News from the County of Sonoma

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  • Published on November 14, 2018

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

    - Auditor’s Payroll Technician – Confidential (closes 11/29/18) 

    - Juvenile Hall Cook – Extra-Help (continuous)

    - Natural Resources Manager (closes 11/28/18) 

  • 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?

  • 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

    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.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 7, 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 November 6, 2018
    View the Current Election Results for the General Election on November 6, 2018. Results will be updated throughout the evening.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 5, 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?

  • Regional Parks
    Published on November 2, 2018
    Regional Parks

    Sonoma County voters on Nov. 6 will be asked to create a dedicated source of funding for their regional and city parks. If approved by two-thirds of voters, Measure M's 1/8-cent sales tax will help repair parks, reduce wildfire risks, protect waterways and wildlife, open public lands, extend trails, and improve access to parks. Learn more about park needs countywide and the citizen oversight for Measure M by reading the expenditure plan and fact sheet.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on November 2, 2018

    We strive to make Sonoma County’s parks accessible and welcoming. One way we do that is through our Spanish-language community engagement programs like "Nuestros Parques" and "Bajo Las Estrellas." This video shows why we love hosting these hikes and camping trips.

  • Published on November 2, 2018

    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 to inform our efforts to increase housing in Sonoma County.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on November 1, 2018

    Tolay Lake Regional Park offers more than 11 miles of trails, including an extension of the West Ridge Trail that leads to a portion of the park that’s been largely inaccessible until now. 

  • Published on October 31, 2018

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have Housing for All, the West County Housing Fair, and Septic System Policy Updates.

  • Published on October 30, 2018

    On October 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved a set of changes to the Sonoma County Zoning Code to expand opportunities for housing development in designated urban service areas.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 29, 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 Animal Services
    Published on October 28, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services can now take requests online to remove a dead animal via SoCo Report It.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 24, 2018
    Health Services
    The ImpactSonoma Tobacco & Nicotine Prevention Team has been awarded two years of funding from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant Program totaling $156,842. Funding will be used to build capacity within school districts and their local law enforcement agency partners to address youth vaping.
  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on October 24, 2018
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Influenza activity within Sonoma County and California is currently low; however, some local healthcare providers are beginning to diagnose influenza.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on October 22, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting qualifications and proposals from firms to provide real estate valuation and appraisal services for the Roseland Village project, the Gee Parcel as well as other properties in Sonoma County that the Commission may acquire for the primary purpose of developing affordable housing.

    Application deadline: October 31, 2018

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 22, 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?

  • The Board of Supervisors will consider the second set of Permit Sonoma's housing initiatives at its October 23, 2018 meeting.
    Published on October 18, 2018
    The Board of Supervisors will consider the second set of Permit Sonoma's housing initiatives at its October 23, 2018 meeting.

    The Board of Supervisors will consider the second set of Permit Sonoma's housing initiatives at its October 23, 2018 meeting.

  • Published on October 18, 2018

    RFP Awarded October 18, 2018

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on October 18, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development and Housing Authority is pleased to announce that up to 100 Project-Based Vouchers are available for owners and/or developers for their existing units, substantial rehabilitation projects and new construction projects.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 15, 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 October 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Sonoma County officials are prepared to notify residents who will likely be impacted by PG&E’s planned power shut-off this evening, due to extreme weather conditions. PG&E estimates that around 400 customers in Sonoma County will be impacted by a power shut-off.

  • Child Support Services

    Published on October 11, 2018
    Child Support Services

    Come and visit our booth at the 39th annual End of Harvest Fiesta hosted by the California Human Development (CHD). This popular and traditional festival is held each year to honor the hard work of vineyard and farm workers alike.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 10, 2018
    Health Services
    Previously the Department of Health Services had submitted to the Board of Supervisors to approve a Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal Ordinance.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 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?

  • Regional Parks
    Published on October 9, 2018
    Regional Parks

    We're thrilled to announce that Tolay Lake Regional Park will be open every day beginning October 27. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved the park's master plan, an action that lets us open the 3,400-acre park daily without the need for visitor permits. With the opening comes new access to the southern half of the park via an extension of the West Ridge Trail, pictured above. But first, we're hosting the annual Tolay Fall Festival!

  • Health Services
    Published on October 5, 2018
    Health Services
    The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health.
  • Published on October 5, 2018

    The Water Board mandates that contractors meet specific storm water construction practices to prevent harmful pollutants from entering our watershed. Sonoma County is required by our permit from the Water Board to enforce compliance with these requirements. The County has been working with contractors in Larkfield and Mark West areas since August to get voluntary compliance and to notify them of the requirements.   Read More

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on October 3, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee Application is Now Available

  • Published on October 2, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    As many of you know, in this competitive job market, our entire industry is experiencing a challenge in recruiting and retaining skilled building staff. Permit Sonoma currently has a 40 percent temporary shortage in staff members that review building permits. Our department closely monitors our permit turnaround times and makes this information publicly available through our online performance dashboard.   Read More

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 1, 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 September 28, 2018

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have an update to the County Septic Policy, tips to make sure your parcel is ready for winter, and news from the County’s cannabis code enforcement.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on September 24, 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 September 20, 2018

    The County has launched a new cannabis dispensary waitlist available to applicants with permit eligible properties.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on September 17, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as the governing body of the Sonoma County Housing Authority, will hold a public hearing on October 17, 2018 at 10:00am regarding the proposed changes to the Housing Authority Administrative plan.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on September 17, 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 September 10, 2018
    Health Services
    The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on September 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 September 7, 2018

    Veterinarians Offer Tips to Protect Livestock from Wildfire Smoke

  • Published on September 6, 2018

    The North Bay is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. The catastrophic fires of 2017 exacerbated this situation by destroying thousands of homes. As the region rebuilds and builds the housing necessary for our next generation of people and their families, we need to be sure that we're responding to their changing needs and preferences. Please help this effort by responding to this survey (anonymously) and letting us know more about what your current needs are and what you would prefer to see in the future.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on September 6, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    Each year, the Community Development Commission (CDC) submits a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which describes accomplishments made using funding from HUD programs that the CDC administers on behalf of the County of Sonoma. The Public Review Draft of the FY 17-18 CAPER is now available for public comment.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on September 5, 2018
    Regional Parks

    Want to see pure joy? Bring your dog to the Spring Lake Water Bark, the annual off-leash party at the park's swimming lagoon, and watch him splash, fetch, chase new friends, and practically wag his tail off. Dogs can swim and romp Sept. 8-9, Sept. 16, Sept. 22-23, and Sept. 29-30.  

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on September 4, 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 August 29, 2018
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Community Development Commission is now accepting proposals for the development of 2150 West College Avenue.

  • Health Action

    Published on August 29, 2018
    Health Action

    Health Action is partnering in the Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative on a journey to restore healing and long-term resiliency in the aftermath of the October wildfires.

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