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  • Published on June 18, 2021
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to adopt a $2 billion budget for 2021-22 that makes investments in critical areas such as emergency response, vegetation management, COVID-19 recovery and the County’s pension liability.
  • Published on June 16, 2021
    The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors recently approved a proposal from the office of the Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector to launch a new hotline designed to allow Sonoma County employees, members of the public and vendors to anonymously report instances of suspected fraud, waste or abuse occurring within the County of Sonoma Government.

  • Published on June 15, 2021

    The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of consecutive days of 90 to 100- plus degree temperatures on Wednesday, June 16 through Friday, June 18, 2021.

  • Published on June 14, 2021

    Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase made clear today that the County of Sonoma will be aligning with the California Department of Public Health’s plans to remove pandemic-related limitations on restaurants, taverns, movie theaters and other businesses beginning on Tuesday, June 15.

  • Published on June 14, 2021

    Sonoma County offices will open to the public full time beginning on Tuesday, June 15, following nearly 15 months of limited in-person access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the public and employees, however, will still be required to wear facial coverings for the time being when entering county facilities.

  • Published on June 11, 2021

    The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors this week approved the use of $370,000 in one-time funds to speed up progress on the backlog of cannabis permit applications, as well as for public outreach and staff support in developing cannabis policy goals as the basis for an Environmental Impact Report under the California Environmental Quality Act.

  • Published on June 11, 2021

    Residents of the Occidental and Camp Meeker areas are invited to participate in a County of Sonoma evacuation exercise that will take place on Saturday, June 19. The exercise is part of a community-wide effort to prepare for wildfires and other potential disasters.

  • Published on June 11, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors next week will begin its review of the 2021-22 recommended budget totaling nearly $2 billion, which represents a 2.3 percent increase from the current FY 2020-21 adopted budget. The recommended budget reflects a return to the normal budget year timeline, after last year included a two-step process and expanded timeline to account for the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Published on June 9, 2021

    The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) is heading into its 13th year of providing young adults with a meaningful, paid work experience, career exploration, and environmental education. Individuals participating in the program will begin working Monday, June 14, but will have their first team-building kick-off event on Thursday, June 17. SCYEC is dedicated to community improvement projects, providing paid work experience and educational opportunities for youth.  The kick-off event will be the only in-person event to provide an opportunity for the media to interview and photograph program participants and providers. 

  • Published on June 9, 2021

    Sonoma County so far has provided $2,678,957 in rental assistance to more than 1,450 residents through its recently activated Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

  • Published on June 8, 2021

    The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors today approved the Access Sonoma Broadband Action Plan to explore the creation of a publicly governed entity that would deploy, own, and manage broadband infrastructure for underserved or unserved regions of Sonoma County. The Broadband Action Plan aligns with Sonoma County’s five-year Strategic Plan for resilient infrastructure by seeking to improve equitable access to broadband internet technology, wireless and cell phone services.

  • Published on June 7, 2021

    Sonoma County emergency officials will hold two live streamed Zoom community briefings on preparations for fire season this week. The briefings will be streamed live on Sonoma County’s Facebook page on June 9 in English, with live Spanish interpretation on YouTube, and on June 10 in Spanish, with live interpretation in English on YouTube. Both events will be at 5 p.m.

  • Published on June 2, 2021
    The Board of Supervisors has approved $3,722,160 in grant funding for 20 vegetation management projects throughout Sonoma County to help reduce fire risk in the 2021 and 2022 wildfire seasons.

  • Published on May 28, 2021

    Seven out of 10 Sonoma County residents age 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 300,000 residents have been at least partially vaccinated, county health officials announced today.

  • Published on May 28, 2021

    Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, has joined health officers representing the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and the city of Berkeley, to express their collective support for the opening of California schools for full-time in-person instruction for all grades in the fall of 2021.

  • Published on May 28, 2021

    County Administrator Sheryl Bratton has appointed David Kiff to serve as Interim Director of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission. The appointment will now go to the Board of Commissioners of the CDC on June 8 for approval. If approved, Mr. Kiff will take the role of Interim Director beginning July 1, 2021. Mr. Kiff comes to the position with 30 years of experience in state and local government, including most recently as Interim City Manager for Sonoma and, prior to that, Healdsburg.

