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  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 15, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    After significant recovery in the local real estate market, the Sonoma County property tax assessment roll came in at $85.5 Billion, an increase of 5.46% from FY 2016-17.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 10, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child Support Awareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital role of establishing, collecting, and distributing child support to families.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 25, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to recognize the County of Sonoma as a national leader in advancing solar energy.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 21, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    Sonoma County ranked 2nd among mid-sized counties throughout the nation in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and even reduce carbon emissions.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 19, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Board of Supervisors approved an agreement today to implement the Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Savings Toolkit Program, which will allow library cardholders throughout the County to check out toolboxes to help them save energy and water.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 19, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has been awarded the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments. Sonoma County was selected as the Gold Level Recipient, the top honor, among counties with a population of 500,000 or more.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 13, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on July 11, 2017 approved a Development and Disposition Agreement authorizing the sale of the 81.56-acre County-owned Chanate property with Chanate Community Development Partners, LLC.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 10, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The County of Sonoma is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Jefferson Awards. Nominations are due on Monday, August 7, 2017. The Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 6, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors were notified on July 5th that Sheriff Steve Freitas will retire effective August 1, 2017. The office of Sheriff-Coroner is a publicly elected position and Sheriff Freitas’ term was set to expire in December 2018.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 5, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has released its work plan for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes $4.285 million for maintenance dredging of the interior channel of Bodega Bay. Bodega Bay is located in Sonoma County on the California Coast about 60 miles north of San Francisco.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 28, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 22, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    Fourth District Supervisor James Gore will be hosting a Community Engagement Summit along with the Mark West Area Citizens Advisory Council on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 16, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to consider next steps toward creating mixed income housing on a Santa Rosa property located on West College Avenue, which is currently owned by the Sonoma County Water Agency.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 16, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    On June 15, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $1.59 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The County of Sonoma today made public the Disposition and Development Agreement (Agreement) with Chanate Community Development Partners, LLC, a contract that provides for the sale of 81.56 acres of land commonly known as the Chante Campus, which is located at the former site of the Sutter Medical Center off Chanate Road in Santa Rosa.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Today, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the first contracts of the 2017 Pavement Program, kicking off construction on 54.49 miles of roads this summer, as part of a 97 mile program approved by the Board last year.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County residents will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the County’s $1.57 billion Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, with the public hearing scheduled to start on Monday, June 12, 2017.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today appointed Erick Roeser as the new Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector.  Mr. Roeser has been appointed to complete the unexpired term of the incumbent, Donna Dunk, who retired in May prior to the completion of her term

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 24, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved multiple actions that will increase the supply of affordable housing in Sonoma County. These actions included policy changes that free up local housing development funds for use in all areas of Sonoma County, and building 12 or more “Tiny Houses” on County-owned land located at 665 Russell Avenue, in Santa Rosa.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 24, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Today, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors dedicated funding for improvements at railroad crossings required to establish Quiet Zones. Once Quiet Zones are established, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) locomotive engineers cannot sound the train’s horn at crossings, however the horn may still be used to provide a warning or in an emergency.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 10, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today accepted a $3.5 million award from the California Department of Health Care Services to support new initiatives to improve childhood dental health. The Department of Health Services will administer and manage the grant program, titled Cavity Free Sonoma. 

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 9, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Preliminary results of the 2017 Homeless Count reveal homelessness is gradually decreasing in Sonoma County. On January 27, 2017, over 150 volunteers and homeless guides canvassed all of the County’s census tracks and counted 2,835 people who were either unsheltered, in shelters, or in transitional housing.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 9, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has established a new ongoing committee to advise the Board on pension related matters and is encouraging community members to apply. The goal of the Independent Citizen’s Pension Committee is to provide recommendations that will further the Board’s efforts to ensure a more fair, equitable, and sustainable County pension system.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 5, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Fifth District Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins announced today that she will not pursue the purchase of any property to serve as a homeless day service shelter in the lower Russian River area at this time.  Instead, the County will strengthen coordination and funding for health, human, and public safety services in the lower Russian River area, and any future service center location discussions will be conducted in collaboration with the community.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 18, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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 April 10, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
    Sonoma County will hold an Airport Area Specific Plan Public Workshop on Thursday April 13th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Windsor High School Library. Attendees will explore land use, circulation, and public improvements to the Airport Area over the next 20 years.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 31, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 30, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on February 21, 2017
    County Administrator's Office

    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.

  • 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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 8, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 8, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    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.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 27, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 25, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 11, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

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County of Sonoma
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Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235
 

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