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  • Child Support Services

    Published on August 7, 2020
    Child Support Services

    Free online workshop for employers and payroll professionals who want to learn how to help their employees who pay child support. Space is limited. RSVP is needed.

  • Published on August 6, 2020

    Sonoma County strives to provide essential services for children, veterans, seniors and those experiencing homelessness. In these challenging times, many rely on Sonoma County for necessary mental health treatment, psychiatric care or addiction treatment. 

  • Published on August 5, 2020

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

    - 9-1-1 Sheriff's Office Dispatcher

    - Behavioral Health Medical Director

    - Water Agency Community & Government Affairs Programs Specialist 

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on August 4, 2020
    Transportation & Public Works

    Based upon that review and analysis, we are
    recommending to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that the contract be
    awarded to GCR Inc.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Environmental Health & Safety

    El sitio de Healdsburg Transfer Station opera bajo un Permiso de Instalación de Residuos Sólidos emitido por la LEA. El operador ha presentado una solicitud para una enmienda del Informe de información de la instalación (RFI) ante la LEA. El RFI describe el diseño y la operación de la instalación.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Environmental Health & Safety

    The Healdsburg Transfer Station site operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA.  The operator has filed an application for a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment with the LEA.  The RFI describes the design and operation of the facility.

  • District Attorney
    Published on July 22, 2020
    District Attorney

    We have received a report that phone solicitors are contacting seniors representing they are part of a new County sponsored program to assist seniors with home repairs.

  • District Attorney
    Published on July 22, 2020
    District Attorney

    Another recent scam has been reported locally in which the scammer sends a text indicating they have accessed your phone and that if you do not pay them, they will make embarrassing photos or texts public.

  • Published on July 21, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Sonoma Water’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution approving the Flood Management Design Manual (FMDM) to provide guidance and criteria for the conveyance of storm water. The FMDM is a significant update to the existing criteria and will replace the current Sonoma County Water Agency Flood Control Design Criteria (FCDC).

  • Published on July 17, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is currently open for 20 hours per week for live phone assistance as well as limited video and in-person appointments. The Permit Center is closed to the public until further notice. Virtual services remain available during regular business hours.

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on July 17, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    On or about May 31, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Investments Partnership Program funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to undertake the Victory Studios and Apartments project located at 306 and 308 East Street in Healdsburg, California. 

  • Published on July 16, 2020
    Please join us for a Sonoma Ready Virtual Town Hall on Monday, July 20 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM! The Virtual Town Hall is an opportunity for our community, with a specific focus on issues facing the Third District.
  • Human Rights Commission

    Published on July 10, 2020
    Human Rights Commission

    The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights has released a groundbreaking report on police violence against protesters over the last weeks. "Human Right Violations in Santa Rosa California - Policing the Black Lives Matter Protests," details the excessive use of force and human rights abuses perpetrated on the public by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) and other law enforcement agencies during protests following the murder of George Floyd.

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on July 10, 2020
    Community Development Commission

    Sonoma County has been allocated $899,393 in formula funds for 2019-2020, and an estimated $5,396,358 over the next five years through the State's Permanent Local Housing Allocation program. Members of the public are invited to comment on the draft plan for use of these funds between now and July 23rd.  

  • Published on July 8, 2020

    The County of Sonoma’s financing program, Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), has been approved for an interest rate reduction from 7% to 5.99%.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on July 7, 2020
    Transportation & Public Works

    Effective July 6, 2020, the office of Sonoma County Transportation & Public Works is open by appointment Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Published on July 1, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma will be reopening for limited services and for limited hours starting July 6, 2020.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 8, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
    I am pleased to announce that the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has banned the use of the carotid hold effective immediately.
  • Community Development Commission
    Published on June 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM
    Community Development Commission

    On June 9, 2020, The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, in their capacity as the Board of Commissioners for the Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) will consider the award of Project Based Vouchers to several housing projects throughout the County. 

