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  • Published on December 11, 2017

    Fresh snow, activities, Santa

  • Published on December 8, 2017

    If you are a Vacation Rental owner who has made your home available to fire victims, we thank you for offering a roof to those who no longer have one. If you have been considering making your rental home available to fire victims, we would like to encourage you do so now. Transitioning your vacation rental property to long-term use will not jeopardize your ability to resume operation of your vacation rental in the future. If you are currently or planning to offer your Vacation Rental for long-term use, please fill out the Vacation Rental Housing Recovery Response form.  

  • 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.
  • Published on December 6, 2017

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

    • Accountant/Auditor I (closes 12/30/2017)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)

  • Published on December 6, 2017

    Acceptance and processing of applications for new vacation rental permits will be suspended for an additional 60 days (beginning December 5, 2017). The suspension is issued via ordinance by the Board of Supervisors to facilitate emergency housing for persons displaced by the Sonoma Complex Fire. The moratorium no longer includes hosted rentals or new vacation rental permits in the Russian River Planning Area. The suspension may be extended by the Board of Supervisors. More Information

  • Published on December 5, 2017

    First 5 Mini-Grants Applications are currently being accepted through January 15, 2018.

  • Published on December 4, 2017
    The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.
  • 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 29, 2017

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

    • Account Clerk II (closes 12/05/2017)
    • ACP Support Specialist (closes 12/05/2017)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 28, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. Read more for how you can support Sonoma County Animal Services on this global day of giving aimed at supporting your community.

  • Published on November 22, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Sonoma Complex Fires Disaster Recovery Center. The County is seeking sealed proposals from responsible, qualified and experienced firms to assist with permitting procedures associated with recovery and rebuilding efforts. 

  • Published on November 22, 2017

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

    • Account Clerk II (closes 11/29/2017)
    • Assessment Clerk Trainee (closes 11/27/2017)
    • Bilingual Public Defender Investigator I – English/Spanish – Extra Help (continuous)

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 22, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide financial and/or technical assistance to help with recovery from natural disasters, such as wildfires. This list of resources for farmers, ranchers and rural land owners includes the USDA agencies and an overview of applicable programs.

  • 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.
  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on November 21, 2017
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority is proposing making a number of changes to its Administrative Plan, in response to the federally declared disaster in Sonoma County, and seeks comments from the public through December 12, 2017. 

  • Published on November 20, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    In the aftermath of the fire, Sonoma County faces an unprecedented need for housing and economic development.  Permit Sonoma is changing the way we do business to meet this challenge. Please know this profound loss visited upon our community is not abstract to us.  Members of our staff, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors lost their homes and have been displaced by the fire.  So it’s personal for us, too.  We live with the loss daily and appreciate that effective recovery means doing things better and faster...  Read More

  • 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 15, 2017

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

    • Account Clerk II (closes 11/29/2017)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)

  • 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.
  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    The U.S. EPA has been alerted that people affected by the Northern California fires may be receiving fraudulent calls from individuals posing as U.S. EPA staff and asking for financial information or offering grant awards.

  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Today, the City of Santa Rosa has lifted the access restriction to Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, located at 3575 Mendocino Avenue, now that the previously-found asbestos has been mitigated.
  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    In preparation for anticipated rain this winter, people who live in burned areas, or downhill of burned areas, should be aware of increased risks.

  • Published on November 8, 2017

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

    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Bilingual Office Assistant II – English & Spanish (closes 11/19/2017)

  • Published on November 8, 2017

    Buy new health insurance from Covered California through January 31, 2018. Renew or change a current Covered California plan through December 15.

  • Published on November 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Consolidated Election Results for November 7, 2017.

  • Published on November 7, 2017

    Coping resources for families with young children

  • Published on November 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM
    Sonoma County residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government operated Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Fire Removal Program to ensure that their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris.  Residential property owners must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form by close of business on November 13, 2017, in order to participate in the Program.
  • Published on November 4, 2017 at 1:28 PM
    Los residentes del Condado de Sonoma cuyas propiedades fueron destruidas por los incendios tienen la capacidad de acceder al Programa Consolidado de Eliminación de Escombros Incendios del Condado de Sonoma (Programa) para garantizar que sus propiedades queden libres de desechos y escombros peligrosos.
  • Published on November 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents.

  • Published on November 3, 2017 at 5:58 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma y la Ciudad de Santa Rosa están trabajando con socios estatales y federales para proporcionar viviendas seguras, inmediatas, de transición y de largo plazo para ayudar a los residentes que fueron desplazados por los recientes incendios y estabilizar la crisis inmediata de
    viviendas que enfrentan los residentes.

  • Published on November 3, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    On November 1, 2017, the annexation of the Roseland Area into the City of Santa Rosa was completed. Sonoma County staff are coordinating with City staff to make the transition from County to City services as smooth as possible for the Roseland community.
    More Information

  • Published on November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board on November 2, 2017.

  • Published on November 1, 2017 at 6:50 PM
    La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de Los EE. UU. abrirá un Centro de Recuperación de Negocios el 2 de noviembre del 2017.
  • Published on November 1, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Beginning Monday, November 6, 2017 the Sonoma County Assessor’s office will send teams of two appraisers to the affected fire areas to inspect fire damaged properties.

  • Published on November 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM
    A partir del lunes, 6 de noviembre de 2017, la Oficina del Asesor del Condado de Sonoma enviará equipos de dos tasadores a las áreas afectadas por los incendios para inspeccionar las propiedades dañadas por el fuego.
  • Published on November 1, 2017

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

    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)
    • Client Support Specialist – Extra Help (continuous)

  • Published on October 31, 2017
    Al acercarse la temporada de las lluvias, numerosas agencias estatales, regionales y locales se están preparando para los impactos potenciales de los recientes incendios forestales en las comunidades urbanas y rurales.
  • Published on October 31, 2017

    As the rainy season approaches, multiple state, regional and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of the recent wildfires on urban and rural communities.

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