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February 15, 2024 | Natural Resources

Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open House

The much-anticipated Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan is set to take center stage at a community open house on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Great Blue Heron Hall from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Read full story

February 14, 2024 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach invites public to goal-setting workshop

The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach’s Community Advisory Council is inviting the public to participate in a February 24 strategic planning workshop. The purpose of the public meeting is to set priorities for the year. Read full story

February 09, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for February 9, 2024

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Sustainability Workshop, Steelhead Festival this weekend; 2) Human Services resource hub, winter storm support available; 3) February 20 deadline to register to vote in Presidential Primary election; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story

February 08, 2024 | Community Development Commission

Public Hearing Notice – Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) - February 8 through March 11, 2024

A draft of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) assessment, formerly known as the Assessment of Fair Housing, for the participating jurisdiction of Sonoma County is now available for public review. The draft AFFH is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all participating jurisdictions of federal grant programs. Read full story

February 06, 2024 | Board of Supervisors Department

Community input sought on governance solutions report at Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council meeting on February 8

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council will discuss the Governance Solutions Report at its February 8 meeting. The draft report was presented at a January 27 community workshop led by Blue Sky Consulting. The draft report and a workshop summary can be found at Read full story

February 06, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County staff outline ongoing efforts to fill vacancies in county workforce

The vacancy rate in the County of Sonoma’s workforce declined to 11.5 percent in January, down from 12.3 percent at the end of 2022, according to a new report presented today to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Read full story

February 06, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County to provide $1 million in vegetation management grants to reduce wildfire risk

Sonoma County is now accepting applications for $1 million in grants to fund projects that protect residents from wildfires by creating fuel breaks, expanding defensible space around homes, and removing vegetation along evacuation routes in fire-prone landscapes. Read full story

February 06, 2024 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Historical Wohler Road Bridge over the Russian River to get seismic upgrade beginning Summer 2024

The Board of Supervisors today awarded an $18 million construction contract for the seismic retrofit of the historical Wohler Road Bridge over the Russian River, located 10 miles northwest of Santa Rosa. The existing seismically deficient one-lane bridge, which was completed in 1922, will receive a new lightweight concrete deck, seismic isolation bearings and joints, steel truss reinforcement and foundation reinforcement designed to meet current seismic design standards for bridges. Read full story

February 06, 2024 | Department of Human Services

Hanna Center awarded county contract to provide mental health services to students in Sonoma Valley

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal today by Hanna Center to provide mental health counseling to students in Sonoma Valley, ensuring these vital services continue without interruption. Read full story

February 05, 2024 | Natural Resources

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival Returns February 10

Get ready for the return of the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival as it celebrates its 15th year! California's premier event honoring the annual Steelhead migration is set to take place on Saturday, February 10, at the Milt Brandt Visitor Center grounds at Lake Sonoma, running from 10 am to 4 pm. Rain or shine, this event is free for all attendees. Read full story