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  • Published on January 8, 2019

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors would like to wish you a happy new year.  2018 was a challenging year for many of our residents, but it was also the year we started to rise together. Although we know we have a long way ahead of us, we want to make 2019 the year of recovery. 

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  • Published on December 7, 2018

    As we continue to rise from the ashes together, our County has been sending employees to assist with the recovery efforts in Butte County. We can lend a helping hand now because together, we are strong, we are resilient, we are Sonoma County.

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  • Published on November 30, 2018
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued two executive orders to further assist communities recovering from devastating fires
  • Published on November 9, 2018
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Published on November 8, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District is issuing a Winter Spare the Air Alert starting tonight, Thursday, November 8, through Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Published on November 5, 2018

    Time is running out to save on an electric vehicle. You can save big on a new or used EV or Plug-in Hybrid during Sonoma Clean Power’s final year of Drive EV, now through November 16th.

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  • Published on November 2, 2018

    Fairgrounds Raffle Baskets won by Russell Thompson and Nina Reeser.

  • Published on November 2, 2018
    And the winners are…

    District 1- The Great Snoopy Basket, Charlie Brown!
    Winner! Shannon Dower, Sheriff's Office

    District 2- South County Cache
    Winner! D. Branlund

    District 3- Get Out and Play Basket
    Winner! Dave Ricetti, General Services

    District 4- Wine Country Basket
    Winner! Marc Chandler, CDC

    Distirct 5, West County Bounty
    Chris Culver, Board of Supervisors

  • Published on October 31, 2018

    Time is running out! Campaign closes October 31.
    Plenty of prizes left to win!

  • Published on October 30, 2018

    Campaign closes October 31, 2018

    Our County community has raised $223,511 and we need your help to reach our County goal of $300,000.

  • Published on October 26, 2018

    The 2018 Combined Fund Drive continues to roll in Week 5.

    Will you help keep the momentum going and keep the good times rolling toward our goal of $300,000?

  • Published on October 18, 2018

    This week's winners GAVE- and WON!

  • Published on October 15, 2018

    This week's winners chosen from our generous employee donors!

  • Published on October 11, 2018
    County employees have raised $217,705 as of October 8.
    Will you keep the good times rolling toward our goal of $300,000?

  • Published on October 9, 2018

    Combined Fund Drive Update
    Will you keep the good times rolling toward our goal of $300,000?

  • Published on October 9, 2018

    Another group of winners chosen from our generous employees who have entered payroll deduction pledges!

  • Published on October 9, 2018

    Weekly Drawings!

    All employees who have pledged are entered into each week's drawing. Pledge early to improve your chances of winning!

    All names stay in the drawing until the end of the campaign. Everyone who has pledged is eligible to win all the way through the Campaign.

  • Published on October 5, 2018

    The October 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires event had a profound impact on the Sonoma County community. As we rebuild and heal, we are mindful that even as we focus on future planning in the aftermath of our own fire event, our neighboring counties are dealing with fire containment and response, the displacement of community members, and the reality that recovery will be a long and difficult process. 

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  • Published on September 14, 2018

    Any vote can win a cake! 

    • Come see the cakes on display and buy tickets to vote.
    • Cakes will be on display from 10:00 to 1:00 in the County Administration Building hallway.

  • Published on September 14, 2018

    Let the Good Times Roll with your donation through the County of Sonoma's 2018 Employees Combined Fund Drive.

    One by one, we can all contribute to moving our community to recovery. Are you ready to help?

  • Published on September 7, 2018

    On Monday, September 10th the County of Sonoma will be conducting a SoCoAlert TEST. All Sonoma County residents who are subscribed, and all landlines, will receive a phone call. Sign up at  866-939-0911. On Wednesday, September 12th the County will conduct a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) TEST. This test will involve the communities of Roseland, Healdsburg, Penngrove, Cotati and Glen Ellen. WEA is an emergency message sent through your mobile carrier, similar to Amber Alerts. No registration is required. Additionally, the County will conduct an Emergency Alert System test, which will interrupt local radio and television broadcasts.

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  • Published on August 8, 2018

    Many residents in Sonoma County live in or near fire danger. For those who do live in a high fire area, knowing what to do when conditions are ideal for a forest or urban fire is essential.

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  • Published on August 6, 2018

    On the Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Cannabis Ordinance Amendments.