  • Published on May 28, 2021

    On Saturday, June 5, residents of the Fitch Mountain community east of Healdsburg are invited to participate in a County of Sonoma evacuation exercise. The exercise is part of a community-wide effort to prepare for wildfires and other potential disasters. This exercise will provide public safety departments an opportunity to practice alerting an area using the Hi-Lo sirens and to further test the County’s alerting system. Residents will have the opportunity to review the process of evacuating their homes and leaving their neighborhoods.

  • Published on May 26, 2021

    Today, the County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Cloverdale, and City of Healdsburg announce a collective $31 million settlement with PG&E for public and natural resource injuries and damages caused by the 2019 Kincade Fire, which started Oct. 23, 2019 and burned approximately 77,758 acres, destroying 374 structures. 

  • Published on May 25, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing nearly $2.8 million in relief for businesses forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Published on May 21, 2021

    The County of Sonoma has released official evacuation zone maps designed to help residents be ready for an emergency that may require them to evacuate their homes, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office announced today.

  • Published on May 20, 2021

    With more than 70 percent of Sonoma County residents now having received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the County and its health care partners will be closing down some if its large-scale vaccination sites in the coming weeks to focus on targeting hard-to-reach populations, health officials announced today. The strategic shift to more mobile and pop-up clinics comes as Sonoma County is attempting to achieve herd immunity by getting the vaccine into as many arms as possible.

  • Published on May 19, 2021

    The Association of Bay Area Health Officials, representing 12 Bay Area Health Officers and their Local Health Jurisdictions, strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance. 

  • Published on May 16, 2021

    Seven out of 10 Sonoma County adults age 16 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 500,000 doses have been administered to County residents, county health officials announced today.

  • Published on May 14, 2021

    The County of Sonoma has contracted with the Holiday Inn in Windsor to provide temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

  • Published on May 12, 2021

    Sonoma County has partnered with Curative, a COVID-19 testing and public health services company, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by way of a mobile unit that will provide clinics at locations throughout the County.

  • Published on May 12, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming their support for survivors of sexual violence. The Board also affirmed its commitment to making the community a safe haven where sexual violence in any form will not be tolerated.

  • Published on May 11, 2021

    The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors today received the annual State of the Retirement System Report on pension costs and pension-related liabilities through Fiscal Year 2019-20, including membership data for Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association, investment returns and December 2019 actuarial valuation results. The annual report to the public was recommended by the FY 2014-15 Sonoma County Grand Jury Report, the July 2016 report of the Independent Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Pension Matters, and  the September 2018 report of the Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on Pension Reform.

  • Published on May 10, 2021

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the enactment of a burn suspension, beginning at 12:01 AM Monday, May 10, 2021, which bans all outdoor burning.

  • Published on May 6, 2021

    Sonoma County has now fully vaccinated more than half of its 16 and older population. In addition, more than two-thirds of these 411,000 residents have received at least one shot of the vital protection against COVID-19.

  • Published on May 4, 2021

    Tina Rivera, an experienced administrator for more than 25 years in government and nonprofit work, has been named interim director of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services by the County Administrator. A native of Louisiana, Rivera has worked for the County of Sonoma since 2018, most recently serving as assistant director of the Department of Health Services.

  • Published on May 3, 2021
    The Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District will consider the appointment of Misti Arias as general manager during its May 11 meeting
  • Published on April 27, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration. 

  • Published on April 26, 2021

    On Friday, April 23, the CDC and FDA announced they would accept the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendations to lift a pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for all adults. Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase concurs with the findings of the ACIP and Western States Scientific Safety Review (WSSR) that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and that health providers should resume its administration to prevent community spread and severe illness and death from COVID-19. Sonoma County joins the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Solano and the City of Berkeley in the Bay Area in immediately lifting the pause and resuming administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  • Published on April 23, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual budget workshop on April 26, 27 and 28 next week to provide the Board and the community an opportunity to learn about the County's preliminary spending plan for fiscal year 2021-22, ask questions and provide direction before final adoption during the June budget hearings. 

