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  • Published on October 22, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Public indoor mask exemption announced for stable cohorts; 2) County prepares for vaccine eligibility in ages 5-11; 3) ICYMI: weekly community briefing available for viewing; 4) Latest on booster shots & annual flu shots; 5) Advice on how to safely trick-or-treat this year; 6) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 7) COVID-19 community resources & support; 8) Other County of Sonoma news items; and 9) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on October 21, 2021
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    In anticipation of potentially significant rainfall expected in Sonoma County within the next week, Permit Sonoma is resetting the closure date of deep well testing from Monday, November 1, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

  • Published on October 15, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Community briefings on school vaccines available for viewing; 2) Advice on how to safely trick-or-treat this year; 3) Update on criteria for lifting the mask mandate; 4) Recommendations for COVID-19 booster & annual flu shot; 5) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; 7) Other County of Sonoma news items; and 8) Emergency preparedness tips & resources. 

  • Published on October 12, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for homeowners and businesses interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help save energy, save water, and be more resilient.

  • Published on October 8, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Vaccine mandate for California schools; 2) Flu shot recommendations; 3) Criteria to lift mask mandate; 4) Guidance on testing; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on October 1, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Update on booster shots; 2) New guidance on safely holding public meetings; Latest on vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; Update on the status of in-person school; Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; COVID-19 community resources & support; Other Sonoma County news items; and Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on September 24, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) The latest on booster shots; 2) Vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; 3) Update on the status of in-person school; 4) Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on September 17, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) New vaccine requirement for large employers; 2) Update on the status of in-person school; 3) Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; 4) Update on vaccine booster shots; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on September 10, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on the start of in-person school; 2) County issues new guidance for youth sports; 3) Vaccination required for home health workers, pharmacists; 4) Free upcoming COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; and 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on September 3, 2021

    August recap: ARPA funds in Sonoma County, Board makes progress on climate goals, County Archives relocated, and community announcements on cannabis, housing vouchers and more!

  • Published on September 3, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: Update on the status of in-person school; State offers new app to find out if you were exposed to COVID-19; Free upcoming COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics; COVID-19 community resources & support: Other county news items; Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on August 5, 2021

    Updates from Supervisor Coursey, the latest health guidance on masks and vaccines, County Center relocation, disaster preparedness tips and other important community news.

  • Published on August 2, 2021

    On July 27, the Board of Supervisors voted to relocate most of Sonoma County’s administrative offices to the vacant Sears site in downtown Santa Rosa, citing climate action, transit-oriented development and the safe and efficient delivery of services as primary drivers for this decision.

  • Published on July 23, 2021

    The Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to bring you the latest in the Home Resiliency Workshop Series which features information on Water Conservation, Wildfire Safety, Seismic Strengthening, Energy Efficiency, and Funding Your Projects.

  • Published on July 23, 2021

    As of July 21 Sonoma County’s daily transmission rate of COVID-19 is 9 new infections per 100,000 people and 48 COVID patients were being treated at area hospitals. These numbers represent the biggest local surge of the pandemic since March of this year. Nine COVID-related deaths were reported in July compared to just one death recorded in the month of May. 

  • Published on July 6, 2021

    The RED Housing Fund Board is seeking two new board members to represent the community as well as the fund. Through targeted investments, the board seeks to promote climate and disaster resilience in equitable communities that foster cultural, racial and economic diversity. Apply to become part of the RHF Board by July 23rd!

  • Published on June 30, 2021

    What's new in Sonoma County? Coursey's mid-year review, $37 million awarded to County for fire mitigation, Sonoma Access Broadband Initiative, Disaster Preparedness Corner and much more!

  • Published on June 18, 2021

    The Board of Supervisors adopted a $2 billion annual budget that addresses emerging priorities and provides for the myriad needs of our community as we emerge from the lockdowns of the pandemic and look toward a more equitable future for all of our residents.

  • Published on June 15, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma has physically reopened our Permit Center to the public full-time, starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021. We continue to encourage the use of our digital tools. Our online permitting services remain the best way to have your permit processed and email is the best way to contact staff.

  • Published on May 28, 2021

    Our latest newsletter is packed with exciting news about financial assistance for COVD-impacted businesses, investments in climate resiliency projects, newly released evacuation maps and more! 

  • Published on May 20, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for homeowners interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on May 9, 2021

    State Administrative Fees for "commercial devices" will increase July 1, 2021.  This applies to scales, fuel meters and other commercial devices used for buying and selling of commodities.

  • Supervisorial District 3
    Published on April 29, 2021
    Supervisorial District 3

    Read all about updates on the County’s COVID-19 response, information on newly available rental assistance, upcoming tree ordinance workshops and many more items of importance!  

