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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 13, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on November 30, 2016
    County Administrator's Office

    The County of Sonoma will be holding an informational community meeting on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, to provide an overview of the cannabis ordinances that will be considered by the Board of Supervisors on December 6th. Additionally, both County and City of Santa Rosa staff will present information related to proposed cannabis taxation ordinances that will also be heard on the 6th by both the Board and the Santa Rosa City Council.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 30, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 15, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 10, 2016
    Board of Supervisors
    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.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 28, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on October 28, 2016
    County Administrator's Office

    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 27, 2016
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department (PRMD) is holding a Public Workshop on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. Community members are invited to participate in the workshop and share their input on ways to adapt to sea-level rise and protect the Sonoma County Coast.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 5, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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)

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 27, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 21, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 14, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 31, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

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

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 25, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

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

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 23, 2016
    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 parents and family members play in the lives of children.

  • Published on August 18, 2016

    The Sonoma County Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division is proud that the community initiative it supports to encourage advance care planning, My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County, has been honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).

  • Published on August 17, 2016

    Starting August 29, Sonoma County’s Economic Assistance Service Center will reduce call-in hours to peak times, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., while increasing the number of eligibility workers answering calls about Medi-Cal, CalFresh and General Assistance benefits. The changes are expected to cut the time callers are on hold before connecting with Service Center workers.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 11, 2016
    Board of Supervisors

    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.

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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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