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June 21, 2018 | County of Sonoma

First Rebuild in Unincorporated Sonoma County

Today the County issued the certificate of occupancy for the first completed rebuild in unincorporated Sonoma County. This property is located in the Berrybrook neighborhood of Santa Rosa and was destroyed by the devastating 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires. Find out more including photos Read full story

June 20, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

Dispensary Update

The County has been issuing land use permits for dispensaries since 2007. No more than 9 medical cannabis dispensaries can be permitted within the unincorporated county at any one time. There arecurrently 5 permitted dispensaries and 4 applications that have been deemed complete. At this time, the county is not accepting any new dispensary applications. Read full story

June 13, 2018 | Climate Action and Resiliency

Free Training for High Performance Residential Design and Construction

Provided by PG&E in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, the MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot.  Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series but individual sign-ups by day and topic are allowed.  Visit for more information. Read full story

May 31, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

Help Sonoma County Waterways By Answering 7 Quick Questions

Sonoma County is conducting a voluntary survey to assess storm water awareness. We're looking for residents of Petaluma, Penngrove, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma to help guide our public outreach efforts for Region 2 of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. We appreciate you taking the time to help us with this program. Read full story

May 25, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Take Your Child to Work Day is on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Take Your Child to Work Day is a career day that serves as an enriching educational experience for our County employees’ children, not only exposing them to what the adults in their lives do during the work day, but also showing them the potential value of their education by providing an opportunity to envision their future. Read full story

May 18, 2018

Public Input Invited for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Master Plan

Sonoma County Regional Parks is preparing a master plan to develop a vision for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and invites the public to share feedback on potential improvements for the Russian River park. Read full story

May 11, 2018

Board of Supervisors Approves First Set of Housing Initiatives

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, approved a series of changes to the Sonoma County Code. These changes will take effect June 7, 2018. Read full story

May 09, 2018 | Department of Health Services

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

Maternal mental health disorders are a prevalent and under-treated issue. One in five women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder in the United States and only fifteen percent of women will receive treatment for a maternal mental health disorder. Read full story

May 07, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

May SoCo Correspondent

On April 17, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved road improvement projects which will make it easier and safer to travel in Sonoma County. These improvements will be funded with the new gas tax, also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.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

May 04, 2018 | Department of Health Services

May is Mental Health Matters Month

Through increased outreach efforts and other opportunities during Mental Health Matters Month, the Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with community partners, emphasizes the importance and effectiveness of increasing awareness of mental health services and decreasing stigma by hosting a variety of activities and events. Read full story