News from the County of Sonoma

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  • Health Services
    Published on January 17, 2019
    Health Services

    California HOPE also known as the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) was designed and implemented to address the emotional impact on survivors of the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires and it supports outreach events targeting vulnerable populations such as seniors, Latino residents, and families with children age five and under. The data in this report shows survivors in the various regions are not experiencing event reactions in identical ways. 

  • Published on January 17, 2019
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Santa Rosa Open for Testing! Wet Weather Percolation and Groundwater Testing information for the 2018-2019 season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing open dates have been updated as of January 17, 2019.

  • Published on January 16, 2019

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

    - Airport Operations Specialist Trainee (closes 1/29/19)

    - Lifeguard – Extra-Help (continuous)

    - Traffic Maintenance Supervisor (closes 1/23/19)

  • Agriculture, Weights and Measures
    Published on January 15, 2019
    Agriculture, Weights and Measures
    We are conducting our annual survey for the Sonoma County Agricultural Crop Report. If you are an agricultural producer, it is important that we receive your production figures for 2018.
  • Published on January 14, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Apply Now! Applications are now being accepted for Historic Preservation Grants. Grant funds in this category are for the renovation, restoration, and/or preservation of historical resources.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 14, 2019
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission and Home Sonoma
    Published on January 8, 2019
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission and Home Sonoma

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting proposals for activities and projects which provide new or enhanced Homeless Services for Sonoma County. 

  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board
    Published on January 7, 2019
    Sonoma County Economic Development Board

    This highly anticipated annual breakfast event will highlight key opportunities, challenges, and initiatives facing Sonoma County in the coming year. 

    Register Now!  Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, until sold out.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 7, 2019
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on January 4, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    We hear you! Thanks to everyone that responded to the County’s request for help in identifying potential sites in unincorporated areas to rezone for housing. As of January 4, 2019, we received submissions for 42 parcels to evaluate for rezoning. Of those parcels in the unincorporated area, there is a total of about 100 acres with a potential for approximately 2,000 new housing units.

  • Published on December 31, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    As the County continues our initiative to produce more housing, we need your help in finding sites. If sites meet our criteria, we will work with the owner and community to rezone them for more density with design review to ensure quality and community compatibility.
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  • Published on December 31, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have: Great Artist Especially in Glass; Member of Russian River Sportsman’s Club, Permit Sonoma Welcomes Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Response Staff, Before and After: Increased Public Safety, Snap Our Coastal Beauty, When Do You Need a Traffic Study?, and Meet Planning Commissioner Todd Tamura.

  • Health Services
    Published on December 28, 2018
    Health Services

    The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health.

  • Published on December 28, 2018
    Compost and mulch made from Christmas Trees is highly prized for its acidic qualities. Please take advantage of one of the four convenient recycling methods available to you. List of how, when and where trees can be recycled.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 28, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division is seeking applications for membership on its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee.

  • Health Services
    Published on December 21, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Consultant Services to include Civic Engagement Strategies, Polling, Community Outreach and Education, Feasibility Analyses, and Expenditure Planning.
  • Published on December 21, 2018

    Notice of Intent to award contracts

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 21, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 19, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    Sonoma County Community Development is seeking proposals for the loan assumption and ownership transfer of Village Green II, a 34-unit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) rent-subsidized apartment complex in City of Sonoma.

  • Published on December 18, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    On December 11, 2018, the Sonoma CountyBoard of Supervisorsapproved the relocation of fire inspection-related activities to Permit Sonoma. This move is one component of a phased effort that reimagines how fire and emergency services will be provided in Sonoma County. Effective January 1, 2019, the Fire Prevention Division and Hazardous Materials Division will be integrated into Permit Sonoma, increasing coordination of these fee-based inspection programs.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on December 11, 2018
    Regional Parks
    Exciting news: We now own 1,192 acres for Sonoma County's newest park, Mark West Regional Park & Open Space Preserve! We are so grateful to our acquisition partners at Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, to the ranching families who wanted to conserve and share this land, and to the taxpayers who support our natural landscapes. Now we begin the multi-year process of planning for a permanent park opening. In the meantime, we'll host regular "park preview" days beginning in March. We hope you'll visit.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 10, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on December 5, 2018

    The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District has purchased and transferred nearly 1,200 acres along Mark West Creek to Sonoma County Regional Parks to eventually open to the public as a park and preserve. Ag + Open Space worked with local landowners for over 15 years to preserve this area northeast of Santa Rosa, investing nearly $23 million in local tax dollars.

  • Published on December 5, 2018

    Sonoma County leads the way to developing strategies to support communities as the heal from disasters.

