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October 25, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

County allocates nearly $4.4 million to support climate resiliency projects

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved $4.38 million for a variety of local climate resiliency projects ranging from building up local government electric vehicle infrastructure to a fare-free transit program for youth on public transit and others. The County anticipates being able to use these funds as leverage to bring in roughly $6 million in outside funding. Read full story


October 25, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors finalizes purchase of former Bank of America building in Guerneville

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a revised agreement to acquire the former Bank of America building in downtown Guerneville, securing a key satellite office used to deliver government services to residents in lower Russian River communities. Read full story


October 21, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

County officials to host vegetation management and wildfire resilience webinar

Sonoma County Supervisors Lynda Hopkins and James Gore invite members of the public to join them and other officials for a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 26 featuring an update on the County of Sonoma’s vegetation management efforts. Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors adopts well drilling moratorium

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved a moratorium for new well permits until April 4, 2023 in Sonoma County to allow staff more time to develop recommendations for updating the county’s well ordinance. The board also directed Permit Sonoma, Sonoma County’s natural resources and permitting agency, to establish a Technical Advisory Committee to make recommendations for implementing Public Trust Review requirements. Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

County, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria sign co-management agreement of Tolay Lake Regional Park

The County of Sonoma and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria have entered into a long-term agreement to co-manage Tolay Lake Regional Park, a partnership believed to be the first of its kind in California between a local government and a federally recognized tribe.  Read full story


September 13, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors approves $360,000 contract for wildfire structural hardening assessments

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a $361,034 contract with Wildfire Defense Works to provide structural hardening assessments in pre-identified project locations throughout the county. Wildfire Defense Works will perform between 250 to 1,000 structural hardening assessments for Permit Sonoma’s Wildfire Adapted program. The contract is a portion of the $2.6 million in grant funding received by the county as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Read full story


September 13, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Planning Commission to hold hearing on draft Environmental Impact Report for Sonoma Developmental Center

The Sonoma County Planning Commission will hold a hearing and seek public feedback on the draft Environmental Impact Report and draft specific plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center on Sept. 15, 2022 at 1 p.m. The draft Environmental Impact Report evaluated a proposed specific plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center site, two lower density alternatives, and two scenarios where the county doesn’t proceed with a project in 16 key areas of the property. Read full story


September 9, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Permit Sonoma announces new revisions to draft well permit ordinance

Permit Sonoma today announced revisions to a proposal the Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday, Oct. 4, that seeks to enact new standards for drilling wells in Sonoma County. Read full story


August 26, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors to hold draft Local Coastal Plan Update workshop

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to hold a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to review and seek public comment on the Planning Commission Recommended Draft of the Local Coastal Plan Update. The proposed Local Coastal Plan Update will be the first update in 20 years and will be considered for adoption by the board on Oct. 4. Read full story


June 18, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

County of Sonoma, City ofSanta Rosa Part of $415 Million Settlement to Resolve North Bay LocalGovernments 2017 Fire Claims

Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties’ North Bay Fires claims. The mediator’s proposal is exclusive of and does not affect the claims of any residents, individuals, or businesses. Read full story