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  • Published on December 6, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters.

    Hoy la Oficina del Auditor Estatal presentó un reporte que evalúa la evacuación de residentes con Necesidades Funcionales y de Acceso (AFN – Access and Functional Needs) durante los incendios del 2017. El reporte incluye nuestro condado y otros dos condados afectados por desastres significativos.

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters. 

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on December 4, 2019
    Department of Health Services
    In the United States, yearly outbreaks of seasonal flu usually occur during the fall through early spring. Influenza or "the flu" is a serious contagious disease.

  • Published on November 26, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    Local Coastal Plan Update Workshops
    Fire Rebuild Updates
    Tanker Rollover HazMat Response Near Sonoma
    Updates Coming to Sonoma County Building & Fire Codes

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on November 20, 2019
    Department of Health Services

    Effective Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for temperatures in the 30's overnight in parts of the county that might also be without power.  Strong winds may increase the danger from cold temperatures (wind chill). Infants, the elderly, those without shelter or heat, and people using alcohol or other drugs are at higher risk from health problems caused by cold.

  • Published on November 19, 2019
    Sonoma County offices will be open for regular operations during the PG&E power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 hrough Thursday, November 21, 2019  except for the service listed.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    On November 5, 2019 The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received proposed revisions to the Sonoma County Code Chapter 28, Emergency and Pre Hospital Care brought forward by the Sonoma county Department of Health Services.

  • Published on November 6, 2019

    As part of the County’s winery events work, the County retained a consultant to conduct traffic studies to address capacity and safety issues related to the increased traffic volumes associated with winery events.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution. Air quality levels are currently within the good range due to offshore winds and decreasing smoke. Northerly winds near the Ranch Fire in Tehama County will allow some smoke to move toward the Bay Area.

  • Published on November 4, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma's main Permit Center and Resiliency Permit Center reopened to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019.  This includes the resumption of regular inspections in areas that are not under mandatory evacuation and are not in the Kincade Fire burn area.  Additional News and Information

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Most County offices are open for regular operations starting on November 1, 2019, except for those listed at this link.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Residents impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Los residentes afectados por el Incendio Kincade pueden acceder a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) que abrirá el lunes 4 de noviembre de 2019 en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Actualizado a las 7:35 AM del viernes 25 de octubre de 2019 CAL FIRE informó que el incendio Kincade se ha extendido a 21,900 acres y actualmente está contenido un 5% y que todas las órdenes de evacuación aún están vigentes.
  • Published on October 25, 2019

    On October 10, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Temporary Emergency Housing Ordinance related to the 2017 Complex Fires. The ordinance was originally scheduled to expire December 31, 2019, but will now be extended until December 31, 2021. With this extension, temporary recreational vehicles and manufactured homes will continue to be permitted for temporary emergency housing through December 31, 2021. Conditions of the permit require that a final inspection be requested prior to that date, confirming that the structure(s) have been removed by December 31, 2021.

  • Published on October 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional actualizado alerta roja para las montañas del Norte de la Bahía y los valles internos del Norte de la Bahía, los cuales incluyen todo Santa Rosa y la mayoría del Condado de Sonoma. En efecto, desde el mediodía del miércoles, 23 de octubre, hasta las 4:00 p.m. del dia jueves, 24 de octubre.  

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Individuals with Health Conditions Individuals with health conditions should talk to their physicians to develop a personal plan for dealing with smoke…

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on October 17, 2019
    Department of Health Services

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Delivering Nutrition Education for CalFresh Healthy Living Nutrition Education program.

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    PG&E implemented the scheduled power shutoff across areas in Sonoma County. This is due to severe weather conditions that carry significant fire risk, specifically high winds and low humidity. Approximately 200,000 Sonoma County residents have been affected.

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    PG&E implemento primera fase de corte de energía en el Condado de Sonoma. Esto es el resultado de las condiciones del clima severo que ha puesto en alto riesgo de incendios, especialmente vientos fuertes y baja humedad. Aproximadamente 200,000 residentes del Condado de Sonoma han sido afectados.

  • Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Due to the power outage, many County offices will be closed, some services will be limited, and some public meetings will be canceled.

  • Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Sonoma County from Wednesday 5 a.m. (10/9) to Thursday 5 p.m. for strong and gusty offshore winds and low humidity. PG&E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. until Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at noon affecting the County. If fire weather conditions persist, PG&E may potentially shut power off.

  • Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido una Vigilancia de Incendios Climáticos y incluye a todo el condado de Sonoma con la excepción de la cordillera de la costa comenzando el miércoles a las 5 a.m. (10/9) hasta el jueves a las 5 p.m., por vientos marinos fuertes y racheados y poca humedad.

  • Published on September 26, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Temporary Occupancy Procedures for Fire Survivors
    • Chapter 40: Sonoma Complex Fire Recovery Code Extension
    • Cannabis Ordinance Update
    • Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Changes
    • Get Involved in the Local Coastal Plan Update!
    • Permit Requirements for Back-up Generators
    • Third Party Plan Check - Permit Process Improvement
    • Expedited Plan Reviews - Permit Process Improvement
  • Published on September 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    During a power de-energization event, a generator can provide emergency electrical power to your home. If you live in unincorporated Sonoma County and plan to use a generator that connects to your electrical panel, you will need a permit from Permit Sonoma for the electrical work. If the generator will be housed in a structure of its own, the structure may be subject to additional permits.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 24, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. Sonoma County will see high temperatures today Tuesday September 24, 2019 beginning at 11:00 am until 8:00 pm tomorrow September 25, 2019 with several areas in the County moving into the orange and red level HeatRisk forecast.
  • Published on September 19, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    As part of our continued pursuit of process improvements, Permit Sonoma has revived our expedited plan review process.

