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  • Published on December 13, 2019

    We are conducting our annual survey for the Sonoma County Agricultural Crop Report. If you are an agricultural producer, it is important that we receive your production figures for 2019.

  • Published on December 13, 2019

    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.  

  • Published on December 13, 2019

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

  • Published on December 13, 2019

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

  • Published on December 11, 2019

    Please note your account balance can be viewed in your MySCERA account. 

  • Published on December 11, 2019

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

    - Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures

    - Board of Supervisors' Aide - Fifth Supervisorial District

    - Home Care Support Specialist - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Published on December 10, 2019

    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

    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 9, 2019

    We are seeking County employees who are interested in joining existing Schools of Hope tutors in this tutoring program. County employees can volunteer to tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at the participating school of their choice.

  • Published on December 6, 2019
    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
    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. 

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    The winner of the Clean Commute Raffle for December is Adam Radtke from County Counsel, congratulations! 

  • Published on December 4, 2019

    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.

  • Published on December 4, 2019
    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.

  • Published on December 4, 2019

    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)

  • Published on December 4, 2019

    The latest SCERA Times Newsletter is now available.

  • Published on December 1, 2019

    The Local Agency Formation Commission of Sonoma County (LAFCO or Sonoma LAFCO) is seeking proposals from professional service firms to conduct an organizational assessment of Sonoma LAFCO including its organizational structure, staffing levels, job specifications, and operational needs. The assessment and its recommendations will support performance management, employee development and succession planning efforts to ensure consistency, continuity and reliability in the services that LAFCO provides to affected agencies and the public and to enhance operations to meet LAFCO’s current and future needs that are in alignment with its goals.

  • Published on November 26, 2019

    The Power Shutoff & Wildfire Safety Town Hall was held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 1st Street W, Sonoma, California on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m where the public heard from experts and local officials.  A summary of 2018 and 2019 Fire Relief & Recovery legislation was presented.

  • Published on November 26, 2019

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    Local Coastal Plan Update Workshops
    Fire Rebuild Updates
    Tanker Rollover HazMat Response Near Sonoma
    Updates Coming to Sonoma County Building & Fire Codes

  • Published on November 26, 2019

    Sonoma County Winter Shelters are open from December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Up to 184 beds provided by nonprofits help to protect people from the year's harshest weather. Beds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with several locations offering wraparound services.

  • Published on November 20, 2019

    PG&E has shutoff the power to portions of Sonoma County, and may turn power off in additional areas throughout the day (11/20/2019)

  • Published on November 20, 2019

    On November 16, 2019, Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Unit responded to an overturned tanker on Highway 121 near Sonoma. Approximately 3,000 gallons of fuel spilled on the ground. A successful stinger operation was initiated and the situation was mitigated.

  • Published on November 20, 2019

    Effective Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for temperatures in the 30's overnight in parts of the county that might also be without power.  Strong winds may increase the danger from cold temperatures (wind chill). Infants, the elderly, those without shelter or heat, and people using alcohol or other drugs are at higher risk from health problems caused by cold.

  • Published on November 19, 2019
    Sonoma County offices will be open for regular operations during the PG&E power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 hrough Thursday, November 21, 2019  except for the service listed.
  • Published on November 18, 2019

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills above 1000 feet beginning late Tuesday evening, November 19, through Thursday morning, November 21, 2019.

  • Published on November 15, 2019

    USDA Disaster Recovery Resources Related to the Kincade Fire

  • Published on November 15, 2019

    The Doran Regional Park boat launch reopened Nov. 16 following a two-month renovation. The launch is available to campers and day-use visitors. Final improvements to the launch parking area, fish cleaning station, kayak launch and landscaping are in progress.   

  • Published on November 14, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce that WCE and the County signed a comprehensive Tentative Agreement on November 12, 2019. Learn more…..

  • Published on November 13, 2019

    Ballots mailed to Active General Members on November 8, 2019 contain a printing error

  • Published on November 13, 2019

    Hearing Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019

    File No. 2019-14: Amendment No.1 to the Sphere of Influence of the Sonoma County Fire District

  • Published on November 12, 2019

    View the County of Sonoma’s interactive RESA map to see current structure-specific post-fire damage assessments.

