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October 30, 2018

Second Set of Housing Initiatives Approved

On October 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved a set of changes to the Sonoma County Zoning Code to expand opportunities for housing development in designated urban service areas. Read full story

October 28, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Animal Services Requests on SoCo Connect

Sonoma County Animal Services can now take requests online to remove a dead animal via SoCo Connect. Read full story

October 24, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Department of Justice Grant awarded to theImpact Sonoma, Tobacco & Nicotine Prevention Team

The ImpactSonoma Tobacco & Nicotine Prevention Team has been awarded two years of funding from the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant Program totaling $156,842. Funding will be used to build capacity within school districts and their local law enforcement agency partners to address youth vaping. Read full story

October 19, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission has posted new resources for small businesses to help protect them from cybersecurity threats. Read full story

October 19, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Scammers Favor Gift Cards

As many of our prior posts have indicated, scammers frequently use gift cards as a way to obtain payment because they are not traceable and no stop payment can be placed on them. Read full story

October 19, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

New Law On Credit Card Freeze and Faqs

A new law effective September 21, 2018 allows you to freeze and unfreeze your credit file with the credit reporting agencies for free. Read full story

October 18, 2018

Board to Consider Second Set of Housing Initiatives October 23

The Board of Supervisors will consider the second set of Permit Sonoma's housing initiatives at its October 23, 2018 meeting. Read full story

October 14, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Prepares to Notify Residents of Upcoming PG&E Power Shut-Off Due Extreme Weather Conditions

Sonoma County officials are prepared to notify residents who will likely be impacted by PG&E’s planned power shut-off this evening, due to extreme weather conditions. PG&E estimates that around 400 customers in Sonoma County will be impacted by a power shut-off. Read full story

October 11, 2018 | Department of Child Support Services

End of Harvest Fiesta

Come and visit our booth at the 39th annual End of Harvest Fiesta hosted by the California Human Development (CHD). Thispopular and traditional festival is held each year to honor the hard work ofvineyard and farm workers alike. Read full story

October 10, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Safe Drug and SharpsDisposal OrdinanceWithdrawn 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. Read full story