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December 12, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County’s Living Wage increases to $18.10 an hour

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday boosted the county’s Living Wage to $18.10 an hour, up from $17.65 an hour, to prevent inflation from eroding the incomes of low-wage workers covered by the ordinance. Read full story


December 12, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County increases transit discount for low-income adults through Bay Area’s Clipper START program

The Board of Supervisors today approved a continuation of county participation in the Clipper START program, a regional means-based pilot program launched in 2020 by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Since 2020, Sonoma County Transit has offered a 20 percent discount on single-ride transit fares for eligible adults earning under 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, Sonoma County Transit will increase the discount to 50 percent for eligible adults. Read full story


December 12, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Mobile Crisis Units to expand countywide by year’s end

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved plans to expand Mobile Crisis Units, teams of mental health professionals who respond to emergency calls that do not involve law enforcement, throughout the county by the end of the year. Read full story


December 12, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Homeless Coalition FY 2024-2025 Local Homelessness Services Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) available!

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS), on behalf of the Sonoma County Homeless Coalition (previously known as the Sonoma County Continuum of Care), invites new and renewal proposals from eligible applicants for local homeless services projects in the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), also known as the “Local Homelessness Services NOFA”. Read full story


December 11, 2023 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Nomination period extended for select offices up for election in March 2024

Candidate nominations for the following federal, state, and county offices up for election in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election, have been extended because an incumbent candidate who was eligible to be elected did not file: Read full story


December 08, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for December 8, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Final reminder: Sonoma County property tax is due December 11; 2) Remember to add “SoCo Alert” to your phone contacts list; 3) Registrar of Voters notice regarding Presidential Primary Election; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story


December 08, 2023 | Department of Health Services

2024 Continuum of Care (CoC) Board Election Nominees

Nominations have been received for three (3) seats to be chosen by eligible CoC voters at the CoC Quarterly Membership meeting on December 13th, 2023, from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Read full story


December 06, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County outlaws sideshow driving exhibitions

Promoting, watching and participating in street races and reckless driving exhibitions, also known as sideshows, will soon be unlawful in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County following Tuesday’s approval by the Board of Supervisors of Sheriff’s Office recommendations to prohibit and discourage the dangerous events. Read full story


December 06, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

SBA offers loans to Sonoma County businesses affected by salmon fishery closure

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the California salmon fishery closure from April 6 to October 31. The SBA on November 29 declared a disaster following a request from the state Office of Emergency Services. Read full story


December 06, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Department of Health Services awarded grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for child safety seat education program

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has received a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to support the county’s efforts in educating parents and caregivers about the importance of child safety seats and making sure that every child in our community travels safely. Read full story