Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma is a county initiative that focuses on the critical needs of residents who are experiencing physical and mental health challenges, economic uncertainty, housing instability, substance use disorders, criminal justice engagement and social inequity.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of ordinances to establish a comprehensive local program to permit and regulate medical cannabis.
While immigration and immigrant rights have long been an issue of importance to Sonoma County, current federal and state executive and legislative actions demonstrate a need for the County to reassess the needs of undocumented community members with respect to services and legal protection.
Reducing Sonoma County’s pension system costs is an ongoing and top priority of the Board of Supervisors as the County strives to ensure a fair, equitable, and sustainable pension system for taxpayer and employee alike. The Board has approved three over-arching policy goals for pension reform: (1) contain costs; (2) maintain labor market competitiveness and workforce stability; and (3) improve accountability and transparency.
The Office of Recovery and Resiliency was established in December 2017, creating a team dedicated to focusing on the recovery efforts from the unprecedented wildfires of October 2017.