately 10:50 am today, has burned approximately 500 acres off Big Geysers Road and Geysers Resort Road, 10 miles east of Cloverdale. Due to ordered evacuations, the County of Sonoma has opened an Evacuation Center with the Red Cross. Read more

  • Published on September 21, 2016

    On September 20, 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appointed Barbie Robinson as the Department of Health Services Interim Director. Ms. Robinson has served as Assistant Director with the Department, which consists of approximately 600 employees and a budget of $246 million, since February, 2016.

  • Published on September 14, 2016

    On September 13, 2016 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors announced their selection of Karen Fies as the next Director of the Human Services Department.

  • Published on August 31, 2016

    After a nationwide search and extensive interview process, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors selected Sheryl Bratton as their next County Administrator. 

  • Published on August 25, 2016

    First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions in local policy making bodies

  • Published on August 23, 2016

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child Support Awareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital role parents and family members play in the lives of children.

  • Published on August 11, 2016

    First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites the community to the inaugural Springs Festival on Saturday, September 10th, to celebrate the completion of the long awaited safety and beautification improvements on Highway 12, including sidewalks, street lights, curbs and gutters, and new paving as well as progress on other important initiatives in the area.

  • Published on August 10, 2016

    Early next week the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin road repair on a section of Highway 1 near Gleason Beach in Northern Sonoma County. Earlier this year, Caltrans closed the southbound lane due to substantial erosion of this coastline road. Caltrans expects the highway to open back up to two lanes within 6-8 weeks. One lane of the road will remain open at all times during construction, controlled by a traffic signal.

  • Published on August 9, 2016

    Three Sonoma County programs were selected to receive Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), which recognize innovative county government initiatives across the country. Annually NACo requests that counties submit programs to promote successes and share best practices.

  • Published on August 8, 2016

    After significant recovery in the local real estate market, the Sonoma County property tax assessment roll came in at $81.11 Billion, an increase of 5.9% from FY 2015-16. The growth was due to increases in median home values, combined with the restoration of many assessments that were temporarily reduced due to the real estate recession (Proposition 8 assessments), which resulted in the highest valuation the roll has had to date. 

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