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February 7, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County issues first in series of annual reports highlighting accomplishments under Strategic Plan

Sonoma County today published its first annual report highlighting key accomplishments in the past year under the county’s five-year Strategic Plan, which outlines the Board of Supervisors’ top priorities through 2026. Read full story


February 3, 2023 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

County to begin mailing voter information guides, ballots to voters in March special election

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. Read full story


February 2, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Two Sonoma County vaccine clinics to close at the end of February

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. Read full story


February 2, 2023 | Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

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. Read full story


February 1, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Board of Supervisors endorses region wide strategic plan to address homelessness

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. Read full story


January 31, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

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. Read full story


January 31, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approves site selection, design criteria for new county government center

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. Read full story


January 31, 2023 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

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. Read full story


January 29, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County issues 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 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. Read full story


January 27, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County reopens Joe Rodota Trail

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. Read full story