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December 05, 2023 | Board of Supervisors Department

District 1 December 2023 Short Newsletter

I hope you enjoyed a joyful - and delicious! - Thanksgiving holiday, surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones of all kinds. This year, I'm thankful for a relatively quiet fire season and a gentle start to our rainy season. I'm thankful to the City of Sonoma for their initiative and partnership to open a severe weather winter shelter for vulnerable folks in the Sonoma Valley. I'm thankful to be just weeks away from the opening of the East Sonoma County Services Center, which will bring much needed county services to the Valley - keep an eye out for an official announcement in an upcoming newsletter! Read full story


December 05, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors declares emergency following detection of avian influenza at two local poultry farms

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today declared a local emergency following detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza at two commercial poultry farms in southern Sonoma County. The detection of the virus was announced on Friday following an investigation by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, in coordination with the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Read full story


December 05, 2023 | Natural Resources

Sonoma Water, Sonoma County approve formation of Eel-Russian Project Authority

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, who also serve as the Board of Directors for the Sonoma County Water Agency, voted today to approve a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with Mendocino County Inland Water and Power Commission to form the Eel-Russian Project Authority. Read full story


December 04, 2023 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Sonoma County topped 50 miles of repaved roads, 54 culvert replacements in 2023

Sonoma County today announced the results of the Summer 2023 road construction season, which included the resurfacing of 50 miles of county-maintained roads and the replacement of 54 culverts. The work involved a combination of roads identified for the ongoing Pavement Preservation Program and roads that qualified for repair as part of the Fire Damage Recovery Paving Project supported by PG&E settlement funds. The cost of all paving work performed during the summer was approximately $32 million. Read full story



December 01, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for December 1, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Sonoma County Sheriff hosts annual toy collection December 8; 2) Reminder: Sonoma County property tax is due December 11; 3) Sonoma County cannabis ordinance update meetings December 13; and 4) New opportunities available to serve your community Read full story


November 30, 2023 | Department of Health Services

With respiratory viruses circulating, all Bay Area Health Officers recommend actions to stay healthy for the holidays

As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter. Read full story


November 20, 2023 | Board of Supervisors Department

District 1 November 2023 Newsletter

On Wednesday, November 1st, the county’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division hosted a Virtual Town Hall that I hosted along with Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, with whom I sit on the Board of Supervisors’ Climate Ad Hoc. Read full story


November 17, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for November 17, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Latest edition of SoCo Correspondent now available; 2) Community webinar on homelessness November 29; 3) Sonoma County needs you: Serve on a board or commission; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story


November 17, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Notice of Funding Availability for FY2024-2025 has been released!

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will be accepting funding applications from eligible applicants for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) and Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF). Read full story