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December 7, 2022 | Natural Resources

Russian River Inflatable Dam Lowered in Advance of Forecasted Storm

In anticipation of a major storm arriving this weekend and elevated river flows, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) on Wednesday, December 7 will begin the process of deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County increases Living Wage to $17.25 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2023

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to raise the county’s Living Wage 2.74 percent to $17.25 an hour, while opening the door for an additional increase in the spring to keep pace with inflation. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors authorizes completion of broadband network design planning for Sonoma County’s unincorporated areas

The Board of Supervisors today authorized the Sonoma County Economic Development Board to move forward on finalizing the broadband internet infrastructure design for unserved and underserved areas of unincorporated Sonoma County, consistent with the Resilient Infrastructure pillar of Sonoma County’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopts road safety action plans to reduce traffic collisions, roadway fatalities

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today signaled ongoing support for public investment in roadway safety by adopting the Sonoma County Local Road Safety Plan and, separately, adopting the Vision Zero Action Plan, which are intended to reduce roadway collisions and fatalities and improve public safety for all road users in Sonoma County. Read full story


December 6, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials issue freeze warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight and possibly through Sunday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


December 5, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Nomination deadline approaches for two new potential Timber Cove Fire Protection District seats in March

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is reminding voters residing in the Timber Cove Fire Protection District that the deadline to file for two new potential seats on the district’s Board of Directors in the upcoming March 7, 2023 Special Election is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Read full story


December 1, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma open temporary warming center at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building

The City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma have partnered to open a temporary extreme weather warming center tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Building in Sonoma. Read full story


November 30, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County health officials issue Freeze Warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for freezing overnight lows Wednesday night through Monday morning, that could result in snow and black ice. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story


November 28, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters Announces November 30 Deadline for Voters to “Cure” Ballot Signature Issues from November General Election

Sonoma County Registrar of Voters (ROV) Deva Marie Proto is alerting Sonoma County voters who participated in the November 2022 General Election and were notified that their ballots were challenged due to missing or mismatched signatures that their ballots will likely not be counted unless the ROV Office receives the appropriate signature “cure” forms by 5 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on November 30. Read full story


November 18, 2022 | Human Resources Department

Human Rights Commission Calls for Immediate Winter Freeze Relief for Unsheltered Persons Experiencing Homelessness

The human right to housing has been affirmed by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed by Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Read full story