Upcoming Board Items of Significant Public Interest
The following agenda items have been scheduled for discussion at upcoming Board of Supervisor meetings. Information posted on this site allows the community to view topics and materials for Board of Supervisor meeting agenda items that are of significant public interest prior to the Board Agenda being posted online.
For general information about the Board of Supervisors meeting including calendar, location, archived videos and agendas for past meetings, please see Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Videos on the Board of Supervisors' website.
2022 Calendar of Significant Agenda Items
Note: Adopted February 9, 2021. Items may be moved around. For the most current information on future agenda items go to:
March 2, 2022 6 p.m. - TRUTH Act ICE Access Virtual Community Forum
The Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act requires the County of Sonoma to hold an annual community forum if the Sheriff's Office provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with any access to individuals for civil immigration enforcement purposes during the prior calendar year. Members of the community are encouraged to participate remotely and receive data and provide comment to the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff. The event will be accessible in English and Spanish on Zoom.
2 de marzo, 2022 a las 6 p.m. – Acta TRUTH Foro Comunitario Virtual sobre Acceso ICE
El Acta de Revisión Transparente de Transferencias y Detenciones Injustas (TRUTH) exige que el Condado de Sonoma sostenga un foro comunitario anual, si la Oficina del Alguacil le proporciona a la agencia federal de Vigilancia de Migración y Aduanas (ICE) acceso alguno a las personas con el propósito de vigilar la migración civil, durante el año calendario anterior. Se invita a los miembros de la comunidad para que participen de manera remota, reciban datos y proporcionen sus comentarios a la Junta de Supervisores y al Alguacil. El evento se podrá accesar en inglés y en español en Zoom.
December 7, 2021 – Sonoma County Mulit-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (SCMJHMP)
The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan as an update to the 2016 Sonoma County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The federal Disaster Management Act of 2000 requires state and local governments to develop, and regularly update, hazard mitigation plans to meet federal and state hazard planning requirements and as a condition for disaster grant assistance. For this update, Sonoma County partnered with local incorporated city governments and special districts within the County to prepare the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP). The MJHMP includes a risk and vulnerability assessment of natural hazards within the County, establishes mitigation priorities and actions for risk reduction, and presents a five-year implementation and maintenance plan. The plan complies with federal and state requirements to establish eligibility for funding under FEMA grant programs for all planning partners. Sonoma County’s ability to apply for and receive future funding from FEMA is dependent on having a current, approved Hazard Mitigation Plan in place, and the County's current plan expires in April 2022.
December 14, 2021 at 1:45 PM – ORD21-0003 Zoning Code Update
The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of a Zoning Code update to allow working from home and restaurant take-out without additional permitting requirements. An urgency ordinance approved in July of 2020 temporarily suspended permitting requirements for home occupations and restaurant take-out to comply with COVID19 shelter-in-place orders and social distancing requirements. The proposed update to the Zoning Code would make these changes permanent.
November 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM – UPC18-0037 Los Alamos Road
UPC18-0037 Los Alamos Road Summary: The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 43,560 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 10,890 square feet of propagation, and distributor and transport only on a 40-acre parcel located at 2260 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa, within the Resources and Rural Development Zone District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.
September 28, 2021 – Special Events Permitting Reform
Special events like parades, athletic events, and festivals play an important role in the county. The Special Event Permitting Reform Workshop provides an opportunity for staff to update the Board of Supervisors and receive direction regarding a proposal to improve special events permitting. This workshop also serves as a forum for additional public input on the goals of the project.
October 19, 2021 – UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing
UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Summary: The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 39,861 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 3,150 square feet cultivation in temporary hoop houses, 500 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation/propagation, 1,125 square feet of propagation/nursery and associated processing on a 10.72-acre parcel located at 1478 Valley Ford Freestone Road in Bodega, within the Land Extensive Agriculture Combining District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.