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 1, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Oversight, in partnership with the criminal justice department at Sonoma State University, is reviewing use-of-force and de-escalation policies used by county sheriffs across California.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on June 1, 2020
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Sonoma County’s law enforcement watchdog is launching two research projects with students and staff at Sonoma State University that will compare the Sheriff’s Office to similar agencies around the state and evaluate some of its policies.

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on June 1, 2020
    Community Development Commission

    A draft Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan is now available for public review and comment. The proposed actions are related to use of supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds allocated to the County through the CARES Act for use in responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 28, 2020
    District Attorney

    We have received reports that fraudulent applications are being filed for FEMA relief. If you believe that you are the victim of disaster relief fraud associated with FEMA, please report the fraud directly to the FEMA Fraud Branch

  • Health Services
    Published on May 28, 2020
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, Solid Waste Management Program, Acting As The Local Enforcement Agency (Lea) Is Certified By The Department Of Resources Recycling And Recovery (Calrecycle) To Enforce State Laws And Regulations At Solid Waste Sites Within Its Jurisdiction. 

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on May 27, 2020
    Community Development Commission

    On or about June 12, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to undertake a project known as Rohnert Park Senior Center Accessibility project for the purpose of providing accessibility improvements for public access to the Senior Center for the mobility impaired.

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on May 27, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    On or about June 12, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to undertake the Hewett St project located at 330 Hewett St. in Santa Rosa, California.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on May 15, 2020
    Transportation & Public Works

    The Board of Supervisors will consider amending the Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement with Recology Sonoma Marin.

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on May 7, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    On or about May 23, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to undertake the Park Village project located at 6665 Sebastopol Avenue in Sebastopol, California. 

  • Health Services
    Published on May 5, 2020
    Health Services

    Aviso Publico-Annapolis Transfer Processing Facility May 5 2020
    Permiso de la planta de residuos sólidos  #49-AA-0364

  • Health Services
    Published on May 5, 2020
    Health Services

    Site where residential and commercial municipal solid waste, recyclable material, construction and demolition, treated wood waste and green/wood waste will be accepted, processed and transferred offsite.  

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on May 1, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requires jurisdictions receiving federal funds from Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Federal Emergency Solutions Grant programs to develop and submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan. 

  • Disease Control
    Published on April 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Disease Control
    Sonoma Public Health continues to work closely with local, state and federal agencies and healthcare partners to monitor COVID-19. At the outset, initial efforts were directed towards containment, which required us to identify cases and test suspect cases as warranted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance
  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on April 29, 2020
    Behavioral Health Division

    The Sonoma County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) DRAFT Three-Year Integrated Program and Expenditure Plan for 2020-2023 (and Annual Program Report for 2018-2019) is posted on the Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division (DHS-BHD) MHSA webpage for public review.

  • 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

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on April 23, 2020
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Commission is making 100 Project-Based Vouchers available to property owners and developers through a competitive process in accordance with the requirements included within this Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP solicits the participation of owners who request Project Based Voucher assistance for either existing, rehabilitated or newly constructed units. 

  • 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.

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

    On or about April 23, 2020, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will authorize the Sonoma County Housing Authority to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of twenty-two (22) Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, as authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8(c)(9), as amended, to undertake a project known as Kings Valley Senior Apartments for the purpose of providing affordable housing.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 6, 2020
    District Attorney

    Unfortunately scammers look for opportunities during a crisis to create new scams or revamp existing scams. The Federal Trade Commission is issuing warnings regarding these scams.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 6, 2020
    District Attorney

    On April 3, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a new Executive Order relating to price gouging during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis.  The order extends the price gouging limitations through September 4, 2020 for certain products

  • 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.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on March 30, 2020
    Transportation & Public Works

    Beginning March 16 and until further notice, the County of Sonoma has transitioned to a temporary and precautionary suspension of non-essential operations as an effort to protect employees and the community by limiting person-to-person contact.

  • Published on March 29, 2020
    Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 7-8pm. Livestream at http://NorCalPublicMedia.org
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