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October 6, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

County to begin mailing voter information guides and ballots for November General Election

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters announced today that county voter information guides and official ballots for the Nov. 8, General Election will begin going out in the mail to voters no later than Monday, Oct. 10. Read full story


October 6, 2022 | Natural Resources

Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Wins Two 2022 WaterSense® Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) with two 2022 WaterSense Awards for helping people save water, a 2022 Sustained Excellence Award for its ongoing success with its Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program and a 2022 Partner of the Year Award for its promotional activities in 2021 amid a second year of drought. Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors adopts well drilling moratorium

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved a moratorium for new well permits until April 4, 2023 in Sonoma County to allow staff more time to develop recommendations for updating the county’s well ordinance. The board also directed Permit Sonoma, Sonoma County’s natural resources and permitting agency, to establish a Technical Advisory Committee to make recommendations for implementing Public Trust Review requirements. Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

County, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria sign co-management agreement of Tolay Lake Regional Park

The County of Sonoma and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria have entered into a long-term agreement to co-manage Tolay Lake Regional Park, a partnership believed to be the first of its kind in California between a local government and a federally recognized tribe.  Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Transportation and Public Works

Board of Supervisors approves funding for ‘fare-free’ public transit for college students, local routes 28 and 32

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized agreements with Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University to continue the “Fare-Free” transit program for Sonoma County college students through fiscal year 2023-24. Read full story


October 4, 2022 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures releases 2021 Sonoma County Crop Report

The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures today presented to the Board of Supervisors the 2021 Sonoma County Crop Report, an annual accounting of local agricultural commodity production and gross values based on a survey of more than 1,000 Sonoma County producers. Read full story


September 29, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Officials Share Messages of Resilience, Rebuilding on the 5th Anniversary of the 2017 Wildfires

The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma are inviting the community to attend a ceremony recognizing rebuilding efforts and honoring our resilient community on the 5th anniversary of the devastating 2017 wildfires. The event will be held in Coffey Neighborhood Park (1524 Amanda Place in Santa Rosa) on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Read full story


September 27, 2022 | Community Development Commission

County releases detailed 2022 homeless point-in-time count, updates camping ordinance

The Board of Supervisors today received a presentation detailing the complete Homeless Point-in-Time Count report for 2022. A total of 2,893 homeless individuals were counted during the one-day census taken on Feb. 25, 2022, an increase of about 5 percent from the 2,745 individuals counted in 2020. Overall, however, the number represents a significant decline in numbers for the county over the past decade. Read full story


September 27, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Conference to celebrate Sonoma County community health workers

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is hosting a conference to celebrate the community health workers and promotoras in Sonoma County for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story


September 26, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County to fund mobile behavioral health crisis responders

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized nearly $2.5 million in grant money to fund behavioral health mobile crisis teams in four cities. Read full story