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December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County increases Living Wage to $17.25 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2023

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to raise the county’s Living Wage 2.74 percent to $17.25 an hour, while opening the door for an additional increase in the spring to keep pace with inflation. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors authorizes completion of broadband network design planning for Sonoma County’s unincorporated areas

The Board of Supervisors today authorized the Sonoma County Economic Development Board to move forward on finalizing the broadband internet infrastructure design for unserved and underserved areas of unincorporated Sonoma County, consistent with the Resilient Infrastructure pillar of Sonoma County’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopts road safety action plans to reduce traffic collisions, roadway fatalities

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today signaled ongoing support for public investment in roadway safety by adopting the Sonoma County Local Road Safety Plan and, separately, adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan, which are intended to reduce roadway collisions and fatalities and improve public safety for all road users in Sonoma County. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials issue freeze warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight and possibly through Sunday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


December 1, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma open temporary warming center at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building

The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma have partnered to open a temporary extreme weather warming center tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Read full story


November 30, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials issue Freeze Warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for freezing overnight lows Wednesday night through Monday morning, that could result in snow and black ice. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


November 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors receives five-year fiscal forecast

Sonoma County is projecting a General Fund deficit of $13 million during the 2024-25 fiscal year with more annual deficits to follow through 2025, Deputy County Administrator Peter Bruland informed the Board of Supervisors as part of his five-year fiscal forecast Tuesday. The projection is based on an anticipated decrease in property tax growth, reductions in one-time funding, and an increase in pension costs due to investment declines in pension funds. Read full story


November 2, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County campus to be illuminated green in support of National Veterans Awareness Week

To honor veterans across the nation, the Sonoma County Administration Center and several other government buildings will be illuminated with green lights from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13 as part of Operation Green Light, a public awareness campaign in observation of National Veterans Awareness Week. Read full story


October 27, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County kicks off safety communications campaign with November 4 webinar

County officials and community partners are inviting the public to take part in a webinar on Friday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. as part of a new safety communications informational campaign. The webinar will focus on emergency communication with an emphasis on when the public should call 911 and when they should use 211, the county’s information line. Read full story


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