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  • District Attorney
    Published on December 7, 2017
    District Attorney
    Defendant Victor Silva, 29 years old from Marin County, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simmonds to 41 years to life in prison after having entered no contest pleas to charges of first degree murder and robbery in September of this year.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 21, 2017
    District Attorney
    Defendant Christopher John Miranda, 43 years-old of Windsor, who pled no contest to 14 counts of felony grand theft and identify theft in September, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert Laforge to 15 years, and 4 months in state prison.  Restitution is expected to total approximately $850,000.
  • Published on November 21, 2017

    To keep already distressed residents from going hungry, the Sonoma County Human Services Department Economic Assistance Division got approval for temporary Disaster CalFresh benefits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). The total additional food benefits gained for Sonoma County residents was $1,449,854.

  • 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.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 17, 2017
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that those arrested for DUI in Sonoma County, specifically repeat offenders, drug impaired and those involved in fatal or injury crashes, can expect to face highly trained, specialized prosecutors, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
  • 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. Areas that traditionally are not flood prone are at risk due to changes to the landscape caused by fire.
  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Published on November 13, 2017
    Fire and Emergency Services Department

    Effective 11/13/2017, the burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties was lifted. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can resume burning on permissible burn days. Any burns larger than 4 foot by 4 foot piles, other than agriculture burns, must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning. Contact your local CAL FIRE station to obtain a burn permit. 

  • 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 9:05 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 9:00 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 5:16 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.
  • District Attorney's Office
    Published on November 9, 2017
    District Attorney's Office
    Fifty-seven-year-old California prison inmate Carl Dick was denied parole by the state board of parole yesterday following a hearing related to the aggravated sexual assault of his three young daughters between 1996 and 1998.
  • 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

  • Published on November 8, 2017

    Covered California renewal and open enrollment periods have begun. Individuals and families can buy brand-name, private health insurance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

  • Published on November 7, 2017
    In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans will receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcoming holiday weekend. Active duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their families will be able to visit county parks and trails with a special pass that waives the regular $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 13.
  • Water Agency
    Published on November 6, 2017
    Water Agency

    Community meetings are planned on November 14 in Petaluma and November 15 in Sonoma to receive input on a storm water resources plan for the Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek watersheds that will identify projects that utilize storm water from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such as flood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, and improving water quality in creeks and streams.

  • Published on November 4, 2017 at 1:30 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 4, 2017 at 1:30 AM
    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 3, 2017 at 7:00 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 at 7:00 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 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a Business Recovery Center 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

    The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa. The office is located at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 155, Santa Rosa at The Courtyard building.  The hours will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    "I want to thank the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma for hosting the team from the U.S. Small Business Administration, we hope to create an efficient and effective one-stop operation for local businesses to get the assistance they need to recover from the wildfires," said Ben Stone, Executive Director at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. 

  • Published on October 31, 2017 at 5:10 PM
    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 at 4:55 PM
    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.
  • Published on October 31, 2017

    The following Regional Parks remain closed due to the impacts of the Sonoma County wildfires: Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, and Tom Schopflin Fields. We have cancelled all programs through Nov. 1 to allow staff to address the immediate needs of the wildfire disaster.

  • Published on October 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM
    The City of Santa Rosa is extending the controlled entry period for Fountaingrove and Coffey Park neighborhoods through Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
  • District Attorney's Office
    Published on October 30, 2017
    District Attorney's Office

    Sonoma County residents of scams involving fraudulently filed applications for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance. The Napa and Sonoma County District Attorney’s Offices received several reports from residents whose personal identifying information, including their social security numbers, had been used to file a fraudulent FEMA application

  • Published on October 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Como parte de una colaboración continua y como respuesta a los incendios recientes la Ciudad de Santa Rosa y el Condado de Sonoma han establecido el Programa Unificado del Condado de Sonoma para la Limpieza de Escombros a causa de los Incendios (Programa) para enfocarse en la limpieza de los residuos domésticos que pueden ser nocivos y también otros desechos ocasionados por el fuego.
  • Published on October 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    As part of an ongoing partnership in response to the recent fires, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma have established the Sonoma County Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program (Program) to focus on removal of household hazardous waste and other fire-related debris.
  • Published on October 28, 2017 at 4:10 AM
    En coordinación con miembros del estado y gobierno federal, el Condado de Sonoma tendrá una reunión comunitaria de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. el día jueves 2 de noviembre.
  • Published on October 28, 2017 at 4:10 AM
    In coordination with state and federal partners, the County of Sonoma will hold a community meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2.
  • Published on October 26, 2017 at 6:05 PM
    A partir de las 5:00 p.m. hoy, jueves 26 de octubre de 2017, la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma está abriendo las áreas del condado no incorporadas restantes y quemadas de Mark West Springs Road para el reingreso de los residentes y propietarios. Esta área incluye todas las áreas quemadas y afluentes de Mark West Springs Road / Porter Creek Road hasta Calistoga Road.
  • Published on October 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    As of 5:00 PM today, Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is opening the remaining burned unincorporated county areas of Mark West Springs Road to re-entry by residents and property owners.

  • Published on October 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted an Urgency Ordinance on October 11, 2017 waiving permit processing fees for rebuilding of structures damaged by the Sonoma Complex Fires. On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 the Board adopted two additional Urgency Ordinances to address the immediate housing needs for persons displaced by the fires.

  • Published on October 26, 2017

    Thanks to direct efforts of EDB staff,  the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s (IBank) approved a new Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Fund Program and an expanded micro loan program on October 24th, 2017, to assist businesses affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and other state declared disaster areas.

  • Published on October 25, 2017 at 2:15 PM
    Los residentes y trabajadores del Condado de Sonoma afectados por los incendios recientes pueden ser elegibles para recibir los beneficios de CalFresh por desastre para proporcionar fondos para compras de alimentos bajo las regulaciones temporales del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (También conocido como Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria o SNAP).
  • Published on October 25, 2017 at 2:15 PM
    Sonoma County residents and workers impacted by recent fires may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh benefits to provide funds for food purchases under temporary regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).
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County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235
 

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