September 14, 2021 – UPC17-0094 Loe Firehouse Cannabis Dispensary Appeal
Appeal of a Use Permit approval to allow the Loe Firehouse cannabis dispensary including 1,891 square feet of on-site retail floor area and delivery service in an existing 3,847 square foot office building on 0.33 acre parcel in Limited Commercial zoning located at 15499 Arnold Drive Road in Glen Ellen. (UPC17-0094).
September 14, 2021 – Zoning Code Modernization Phase 3 - Update to the Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unite Ordinances
The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of an updated Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) ordinance, and related Zoning Code changes, to bring County regulations into compliance with state law. The State legislature recently enacted changes to the law, effective January 01, 2020, to reduce local zoning barriers to ADU development in response to the housing affordability crisis. The changes nullified the County’s ADU and JADU regulations, and Permit Sonoma has since been reviewing and processing ADU and JADU permits using only the standards in state law. The proposed ordinance will codify mandatory state standards for ADUs and JADUs, and allow the County to re-implement certain provisions of its nullified regulations..
August 31, 2021 – UPC17-0069 Freestone Ranch LLC Cannabis Cultivation and Processing
The Board of Supervisors will exercise original jurisdiction and consider a Limited Term Use Permit for a cannabis operation that includes 39,861 square feet of outdoor cultivation, 3,150 square feet cultivation in temporary hoop houses, 500 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation/propagation, 1,125 square feet of propagation/nursery and associated processing on a 10.72-acre parcel located at 1478 Valley Ford Freestone Road in Bodega, within the Land Extensive Agriculture Combining District. The proposed operation will be closed to the public. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief Program.
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May 25, 2021 – Local Coastal Plan Update Workshop
Permit Sonoma will report on public outreach workshops and Local Coastal Plan policy development that has taken place since the November 10, 2020 Board of Supervisors public workshop. Specific topics include climate change adaptation, housing, wildfire mitigation and resiliency, mapping of environmentally sensitive habitat areas, pesticide regulation, and short term (“vacation”) rentals. This workshop will allow Permit Sonoma to receive direction from the Board and provide an additional opportunity for public input on development of the Local Coastal Plan.
May 25, 2021 – Medley Farms Appeal
Appeal of a Use Permit approval to allow Medley Farms centralized commercial cannabis processing facility at 2599 Laughlin Road in Windsor. UPC18-0055
May 18, 2021 - Tree Ordinance Workshop
Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Permit Sonoma will evaluate and update tree regulations to implement natural resource policies of the General Plan. This preliminary workshop will include a discussion of current zoning code regulations and General Plan policies, and seek direction on potential approaches to achieve the County’s natural resource goals regarding tree protections.
March 23, 2021 – Fire District Development Impact Fees
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider the establishment and collection of Development Impact Fees for the Sonoma Valley and Sonoma County Fire Districts.
The Districts' Board of Directors have adopted resolutions requesting the County of Sonoma adopt an ordinance to establish development impact fees for their service areas. Fire Protection Districts do not possess the authority under Government Code § 66000, known as the Mitigation Fee Act (Fee Act) to impose these fees on their own and must coordinate with either a county or city entity with land-use authority to establish these fees.
The agenda item recommends adoption of an Ordinance and approval of Services Agreements that will enable the County to collect development impact fees on behalf of the Fire Districts to fund critical facilities, apparatus, and equipment needs that will arise with new development in their service areas.
- Proposed Ordinance(PDF: 186 kB)
- Proposed Services Agreements
- District Nexus Studies
- District Board Resolutions
March 23, 2021 – User Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
On March 23, 2021, the County will hold its Consolidated Fee Hearing to adopt changes to user fees and charges for Fiscal Year 2020-21.
March 2, 2021 – Minor and Technical Revisions to the VESCO Ordinance to Establish a Registration Process for Low-Impact Vineyard Replanting
On March 2, 2021 the Board will consider minor and technical revisions to Chapters 36 and 11 of the Sonoma County Code, consistent with direction received by the Board at the December 8, 2020 public hearing.
