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  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM
    Board of Supervisors
    To assist residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department in collaboration with Recology will provide two debris removal clean-up events over the next two weekends. In addition, Sonoma County Waste Management Agency will provide the opportunity to dispose of toxic materials at one location on Tuesday, March 12th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 22, 2019
    Board of Supervisors
    In the months following the 2017 wildfires, there was heightened awareness of the importance of ensuring County-wide economic vitality by meeting housing development goals.
  • Regional Parks
    Published on February 22, 2019

    As of 10 a.m. February 22, 2019, the following parks and trails are closed due to flooding or storm-related safety issues: Sonoma Valley Regional Park dog park, Tolay Lake Causeway Trail, Ragle Ranch back country trails and all Russian River parks except for Sunset Beach River Park, Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, Cloverdale River Park, Wohler Bridge Fishing Access, and Del Rio Woods. 

    • Sonoma County
      Community Development Commission
      Published on February 21, 2019
      Sonoma County Community Development Commission

      The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is requesting qualifications from firms to provide Environmental Services at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center.

    • Published on February 20, 2019

      View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including:

      - Auditor-Appraiser I (closes 3/3/19)

      - Fire Inspector I & II (closes 3/14/19)

      - Senior Office Assistant – English & Bilingual (English/Spanish) (closes 2/25/19)

    • Published on February 19, 2019

      Health Action has partnered in the Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative on a journey to restore healing and long-term resiliency in the aftermath of the October 2017 wildfires. 

    • Health Services
      Published on February 19, 2019
      Health Services

      The First 5 Sonoma County Commission and the Department of Health Services are planning to request approval of an ordinance amending Ordinance Number 5142 (establishing the Sonoma County Children and Families First Commission) as amended by Ordinance Numbers 5236, 5807, and 5881, to establish First 5 Sonoma County Commission as an independent public agency and establish Commission membership, terms, powers, and duties.

    • Published on February 19, 2019

      Explore how to make sustainable and low-carbon building choices in your rebuild or home improvements.

    • Published on February 19, 2019
      Permit Sonoma

      Rainfall totals data and/or testing open dates have been updated as of February 19, 2019. All areas remain open for Groundwater Determinations and Wet Weather Percolation Testing.

    • Published on February 15, 2019 at 6:40 PM
      With the Atmospheric River no longer a threat to residents, Sonoma County closed its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 12 p.m. today. Although the EOC is closing for this storm, Emergency Management staff will continue to work with partner agencies to monitor conditions.
    • Published on February 14, 2019 at 5:40 PM
      The latest prediction from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian River has now reached minor flood stages, and it is anticipated that it will peak at 1 am tomorrow, February 15, at a crest of 36 feet at Guerneville. It is expected that the Russian River will recede below flood levels, at 32 feet, at 10 pm on Friday, February 15.
    • Sonoma County
      Community Development Commission
      Published on February 13, 2019
      Sonoma County Community Development Commission

      Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing: Substantial Amendment to the Sonoma County FY 2018-2019 One Year Action Plan

    • Published on February 8, 2019

      The tenth annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week will continue the tradition of celebrating the finest Sonoma County food.  From March 1-10, 2019, participating restaurants will present fantastic food at fantastic prices.  There are no tickets or passes required.  For more details, visit Sonoma County Restaurant Week.

    • Chanate Complex
      Published on February 7, 2019
      Chanate Complex

      On October 23, 2018, the Board directed staff to dispose of the Chanate property as surplus following California Government Code Section 54220. 

    • Regional Parks
      Published on February 6, 2019
      Sonoma County Regional Parks and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit will begin burning brush piles at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in southeast Windsor on Sunday, Feb. 10. The pile burn is the first of several to be conducted in the park this month and possibly into the spring, to create a fire break along a wooded boundary the park shares with the Mayacama homeowners. The park will remain open during burning operations.
    • Sonoma County Animal Services
      Published on February 5, 2019
      Sonoma County Animal Services
      Licensing your dog is such an important part of responsible pet ownership and to celebrate Sonoma County Animal Services is offering a dog license limited time fee waiver program from February 5th through March 3rd 2019.
    • Sonoma County Animal Services
      Published on February 5, 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
      Published on February 4, 2019
      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 March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the hearing room of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA to hear public comment on the Public Housing Authority (PHA) Annual Plan.

    • Published on January 31, 2019
      Permit Sonoma

      Starting February 5, Permit Sonoma is offering dedicated staff and customer service hours in our Permit Center to help customers navigate the process of permitting an ADU. 

    • Published on January 30, 2019

      The Springs Municipal Advisory Council is seeking applicants for commissioners. Deadline for applications has been extended to February 19, 2019 - Download the application and Apply Now!

    • Sonoma County Animal Services
      Published on January 28, 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 24, 2019

      Voters in the Palm Drive Health Care District will be first to use Sonoma County’s new modern voting system.

    • Published on January 24, 2019

      In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

      • Removing Barriers for Overnight Stays on Agricultural Land
      • Hauser Bridge Replacement Project
      • Disability Access Requirements and Resources
      • Interview with Planning Commissioner Larry Reed
    • Sonoma County Animal Services
      Published on January 22, 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?

    • 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. 

    • 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
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