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  • Published on January 17, 2017

    Free child care and dinner!  It is a fun night out for the entire family.

  • Published on January 17, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    To help storm-impacted residents of the Russian River area, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) has opened a temporary permit center at the Veterans War Memorial building located at 16255 1st Street (at Church Street) in Guerneville. This permit center will process and issue permits for non-structural storm damage repairs. Applicants must be the property owner of record, their authorized agent, or their contractor. Permit processing fees are waived for storm–related damage repair permits.

    Permit Center Hours, Location, & Phone Number

  • Published on January 13, 2017

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 13, 2017
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Management Services of the Community Dental Health Workforce.

  • Published on January 13, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet Weather Percolation/Groundwater Testing information is being tracked for the 2016-2017 season.

    Rainfall totals data and testing dates have been updated as of January 13, 2017.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    Health and safety tips to consider as flood waters recede and residents return home.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    Be prepared to safely handle food and water in the event that flooding occurs.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    Wells that have been inundated by floodwaters may pose a health risk. Residents are advised not to use potentially contaminated well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the water has been disinfected and tested and determined to be safe. Once the floodwaters have receded, the County recommends well disinfection using the following procedure:

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    If you have structural safety concerns regarding your home or business due to damages from the recent storm, please use the SoCo Report It app.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

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

    • Agricultural Biologist / Standards Specialist I (closes 01/25/2017)
    • Agricultural Biologist / Standards Specialist II (closes 01/25/2017
    • Agricultural Biologist / Standards Specialist III (closes 01/25/2017

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    Treat all low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. Be aware of trees, pools of water and other objects that may be in contact with power lines.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 11, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe onea of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help any individual with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services is a resource for people and animals, especially during stormy weather. Call us or our partners below for assistance.

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live,
  • Published on January 9, 2017
    Permit Sonoma

    Vacation Rentals: All property managers must be certified by January 1, 2018 or the Vacation Rental Permit for the property will be expired. If you serve as the property manager or the 24-hour contact for one or more Vacation Rentals within unincorporated Sonoma County, you are required to take this course and pass the test. (Mangers of hotels, motels, campgrounds, or hosted rentals do not need to take this certification course.)

    More Information & Course Materials

  • Published on January 6, 2017
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 5, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Thanks to the generous supporters of Sonoma County Animal Services and Western Farm Center and their customers, our new dog play yards can become a reality.

  • Published on January 4, 2017

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous)
    • Assistant County Administrator (closes 01/29/2017)
    • Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 01/30/2017)

  • Published on January 4, 2017

    Renovation plans include replacing the surfaces with dog-friendly “woof fiber” and artificial K9-grass, landscape and irrigation repairs and a new meet and greet area under the canopy of two large redwoods.

  • Recruitment & Classification

    Published on January 3, 2017
    Recruitment & Classification
    Now recruiting for the Assistant County Administrator

  • Health Services
    Published on January 2, 2017
    Health Services

    The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Learn about the steps to take to protect yourself and others during this flu season.

  • Published on December 28, 2016

    Roughly 50 to 70 Sonoma County children in the foster system are in need of a safe place to live, and eight out of 10 local residents don’t realize they are eligible to be a foster parent.

  • Published on December 28, 2016

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous)
    • Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 01/30/2017)
    • Cadastral Mapping Technician I (closes 01/30/2017)

  • Published on December 28, 2016

    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. Trees must be free of lights, decoration, tinsel and stand (metal or wood).

  • Published on December 28, 2016
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Effective January 1, 2017, Permit Sonoma (PRMD) will discontinue the Well & Septic morning office hours.  Well & Septic staff will continue to be available at the Well & Septic cubicle in the Permit Sonoma Lobby or by calling or emailing staff directly to request meetings which will be scheduled for mutually acceptable times.

    Read More

  • Published on December 27, 2016

    FREE training to prepare you to advocate for your child and community.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on December 22, 2016
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Housing Trust Fund white paper and Sonoma County Voter Telephone Survey Results are now available for review and use.

  • Published on December 21, 2016

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous)
    • Cadastral Mapping Supervisor (closes 01/30/2017)
    • Cadastral Mapping Technician I (closes 01/30/2017)

  • Published on December 14, 2016

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous) 
    • Cook – Extra Help  (continuous) 
    • Correctional Deputy II – Lateral (continuous) 

  • Published on December 14, 2016

    Free child care and dinner!  It is a fun night out for the entire family.

  • Health Services
    Published on December 14, 2016
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation Division intends to award a contract to:

  • Health Services
    Published on December 14, 2016
    Health Services

    The holidays are upon us - you can help ensure that your guests enjoy themselves AND get home safely.

  • Published on December 12, 2016

    Washington Post article

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on December 12, 2016
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Community Advisory Council elects Alicia Roman as Chair and Evelyn Cheatham as Vice Chair and adopts bylaws.

  • Published on December 8, 2016

    Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC) Certified Bilingual Enrollment Counselors are available from 9:30am -12:30pm on Dec. 9th, and Dec.16th  at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center

  • Published on December 8, 2016

    Sonoma County receives national award for "Best of the Web" cybersecurity awareness website. 

  • Published on December 7, 2016

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous)
    • Children’s Social Services IT Systems Specialist (closes 12/08/2016)
    • Cook – Extra Help  (continuous)

  • Published on December 6, 2016

    Carol Waxman has been with Petaluma Adult School since 1999, working her way up from ESL teacher to principal and now earning the statewide Adult Education Administrator of the Year Award.

  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Published on December 6, 2016
    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Giving a parks gift membership is like wrapping a bow around Doran Beach, Spring Lake, Hood Mountain, and more than 50 other parks and delivering a year of outdoor adventures to the special people on your list.  Holiday-themed gift memberships can be purchased throughout Sonoma County at Regional Parks' office, local retail stores, or online from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 5, 2016
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on December 2, 2016

    New Head Start award extends services.

  • Published on December 1, 2016

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning recreational anglers not to consume the viscera (internal organs) of Dungeness crab caught in coastal waters north of Point Reyes, California. This warning is due to the sporadic detection of elevated levels of domoic acid in the viscera of Dungeness crabs caught off the Northern California coast.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 1, 2016
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on December 1, 2016
    Permit Sonoma

    Estimated plan check response times as of Thursday, December 1, 2016.

  • Published on November 30, 2016

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

    • Agricultural Program Assistant (continuous)
    • Airport Operations Specialist Trainee (closes 12/05/2016)
    • Children’s Social Services IT Systems Specialist (closes 12/05/2016)

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on November 30, 2016
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    Presentation materials from the HOMES For All Summit are now available for review.

  • Published on November 28, 2016

    A note from Angie Dillon-Shore, Executive Director First 5 Sonoma County

  • Published on November 23, 2016
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    In this issue of our e-newsletter, you’ll find information on the maximum amount of pollutants permitted in the Russian River. Read about an upcoming public workshop on Coastal Sea-Level Rise and the approval of the Community Separators Protection Ordinance. And we’ll introduce you to the new Contractor Central app.

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