February 9, 2021 3:00 P.M. - TRUTH Act ICE Access Virtual Community Forum
The Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act requires the County of Sonoma to hold an annual community forum if the Sheriff’s Office provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with any access to individuals for civil immigration enforcement purposes during the prior calendar year. Members of the community are encouraged to participate remotely and receive data and provide comment to the Board and Sheriff. The event will be streamed line in English and Spanish, and live interpretation will be provided in Spanish.
January 26, 2021 – Sonoma Developmental Center Workshop
The Board of Supervisors will hear an update on the County's progress in developing a Sonoma Development Center Specific Plan (Plan). Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) was a nationally-recognized institution in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The SDC provided services to persons with developmental disabilities for over 120 years. In 2018 the State of California officially closed the facility and relocated clients to smaller, community-based care facilities. At 945 acres, the Specific Plan Area includes a large historic campus, agricultural lands to the east, and vast ecological and open space resources.
The State of California owns the SDC site and forged a unique partnership with Sonoma County through a 2019 agreement and state legislation (Government Code section 14670.10.5) that secured funding and allows the County, community and stakeholders to develop a plan to guide future uses and development of the site. Sonoma County is now undertaking a unique community engagement process to identify a vision and a set of guiding principles for SDC that will consider land uses, transportation, economic viability, historic preservation, and conservation of the site's important natural resources.
December 8, 2020 – Minor and Technical Revisions to the VESCO Ordinance
On December 8, 2020 the Board will consider minor and technical revisions to Chapter 36, Chapter 11, and Section 25B-3 of the County Code, consistent with the Board’s VESCO Ad Hoc Committee direction to the Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures to make minor revisions to VESCO.
November 10, 2020 – Local Coastal Plan Workshop
The Local Coastal Plan Update workshop will provide an opportunity for staff to update the public and the Board of Supervisors on the status of and receive direction on an update of the SonomaCounty Local Coastal Plan including an overview of the 2019 Public Review Draft Local Coastal Plan, a summary of public and agency input to date, and a forum for additional input.
October 20, 2020 - Independent Office Of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO)) Annual Report
On October 20, 2020, the Board of Supervisors will receive the IOLERO Annual Report. A presentation will be made by Director, Karlene Navarro.
October 6, 2020 – Summary of Community Input Regarding Allocation of PG&E Settlement Funds
On October 6, 2020, the Board, in its capacity as the Board of Supervisors, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Water Agency, Ag + Open Space District, Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District, and the Commissioners of the Community Development Commission, will receive a summary of community input regarding allocation of PG&E settlement funds related to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires. The Board will also consider allocation of the PG&E settlement funds into general expenditure categories.
August 18, 2020 – Building Code Amendments for Emergency Housing
This item will be continued to August 18, 2020 at 9:00 A.M.
This action is to amend Chapter 7 of the Sonoma County Code (SCC) to effect changes to the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, California Building Code, Appendix O, Emergency Housing and to the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2.5, California Residential Code, Appendix X, Emergency Housing which governs the design, construction and the maintenance of emergency housing. The intent is to make minor changes to standards that provide for the health and safety of emergency housing and shelter while providing the jurisdiction with more flexible standards than provided by the California Code of Regulations.
August 11, 2020 – PG&E Settlement Funds Preliminary Discussion
Discussion of the allocation of settlement funds by your Board (in its capacity as the Board of Supervisors, as well as the Board of Directors of the Water Agency, Open Space District, Sonoma Valley Sanitation District and the Commissioners of the Community Development Commission), this item provides background information on both the fiscal impact and damages that the Sonoma entities incurred from the 2017 Fires.
This item also provides a starting point for discussion of allocation of the settlement funds and includes a review of the Recovery and Resiliency Framework that was approved by your Board in 2018, in direct response to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires.
August 4, 2020 – Chapter 13 Fire Safe Standards
On August 4, 2020 the Board of Supervisors will consider amendments to Chapter 13 of the Sonoma County code. Chapter 13 governs standards for fire safety evaluations of existing roads serving legal parcels in accordance with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (Board of Forestry) regulations, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 7, Articles 1-5.