  • Published on December 3, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have Rebuilding Better, Storm Water Protection Measures Are Working, What Would Motivate you to Build an Accessory Dwelling Unit?, and Permitting Tips for Building a Fence.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 3, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Health Services
    Published on November 30, 2018
    Health Services
    A Free information-packed evening for parents, guardians, mentors & community members
  • Published on November 30, 2018
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued two executive orders to further assist communities recovering from devastating fires
  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on November 28, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Community Development Commission is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Census and Survey on January 25, 2019.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 26, 2018
    Health Services
    This addendum is issued to furnish information that is supplemental to, will clarify, or modify the above-referenced solicitation.
  • Published on November 26, 2018

    From November 19, 2018, to March 31, 2019, seven nonprofit organizations will team up to expand and create winter shelter services across Sonoma County. This effort will support unsheltered persons to find relief from cold and wet weather. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 26, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Health Services
    Published on November 20, 2018
    Health Services

    La calidad del aire en el Condado de Sonoma ha permanecido pobre. Actualmente, la condición del aire se encuentra mayormente en la categoria ‘roja’, lo cual significa poco sano. Debido a los incendios activos y los cambios de los patrones del aire la calidad del aire puede variar impredeciblemente por varios dias, pero el pronóstico actual del tiempo predice cambios a mediado de la semana. Estamos esperanzados que la condición del aire mejore despues de estos cambios ambientales. Este aviso de salud permanecera vigente hasta que la calidad del aire mejore de manera significante y consistente.

    Los niños, ancianos y las personas con problemas respiratorios tales como asma, enfermedades pulmonares o cardíacas, tienen el mayor riesgo de sufrir efectos dañinos al estar expuestos a esta situación.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Published on November 20, 2018
    Fire and Emergency Services Department
    The County of Sonoma has issued a report documenting the objectives, public response, lessons learned, and analysis of core capabilities resulting from the Sonoma County Operational Area Alert and Warning Functional Exercises conducted on September 10 and 12, 2018.
  • Published on November 20, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    The County of Sonoma and partnering cities want your input on potential barriers and incentives for building accessory dwelling units and/or junior accessory dwelling units. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey (English or Spanish) to inform our efforts to increase housing in Sonoma County.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 19, 2018
    Health Services

    Air quality conditions in Sonoma County remain poor. Currently, air quality is mostly in the “red”, unhealthy range. Due to the active wildfires and changing wind patterns our air quality may vary unpredictably however, current weather forecasts predict changes in the middle of this week. We are hopeful that air quality conditions will improve after the weather changes. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves. 

    Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

    As much as possible everyone should limit their time outdoors especially if the smell of smoke is present. Protect your health by following these healthy habits:

    En español
  • Published on November 19, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    Well & Septic will not be conducting inspections on Wednesday, November 28 or Thursday, November 29, 2018 due to an all-staff training. No Well & Septic inspection appointments will be available on those dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    All other inspections (e.g. Building or Engineering inspections) will proceed as usual.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 19, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Health Services
    Published on November 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
    Health Services

    The Behavioral Health Division presents a Public Hearing to review the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2018-2019 Plan Update & Annual Update for 2016-2017 on December 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on November 15, 2018
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has released its second Annual Report summarizing the activities and findings of the Office for the period August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on November 13, 2018

    First 5 commissions support linking pre-K and K-12 data to boost student success.

  • Published on November 13, 2018

    We are excited to welcome Jake Harpin and Norine Doherty to the Upstream team!

  • Health Services
    Published on November 13, 2018
    Health Services

    Actualmente, la calidad del aire se encuentra mayormente en la categoría ‘rojo’, lo cual significa dañino para la salud. La calidad del aire puede variar impredeciblemente por varios días debido a los incendios activos y los cambios de los patrones del aire. Esperamos que las condiciones mejoren, pero las pronosticas meteorológicas indican que no se producirán cambios significativos hasta la próxima semana. Este aviso de salud permanecerá en efecto hasta que la calidad del aire mejore de manera significativa y constante.

    Los niños, ancianos, las personas con problemas respiratorios como asma, o quienes padezcan de enfermedades pulmonares o cardíacas tienen mayor riesgo de sufrir efectos dañinos al estar expuestos a esta situación.

    Para disminuir su exposición al humo de incendios y limitar sus efectos negativos, siga las siguientes recomendaciones:

  • Health Services
    Published on November 13, 2018
    Health Services

    Air quality conditions in Sonoma County remain poor. Currently, air quality is mostly in the “red”, unhealthy range. Due to the active wildfires and changing wind patterns our air quality may vary unpredictably for many days. We are hopeful that conditions will improve but weather forecasts indicate significant changes will not occur until next week. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves.

    Everyone should limit their time outdoors and avoid outdoor exertion.

    Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

    En español
  • Published on November 9, 2018
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Published on November 8, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District is issuing a Winter Spare the Air Alert starting tonight, Thursday, November 8, through Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2018
    Health Services

    El incendio cerca del área de Camp Creek Road en el condado de Butte está enviando humo al condado de Sonoma. Actualmente, las condiciones de calidad del aire son deficientes, ya que los niveles de partículas toxicas suspendidas en el aire están extremadamente elevadas.

    Los niños, los ancianos y las personas con problemas respiratorios como el asma, la enfermedad pulmonar y la enfermedad cardíaca tienen mayor riesgo de sufrir efectos dañinos.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2018
    Health Services

    The Camp Fire in Butte County is sending smoke into Sonoma County. Currently the air quality conditions are poor as levels of particulate matter are extremely elevated. These conditions are expected to impact Sonoma County until tomorrow when wind patterns are predicted to change.

    Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

    En español
  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on November 8, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    A Substantial Amendment to the FY18-19 Action Plan regarding the use of HOME and CDBG funds is available for public comment until December 10, 2018 at 5:00pm.

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