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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Approves Planfor Improving 51 Additional Miles of Roads in 2020-2021
OnMay 21, the Board of Supervisors approved funding and a plan to rehabilitateand preserve over 51 miles of roads in 2020 and 2021. The new two-year planincludes $24 million of general funds and $13 million of state and other localfunding for a total of $37 million.
Today,the Sonoma County Probation Department launched a comprehensive review of itsjuvenile justice system to determine how well department policies and practicesalign with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth while usingresources efficiently.
Sonoma County Earns National Achievement Awards for its ACCESS Initiative and Recovery and Resiliency Framework
Today the County of Sonoma wasrecognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with two AchievementAwards for the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency(ACCESS) initiative and the Recovery and Resiliency Framework. The awards honorinnovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider theappointment of a City of Stockton Economic Development Manager to fulfill therole as the new director of the Economic Development Department