June 10, 2020 – Budget Action, Fiscal Year 2020-21
The County of Sonoma released its 2020-21 recommended budget totaling $1.9 billion in expenditure appropriations on May 15, 2020. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will review the recommended baseline budget starting on June 10th, hold budget workshops in August, and adopt a final budget in September.
Utilization of the two-step process, which pushes the adoption of the final budget to September enables the County to respond to anticipated budgetary impacts associated with the Coronavirus emergency.
June 9, 2020 – Amended and Restated Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement
Summary Content: The Board of Supervisors will consider amending the Solid Waste Collection Franchise Agreement with Recology Sonoma Marin. The following items to be considered include a 1.8% rate adjustment, replacement of the advance payment discount with a low-income discount program, expansion of street sweeping and litter collection services, service zone consolidation to decrease rate disparities between zones; and other provisions as can be found in the documents provide.
May 19, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. – Winery Events Local Area Guidelines and Ordinance Update
This item was continued to May 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM:
Receive an update on the preparation of the areas of potential overconcentration guidelines for the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Westside Road areas, and discuss the proposed direction for completing the policy update for winery events. (ORD16-0001).
May 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. – TRV Corp Cannabis Operation
Use Permit for commercial cannabis cultivation in a new 14,000 square foot greenhouse with 10,000 square feet of mixed light cultivation, 2,500 square feet of indoor propagation, and on-site processing of site-grown plants on a 1 acre leased portion on a 7.6 acre parcel under the pipeline provision (Ordinance No. 6245 adopted 10/16/2018), which allows applications deemed complete prior to the effective date of the ordinance to continue to be processed under the minimum lot size in effect at the time their applications were deemed complete (UPC17-0018).
This item will be continued to a later date:
April 21, 2020 – Fire Prevention and Hazard Abatement Ordinance Updates
The Board of Supervisors will amendments to Chapter 13A of the Sonoma County Code. The intent is to provide clarity and updated requirements for compliance with Chapter 13A of the Sonoma County Code. It would amend Section 13A-1 by removing a limitation to improved and unimproved parcels zoned for five acres or less to apply to all improved and unimproved parcels in the unincorporated area. Chapter 13 A requirements focus on creating defensible space around structures from 0 to 100 feet and near structures within 30 feet of property lines, and ensuring reduced vegetation along private roads.
March 24, 2020 – Hearing on User Fees and Charges Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2020-2021
The annual hearing on proposed adjustments to user fees and charges for Fiscal Year 2020-21 will occur on March 24, 2020. The following departments are proposing changes to their fees: The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector; the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor’s Office; the County Administrator’s Office (Jail Booking Fee); the Department of Health Services; the Sheriff’s Office; and the Department of Transportation and Public Works (Airport fees).
General Plan Update Scoping Plan
Review and provide comment to Permit Sonoma staff on the work plan to scope the General Plan Update and complete consultant recruitment.
Sonoma County Industrial Hemp Ordinance
On January 6, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing of a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 1 (General Provisions), Chapter 26 (Zoning Code), and Chapter 37 (Industrial Hemp Ordinance).
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. the Board of Directors will hold a workshop on the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Vital Lands Initiative.
The Board of Supervisors will introduce an Ordinance, entitled the “ Sonoma County Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Alert and Response Measure” imposing a countywide ½-cent special Transactions and Use Tax (Sales Tax) until repealed by the voters of Sonoma County, pursuant to the authority granted by Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7285.5. The ordinance if adopted, will be placed on the Ballot at the March 3, 2020 election, and will become effective if it is approved by two-thirds of (2/3) of the voters voting on the measure.
Emergency and Pre-Hospital Medical Services System Ordinance
The Board of Supervisors will introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 28 of the Sonoma County Code (Emergency and Pre-Hospital Medical Services System).
September 17, 2019, Accessory Dwelling Unit Code Changes (Continued from August 13, 2019)
The Board of Supervisors will consider Ordinance amending Sonoma County Code § 26-88-060 (accessory dwelling units) and amending the Official Zoning Database to remove the “Z” Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusion Combining District from specified parcels in the LIA, LEA, and DA zoning districts.
