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Featured Videos – Rebuilding Documentary Series

The County of Sonoma is following the rebuilding journey of Bill Collins and Vicky McKay, a couple who lived in Hidden Hills (off Riebli Road) in Sonoma County and lost their home in the Tubbs Fire in October of 2017.

This documentary series of short videos, posted on YouTube, captures  their experiences, highlighting information that is relevant to our broader community as we move forward with recovery and rebuilding. Some examples of topics that will be covered in this video series include navigating the permitting process and many of the design considerations such as green building options, accessory dwelling units, and new building technologies.

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  • Published on May 30, 2019

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Fire Prevention – Chipper Program Video
    • Sonoma Developmental Center
    • Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest
    • Code Enforcement Success Story
    • Housing Initiatives
    • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Published on May 24, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is embarking on a major planning effort involving the development of a Specific Plan to facilitate the transformation of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) property in Sonoma Valley. The County is seeking consultant services to prepare a specific plan & program EIR for the site.

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  • Published on June 17, 2019

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the burn ban suspension, beginning 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, and bans all outdoor burning except for campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property with landowner permission. The suspension of burn permits is implemented in response to the extremely high fire hazard conditions.

  • Published on June 13, 2019

    On June 11, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors took action to meet State mandated septic system regulations that protect water quality and public health. The Board authorized the submittal of a revised Sonoma County Local Agency Management Program to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The approved changes to the OWTS Manual are anticipated to take effect July 22, 2019.
    OWTS Manual Local Approval Process

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