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December 22, 2023 | Board of Supervisors Department

District 1 December 2023 Newsletter

The end of a busy year always sneaks up on me! Just like any other year, 2023 had its ups and downs, but there were many highlights to reflect on in these final weeks. Read full story


December 22, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for December 22, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Tips for winter weather driving and preparedness; 2) AB 114 Community-based program funding deadline Jan. 5; 3) Cold and flu season reminder ahead of the holidays; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story


December 21, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Notice of Intent to Award: Bids for Interim Housing Site Meal Preparation & Delivery Services

The evaluation panel carefully reviewed and analyzed the bids received in response to the above referenced solicitation. Based upon that review and analysis, we are recommending to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that the contract be awarded to Lemus Family Enterprises Inc., dba Taqueria Sol Azteca. Read full story



December 21, 2023 | Department of Health Services

How to get help in Sonoma County: A Community Webinar on Homelessness (#3)

You are invited to participate in an online public forum on homelessness on Wednesday, January 31st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin with a brief discussion on how to get help for homelessness, followed by an “open forum” style Q&A session. It will feature Kaitlin Carney with HomeFirst and Thai Hilton with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Ending Homelessness Team. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about getting help for homelessness in Sonoma County. Read full story


December 20, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Housing Authority awarded $1.18 million in funding for new housing vouchers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Sonoma County Housing Authority more than $1.18 million in additional Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers. The 53 new vouchers are in addition to the existing, fully-utilized, 117 vouchers that are provided through the HUD-sponsored FUP, which supports families and youths to find permanent stable housing. Read full story


December 19, 2023 | Board of Supervisors Department

News from the Fifth District

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins provides a year-end update, reflecting on the state of the world, the country and the County. Read full story


December 15, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for December 15, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Winter Celebration December 16 at Andy’s Unity Park; 2) How to know when and where warming centers will open; 3) Give the gift of emergency preparedness this year; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story


December 15, 2023 | Natural Resources

Russian River Inflatable Dam lowered in advance of forecasted storm

In anticipation of a series of storms arriving in the next week and elevated river flows, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will begin the process of deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville on Monday, December 18. Sonoma Water routinely deflates the rubber dam when Russian River flow forecasts show the river exceeding 1,600 cubic feet per second in order to prevent damage to the rubber dam from high flows. Read full story


December 14, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Memorial to honor lives lost in Sonoma County’s unhoused community

On December 21, National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, HomeFirst and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services will host a memorial to honor individuals who lost their lives over the last year while living without housing in Sonoma County. The event will take place at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read full story