  • Published on November 8, 2019

    On November 5, 2019 The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received proposed revisions to the Sonoma County Code Chapter 28, Emergency and Pre Hospital Care brought forward by the Sonoma county Department of Health Services.

  • Published on November 6, 2019

    As part of the County’s winery events work, the County retained a consultant to conduct traffic studies to address capacity and safety issues related to the increased traffic volumes associated with winery events.

  • Published on November 6, 2019
    The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is conducting an agricultural damage and/or loss survey to determine the extent and nature of losses due to the 2019 Kincade Fire.
  • Published on November 5, 2019

    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution. Air quality levels are currently within the good range due to offshore winds and decreasing smoke. Northerly winds near the Ranch Fire in Tehama County will allow some smoke to move toward the Bay Area.

  • Published on November 4, 2019
    The Kincade Fire PG&E Power Shutoff that began October 23, 2019 disrupted communities across Northern California.

  • Published on November 4, 2019

    Permit Sonoma's main Permit Center and Resiliency Permit Center reopened to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019.  This includes the resumption of regular inspections in areas that are not under mandatory evacuation and are not in the Kincade Fire burn area.  Additional News and Information

  • Published on November 1, 2019

    Animal Services mission continues to be providing high quality and compassionate care for our community’s domestic animals and livestock. In the wake of the fires, our work has focused on the rescue, recovery and reunification of animals affected by the fires (and has not been limited to domestic animals and livestock).

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Most County offices are open for regular operations starting on November 1, 2019, except for those listed at this link.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Residents impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Los residentes afectados por el Incendio Kincade pueden acceder a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) que abrirá el lunes 4 de noviembre de 2019 en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 28, 2019

    Even though PG&E is beginning safety inspections, power shutoffs are expected to occur at 2 a.m. for public safety as high winds are expected to return on Tuesday at 6 a.m.

  • Published on October 26, 2019

    PG&E has announced that they will initiate another Public Safety Power Shutoff that will impact significant portions of Sonoma County on Saturday (10/26), Sunday (10/27), and Monday (10/28). The timing for the shutoff begins Saturday starting as early as approximately 1:00 p.m. (10/26). Due to the intensity of the forecasted weather and the likelihood of damage to PG&E’s infrastructure, it is anticipated that over 90,000 PG&E customers throughout portions of Sonoma County will be impacted for an extended period of time. Community members are urged to prepare now in the event of an extended outage lasting multiple days.

  • Published on October 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    Actualizado a las 7:35 AM del viernes 25 de octubre de 2019 CAL FIRE informó que el incendio Kincade se ha extendido a 21,900 acres y actualmente está contenido un 5% y que todas las órdenes de evacuación aún están vigentes.
  • Published on October 25, 2019

    PG&E began restoring power to Sonoma County yesterday afternoon, October 24. As of 10 pm last night, PG&E restored power to 81% of the customers impacted in Sonoma County by the October 23 power shutoff. PG&E is projecting 100% power restoration to areas of Sonoma County impacted by the power shutoff by today (10/25)at 7 pm. Due to damage and needed repairs, particularly in and around the footprint of the Kincade Fire, some areas of the County will experience delays in restoration.

  • Published on October 25, 2019

    On October 10, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Temporary Emergency Housing Ordinance related to the 2017 Complex Fires. The ordinance was originally scheduled to expire December 31, 2019, but will now be extended until December 31, 2021. With this extension, temporary recreational vehicles and manufactured homes will continue to be permitted for temporary emergency housing through December 31, 2021. Conditions of the permit require that a final inspection be requested prior to that date, confirming that the structure(s) have been removed by December 31, 2021.

  • Published on October 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional actualizado alerta roja para las montañas del Norte de la Bahía y los valles internos del Norte de la Bahía, los cuales incluyen todo Santa Rosa y la mayoría del Condado de Sonoma. En efecto, desde el mediodía del miércoles, 23 de octubre, hasta las 4:00 p.m. del dia jueves, 24 de octubre.  

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Individuals with Health Conditions Individuals with health conditions should talk to their physicians to develop a personal plan for dealing with smoke…

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