  • Supervisorial District 3
    Published on April 19, 2021
    Supervisorial District 3

    El 19 de Abril la oficina del Supervisor Coursey junto al Condado de Sonoma se unió con lideres comunitarios para informar sobre la nueva fase de apertura, y recursos para inquilinos y también para contestar preguntas sobre las vacunas. ¡El Foro Informativo fue completamente en Español!

    On April 19th Supervisor Coursey's office along with the County of Sonoma hosted a collaborative panel with community leaders to inform on the new phase of reopening, tenant resources, and to answer questions on the vaccine. The forum was conducted completely in Spanish. 

  • Published on April 1, 2021

    In this issue: A Note from Supervisor Coursey, News on Funding for Open Space Projects and Vegetation Management, Updates on the Latest on Implementation of Measure P, and Introduction to District 3 Appointees  

  • Published on March 16, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma will physically reopen our Permit Center to the public 20 hours per week, starting Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Please be mindful that our digital tools and email remain the most efficient way to have your permit processed or reach staff.

  • Published on March 16, 2021

    The Rohnert Park City Council last week passed a resolution declaring climate change an emergency and pledging to respond to it. By joining the County of Sonoma and its major cities in adopting the Regional Climate Protection Authority climate action plan, we become the first in the nation to adopt uniform climate standards, formalizing our shared priorities and putting us on track to beat the state's carbon neutrality timeline by 15 years.

  • Published on March 3, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on February 25, 2021

    On Wednesday March 3, PG&E is inviting customers to join an interactive safety town hall where PG&E will discuss plans for reducing wildfire risks in Sonoma County and Marin County. 

  • Published on February 11, 2021

    Although there’s still a wide ethnic disparity in vaccinations given, local health officials said Wednesday they expect the gap to greatly improve in the next week with the array of targeted inoculation events at community health centers.

  • Published on February 8, 2021

    Partnership between Insurance Commissioner Lara, Governor Newsom, CAL-FIRE and CPUC aims to lower wildfire risk, protect homes, and make insurance more available and affordable for existing development 

  • Published on January 27, 2021

    This document establishes a uniform plan for a joint response by local governments, special districts, and allied agencies in the Sonoma County Operational Area to the threat of or actual soil movement in areas burned in recent wildfires. This is a supporting plan to the Sonoma County Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

  • Published on January 25, 2021

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  • Published on January 23, 2021

    While every Californian over the age of 65 is encouraged to get a coronavirus vaccination as soon as possible, actually finding one may depend on where you get your health care.

  • Published on January 8, 2021
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Testing is not yet open for the 2021 season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates have been updated as of January 7, 2021More Information

  • Published on January 5, 2021

    After 10-month wait, Chris Coursey takes his seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

  • Published on December 18, 2020

    At the December Emergency Coordinators Forum the Annual awards were presented virtually this year. During a two hour Zoom meeting a number of important awards and recognitions were presented.

  • Published on December 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Sonoma County and partner jurisdictions are partnering to update the Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan.  You can get involved now by completing the community survey!

  • Published on October 23, 2020

    El 22 de octubre de 2020, el Gobernador Gavin Newsom anunció que se habían agregado tres condados más, Napa, Shasta y Sonoma, a la Declaración de Catástrofe, inicialmente aprobada por la Casa Blanca el 16 de octubre, para reforzar la respuesta del Estado a la emergencia generalizada de los incendios forestales y apoyar a los residentes damnificados.

  • Published on October 23, 2020

    On Oct. 22, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that three additional counties – Napa, Shasta and Sonoma – had been added to the Major Disaster Declaration, initially approved by The White House on Oct 16, 2020, to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state and support impacted residents.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    El Departamento de Salud Pública de California actualizó hoy sus normas, permitiendo que más servicios de cuidado personal reanuden sus operaciones en locales interiores, con modificaciones.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    The California Department of Public Health updated their guidelines today, allowing more personal care services to resume indoor operations with modifications

  • Published on September 29, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Information in this special newsletter features prevention and recovery information including these topics: Expanded 2020 Curbside Chipper Program, Rebuilding after the Walbridge and Meyers Fires, and Disaster Recovery Urgency Ordinance Chapter 40C

  • Published on September 11, 2020

    PACENation, the non-profit organization that advocates for expanded access to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, has honored Jane Elias, the County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division Manager, as a recipient of a 2020 PACESetter Award for excellence in program design and implementation.

  • Published on August 20, 2020

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce a free online workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • Published on July 1, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

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

  • General Services
    Published on June 12, 2020
    General Services
    When: June 15 – late July 2020. County Center Dr. will remain open in both directions, and no significant delays or impacts to through access are anticipated. Any intermittent traffic control, when necessary, will be facilitated by the contractor.
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