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Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
Fifth District

Supervisorial District 5 MapThe 5th district encompasses the west county including the entire Sonoma County coast, the lower Russian River area, Sebastopol and the west and southwest Santa Rosa areas extending in to Highway 101.

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Tourist Impact Fund (TIF) Grant Application is now open

New LinkThe 2021-2022 Tourist Impact Fund (TIF) Grant Application is now open

The Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is a tax on accommodations at lodging and camping facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county. From this fund, each Supervisorial District in the county receives a percentage for discretionary projects within each District from the Tourism Impact Fund (TIF).

These funds are then awarded in small grants to not for profit organizations to create improvement projects in their community. Awards are based upon the TIF funding area and criteria as listed in below. For geographical areas covered by Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC), the TIF policy has been determined by the MAC with input from the community. For those geographical areas not covered by a MAC, the application will go to District 5 staff and similar policy and procedures will be followed.

General Funding Criteria (No preferential order)

 Applicants must be a not for-profit organization.

 Extra points will be given to those projects that can demonstrate the following, although all good projects fitting the funding priority areas will be considered. 

  •                 Greatest Impact on Community
  •                 Multi-Community Benefit
  •                 Best Return for Dollars (Leveraging/Matching Funds)
  •                 Geographic Fairness
  •                 Environmental Sensitivity

River MAC funding priorities

  •                 Trash removal
  •                 Restrooms
  •                 Community Resilience
  •                 Parking / Crosswalks / Sidewalks
  •                 Disaster preparedness
  •                 Security
  •                 Homeless prevention

Sonoma Coast MAC funding priorities

  •                 Tourism Impact Mitigation
  •                 Innovative Community enhancement projects
  •                 Community Resilience
  •                 Communications infrastructure
  •                 Disaster preparedness
  •                 Economic development

Grants are awarded throughout the year on a rolling basis. The application for the TIF Grants is linked here: https://forms.gle/3y1qtSaVrcB8xV1SA

    Contact Information

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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    Board of Supervisors
    575 Administration Drive
    Room 100 A
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.464626, -122.725441

    Elected Term in Office

    Term of Office

    4 Years

    Elected to Office

    November 2016

    Current Term

    Began January 2017