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  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM
    Board of Supervisors

    Tune in to the weekly coronavirus virtual town hall on April 28 from 7-8 p.m. Community members are invited to submit questions prior to and during the broadcast by going to Norcal Public Media at https://norcalpublicmedia.org/coronavirus

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Board of Supervisors

    Participé en la reunión municipal virtual en español, martes 28 de abril de 2020, de 5 a 6 p.m. en la estación de radio KBBF, 89.1 FM. El programa también se transmitirá en vivo en kbbf.org

  • Published on April 17, 2020
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Cloverdale, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol are all closed for testing. Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates have been updated as of April 17, 2020More Information

  • Permit Sonoma
    Published on April 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is extending the scoping period for the Housing Sites EIR and hosting a virtual public meeting on May 6, 2020. 

  • Published on April 11, 2020

    Virtual Town Hall to share more information. Multiple ways to view or listen live.

  • Published on April 11, 2020

    Community members are invited to submit questions prior to broadcast by calling and leaving a message.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 6, 2020
    Board of Supervisors
    Board of Supervisors Meeting facilitated virtually through Zoom. Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the three methods.
  • Published on April 4, 2020
    Virtual Town Hall to share more information. Multiple ways to view or listen live.
  • Published on April 3, 2020
    Hay muchas maneras de ver o escuchar el programa de la Alcaldía en vivo
  • Published on April 3, 2020
    Se invita a los miembros de la comunidad a que envíen preguntas antes de la transmisión
  • Published on March 30, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma Virtual Offices will be closed Tuesday, March 31st in observance of the Cesar Chavez Day holiday and will reopen Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 AM.

    The Permit Center and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operation, using e-submittals, telephony, and other technologies. Both offices remain physically closed. Most employees are working from home. Inspections are being performed virtually as well. Staff communications with the public will occur by e-mail and telephone.

  • Published on March 29, 2020
    Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 7-8pm. Livestream at http://NorCalPublicMedia.org
  • Published on March 29, 2020
    El condado de Sonoma a organizado una Reunión Comunitaria Virtual en Español sobre #coronavirus el Martes 31 de Marzo de 2020 de 5 a 6 p.m.
  • Published on March 26, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operations. Both public offices are physically closed. Below are pertinent resources to learn about this transition:

    Instructions for electronic Permit Applications

    More information about virtual services and contact information: www.PermitSonoma.org

  • Published on March 22, 2020

    El condado de Sonoma organizará dos ayuntamientos virtuales para compartir información sobre el nuevo coronavirus (Covid-19) el martes 24 de marzo del 2020.

  • Published on March 22, 2020

    Sonoma County will host two virtual town halls to share information about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • Published on March 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Update March 31, 2020: Due to to the extension of the Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center will continue their virtual operation, and will be using e-submittal tools, communications via telephone, and other technologies. Both Permit Centers remain closed physically until further notice.

    More Information

  • Published on March 11, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is publishing a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which notifies responsible agencies and interested parties of its intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze sites proposed for possible rezoning to allow for the development of housing.

  • Published on February 28, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have the following topics: Sonoma County Winery Events, USDA Home Repair Funding Opportunity, New OnePave Program for Roadway Trenching When Rebuilding, and Lead Hazard Warnings on Pre-1978 buildings

  • Published on February 21, 2020

    The county has adopted a OnePave Program intended to provide better-quality, longer lasting roads and facilitate rebuilding efforts specific to the fire damaged areas of Larkfield-Wikiup where a high concentration of utility and other infrastructure work for individual rebuilding projects is anticipated to result in extensive trenching in the area’s roadways.

  • Published on January 30, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have the following topics: Meet the Permit Sonoma Ombudsperson, Septic Permitting Changes for 2020, 2019 Progress Infographic, Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations.

  • Published on December 31, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is implementing a variety of septic permitting improvements in an effort to assist customers comply with the recently adopted Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual version 7.0 and to make our permitting processes clearer and more efficient.

  • Published on December 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Changes in State law related to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will take effect January 1, 2020. These regulatory updates will remove minimum lot size requirements and reduce setback requirements, and private covenants (CC&Rs) may no longer prohibit ADUs on lots zoned for single family dwellings. 

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 24, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    On December 23rd, the Board approved $12 Million for solutions to house and shelter those living on the Joe Rodota Trail.

  • Oficina de Administradora del Condado
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Oficina de Administradora del Condado

    El Condado de Sonoma continúa trabajando para encontrar soluciones a la crisis de personas sin hogar en el Sendero Joe Rodota. Siguiendo la dirección de la Junta de Supervisores, el Condado activó un Centro de Operaciones Conjuntas (JOC) para acelerar la planeación y respuesta ante esta crisis. Estamos trabajando con expertos, agencias regionales, y con grupos comunitarios...

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 18, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    The County of Sonoma continues to work to find solutions to the homelessness crisis at the Joe Rodota Trail. Following direction from the Board of Supervisors, we have activated a Joint Operations Center (JOC) to expedite response and planning to address this crisis. Several County departments and stakeholders are working together…

  • Published on December 10, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    New state-mandated building codes, that govern the design and construction of structures and the maintenance of life safety systems within structures for fire prevention, go into effect on January 1, 2020.