  • Published on April 20, 2021
    As of today, more than 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to eligible Sonoma County residents, a milestone that also means 60 percent of eligible residents have received at least one dose and two in five are now fully vaccinated.
  • Published on April 20, 2021

    Permit Sonoma published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that analyzed the environmental impact of potentially rezoning up to 59 sites for housing.

  • Published on April 19, 2021

    The County of Sonoma recognizes the importance of intentional and coordinated efforts to prepare and help mitigate the effects of wildfire. In response to the critical need throughout the region, several County departments have received funding to do essential work to protect the community.

  • Published on April 19, 2021

    General Consul of Mexico Remedios Gomez Arnau will be the featured guest speaker at the Sonoma County Community Briefing on Wednesday, April 21, a news briefing that for the first time will be conducted entirely in Spanish with English interpretation available.

  • Published on April 16, 2021

    Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, and La Luz Center are working in partnership with the County of Sonoma to open a new vaccination clinic serving residents in and around the Boyes Hot Springs and Agua Caliente in Sonoma Valley.

  • Published on April 16, 2021
    Most Sonoma County government offices will reopen for limited walk-up service starting on Monday, April 19, 2021. While several County offices have remained open during the pandemic, the expanded reopening is due to the rapid decrease of COVID-19 cases and the County moving into the orange tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
  • Published on April 13, 2021

    The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution finalizing the list of local streets and road projects to be completed in 2021-2022 using approximately $10 million in funding from SB1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act.

  • Published on April 13, 2021

    On behalf of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the County of Sonoma issued the following statement today from Dr. Urmila Shende, the County’s Vaccine chief, concerning the FDA’s recommendation to “pause” the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine:

    “At the recommendation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, Sonoma County has paused further allocation and use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine while its safety is reviewed by federal authorities.

  • Published on April 6, 2021

    The County of Sonoma will begin providing support to households impacted by COVID-19 through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting on April 19. The program will provide payment assistance for tenants who are behind on rent and utilities. ERAP additionally provides options for landlords to participate and receive financial assistance. This program is open to all County residents, regardless of immigration status, who are renters or landlords requiring rental assistance. 

  • Published on April 6, 2021

    Sonoma County has received a significant increase in COVID vaccines from the state, including a shipment of Johnson & Johnson doses specifically for the County’s effort to distribute the vaccine equitably to the most vulnerable communities. The increase in supply is a direct result of an appeal that the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors made to the state.

  • Published on April 6, 2021

    After just three weeks in the red tier within California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Sonoma County will move into the less restrictive orange tier beginning on Wednesday, April 7. This change is a result of the state's decision to adjust the minimum case rate requirement for the orange tier from 4 to 6 per 100,000 now that California has finished administering 4 million vaccine doses in the state's 400 zip codes that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

  • Published on April 2, 2021

    In honor of Cesar Chavez Day this week, community residents are invited to attend an outdoor health fair Saturday that will include a COVID-safety campaign art exhibit, consultations with health professionals and opportunities to sign up for vaccinations as well as COVID testing.

  • Published on March 29, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, March 27, sent the following letter to state health leaders appealing for an increase in vaccines for Sonoma County "so that we can continue to support our community in an equitable and transparent way." The letter, sent by Chair Lynda Hopkins on behalf of the entire Board, was addressed to Mark Ghaly, California Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Yolanda Richardson, Secretary of the Government Operations Agency for the State of California:

  • Published on March 29, 2021

    One in every four Sonoma County residents 16 years of age and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the result of a coordinated multi-agency effort over the past three months. More than 282,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Sonoma County residents so far.

    As of today, at least one dose of vaccine has been administered to 183,173 Sonoma County residents -- 45 percent of the population 16 years of age or older. Meanwhile, 105,752 residents are now fully vaccinated. In total, the County has administered 282,785 vaccines to County residents (138,393 Moderna, 138,252 Pfizer and 6,140 Johnson & Johnson).

  • Published on March 26, 2021

    The County of Sonoma has arranged to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to adults 16 years of age and older who are homebound for a variety of medical reasons and have difficulty getting to a clinic. The County is working with Fox Home Health, which has established a mobile vaccine clinic for those who are homebound.

  • Published on March 24, 2021

    The County of Sonoma will host a virtual climate action and resiliency town hall from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6. Community members are invited to participate in this town hall to provide input on how the County should move forward to achieve its vision of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

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