Board of Supervisors approves contract for distribution of emergency financial assistance during disasters
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve contracts with Community Organizations Active in Disasters and the Child Parent Institute for the distribution of disaster emergency financial assistance to individuals during declared emergencies.
The vacancy rate in the County of Sonoma’s workforce declined to 11.5 percent in January, down from 12.3 percent at the end of 2022, according to a new report presented today to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
Sonoma County is now accepting applications for $1 million in grants to fund projects that protect residents from wildfires by creating fuel breaks, expanding defensible space around homes, and removing vegetation along evacuation routes in fire-prone landscapes.
Public invited to participate in Community Engagement Plan discussion at Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday
The public is invited to participate in the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors January 30 meeting to receive an update on the development of a Community Engagement Plan for the County of Sonoma. In the meeting, Office of Equity staff will present the findings and recommended strategies resulting from a community engagement process that has been conducted with Sonoma County community members, county leaders, and county staff.
Sonoma County launches 'SoCo Chat' podcast, a new platform for county news and interviews with county leaders
The County of Sonoma today announced the launch of SoCo Chat, a digital podcast highlighting current county issues, stories and events, and other matters of public interest. The podcast will also feature in-depth discussions with county leaders. The new series will be available in video and audio formats on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, YouTube as well as the county website and will feature at least one new segment every week.
The public is invited to learn about the benefits of induction cooking and financial incentives to upgrade a kitchen on January 27 at the North Bay Induction Cooking Expo in Santa Rosa.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday boosted the county’s Living Wage to $18.10 an hour, up from $17.65 an hour, to prevent inflation from eroding the incomes of low-wage workers covered by the ordinance.
Sonoma County increases transit discount for low-income adults through Bay Area’s Clipper START program
The Board of Supervisors today approved a continuation of county participation in the Clipper START program, a regional means-based pilot program launched in 2020 by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Since 2020, Sonoma County Transit has offered a 20 percent discount on single-ride transit fares for eligible adults earning under 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, Sonoma County Transit will increase the discount to 50 percent for eligible adults.
Promoting, watching and participating in street races and reckless driving exhibitions, also known as sideshows, will soon be unlawful in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County following Tuesday’s approval by the Board of Supervisors of Sheriff’s Office recommendations to prohibit and discourage the dangerous events.
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.