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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

October 05, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

Storm Water Protections During Construction

The Water Board mandates that contractors meet specific storm water construction practices to prevent harmful pollutants from entering our watershed. Sonoma County is required by our permit from the Water Board to enforce compliance with these requirements. The County has been working with contractors in Larkfield and Mark West areas since August to get voluntary compliance and to notify them of the requirements. Read full story

October 05, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

October SoCo Correspondent

The October 2017 SonomaComplex Fires event had a profound impact on the Sonoma County community. As werebuild and heal, we are mindful that even as we focus on future planning inthe aftermath of our own fire event, our neighboring counties are dealing withfire containment and response, the displacement of community members, and thereality that recovery will be a long and difficult process. Please share the Correspondent with your family and friends, and if you have any ideas of how we can improve the newsletter or other outreach efforts please send us your thoughts to Read our Newsletter Read full story

October 05, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Mental Health Services Act Newsletter October 2018 Issue

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health. Read full story

October 02, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

Update on Building Permit Turnaround Times

As many of you know, in this competitive job market, our entire industry is experiencing a challenge in recruiting and retaining skilled building staff. Permit Sonoma currently has a 40 percent temporary shortage in staff members that review building permits. Our department closely monitors our permit turnaround times and makes this information publicly available through our online performance dashboard.   Read More Read full story

September 28, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Refunds to Pay Day Loan Customers

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is refunding $505 million dollars to consumers who took out loans between January 2009 and January 2013 from AMG Services and its related companies. Read full story

September 28, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Donating to Charities after a Disaster

With the many recent disasters that have occurred locally and in the news, it is important to be aware that scammers unfortunately take advantage by exploiting these tragedies. For a helpful list of tips to consider when donating to charities Read full story

September 28, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Costco and Retail Scams

Many scammers take advantage of our familiarity with well know businesses and their logos so that you think you are receiving an email from a store that you may do business with. Read full story