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September 29, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Officials Share Messages of Resilience, Rebuilding on the 5th Anniversary of the 2017 Wildfires

The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma are inviting the community to attend a ceremony recognizing rebuilding efforts and honoring our resilient community on the 5th anniversary of the devastating 2017 wildfires. The event will be held in Coffey Neighborhood Park (1524 Amanda Place in Santa Rosa) on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Read full story


September 20, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approve community engagement and language access agreements

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today took the first steps in developing language access and community engagement plans to ensure broader involvement with county government by members of all communities. Using $710,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Board on Tuesday approved agreements with two consultants to work with the county’s Office of Equity in developing a language access plan, a community engagement plan, and policy recommendations for all county departments. Read full story


September 15, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma awarded up to $10 million by USDA for multi-agency climate project

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced its selection of the County of Sonoma for a tentative award through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity. The project, titled Sonoma Marin Ag and County Climate Coalition, represents a large partnership effort across multiple organizations from both Sonoma and Marin counties, with the County of Sonoma acting as the lead entity. Read full story


September 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approves Climate Resilient Lands Strategy

Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors today approved the Climate Resilient Lands Strategy, a document designed to provide structure and guidance to climate-related efforts throughout the county, with a focus on natural and working lands. The strategy was produced by the Climate Action and Resiliency Division within the County Administrator’s Office and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. Read full story


September 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

‘Housing Heroes’ recognizes local residents helping with the housing crisis

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are teaming up to celebrate “Housing Heroes” in an effort to encourage greater participation in housing rental assistance and home-sharing programs offered across Sonoma County. Too many residents are challenged to secure quality housing, even when they have housing vouchers in hand. Read full story


August 19, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Dan Fruchey to be appointed director of Sonoma County’s Department of Information Systems

Dan Fruchey, a veteran technology manager with 25 years of experience using data and communications tools to help county agencies deliver public services, has been named director of the Sonoma County Department of Information Systems following a nationwide recruitment search. Read full story


August 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County approves Penngrove traffic study

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved a $500,000 funding agreement with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority to study traffic on the Railroad Avenue corridor in Penngrove. Read full story


August 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma to take inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for all county operations

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized the creation of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from all county government facilities and operations. The inventory will be used as a baseline to help the county move toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, as outlined in the county’s Five-Year Strategic Plan for Climate Action and Resiliency. Read full story


August 4, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County to reopen Joe Rodota Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks announced today that it has reopened a section of the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa that had been closed due to public safety concerns after the appearance of two homeless encampments along the trail. Read full story


August 2, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Maxwell Farms Regional Park renovation budget approved by Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $3.35 million needed to complete $7.2 million in renovations and improvements to recreation facilities at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular regional park located in Boyes Hot Springs adjacent to the city of Sonoma. Read full story