September 30, 2019, Petaluma Hills Farm (Purvine) Appeal
Appeal of a Use Permit approval to allow the Petaluma Hills Farm commercial cannabis cultivation operation at 334 Purvine Road in Petaluma (UPC17-0020).
October 7, 2019, Roblar Quarry (Continued from June 13, 2019)
The Board of Supervisors will consider whether to approve proposed modifications to the approved Roblar Road Quarry Use Permit Conditions of Approval (UPE16-058).
June 13, 2019, Freestone Cheese Shop
Summary: On June 13, 2019, the Board of Supervisors will consider the appeal of a Use Permit approval to allow retail sales of alcohol (Off-premise) at an existing cheese shop in Freestone.
June 11-12, 2019 - Budget Hearings, Fiscal Year 2019-20
Sonoma County has released a recommended $1.78 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The recommended budget reflects the County’s continuing determination to maintain fiscal sustainability while investing in recovery and resiliency.
- Board of Supervisors Agenda for June 11-12, 2019
- Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Materials
- Press Release, May 31, 2019
May 21, 2019, Septic System Regulations
Details: On May 21, 2019, the Board of Supervisors will consider the proposed update of County septic system regulations in order to meet state mandated regulations and protect water quality and public health.
May 14, 2019 Hearing on User Fees and Charges Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
The annual hearing on proposed adjustments to user fees and charges for Fiscal Year 2019-20 will occur on May 14, 2019. The following departments are proposing changes to their fees: the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measure; the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor’s Office; the County Administrator’s Office; The Department of Health Services; Permit Sonoma; Regional Parks; the Sheriff’s Office; and the Department of Transportation and Public Works (Airport fees).
April 11, 2019, City Selection Committee Regular Meeting
Details: On April 11, 2019, the City Selection Committee will make recommendations for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Airport Land Use Commission, the Local Area Formation Commission, and the Association of Bay Area Government Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Legislative Working Group. The Meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. at Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.
Contracting Principles Letter from the Safety Net Departments to Community Based Organizations
On April 2, 2019, the Department Heads responsible for overseeing Sonoma County’s safety net programs brought a set of contracting principles before the Board of Supervisors. The purpose of these principles is to reaffirm the County’s commitment to conducting fair, open, and competitive procurements for key safety net programs.
This link contains the signed letter, contracting principles and presentation given to Board.
Community Investment Fund Update
The County Administrator’s Office is recommending updates to the use of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), including the Community Investment Program. The item is tentatively scheduled for April 16th.
Read more about the recommended changes
Recovery and Resiliency Framework Update
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will receive an update on the draft Recovery and Resiliency Framework.
Read the Recovery and Resiliency framework:
IOLERO Releases FY 2017-2018 Annual Report
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for December 4, 2018
The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has released its second Annual Report summarizing the activities and findings of the Office for the period August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018.
Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal Ordinance Withdrawn after California Passes SB 212
Previously the Department of Health Services had submitted to the Board of Supervisors to approve a Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal Ordinance.
On October 16, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing and consider actions to amend and update the existing cannabis ordinances.
2018 Williams Report
At an upcoming meeting the Board of Supervisors will receive the Williams Report from the Sonoma County Office of Education.
Read the board item here
Chanate Property Ordinance
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will hear a board item related to Introducing an Ordinance Rescinding Ordinance No. 6205 and vacating the approval of the Development and Disposition Agreement to sell the Chanate Campus to Chanate Community Development Partners, LLC, and considering options for the future of the campus.
Recovery and Resiliency Framework Update
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will receive an update on the draft Recovery and Resiliency Framework.
Read the board item here.
Ad Hoc Committee Report on Pension Reform
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will receive the report on pension reform from the Ad Hoc Committee.
Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal Ordinance
The Department of Health Services will ask the Board of Supervisors to consider an ordinance adding Chapter 14A, Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal, to the Sonoma County Code to establish a Safe Drug and Sharps Stewardship Program within unincorporated Sonoma County.
On August 7, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing and consider actions to amend and update the existing cannabis ordinances.
