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  • Published on September 18, 2017

    The County of Sonoma’s Board of Supervisors approved two more agreements on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, to secure housing for winery industry farmworkers.

  • Published on September 14, 2017

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on September 12, 2017, to modify and extend the Temporary Code Enforcement Penalty Relief Program for Cannabis businesses. 

  • Published on June 28, 2017

    The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017.

  • Published on April 10, 2017
    Sonoma County will hold an Airport Area Specific Plan Public Workshop on Thursday April 13th, 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Windsor High School Library. Attendees will explore land use, circulation, and public improvements to the Airport Area over the next 20 years.
  • Published on March 7, 2017
    The Board of Supervisors adopted code changes for accessory dwelling units (“accessory units”) and junior accessory dwelling units (“junior units”). This action was in response to changes in State law and the housing crisis.
  • Published on February 24, 2017
    Event Date: March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Open house to introduce the community to three potential land use and circulation options for the Springs Specific Plan. One of these alternatives will be used as a basis for the draft Specific Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and provide input on the alternative they prefer.
  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has opened a temporary permit center in Guerneville to help property owners obtain permits for non-structural storm damage repairs, such as drywall and electrical repairs, resulting from recent flooding of the Russian River.  Today, 1/24/2017, is the last day for the Temporary Mobile Permit Center, and that all operations will be at Permit Sonoma’s (PRMD) main office at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on October 27, 2016

    The Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department (PRMD) is holding a Public Workshop on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. Community members are invited to participate in the workshop and share their input on ways to adapt to sea-level rise and protect the Sonoma County Coast.

  • Published on July 8, 2016

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM to consider the proposed ballot measure on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot, amend General Plan maps to expand Community Separators, related policy amendments, and related rezoning to add the SR (Scenic Resources) overlay zone.

  • Published on June 29, 2016
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Winery Events Study Session at approximately 3:10 PM on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 during their public board meeting. This session will explore the County’s General Plan policies that guide winery promotional and event activities. It will take place in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa.
  • Published on June 22, 2016

    A community design workshop for the Springs Specific Plan will be held on Wednesday June 29th, 6:00 p.m., at the Sonoma Charter School Multi-Purpose Room, in Sonoma. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this exciting planning project for the Springs area, which includes the Highway 12 corridor from Agua Caliente Road to Verano Avenue.

  • Published on June 13, 2016

    The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has launched a new permitting system enabling customers to participate more effectively in the County’s permitting process. Known as Permit Sonoma, the new system delivers more transparent services to support sustainable development and environmental protection in unincorporated Sonoma County.

  • Published on June 10, 2016

    Community Separators are rural open space lands identified in the County’s General Plan that separate cities and other communities.  They preserve city and community identity by providing visual relief from continuous urbanization.

  • Published on May 9, 2016

    The second of five community workshops on the Springs Specific Plan will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM, at the Altimira Middle School Multi-Purpose Room, in Sonoma.

  • Published on March 18, 2016

    Community Separators are lands that function to separate cities and unincorporated communities, contain urban development, and preserve distinct community identities by providing visual relief from continuous urbanization.

  • Published on March 18, 2016

    Community Separators are lands that function to separate cities and unincorporated communities, contain urban development, and preserve distinct community identities by providing visual relief from continuous urbanization.

  • Published on February 10, 2016

    The first of five community engagement workshops on the Springs Specific Plan will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this exciting planning project for the Springs area, which includes the Highway 12 corridor from Agua Caliente Road to Verano Avenue.

  • Published on November 24, 2015

    Effective Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Sonoma County is issuing a “Code Blue” advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Alert of extremely cold nights predicted for the next week.

  • Published on May 22, 2015
    After extensive efforts to continue its existing composting program at the Sonoma County Central Landfill, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency Board has reluctantly agreed to settle a federal water quality lawsuit regarding its compost operations that requires closing Frequently asked questions: compost operations at the Central Landfill in fall 2015.
  • Published on August 29, 2013
    The Sonoma County Planning Commission is requesting input on proposed amendments to the General Plan Open Space Map, Zoning Code and Zoning Database. The Commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendments:
  • Published on May 6, 2013

    The Permit Resource Management Department will hold an informational public workshop on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code to incorporate General Plan stream protection policies.

    The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department announced it will hold an informational public workshop in Santa Rosa to seek input on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code to incorporate existing General Plan policies. Stream setbacks were established in the adopted Area and Specific Plans and in the General Plan 2020. Zoning code changes will not result in any new setbacks, not previously adopted.

  • Published on April 26, 2013
    The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) announced that it will be holding a series of public workshops in coastal communities to seek input on an update to the Local Coastal Plan.
  • Published on April 18, 2013

    Event is an opportunity to help landowners comply with state law

    On May 10th, Sonoma County is hosting a public workshop on the Williamson Act. The Workshop is for those individual landowners with substandard parcels. Staff will explain status of your parcels, options available which include phase out, mergers and revisions or enhancements. In response to a state audit, the County of Sonoma is launching the effort to remove those properties which are ineligible to participate. The County is required to do this in order to comply with the Land Conservation Act also known as the Williamson Act. The Williamson Act provides farmers with reduced property taxes in exchange for maintaining the land in agricultural and farming use.

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