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High school students who wish to advocate for the rights of women and girls. Junior Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for the 2023-2043 term. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 24, 2023
It’s another round of good news: we’ve avoided major flooding along the lower Russian River! NOAA is currently projecting that the Russian River will crest at 30 feet, two feet shy of flood stage, Sunday morning. Also, the County is launching a pilot program to open two Recovery Support Centers! Residents who were impacted by power outages, floods, evacuations, and tree falls need immediate assistance and it is too early to know whether FEMA funding will be available. This local funding is accessed by calling 2-1-1. Operators will pre-screen residents and then refer them to local community-based organizations to determine eligibility and receive direct financial assistance when they need it most. I am acutely aware of the geographic isolation of North Coast residents, and the severe windstorm impacts born by that area. We recognize the challenges North Coast residents would have in accessing services at the Recovery Support Centers. Direct outreach to impacted North Coast individuals and families will be taking place through the local school system and affordable housing providers. North Coast residents in need are encouraged to call 2-1-1.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District (USACE) will begin a series of high-flow releases from Coyote Valley Dam at Lake Mendocino starting mid-day on Monday, Jan. 16, in response to reservoir levels and improving downstream conditions on the Russian River. No increased releases will occur at Warm Springs Dam at Lake Sonoma during this time.
Well, there’s some good news: around January 20 or 21, meteorologists are predicting that California will have a chance to dry out! (For the glass-half-empty portion of the crowd, yes, this means that we still have another week of wet, windy, and wild weather — so batten down the hatches, we’re still in this thing.)
The Sonoma County Community Development Committee, in its capacity as the governing body of the Sonoma County Housing Authority, will hold a public hearing on March 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the hearing room of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA.
The County of Sonoma, Climate Action and Resiliency Division is pleased to announce the latest homeowner workshops in an on-going series for those interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more energy efficient and resilient.
Notice is hereby given that the date of the meeting for the Continuum of Care Board (CoC) review of public services applications for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF) and Community Development Block Grant – Cares Act (CDBG-CV funding recommendations has been changed from January 23, 2023, to February 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
California's Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, is experiencing continuing episodes of heavy rain and high winds from a series of atmospheric rivers. Robin Young of NPR's Here & Now speaks with Supervisor Lynda Hopkins.