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  • Published on April 19, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Western Council of Engineers (WCE) met on April 18, 2018, at WCE’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. The parties discussed ground rules and information requests, and set a schedule for future bargaining sessions. Learn more.....

  • Published on April 18, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including: 

    Accounting Support Assistant (closes 4/25/2018)

    Animal Health Technician – Extra Help (continuous)

    Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 4/23/2018)

  • Published on April 17, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 13, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session.  The County submitted an updated proposal on employee medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 17, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on April 13, 2018 for their fifth bargaining session.  The County submitted an updated proposal on employee medical benefits. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 12, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives met on April 11th for the parties’ sixth bargaining session. The session began with the County responding to SEIU’s request for costing information on SEIU’s economic proposals, broken out by general fund and non-general fund impacts. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 11, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    Accounting Support Assistant (closes 4/25/2018)

    Animal Health Technician – Extra Help (continuous)

    Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 4/23/2018)

  • Published on April 9, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Prosecutors’ Association met on April 5, 2018, at SCPA’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. The parties introduced the bargaining team members and set a schedule for future bargaining sessions. Learn more...

  • Published on April 5, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and SEIU bargaining representatives held their fifth bargaining session on April 4th. The parties discussed the County’s preliminary assessment of SEIU’s proposals and relevant economic data. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 5, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    Accounting Support Assistant (closes 4/25/2018)

    Animal Health Technician – Extra Help (continuous)

    Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 4/23/2018)

  • Published on April 2, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 27, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The parties discussed salary costing, medical benefits for future retirees, vacation, and bilingual pay. Learn more…..

  • Published on April 2, 2018

    County of Sonoma and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 27, 2018 for their fourth bargaining session. The parties discussed salary costing, medical benefits for future retirees, vacation, and bilingual pay. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 29, 2018

    County of Sonoma and SEIU representatives held their fourth bargaining session on March 28th. The session began with the Union presenting their final proposal, seeking revisions to Article 9 – Special Compensation. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 28, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    Animal Health Technician – Extra Help (continuous)

    Chief Deputy County Counsel – Land Use Practice Group (closes 4/13/2018)

    Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator (closes 4/25/2018)

  • Published on March 28, 2018

    The County of Sonoma and Engineers and Scientists of California, Local 20 (ESC) met on March 27, 2018, at ESC’s request, to discuss successor contract negotiations. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 16, 2018 for their third bargaining session. The parties executed ground rules and exchanged initial formal proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County and DSA\DSLEM representatives met on March 16, 2018 for their third bargaining session. The parties executed ground rules and exchanged initial formal proposals. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County, DSA and DSLEM representatives held their second bargaining session on Friday, March 9, 2018.  Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, opened the meeting by presenting information on the County’s fiscal condition. Learn more....

  • Published on March 26, 2018

    County, DSA and DSLEM representatives held their second bargaining session on Friday, March 9, 2018. Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, opened the meeting by presenting information on the County’s fiscal condition. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 21, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    Animal Health Technician – Extra Help (continuous) 

    Chief Deputy County Counsel – Land Use Practice Group (closes 4/13/2018)

    Correctional Deputy II (continuous)

  • Published on March 15, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met for the third time on March 14, 2018. SEIU began the session by submitting proposals on Article 14 - Holidays, Article 15 – Vacation, and Article 19 - Bargaining Unit and Special Provisions. Learn more…..

  • Published on March 13, 2018

    Sunday, March 18, 2018, marks the 55th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, and the third nationwide celebration of Public Defense week.

  • Published on March 8, 2018

    County and SEIU representatives met yesterday for the parties’ second bargaining session. The meeting began with Christina Rivera, Assistant County Administrator, revisiting the County’s December 12, 2017 estimated post-disaster fiscal condition and answering SEIU's questions. Learn more…..

  • Published on February 22, 2018

    The  County of Sonoma and SEIU  met on February 21, 2018, at SEIU’s request, to begin successor contract negotiations. SEIU submitted initial proposals for changes to employee leaves and new employee orientation procedures. Learn more….

  • Published on February 16, 2018

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop on Rebuilding for Efficiency.  You'll learn about the options, benefits, rebates and incentives and considerations for your design team, 

  • Published on February 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    The County and labor unions are preparing to start bargaining for successor labor agreements. Click the 2018 Negotiations Update link above for more details.

  • Published on February 7, 2018

    Sign up for updates to stay informed of the latest in negotiations. Learn more…

  • Published on January 22, 2018

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters wants to help voters who may have been impacted by the wildfires understand how to update Voter Registration.  The residence address we have on file determines the contests for which you are eligible to vote.  The mailing address we have on file determines where we mail voting materials, such as Voter Information Guides and, if registered to Vote by Mail, official ballots.  Voters may be legally registered in only one county.   

  • 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 29, 2017
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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 21, 2017

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a Home Energy Workshop to learn how you can start saving money and live more comfortably now.

  • 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.
  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement and Recognition
    Published on December 1, 2017
    Employee & Volunteer Engagement and Recognition

    The County of Sonoma announces the 2017 Jefferson Award winners, who will be honored at a December 12, 2017 ceremony at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 9.00am. The winners are: Chris Brokate of Clean River Alliance; Lisa Carreño; Tony Crabb; Richard Dale and Caitlin Cornwall; North Bay Industries; and PDI Surgery Center.

  • 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.
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