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County Administrator's Office

For Immediate Release

Board of Supervisors to hold TRUTH Act Forum to review Sheriff’s Office data on ICE access

SANTA ROSA, CA | May 10, 2024

Sonoma County residents are invited to participate in a community forum to learn about when the Sheriff’s Office Detention Division provides information about certain incarcerated persons to federal immigration authorities. This public meeting, the TRUTH Act Forum, is required under a 2017 state law. 

The forum is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17 during a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The meeting will be held in the Board Chambers at the Sonoma County Administration Center, 575 Administration Dr., Room 100A in Santa Rosa. Live in-person Spanish interpretation will be made available. The forum also can be viewed in English and in Spanish on Zoom.

To join the meeting use the Zoom link: 

Members of the public who wish to address the Board during the meeting must do so in person. Public comments may also be emailed, however, public comment will not be accepted virtually. To submit a public comment to the Board of Supervisors, email it to Please provide your name as part of your comment.

As approved by the state Legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, the TRUTH Act, also known as the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, requires local governing bodies that have provided any Immigration and Customs Enforcement access concerning an individual, to hold a community forum to receive and consider public comment. Notices of this meeting were published in The Press Democrat on April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 in accordance with the law. An additional notice is scheduled for May 13. 

The Sheriff’s Office does not conduct immigration enforcement. Additionally, while the Board of Supervisors is legally required to hold this forum, they will not take any formal action. 

Residents may view the bilingual board item materials in advance of the meeting.

Media Contact:
Gilbert Martinez, Communications Specialist 
575 Administration Dr., Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-3040