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July 02, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

Housing Permits Data

Permit Sonoma has a new housing dashboard to measure our success in meeting ambitious housing goals set by the Board of Supervisors. The County will be partnering with cities to create a community-wide housing dashboard in the coming months. Read full story

June 29, 2018 | Human Resources Department

We have ended the Managerial Certificate Program

We made the difficult decision to discontinue the Managerial Certificate Program as we rework our manager and supervisor classes to better address this audience’s learning needs. We want to be the ‘go-to’ learning shop for all County staff. Read full story

June 28, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

June SoCo Correspondent

The County of Sonoma is providing an online view of the County’s annual operating budget as part of our commitment to transparency, open government, and citizen engagement.  This site presents the County’s operating budget in a visual style to help promote an understanding of how the budget is structured and where the County is dedicating available resources 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

June 26, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Harlem Globetrotters offers County Employee discounted tickets for performance

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will beperforming at the Haehl Pavilion at Santa Rosa Junior College on Wednesday,August 8th, and Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m. GeneralAdmission is $25.00 and the Harlem Globetrotters are offering Sonoma Countyemployees a $7.00 discount to attend the event. Read full story

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