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November 17, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Notice of Funding Availability for FY2024-2025 has been released!

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) will be accepting funding applications from eligible applicants for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) and Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF). Read full story

November 15, 2023 | Probation Department

CAPIA Bay Region Supervisor of the Year 2023

Juvenile Hall Supervisor Chai Walin has been recognized by the California Association of Probation Institutions Administrators (CAPIA) as the 2023 Bay Region Supervisor of the Year. Chai has been an outstanding Juvenile Hall facility supervisor for over 10 years. Read full story

November 14, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Lived Experience of Homelessness in Sonoma County: A Community Webinar

You are invited to participate in an online public forum on homelessness on Wednesday, November 29th  from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The forum will begin with a brief discussion on homeless experiences, followed by an “open forum” style Q&A session. Read full story

November 13, 2023 | Community Development Commission

National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Review – Public Notice for Steelhead Beach Park Project - Removal of Accessibility Barriers

On or about November 20, 2023, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of $75,000 in Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants funds as authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title I, Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 633, 42 U.S.C. 5301- 5321, as amended, to undertake a project known as Steelhead Beach ADA project for the purpose of providing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to public facility Steelhead Beach Regional Park. Read full story

November 08, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

SoCo Adapts Free Wildfire Risk Assessment

Get up to $10,000 in rebates to reduce your wildfire risk. Get a free wildfire risk assessment to become eligible for up to $10,000 in rebates to reduce your wildfire risk (final rebate amounts are subject to change). Enter a location to check eligibility. Read full story

November 08, 2023 | Board of Supervisors Department

District 1 November 2023 Short Newsletter

The leaves are finally turning and rainy weather is upon us - it's fall! Fall also marks the start of our season of celebration, and I always look forward to the ways our community decorates our residences, businesses, and public spaces, be it for Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Christmas, or for any reason at all! A community member recently sent me this stunning photo of El Molino Central in the Springs. Public art is such a wonderful way to express our identities, cultures, and creativity, and I hope to feature more in my newsletter going forward. Read full story

November 07, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

2022 July 29 - David Pelaez-Chavez

On July 29, 2022, thirty-six-year-old David Pelaez-Chavez was shot with a firearm by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Dietrick. Mr. Pelaez-Chavez died as a result of those gunshot wounds. Read full story

November 03, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for November 3, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Free fall outings with Sonoma County Ag + Open Space; 2) Volunteers needed for Nov. 16 job fair for homeless community; 3) Explore a career with County of Sonoma; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story

November 03, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Continuum of Care (CoC) Board 2024 Elections

Nominations are hereby invited for five (3) seats to be chosen by eligible CoC voters at the CoC Quarterly Membership meeting on December 13, 2024, at 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Nominations and Statement of Interest forms will be accepted until November 29th at 5pm. Read full story