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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 23, 2020
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on January 22, 2020

    View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including:

    - Alcohol and Other Drug Services Counselor I & II - English and Bilingual (Spanish/English) - Extra-Help

    - Deputy Sheriff I, II, & II - Court Security - Extra-Help

    - Planner I, II, & III

  • Public Health Division

    Published on January 14, 2020
    Public Health Division

    As part of efforts to improve the reporting of pesticide illnesses, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency issued a Health Alert.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    IOLERO’s town hall meeting takes place tonight, January 13, in Petaluma from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. You may either fill out and submit a questionnaire at the meeting, or you may download it here, fill it out and send it back to usPlease submit your completed survey by Monday, February 3, 2020.

  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Behavioral Health Division

    The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) is currently recruiting members for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is a key stakeholder group that participates in the Community Program Planning Process (CPPP).

  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Behavioral Health Division

    The Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) is currently recruiting members for the Cultural Responsiveness Committee (CRC). Sonoma County is expanding the CRC to broaden the diversity of the committee, assist in developing trainings for staff, and help to refine the work of the committee. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 13, 2020
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on January 10, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In an effort to keep the community informed about the David Ward investigation and to provide a community forum and resources, the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) is holding a Town Hall Meeting. 

  • Published on January 10, 2020
    Older adults age 60+ and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss improving County transportation at two upcoming meetings hosted by the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, on February 19 in Petaluma and on February 21 in Sonoma.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on January 9, 2020
    County Administrator's Office

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider the appointment of current Department of Health Services (DHS) Director Barbie Robinson to serve as interim Executive Director of the Community Development Commission (CDC) at its upcoming board meeting on January 14, 2020.

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on January 8, 2020
    Community Development Commission

    The County of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Community Development Commission have released a Request for Qualifications for Master Leasing Services for Permanent Supportive Housing. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2020

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on January 8, 2020
    County Administrator's Office

    Sonoma County is reminding property owners whose homes or structures were destroyed by the Kincade Fire to submit an application and site work plan for fire debris removal by January 31, 2020

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on January 7, 2020
    Community Development Commission

    The County of Sonoma has released a Request for Qualifications/Proposals for Indoor-Outdoor Shelter Site(s) and Services for Homeless Individuals. 

    Shelters are needed to address the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness on the Joe Rodota Trail and other parts of the county. The ultimate goal is to meet homeless individuals where they are and to support them in successfully transitioning into permanent supportive housing and/or permanent housing. 

  • Published on January 7, 2020
    The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is now financing wildfire safety and seismic strengthening for both residential and commercial buildings.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 7, 2020
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on January 6, 2020

    Come Join Us Wednesday, January 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to Learn About the County of Sonoma's Application Process.

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on January 6, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications from Jan. 6 – Feb. 7, 2020 for a new, Project-Based Voucher Waitlist tied to 4-bedroom units at Riverfield Homes in Healdsburg, CA.

    This waiting list is specifically for households with five-ten members that require 4-bedroom units. Households with less than five people are not eligible for this list. 

  • 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.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 30, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    Following last week’s special Board meeting, County staff has quickly forged ahead to implement the strategic proposal to provide housing, sheltering and services to Joe Rodota Trail occupants. 

  • 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.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on December 20, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The California Secretary of State has begun an email notification program to voters who submit a voter registrations and have provided an email address.

  • 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…

  • Health Services
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Health Services
    La semana pasada, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) registró su primera muerte en el condado este año relacionada con la gripe. La Dra. Celeste Philip, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, urge a las personas que se vacunen contra la gripe esta temporada.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) recorded its first flu-related death this year in the County last week. The Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip urges individuals to get vaccinated against the flu this season.
  • Published on December 18, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazmat responded to a sodium hypochlorite leak Wednesday morning at 7:09 AM. This leak was the result of a truck fire, which took place at northbound U.S. Highway 101 at the South Cloverdale exit.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 17, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has begun using a new email notification system as a way to get information to our supporters and community partners in a way that is efficient and timely. 

  • Published on December 17, 2019

    Older adults and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss how to improve local transportation, adding their input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study. The conversation will be Wednesday, February 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m., at the Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Drive, Petaluma.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on December 17, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is seeking poll workers for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. This is a valuable opportunity to serve your community, and to observe, promote and participate in the democratic process.

  • Published on December 16, 2019

    Older adults and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss how to improve local transportation and offer input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study. The conversation will be Thursday, January 9, 9–11 a.m., at the Cloverdale Senior Center, 311 North Main Street, Cloverdale. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on December 16, 2019
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 13, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    In the wake of the recent tragedy resulting in David Ward’s death, our community is experiencing feelings of despair and rage and there are a lot of questions about what comes next.  

  • Health Action

    Published on December 13, 2019
    Health Action

    Read the CDC Preventing Chronic Disease Journal article about Hearts of Sonoma County’s sustained progress as a community health collaborative.

  • Published on December 12, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Effective December 9, 2019, the burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, and Colusa counties was lifted by Cal Fire. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can resume burning on permissible burn days.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    Published on December 11, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Just as the Sheriff’s Office is facing renewed scrutiny over the Nov. 24 death of a Petaluma man, the community advisory arm of a county law enforcement watchdog held its last meeting with its founding members on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on December 10, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Twenty-five Sonoma County residents are becoming certified LISTOS Trainers in Sonoma County this week. LISTOS is a grassroots preparedness program tailored for the Spanish speaking community. 

  • 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 10, 2019

    Vote by Mail voters who are registered with No Party Preference will be receiving postcards in the mail from the Registrar of Voters Office in the coming days.  The postcard requires action on behalf of the voter, if they wish to receive a ballot containing Presidential candidates, and will include instructions for completion and return of the postcard. The deadline to return the postcard to the Registrar of Voters is December 31, 2019 in order to receive the desired ballot.

  • Published on December 10, 2019

    Two, free, Bingocize class series in January and February 2020 will teach adults age 60+ how to reduce their risk of falling by increasing strength balance and range of motion. Classes combine a fun game of Bingo with simple seated and standing exercises and falls prevention education to keep adults safely on their feet. All ability levels are welcome.

  • Published on December 10, 2019

    Older adults and residents with disabilities discuss how to improve local transportation and add their input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study, on Friday, January 10, 1-3 p.m., at the CLSD Bill Platt Training Room, 38901 Ocean Drive, Gualala.

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on December 6, 2019
    Public Health Disease Control Unit
    Influenza activity within Sonoma County, California and across the nation is increasing and both influenza A and B viruses have been detected.
  • 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. 

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on December 5, 2019
    Public Health Disease Control Unit
    As Health Officer for Sonoma County, I am reissuing the Health Officer Order mandating certain health care facilities in Sonoma County implement programs that require their health care workers (HCWs) to receive an annual influenza vaccination.
  • 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. 

  • Regional Parks
    Published on December 5, 2019
    The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District has purchased and transferred nearly 1,200 acres of land along Mark West Creek to Sonoma County Regional Parks to eventually open to the public as a park and open space preserve. Ag + Open Space worked with local landowners for over 15 years to preserve this area northeast of Santa Rosa. Regional Parks will begin the process of planning for a permanent park opening.
  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on December 4, 2019
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    IOLERO Director Karlene Navarro was interviewed by KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan on the December 4, 2019 morning show. She discussed the status of IOLERO’s audits and the recent fatal incident involving use of a carotid restraint.

  • 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.

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on December 4, 2019
    Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) requests proposals for activities/projects to receive FY2020-2021 funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

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