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  • 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

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

  • Published on December 5, 2018

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

    - Community & Government Affairs Programs Specialist (closes 12/11/18)

    - Marketing Specialist – Extra-Help (closes 12/17/18)

    - Public Health Nurse I (continuous)

  • Published on December 3, 2018

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
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