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Items of Significant Public Interest

The following agenda items have been scheduled for discussion at upcoming Board of Supervisor meetings. The information posted on this site allows the community to view topics and materials for Board of Supervisor meeting agenda items that are of significant public interest prior to the Board Agenda being posted online.

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2022 Calendar of Significant Agenda Items

Download the 2022 Board Calendar of Items of Significant Interest(PDF: 396 kB)

Note: Adopted February 9, 2021. Items may be moved around. For the most current information on future agenda items go to: https://sonoma-county.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Current Items

March 2, 2022 6 p.m. - TRUTH Act ICE Access Virtual Community Forum

The Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act requires the County of Sonoma to hold an annual community forum if the Sheriff's Office provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with any access to individuals for civil immigration enforcement purposes during the prior calendar year. Members of the community are encouraged to participate remotely and receive data and provide comment to the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff. The event will be accessible in English and Spanish on Zoom. 

Read the forum materials in English and Spanish

2 de marzo, 2022 a las 6 p.m. – Acta TRUTH Foro Comunitario Virtual sobre Acceso ICE

El Acta de Revisión Transparente de Transferencias y Detenciones Injustas (TRUTH) exige que el Condado de Sonoma sostenga un foro comunitario anual, si la Oficina del Alguacil le proporciona a la agencia federal de Vigilancia de Migración y Aduanas (ICE) acceso alguno a las personas con el propósito de vigilar la migración civil, durante el año calendario anterior. Se invita a los miembros de la comunidad para que participen de manera remota, reciban datos y proporcionen sus comentarios a la Junta de Supervisores y al Alguacil. El evento se podrá accesar en inglés y en español en Zoom. 

Lea los materiales del foro en inglés y en español

December 7, 2021 – Sonoma County Mulit-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (SCMJHMP)

The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan as an update to the 2016 Sonoma County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The federal Disaster Management Act of 2000 requires state and local governments to develop, and regularly update, hazard mitigation plans to meet federal and state hazard planning requirements and as a condition for disaster grant assistance. For this update, Sonoma County partnered with local incorporated city governments and special districts within the County to prepare the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP). The MJHMP includes a risk and vulnerability assessment of natural hazards within the County, establishes mitigation priorities and actions for risk reduction, and presents a five-year implementation and maintenance plan. The plan complies with federal and state requirements to establish eligibility for funding under FEMA grant programs for all planning partners. Sonoma County’s ability to apply for and receive future funding from FEMA is dependent on having a current, approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in place, and the County's current plan expires in April 2022.

December 14, 2021 at 1:45 PM – ORD21-0003 Zoning Code Update

The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of a Zoning Code update to allow working from home and restaurant take-out without additional permitting requirements. An urgency ordinance approved in July of 2020 temporarily suspended permitting requirements for home occupations and restaurant take-out to comply with COVID19 shelter-in-place orders and social distancing requirements. The proposed update to the Zoning Code would make these changes permanent.

Previous Items

November 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM – UPC18-0037 Los Alamos Road

UPC18-0037 Los Alamos Road Summary: The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited-Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 43,560 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 10,890 square feet of propagation, and distributor and transport only on a 40-acre parcel located at 2260 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa, within the Resources and Rural Development Zone District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.

September 28, 2021 – Special Events Permitting Reform

Special events like parades, athletic events, and festivals play an important role in the county. The Special Event Permitting Reform Workshop provides an opportunity for staff to update the Board of Supervisors and receive direction regarding a proposal to improve special events permitting. This workshop also serves as a forum for additional public input on the goals of the project.

October 19, 2021 – UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing

UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Summary: The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 39,861 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 3,150 square feet cultivation in temporary hoop houses, 500 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation/propagation, 1,125 square feet of propagation/nursery and associated processing on a 10.72-acre parcel located at 1478 Valley Ford Freestone Road in Bodega, within the Land Extensive Agriculture Combining District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.

September 14, 2021 – UPC17-0094 Loe Firehouse Cannabis Dispensary Appeal

Appeal of a Use Permit approval to allow the Loe Firehouse cannabis dispensary including 1,891 square feet of on-site retail floor area and delivery service in an existing 3,847 square foot office building on 0.33 acre parcel in Limited Commercial zoning located at 15499 Arnold Drive Road in Glen Ellen. (UPC17-0094).

September 14, 2021 – Zoning Code Modernization Phase 3 - Update to the Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unite Ordinances

The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of an updated Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) ordinance, and related Zoning Code changes, to bring County regulations into compliance with state law. The State legislature recently enacted changes to the law, effective January 01, 2020, to reduce local zoning barriers to ADU development in response to the housing affordability crisis. The changes nullified the County’s ADU and JADU regulations, and Permit Sonoma has since been reviewing and processing ADU and JADU permits using only the standards in state law. The proposed ordinance will codify mandatory state standards for ADUs and JADUs, and allow the County to re-implement certain provisions of its nullified regulations..

August 31, 2021 – UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing

The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 39,861 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 3,150 square feet cultivation in temporary hoop houses, 500 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation/propagation, 1,125 square feet of propagation/nursery and associated processing on a 10.72-acre parcel located at 1478 Valley Ford Freestone Road in Bodega, within the Land Extensive Agriculture Combining District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.

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