  • Published on December 6, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters.

    Hoy la Oficina del Auditor Estatal presentó un reporte que evalúa la evacuación de residentes con Necesidades Funcionales y de Acceso (AFN – Access and Functional Needs) durante los incendios del 2017. El reporte incluye nuestro condado y otros dos condados afectados por desastres significativos.

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    Hoy la Oficina del Auditor Estatal presentó un reporte que evalúa la evacuación de residentes con Necesidades Funcionales y de Acceso (AFN – Access and Functional Needs) durante los incendios del 2017. 

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters. 

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on December 4, 2019
    Department of Health Services
    In the United States, yearly outbreaks of seasonal flu usually occur during the fall through early spring. Influenza or "the flu" is a serious contagious disease.

  • Published on November 26, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    Local Coastal Plan Update Workshops
    Fire Rebuild Updates
    Tanker Rollover HazMat Response Near Sonoma
    Updates Coming to Sonoma County Building & Fire Codes

  • Published on November 19, 2019
    Sonoma County offices will be open for regular operations during the PG&E power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 through Thursday, November 21, 2019  except for the service listed.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    On November 5, 2019 The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received proposed revisions to the Sonoma County Code Chapter 28, Emergency and Pre Hospital Care brought forward by the Sonoma county Department of Health Services.

  • Published on November 6, 2019

    As part of the County’s winery events work, the County retained a consultant to conduct traffic studies to address capacity and safety issues related to the increased traffic volumes associated with winery events.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution. Air quality levels are currently within the good range due to offshore winds and decreasing smoke. Northerly winds near the Ranch Fire in Tehama County will allow some smoke to move toward the Bay Area.

  • Published on November 4, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma's main Permit Center and Resiliency Permit Center reopened to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019.  This includes the resumption of regular inspections in areas that are not under mandatory evacuation and are not in the Kincade Fire burn area.  Additional News and Information

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Most County offices are open for regular operations starting on November 1, 2019, except for those listed at this link.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Residents impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Los residentes afectados por el Incendio Kincade pueden acceder a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) que abrirá el lunes 4 de noviembre de 2019 en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 25, 2019

    On October 10, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Temporary Emergency Housing Ordinance related to the 2017 Complex Fires. The ordinance was originally scheduled to expire December 31, 2019, but will now be extended until December 31, 2021. With this extension, temporary recreational vehicles and manufactured homes will continue to be permitted for temporary emergency housing through December 31, 2021. Conditions of the permit require that a final inspection be requested prior to that date, confirming that the structure(s) have been removed by December 31, 2021.

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Individuals with Health Conditions Individuals with health conditions should talk to their physicians to develop a personal plan for dealing with smoke…

  • Department of Health Services
    Published on October 17, 2019
    Department of Health Services

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Delivering Nutrition Education for CalFresh Healthy Living Nutrition Education program.

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    PG&E implemented the scheduled power shutoff across areas in Sonoma County. This is due to severe weather conditions that carry significant fire risk, specifically high winds and low humidity. Approximately 200,000 Sonoma County residents have been affected.

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    PG&E implemento primera fase de corte de energía en el Condado de Sonoma. Esto es el resultado de las condiciones del clima severo que ha puesto en alto riesgo de incendios, especialmente vientos fuertes y baja humedad. Aproximadamente 200,000 residentes del Condado de Sonoma han sido afectados.

  • Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Sonoma County from Wednesday 5 a.m. (10/9) to Thursday 5 p.m. for strong and gusty offshore winds and low humidity. PG&E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff Watch for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. until Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at noon affecting the County. If fire weather conditions persist, PG&E may potentially shut power off.

  • Published on October 7, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido una Vigilancia de Incendios Climáticos y incluye a todo el condado de Sonoma con la excepción de la cordillera de la costa comenzando el miércoles a las 5 a.m. (10/9) hasta el jueves a las 5 p.m., por vientos marinos fuertes y racheados y poca humedad.

  • Published on September 26, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Temporary Occupancy Procedures for Fire Survivors
    • Chapter 40: Sonoma Complex Fire Recovery Code Extension
    • Cannabis Ordinance Update
    • Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Changes
    • Get Involved in the Local Coastal Plan Update!
    • Permit Requirements for Back-up Generators
    • Third Party Plan Check - Permit Process Improvement
    • Expedited Plan Reviews - Permit Process Improvement
  • Published on September 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    During a power de-energization event, a generator can provide emergency electrical power to your home. If you live in unincorporated Sonoma County and plan to use a generator that connects to your electrical panel, you will need a permit from Permit Sonoma for the electrical work. If the generator will be housed in a structure of its own, the structure may be subject to additional permits.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 24, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. Sonoma County will see high temperatures today Tuesday September 24, 2019 beginning at 11:00 am until 8:00 pm tomorrow September 25, 2019 with several areas in the County moving into the orange and red level HeatRisk forecast.
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