News from the County of Sonoma

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  • Published on July 17, 2019

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

    - Legislative Research Undergraduate Intern (closes 7/24/19)

    - Quality & Compliance Specialist - Time-Limited (closes 7/29/19)

    - Senior Office Assistant - English & Bilingual (English/Spanish) (closes 8/7/19)

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on July 15, 2019
    Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) is accepting applications now until August 23, 2019 for eligible Affordable Housing projects to receive funding from the County Fund for Housing (CFH) loan program. 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on July 15, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    If PG&E has told you that they may turn off the electricity in your area, here are some important things to do now

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on July 15, 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?

  • Health Services
    Published on July 12, 2019
    Health Services

    On Tuesday July 9, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors awarded the Behavioral Health Youth and Family Services (YFS) contracts to the following three entities: Individuals Now, Inc. dba Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), Seneca Family of Agencies and LifeWorks of Sonoma County. 

  • Published on July 12, 2019

    Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals experiencing homelessness for a preliminary and temporary injunction.

  • Human Rights Commission

    Published on July 11, 2019
    Human Rights Commission

    The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights is proud to unanimously support and endorse the Sonoma County - United in Kindness Project, put forward by the Interfaith Council of Sonoma County and approved by unanimous vote on March 26th, 2019.

  • Permit Sonoma
    Published on July 10, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Pemit Sonoma, with regional partners, is introducing a new online tool to help estimate the costs, returns, and benefits associated with building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

  • Published on July 9, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    As of July 12, 2019, Permit Sonoma will be changing how fees are assessed for encroachment permit applications and septic permit applications to be more consistent with how we assess fees for other types of similar construction permit applications.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 8, 2019
    Health Services
    Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division Behavioral Health Services for Sonoma County Youth Request for Proposals # 19-004 (SC001-0000000855)
  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on July 8, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Here are 8 things you can do to start to get ready for the potential loss of power…

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on July 3, 2019
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Effective January 1, 2019, California Health & Safety Code Section 1262.5 establishes requirements of general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals and special hospitals serving homeless patients. 

  • Published on July 2, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority is accepting applications for its new Housing Choice Voucher lottery waiting list from July 1-31, 2019. Applications can be completed online at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 or in person at: Sonoma County Housing Authority, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

  • Published on July 1, 2019

    An inter-professional conference on September 20, 2019, to incorporate oral health best practices to address social determinants of health.

  • Published on June 28, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • June Performance Data
    • Onsite Waste Treatment System Manual Updates
    • Comprehensive Planning Work Plan
    • Customer Interview with Jerry Eddinger
    • Public Meeting Recaps
    • Abandoned Vehicle Abatement – 2019 Flood Response
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on June 28, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    On June 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling blocking the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census questionnaire for at least the time being.

  • Home Sonoma County
    Published on June 27, 2019

    The results of the 2019 Sonoma County Homeless Count are now available.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on June 24, 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?

  • Published on June 18, 2019

    Plan for the treatment you want in a medical crisis

  • Regional Parks
    Published on June 13, 2019
    Regional Parks

    Big summer fun is underway at Spring Lake Regional Park, where the inflatable water park is open daily. Come for an afternoon or the whole summer with a season pass. Want to swim, not bounce? The Spring Lake lagoon is also open daily for swimming, with no charge for admission. Or, if boating is more your thing, cruise the lake with our summer paddleboard, kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals.

  • Permit & Resource Management Department

    Published on June 12, 2019
    Permit & Resource Management Department

    On June 4, 2019 the Board of Supervisors approved the work plan for the County’s Comprehensive Planning efforts for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Permit Sonoma’s Comprehensive Planning team is responsible for the development and implementation of the General Plan and Area Plans, Local Coastal Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Code, and other policy documents and initiatives as directed by the Board of Supervisors. 

  • Home Sonoma County
    Published on June 11, 2019

    List of Home Sonoma County Homeless Services Funding Awards, approved April 30, 2019. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on June 10, 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?

  • Chanate Complex
    Published on June 4, 2019
    Chanate Complex

    On October 23, 2018, the Board directed staff to dispose of the Chanate property as surplus following California Government Code Section 54220. 

  • Published on June 3, 2019

    Make dental FUNdamental with tips and resources from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. The new site offers key resources to find dental care and tips for brushing and healthy snacking. Start a new routine and teach your children how to take care of their teeth with these simple ideas!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on June 3, 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?