Hearing on User Fees and Charges Adjustments for Fiscal Year 2018-19
The annual hearing on proposed adjustments to user fees and charges for Fiscal Year 2018-19 has been postponed from May 8, and will now occur on June 5, 2018.
More information will be available 3 days prior to meeting at Board Meeting Calendar.
Permit Sonoma staff will bring a set of housing initiatives before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for consideration.
These code changes will facilitate and encourage the development of accessory dwelling units, residential units in mixed-use projects, and single-room occupancy projects. This, the first in a series of initiatives, is intended to provide more opportunities and better certainty to housing developers in order to reduce risk and increase investment in order to meet the County's ambitious housing production goals.
On April 10, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Cannabis Ordinance Study Session, Program Update, and Resolution of Intention to Update Existing Cannabis Ordinances.
Annual Submission of Data pertaining to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Access
The Board of Supervisors will meet on April 10, 2018 to review the Sheriff’s 2017 data of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Access as outlined in Government Code 7286.1 (d). For further information follow this link:
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit.
Proposed Changes to Chapter 11 of the Sonoma County Code and the VESCO Ordinance
On December 12, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a hearing to consider relocating the provisions governing vineyard and orchard development and agricultural grading and drainage from Chapter 11 of the County Code to its own Chapter 36 of the County Code.
Recommended Paving: 2018-2019
On September 26th, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider the recommended 2018-19 paving program for unincorporated County roads. The work is primarily funded with discretionary local dollars, and some funds from the new State Gas Tax. In total, the work includes 81.8 miles of roads.
IOLERO First Annual Report 2017
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for September 19, 2017
The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has released its first Annual Report summarizing the activities and findings of the Office for the period August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017. The 61-page Report provides significant information about the activities of IOLERO, as well as statistical information, analysis of trends, policy and procedure recommendations, and audit summaries (among other topics).
Cannabis Penalty Relief Program Extension Proposal
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for September 12, 2017
In order to encourage more participation in the Cannabis Program, and in response to feedback received at the Cannabis Advisory Group, the Board meeting last Tuesday (Aug. 22), and emails and calls to the County, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee (comprised of Supervisors Gorin and Hopkins) has recommended that the full Board consider a proposal to extend the Penalty Relief Program.
Appointments to the Independent Citizens Pension Committee
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for September 12, 2017
This item requests Board of Supervisors (“Board”) approval to appoint seven members of the public to the new, ongoing Independent Citizens Pension Committee (“Committee”). The Board has adopted Pension Reform as one of its key priorities, with a goal of ensuring a fair, equitable, and sustainable pension system for taxpayers and employees alike. In April 2017, the Board created the new Committee to represent the best interests of the entire community in a non-partisan manner, and to help improve communication between the County and local residents on pension issues.
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item Summary Report (PDF: 193 kB)
Summary of Selected Applicants (PDF: 94.7kB)
Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to Consider Draft Mitigation Policy
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for July 18, 2017
The proposed Mitigation Policy has been developed for use by Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District staff and the General Manager in the evaluation of environmental mitigation-related proposals for District-protected lands, including conservation easements and District-owned properties.
Public Hearing for Chanate Development and Disposition Agreement
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for June 20, 2017
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma (“County”) will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance approving a Development and Disposition agreement authorizing the sale of approximately 82 acres of 117 acres of real property owned by the County.
Cannabis Business Tax Policies and Land Use Penalty Relief
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for May 23, 2017
As recommended by The Code Enforcement Temporary Penalty Relief Program, this item would assist with implementing the Transition Period in the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and incentivizing compliance with permitting requirements by giving currently operating businesses until August 31, 2017, to file initial applications and deferring some permit requirements to give operators time to comply.
User Fees and Charges for Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for May 9, 2017
Review adjustments to County department and agency user fees and charges included in this agenda, reflecting new or updated user fee and charge schedules to be effective on July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. Applies to Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures, Department of Health Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Permit and Resource Management Department, Probation, Sheriff's Office, and Regional Parks.