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April 10, 2018 | Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Feds award $212 million to help California recover from 2017 wildfires

California’s recovery from last October's wildfires is getting a $212 million boost from the federal government. It’s unclear exactly how much of the money will go to the County of Sonoma. Read full story

April 05, 2018

Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to Consider First Set of Housing Initiatives

The Sonoma County Planning Commission and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider a set of housing initiatives. Read full story

April 05, 2018 | County of Sonoma

Rainfall and Stream Gauges Provide Early Flood Monitoring System for Flash Floods and Debris Flows in Burn Areas

A series of rain and stream flow gauges have been installed within and downstream of the areas burned by the devastating October wildfires, providing real-time data to weather forecasters who are responsible for sending out alerts to residents when flashfloods or debris flows may be imminent. Read full story

April 04, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Notice of Intent to Award Contract

The Department wishes to thank all of the organizations that submitted a response to this Request for Proposals. Read full story

April 03, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

April SoCo Correspondent

California State Association of Counties is producing a series of videos and blog postings that highlight California Counties’ best practices. The programs they are spotlighting are recipients of the annual Challenge Awards, which recognizes the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments. 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

April 02, 2018 | County of Sonoma

One Family's Journey Through Recovery and Rebuilding

The County of Sonoma is following the rebuilding journey of Bill Collins and Vicky McKay, a couple who lost their home in the Tubbs Fire. This documentary series of short videos captures  their experiences, highlighting information that is relevant to our broader community as we move forward with recovery and rebuilding. Read full story

April 02, 2018 | County of Sonoma

Creek and Private Bridge Regulatory Permitting Assistance Meetings

TheCounty of Sonoma hosts monthly project coordination meetings the second Thursday of each month starting April 12 to review andguide projects through the environmental and regulatory permitting process.These meetings are designed for review and discussion of post-fire bridgerebuilding projects as well as other routine projects related to rivers,creeks, wetlands, or other regulated natural resources. Read full story

March 27, 2018 | Department of Health Services

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

Nurse-Family Partnership is often cited as THE intervention for preventing child abuse and neglect. From a healthy babies program to crime prevention, Nurse-Family Partnership is validated by research. The level of proven effectiveness demonstrated is unsurpassed in evidence-based home visitation programs. Over the last three decades, there has been a 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect among participants in Nurse-Family Partnership. Read full story

March 26, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has received reports that consumers are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). Read full story

March 26, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Governor Extends Price Gouging Protections Through December 4, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the Governor issued Executive Order B-51-18 which extended the price gouging protections under Penal Code 396 through December 4, 2018. Read full story