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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


June 14, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors AdoptsFiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a $1.78 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Read full story


May 22, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

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. Read full story


May 9, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County LaunchesIn-Depth Reviewof its Juvenile Justice System

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. Read full story


May 7, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

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. Read full story


April 23, 2019 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Board to Consider New Economic Development Director

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 Read full story