Sonoma County Recovers

News & Press Releases

As the thousands of firefighters and emergency responders have returned home, our attention now turns to rebuilding our beautiful County.

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  • Published on May 14, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) have committed to addressing over excavation issues that occurred as a result of the government-sponsored debris removal program after the October 2017 wildfires. Cal OES will work in coordination with the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa to examine sites of concern and determine if over excavation occurred.

  • Published on February 25, 2018
    Cal OES has conducted a high-level, independent assessment of Sonoma County’s emergency notification process and response to the October 2017 devastating wildfires.

  • Published on February 21, 2018

    The County of Sonoma encourages residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Altimira Middle School located at 17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. 

  • Published on February 14, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set April 9, 2018 as the deadline for completion of private fire debris cleanup. 

  • Published on February 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Board of Supervisors members, Shirlee Zane and Lynda Hopkins, with special guest Congressman Mike Thompson, invite all community members to attend the Mental Health Resiliency Forum on Thursday, February 22nd.
  • Published on January 29, 2018
    The County of Sonoma is establishing a Resiliency Permit Center exclusively dedicated to assist survivors of the fires rebuild. The center, which will open on February 13, 2018 will accelerate the permitting process for home owners of the approximately 3,000 residential properties destroyed or damaged in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County
  • Published on January 24, 2018
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at three upcoming public workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different topic, including Housing, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, and Infrastructure.
  • Published on January 24, 2018
    Sonoma County Clerk, William F. Rousseau, is urging residents displaced by the October 2017 wildfires to update their mailing address with the Registrar of Voters so that they receive voting materials for upcoming elections.
  • Published on January 19, 2018
    Federal, state, and county leaders will all come together for a Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall in Sonoma on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to receive updated information on debris removal and what to expect during the rebuilding process in the months to come

  • Published on January 18, 2018
    Within seven weeks of opening its doors, the Santa Rosa’s Resilient City Permit Center has issued five residential rebuild permits with over a dozen more under review. Three of these permits include properties that were included in the Sonoma County Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program, the government-sponsored fire debris removal program managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency and local officials.
  • Published on January 11, 2018
    California Governor Jerry Brown released the proposed FY 2018-19 State budget today, which includes a number of items that support the County of Sonoma’s and City of Santa Rosa’s efforts to recover from the devastating October 2017 wildfires. Specifically, the budget designates $23.7 million to backfill property tax losses incurred by the city, county, and special districts on damaged homes and businesses.
  • Published on October 18, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    In response to the Northern California fires and at the request of the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters, Governor Jerry Brown signed an Executive Order declaring that the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Election will be conducted wholly by mail. On the ballot is a local contest for Timber Cove County Water District and local measures F, G and H.

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