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July 19, 2024 | Permit Sonoma

Public invited to share input on Environmental Justice and Public Safety elements of Sonoma County General Plan

The public is invited to take part in a workshop to be held at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday concerning two key elements of the General Plan, a foundational planning document that shapes future growth, fosters healthy and resilient communities, guides the protection and management of natural resources, and promotes social and economic equity. Read full story

July 18, 2024 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve links thousands of acres of public lands with key acquisition

Sonoma County Regional Parks acquired the 100-Acre Ranch a key property linking thousands of acres of parkland near Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, enhancing wildlife corridors and future recreation opportunities. Read full story

July 17, 2024 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore named President of National Association of Counties

Sonoma County District 4 Supervisor James Gore this week was named president of the National Association of Counties, an advocacy organization founded in 1935 to represent the priorities of county governments in the United States. Supervisor Gore was sworn in on July 15 during the association’s Annual Business Meeting in Hillsborough County, Fla., after receiving broad, bipartisan support from elected leaders representing 3,069 rural, urban and suburban counties nationwide. Read full story

July 17, 2024 | Department of Emergency Management

Evacuation exercise planned in Sea Ranch on July 21

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, in partnership with The Sea Ranch Association and other community preparedness groups, will be holding an evacuation exercise on Sunday, July 21 for the Sea Ranch community. This is the third in a series of evacuation exercises the Department of Emergency Management conducts annually. Read full story

July 15, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters invites public to attend Open House on August 1

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office will be hosting an Open House on Aug. 1, as announced today by Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. The event will feature two sessions, each including a Q&A "mini-session" to engage with the community and address any questions. Read full story

July 15, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Fitch Ratings upgrades Sonoma County’s credit rating on Pension Obligation Bonds to AA+

International credit rating firm Fitch Ratings has upgraded Sonoma County’s pension obligation bonds to AA+ from AA, a sign of increasing fiscal stability. Fitch Ratings also affirmed Sonoma County’s Issuer Default Rating at AA+ and provided a “Stable” ratings outlook. Read full story

July 12, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Home Depot Pays $750,000 To Settle California Gift Card Law Violations

District Attorney Carla Rodriguez announced today that her office, in conjunction with the District Attorneys of the Counties of Los Angeles, Contra Costa and Ventura, settled a civil enforcement action against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc (“Home Depot”) for violations of California’s Gift Card Law. The Stipulated Judgment entered on July 2, 2024, by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham III, provides that the company will pay $750,000 in civil penalties, fees, and restitution. Read full story

July 12, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Nomination period opens Monday for November 2024 General Election

Candidate nominations open on Monday, July 15, for school, municipal and special district offices up for election in November, Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto announced today. Read full story

July 12, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma ranked fifth in nation in Digital Counties Survey

The Sonoma County Information Systems Department was ranked fifth among counties of its size by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy in local government. Read full story

July 10, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Public invited to comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Koi Nation casino project

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is now accepting public comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Koi Nation of Northern California’s proposed casino resort project southeast of Windsor. Read full story