County Administrator's Office

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Sheryl Bratton

Sheryl Bratton
County Administrator

The Board of Supervisors appoints the County Administrator. In addition to assisting the Board in managing, directing and coordinating the operations of all county departments, the County Administrator also prepares the county budget and makes recommendations to the Board to promote economy and efficiency within the county.

The County Administrator's Office assists the Board of Supervisors in managing, directing and coordinating the operation of all departments over which the Board exercises control. The County Administrator also appoints the General Services, Fire Services and Information Systems Directors.

Post-Wildfire Disaster Fiscal Outlook Update - December 12, 2017

Staff Report to the Board of Supervisors providing the County's preliminary estimate of post-disaster fiscal impacts and challenges.

Staff Report – Fiscal Outlook Update(PDF: 735 kB)

Post Disaster Update(PDF: 2.07 MB)

  • 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 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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  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 22, 2018
    Beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the County of Sonoma in collaboration with the City of Santa Rosa will temporarily close the section of the Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) from Roseland Avenue to Dutton Avenue to remove unlawful encampments and reestablish a safe and clean environment for all trail visitors. The effort is anticipated to last two days, after which the County will reopen the closed section of the JRT for recreational trail use.
  • Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    Published on May 2, 2018

    The Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has unveiled a new website that increases online access to records, including all recordable land and finance records. Members of the public can now purchase and download a wide range of records immediately and order certified copies of certain records online.

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Major activities of the office include:

  • Review of all Agenda Items for the Weekly Meetings of the Board of Supervisors
  • Evaluation of Performance of Appointed Department Heads
  • Responsibility for Managing and Coordinating the County' Emergency Services Function
  • Legislative Analysis for the Board of Supervisors and all County Departments
  • Preparation of Studies and Analyses including Quarterly Financial Reports and Multi-Year Budget Projections
  • Preparation of the County Budget Preparation of the County's Capital Improvement Program
  • Staff Services to the Criminal Justice Council and the Health and Human Services Council
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Contact Information

575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

County's Annual Operating Budget

SoCo Budget

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FY 2018-2019 Recommended Budget
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Sonoma County Annual Reports

2016 Sonoma County Annual Report

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Annual Report 2016

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SoCo Correspondent

SoCo Correspondent

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Sonoma County monthly electronic newsletter

Sonoma LAFCO

Local Agency Formation Commission

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Created by State law in 1963 to regulate the boundaries of cities and special districts.

County Compensation and Salaries

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2011-2015 salary and benefit information for Sonoma County employees

SB 272

Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

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