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Voter information guides and official ballots for the March 7 special election will begin going out in the mail on Monday, Feb. 6, the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters announced today. Please note that this election applies to fewer than 3,000 voters residing in the Schell-Vista Fire Protection District and the Timber Cove Fire Protection District.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Rohnert Park Community Center and the Roseland Community Clinic in Santa Rosa will close by the end of February. The Roseland clinic will close on Feb. 25 and the Rohnert Park clinic will close on Feb. 28, the day that Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to lift California’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
Sonoma County coordinating with California Department of Food and Agriculture in response to Asian Citrus Psyllid
The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures today announced it is coordinating with the California Department of Food and Agriculture in responding to the presence in Sonoma Valley of Asian Citrus Psyllid, a serious pest of citrus that can carry and vector a disease called Citrus Greening disease, or Huanglongbing.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to support a five-year strategic plan to reduce homelessness, one developed by the Continuum of Care, the county’s homeless services system of care. The Continuum of Care Board approved the plan unanimously on Dec. 14, 2022.
Board of Supervisors receives update from Golden State Connect on progress toward reliable, affordable internet for Sonoma County
Construction of a broadband system for rural residents in California could begin by the end of the year, according to Golden State Connect, a regional Joint Powers Authority established to increase access to high-speed internet for residents and businesses in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County and 38 other rural member counties.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the selection of the existing county administration center site on Administration Drive in Santa Rosa for a phased construction of a new Sonoma County Government Center.
Sonoma County announces purchase of ten all-electric buses bolstering shift to zero-emission transit fleet
Sonoma County today announced the purchase of ten battery electric transit buses to replace ten compressed natural gas buses, consistent with the Climate Action and Resiliency pillar of Sonoma County’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. The ten new buses, which are scheduled for delivery between July 1 and August 31, 2024, are in addition to six all-electric buses expected to arrive in June. There are currently three all-electric buses in the county’s 49-bus fleet. The purchase was approved by the Board of Supervisors today on a unanimous vote.
The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight through Wednesday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure.
Sonoma County Regional Parks announced today that ithas reopened the section of the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa that had beenclosed due to public safety concerns after numerous homeless encampmentswere established along the trail. The public will have access to the entire trailSaturday morning.
Due to declining usage, COVID-19 testing contractor Optum Serve has announced that it will deactivate its two Sonoma County testing buses on Sunday, Feb. 5 as part of a statewide demobilization effort. The Roseland Community Clinic will continue to provide COVID-19 testing that is free to the public, regardless of insurance or citizenship status.