  • Published on September 18, 2019

    As part of our continued pursuit of process improvements, Permit Sonoma has revised the Third Party Plan Check policy (BPC-013). The goal of the revision is to reduce permit processing time by removing some of the obstacles in our previous practice.

  • Published on September 16, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    What is a Local Coastal Plan? The Local Coastal Plan (LCP) serves as the General Plan for the Sonoma Coast. The LCP provides guidance on issues including for land use, protection of resources, and public access. Help Permit Sonoma assess the best ways to engage residents in the update of the LCP update by taking a short survey!

  • Published on September 13, 2019

    The County is working to help fire survivors move back into their homes. In some cases, people may be able to obtain a temporary occupancy permit, allowing them to move into their home before the building permit is finaled.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM
    Health Services

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in Sonoma County for today and tomorrow, Friday, September 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 12, 2019 at 3:50 PM
    Health Services

    El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional emitió un aviso de calor en el condado de Sonoma para hoy y mañana viernes 13 de septiembre de 11 a.m. a 7 p.m. 

  • Health Services
    Published on September 6, 2019
    Health Services

    The MHSA newsletter is published every two to three months by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division.

  • Published on August 30, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Code Enforcement Takes Action on Illegal Cannabis Grows
    • Coastal Close-Up Photo Contest
    • HazMat Team Keeps Our Roads and Waterways Safe
    • Storm Drains Connect Streets to Creeks
    • Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) Update
    • Performance Dashboards
  • Health Services
    Published on August 16, 2019
    Health Services
    There are training resources available to help service providers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to discuss public charge with patients, clients and the community from the California Primary Care Association (CPCA).
  • Published on August 16, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    As of August 15, 2019, the Sonoma County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual version 7.0 is in effect.  Customers are hereby advised that any septic applications will be required to comply with the provisions of the OWTS Manual version 7.0.  Customers are further advised of the following updates to Permit Sonoma’s permitting procedures...

  • Published on August 13, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    The Director of Permit Sonoma hereby adopts the County of Sonoma’s Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual, version 7.0, dated August 15, 2019.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 9, 2019
    Health Services
    Department of Health Services, Administration Division - Health Care Privacy and Security Unit - Request for Proposals# 19-001 (SC001-0000000857) - HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
  • Health Services
    Published on August 8, 2019
    Health Services
    Department of Health Services, Public Health Division – HIV Testing and Prevention Services Contractor – Request for Proposals# 19-008 (SC001-0000000889)
  • Published on July 31, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Environmental Resource Management Summer Academy
    • Sonoma County Receives Merit Award for Housing Initiatives
    • Local Fire Departments to Fly Flags for Red Flag Warnings
    • Code Enforcement Success Story
    • Vegetation Management & Defensible Space
    • July 2019 Performance Data
  • Published on July 30, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is part of a public/private partnership to reduce pollution in the Sonoma Creek and Petaluma River watersheds.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 22, 2019
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division presents a Public Hearing to review the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) DRAFT Program and Expenditure Plan Annual Update for 2019-2020 & Program Report for 2017-2018 on August 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 12, 2019
    Health Services

    On Tuesday July 9, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors awarded the Behavioral Health Youth and Family Services (YFS) contracts to the following three entities: Individuals Now, Inc. dba Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), Seneca Family of Agencies and LifeWorks of Sonoma County. 

  • Published on July 12, 2019

    Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals experiencing homelessness for a preliminary and temporary injunction.

  • Published on July 9, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    As of July 12, 2019, Permit Sonoma will be changing how fees are assessed for encroachment permit applications and septic permit applications to be more consistent with how we assess fees for other types of similar construction permit applications.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 8, 2019
    Health Services
    Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division Behavioral Health Services for Sonoma County Youth Request for Proposals # 19-004 (SC001-0000000855)
  • Published on June 28, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • June Performance Data
    • Onsite Waste Treatment System Manual Updates
    • Comprehensive Planning Work Plan
    • Customer Interview with Jerry Eddinger
    • Public Meeting Recaps
    • Abandoned Vehicle Abatement – 2019 Flood Response
  • Permit & Resource Management Department

    Published on June 12, 2019
    Permit & Resource Management Department

    On June 4, 2019 the Board of Supervisors approved the work plan for the County’s Comprehensive Planning efforts for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Permit Sonoma’s Comprehensive Planning team is responsible for the development and implementation of the General Plan and Area Plans, Local Coastal Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Code, and other policy documents and initiatives as directed by the Board of Supervisors. 

  • Published on May 30, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Fire Prevention – Chipper Program Video
    • Sonoma Developmental Center
    • Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest
    • Code Enforcement Success Story
    • Housing Initiatives
    • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Permit & Resource Management Department

    Published on May 24, 2019
    Permit & Resource Management Department

    The County of Sonoma is embarking on a major planning effort involving the development of a Specific Plan to facilitate the transformation of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) property in Sonoma Valley. The County is seeking consultant services to prepare a specific plan & program EIR for the site.

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