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May 27, 2022 | Natural Resources

Sonoma Water Petitions State for Critical Water Condition for Russian River as Severe Drought Enters Third Consecutive Year

On Wednesday, May 25 Sonoma Water (Sonoma County Water Agency) filed Temporary Urgency Change Petitions (TUCP) with the State Water Resources Control Board to establish a Critical water supply condition for both the upper and lower Russian River as the drought continues. Under Critical water supply conditions, the Russian River would have minimum instream flow requirements of 25 cfs and 35 cfs in the upper and lower river, respectively. Read full story

May 26, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Advanced in-person voting to begin this weekend for June 7 election

Registered voters in Sonoma County who have not already voted by mail in the June 7 statewide direct primary election, may begin voting in person on Saturday, May 28 at one of seven vote centers located throughout the county. Read full story

May 25, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approve $39 million in ARPA funding for 27 community proposals

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today allocated $39 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support disproportionately impacted individuals and households who have suffered economic impacts as well as disparities in public health outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The support will come through 27 community investment proposals identified by the Board of Supervisors that will receive contracts starting in July. Read full story

May 25, 2022 | General Services

County completes $660,000 in renovations to Cloverdale swimming pool

The Sonoma County Department of General Services will host a ceremony Friday to celebrate the completion of a $660,000 joint community project to renovate the aging swimming pool at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cloverdale. Read full story

May 24, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board approves $14.4 million to address homelessness and housing in Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved $14.4 million to address the region’s housing and homelessness crises, including $11.8 million in federal and state grant funding for Continuum of Care and local homeless services programming. An additional $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would directly support local homeless service providers. Read full story

May 24, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County collects over $500,000 in sales tax funds for behavioral health, homelessness

Sonoma County’s Department of Health Services today reported to the Board of Supervisors that more than $500,000 in Measure O funds have been collected to date to support mental health and homelessness services, two major priorities for the Board of Supervisors. Read full story

May 23, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

COVID-19 boosters available to anyone 5 and older

With the recent federal approval of COVID-19 booster shots for younger children, anyone 5 and older is now eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read full story

May 20, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Bay Area health officials share guidance to navigate the infant formula shortage

There continues to be a shortage of infant formula nationwide due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in Michigan. The federal government is currently working on strategies to increase production of formula and help families access existing stock. Read full story