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I'm back with another short-form newsletter, though it's hard to keep these short! Please continue reading below for announcements, information on upcoming events, and community news, and in my next newsletter I will be writing about our recent storms, their impacts on Sonoma County residents, and their effect on drought.
The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their fourth bargaining session on February 7, 2023. The parties continued discussions on the County’s total compensation survey. The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations on February 15, 2023.
Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Transit Equity Day this Saturday – Ride Free!; 2) Zero Waste Sonoma announces Healdsburg collection event; and 3) Other Sonoma County news of note
The County of Sonoma and ESC met for their third bargaining session on February 3, 2023. The County provided its initial economic proposal, which included a three-year term, immediate market equity adjustments, cost of living adjustments in each year of the contract, increased County medical contributions, and additional legacy-employee pension cost share provisions. The Union proposed modifications related to various contract sections, including staff development and wellness allowance, vacation savings plan, licensure reimbursements, premium pay for field work, and uniforms. The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations on February 7, 2023.
Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking a Contractor(s) to provide medical services at shelters established within Sonoma County in response to a disaster.
Read our January 2023 Newsletter for updates on new county leadership, climate action news, regional storm response, and information on community announcements and local events.
The County of Sonoma and SEIU met for their eleventh bargaining session on January 25, 2023. Sonoma County Employees’ Retirement Association (SCERA) Chief Executive Officer, Julie Wyne presented on considerations of pension cost-of-living adjustments for future recipients.
The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is proud to announce our third annual Sonoma County Spirit Award! We are excited to recognize five outstanding leaders in 2023 and continue to highlight people improving the lives of women and girls for years to come. Winners will be announced and presented at the March 2023 Commission on the Status of Women meeting.
The Sonoma County Community Development Committee and the Cities and Towns Advisory Committee will hold concurrent public hearings to review and recommend approval of the draft HOME ARP Allocation Plan to the Board of Supervisors, who will consider the plan at a future meeting in March of 2023.