Permit Sonoma

February 2020

Tennis Wick, Permit Sonoma Director Welcome to Permit Sonoma!

In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

Tennis Wick, AICP, Director

Published: February 28, 2020

Sonoma County Winery Events

Winery Events outdoor table and chairs with winery viewUpdate on Winery Events Ordi­nance

Permit Sonoma staff are planned to present an update on winery event local area guidelines for the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Westside Road areas to the Board of Supervisors on March 17, 2020. During this update, the Board will discuss the proposed direction for completing the policy update for winery events.

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USDA Home Repair Funding Opportunity

cows in a grass fieldRural Develop­ment’s Home Repair Loan and Grant Pilot Program increases the maximum amount of assistance available to very-low-income homeowners, as well as improves access to the program in an effort to better assist those in need. This program helps repair, improve and modernize homes in eligible rural areas.

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New OnePave Program for Roadway Trenching When Rebuilding

frontloader tractor with backhoeThe county has adopted a OnePave Program (“OnePave”) intended to provide better-quality, longer lasting roads and to facilitate rebuilding efforts specific to the fire damaged areas of Larkfield-Wikiup. These areas are identified in the OnePave Map (PDF), 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. As a whole, this activity would result in a patchwork of piecemeal trench paving, resulting in degraded, poor-quality road surface and reduced pavement longevity.

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Lead Hazard Warnings on Pre-1978 Buildings

old fashioned double faucetsPermit Sonoma issues over-the-counter permits for work on existing pre-1978 buildings that may contain lead hazards. There are several resources about lead poisoning and prevention: 

  1. Sonoma County Department of Health Services Lead Page
  2. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB)
  3. Lead in Tap Water (PDF) – from CDPH
  4. House-Related Information from CDPH – Lead Paint:
  5. Index of Lead-Certified Professionals in California
    Remodeling? Before remodeling, ask a trained professional to test the paint in your home.
  6. Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Contact Information

Bradley Dunn
Policy Manager
County of Sonoma
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