  • Published on May 30, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Fire Prevention – Chipper Program Video
    • Sonoma Developmental Center
    • Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest
    • Code Enforcement Success Story
    • Housing Initiatives
    • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Permit & Resource Management Department

    Published on May 24, 2019
    Permit & Resource Management Department

    The County of Sonoma is embarking on a major planning effort involving the development of a Specific Plan to facilitate the transformation of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) property in Sonoma Valley. The County is seeking consultant services to prepare a specific plan & program EIR for the site.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 20, 2019
    County Administrator's Office
    An accurate count is the first step in making sure our community has good jobs, roads, schools & adequate resources now and in the future.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 20, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    Sonoma County has partnered with United Way of the Wine Country to boost participation in the 2020 census among historically undercounted residents in the county, including Latinos, children and renters.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 20, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    Sonoma County lost something even more vital than housing to the 2017 wildfires. We said goodbye to about 3,300 neighbors.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 20, 2019
    Health Services

    The Behavioral Health Division presents a Public Hearing to review the Planned Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Program Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2018-2019 vs. Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on May 20, 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?

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 19, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    One hundred and 57 years ago on May 5, a ragtag band of Mexican troops rose up against well-armed French soldiers and bested them in the Battle of Puebla.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on May 13, 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?

  • Information Systems Department
    Published on May 10, 2019
    Information Systems Department

    Winners Announced!  And the answers to the eADA quiz submitted at the 2019 Public Service Recognition Lunch on May 9, have been posted. Many thanks to all who participated!

  • Published on May 9, 2019

    In the months following the 2017 wildfires, there was heightened awareness of the importance of ensuring that City fire survivors rebuild as well as that community-wide economic vitality was met by meeting housing development goals. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Rosa City Council have been working to address the problem. In response, the concept of a regional housing construct began to take shape in the Renewal Enterprise District (RED).

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on May 8, 2019
    Transportation & Public Works

    Sonoma County Airport (STS) announced today that American Airlines will offer nonstop daily service to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) starting February 16, 2017.

  • General Services
    Published on May 7, 2019
    General Services

    On Thursday, May 9, 2019 through July 2019 the pedestrian walkway at the intersection Paulin Drive and Ventura avenue on the east side of Ventura will be closed for construction. Pedestrian traffic will be shifted from the northeast corner to the southeast corner, then across Ventura to the west side. 

  • Health Services
    Published on May 6, 2019
    Health Services
    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing and prevention services.
  • Sonoma County Law Library

    Published on May 6, 2019
    Sonoma County Law Library

    The Sonoma County Public Law Library in Santa Rosa has been serving the local community for more than 127 years.  Are you aware that our Library is now an official U.S. Dept. of State Passport Acceptance Facility?

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on May 6, 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?

  • Health Services
    Published on May 2, 2019
    Health Services

    The MHSA newsletter is published every two to three months by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division.

  • Published on April 30, 2019

     "The best approach to prevention seems to be fair education. That is, education on vaping that isn't judgmental, that doesn't gloss over the allure and doesn't simply tell young people they are wrong. It seems like we are moving away from the 'Just Say No' message that failed our society with other substance abuse."

    - Sonoma West Publishers Staff

    Read their publication here

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on April 30, 2019
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Although influenza activity is decreasing across the nation, in certain areas, including Sonoma County, activity remains widespread and significantly elevated above baseline. 

  • Published on April 29, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Fire Prevention – Vegetation Management
    • Planning Commissioner Gregory Carr – Interview
    • Osmann Rebuild Story – Letters to Permit Sonoma
    • Hazardous Materials Response Team in Action
  • Health Services
    Published on April 26, 2019
    Health Services

    Every May, Sonoma County comes together to raise awareness about mental health, emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of increasing awareness of mental health services and decreasing stigma by hosting a variety of activities and events.

  • Published on April 26, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    All Wet Weather Testing is CLOSED in All Areas for the 2018-2019 Season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing open dates have been updated as of April 26, 2019More Information

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on April 25, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    Census will arrive in your mailbox soon

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on April 24, 2019
    Public Health Disease Control Unit
    Advise patients with suspected measles to stay home with no visitors until at least 4 days after rash onset AND cleared by Sonoma County Disease Control to resume usual activities.
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