  • Published on July 5, 2018

    Sonoma County Recovers Together! The public is invited to come share ideas about what actions will lead to a successful recovery and resilient future for Sonoma County. Topics include: preparedness, infrastructure, housing, economy, natural resources, and safety net. The goal is to ensure the safety, livelihood, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. See event locations and details in this month’s issue.

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  • Published on June 28, 2018

    The County of Sonoma is providing an online view of the County’s annual operating budget as part of our commitment to transparency, open government, and citizen engagement.  This site presents the County’s operating budget in a visual style to help promote an understanding of how the budget is structured and where the County is dedicating available resources

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  • Published on May 7, 2018

    On April 17, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved road improvement projects which will make it easier and safer to travel in Sonoma County. These improvements will be funded with the new gas tax, also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

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  • Published on April 3, 2018

    California State Association of Counties is producing a series of videos and blog postings that highlight California Counties’ best practices. The programs they are spotlighting are recipients of the annual Challenge Awards, which recognizes the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments.  

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  • Published on March 23, 2018

    The National Weather Service’s general rule of thumb is that a half an inch of rainfall in an hour can cause flash flooding in areas affected by fires. To better prepare, you can consider certain things.

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  • Published on February 7, 2018

    As we reflect on the past year and look forward to the next, the vital role the County plays in improving the lives of the people and communities we serve has become all the more clear. We are living and working with a pre-and-post fire frame of reference – just like every county resident, business, government agency, and nonprofit.

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  • Published on January 8, 2018

    The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored.

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  • Published on December 26, 2017
    The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored. In order to help residents assess their risk and prepare for flooding, a post-fire hazard map is now available.

  • Published on December 15, 2017
    California Penal Code Section 396 generally prohibits charging a price that exceeds, by more than 10 percent, the price of an item before a state or local declaration of emergency. This law applies to those who sell food, emergency supplies, medical supplies, building materials and gasoline. The law also applies to repair or reconstruction services, emergency cleanup services, transportation, freight and storage services, hotel accommodations and rental housing.
  • Published on December 13, 2017
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District unanimously approved an ordinance to prorate annual sewer charges for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Sonoma Complex Fires in October, 2017.
  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on November 30, 2017
    To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000.
  • Published on November 30, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk Recorder Assessor, William F. Rousseau, announced today that properties with structures that were severely damaged by the Sonoma Complex Fires may be eligible to transfer their property tax base (Prop. 13) to a replacement property.
  • Published on November 21, 2017
    For low-income Sonoma County residents and families living paycheck to paycheck, the fires left several financial worries in their wake. For more than 2,100 households, immediate help was needed to buy enough food to feed their families.
  • Published on November 20, 2017

    Private Clean-up Application forms for County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa residents, whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires, are due by close of business day on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • Published on November 20, 2017

    The deadline to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers who lost wages or became unemployed due to recent fires has been extended to December 18, 2017, from November 16 by the U.S Department of Labor.

  • Published on November 14, 2017
    After some of the costliest fires in California’s history, you might not be thinking about buying flood insurance. But, the time to buy flood insurance is now.
  • Published on November 13, 2017
    A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance.
  • Published on November 13, 2017

    This afternoon, the City of Santa Rosa provided an update on their assessment of the city’s storm drain infrastructure that was damaged in the recent fires.

  • Published on November 13, 2017

    On Sunday, November 12, 2017 the City of Santa Rosa will host a press conference on the potential impacts of incoming rain in the Fountaingrove area, and provide important information for area residents. 

  • Published on November 13, 2017

    On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal.

  • Published on November 10, 2017 at 8:55 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa Water Department has issued notices to customers in select areas advising them to stop drinking tap water due to recent damage to the water system resulting from the fires. A total of 13 homes in Fountaingrove received the advisory notice after slightly elevated levels of contaminants were detected in two…
  • Published on November 10, 2017 at 8:50 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma are encouraging residents to stay alert for landslides, sinkholes, and other rain-related issues, particularly in the fire impact areas. While these warnings are typically issued during winter rain events, there are increased risks in burn areas due to high debris levels, damaged infrastructure, and missing vegetation, so enhanced awareness is critical…
  • Published on November 9, 2017 at 5:15 PM
    This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold two resource fairs focused on debris removal.
  • Published on November 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017.
  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    The U.S. EPA has been alerted that people affected by the Northern California fires may be receiving fraudulent calls from individuals posing as U.S. EPA staff and asking for financial information or offering grant awards.

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