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Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Ad Hoc Committee was established to provide policy guidance to the Sonoma County Department of Health Services during the process of updating the EMS ordinance and the development and execution of Sonoma County’s EMS Exclusive Operating Area (EOA) model and Request for Proposals to secure the next provider of ambulance services for the EOA.

The Ad Hoc Committee provides policy direction and decision making to DHS leadership and subject matter experts to inform administrative and operational decisions.

Creation Date: 2019-2020

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Climate Action

Following the Board’s strategic planning session, the Ad Hoc will refine the Climate Action charter and develop an action plan for board consideration.

Creation Date: 1/6/2020

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Fire Services

Ad Hoc was reestablished March 2020.

Creation Date: March 2020 - August 2021

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County Center

Ad hoc appointed to engage with the City of Santa Rosa regarding opportunities and challenges with locating the new county administrative center downtown. This is a limited term ad hoc that will be coming back to the Board by July 2021 with information on whether the identified challenges with moving downtown can be adequately addressed.

Creation Date: January 5, 2020 - July 2021

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Creation Date: 6/2020

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The Ad-Hoc Committee will review the Sonoma County Vineyard and Orchard Development Ordinance (VESCO) to explore opportunities to reduce the regulatory, time, and financial burdens to the grape growers by streamlining the process associated with the replanting of vineyards. In addition, the Ad-Hoc Committee will review the contracted engineering services in advance of issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for engineering services in the late spring of 2020.”

Creation Date: 5/2019

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Fire Services – Implementation Phase

Implementation of the Fire Services Project (through the March election) 

Creation Date: 10/23/2018 - 4/1/2020

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Cannabis and Hemp

The Ad Hoc will guide the implementation of the Board’s direction to transition permitting of cannabis cultivation to the Agriculture Commissioner and come back to the Board with an update to the County ordinance for Phase 2.

Creation Date: 8/2018

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