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June 23, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County of Sonoma, labor groups reach agreement on law enforcement oversight measures

The County of Sonoma and two labor groups representing county law enforcement employees, the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA) and Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (SCLEA), announced the finalization of an agreement Thursday to strengthen law enforcement oversight in the county. Read full story

June 23, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Bay Area health officials urge awareness about monkeypox as summer travel and gatherings begin

As the summer season begins with increased travel and major events and gatherings, Bay Area health officials urge people to protect themselves against the monkeypox virus, which spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact and bodily fluids, such as through crowded settings or sexual contact. Read full story

June 21, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma Health officials issue heat alert

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Heat Advisory for parts of the county from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The heat alert applies to inland areas of Sonoma County, where high temperatures are forecast in the high 90s and low 100s. Santa Rosa is forecast to reach 103 degrees. Read full story

June 20, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters announces Wednesday deadline to “cure” ballot signature issues from June primary

Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto is alerting Sonoma County voters who have been notified that their ballots in the June Primary Election were challenged due to missing or mismatched signatures that must complete and submit the appropriate signature “cure” forms to the Registrar of Voters Office by 5 p.m. on June 22. Read full story

June 20, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Vaccination of under-5-year-olds to begin in Sonoma County

With federal and state regulators having now approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years old, Sonoma County is expected to begin vaccinating the roughly 21,000 children in this age range through primary care providers and health centers beginning this week. Read full story

June 17, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors adopts Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget, including $2.26 billion in total expenditures representing a 7 percent increase from the 2021-22 Adopted Budget, and 4,272 full time employees, a 2.8 percent increase in staffing. Read full story

June 16, 2022 | General Services

Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Division presents summer workshop series

The County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division is offering a new round of online homeowner workshops in its ongoing informational series about the benefits of making improvements that will help make homes more resilient. Read full story

June 15, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Climate Resilient Lands Strategy released for public input

Sonoma County’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division and Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District today released the Sonoma County Climate Resilient Lands Strategy, a document designed to provide structure and guidance to climate-related efforts throughout the county, with a focus on natural and working lands. Alongside the full draft strategy, an Overview and Critical Concepts document is also available, which offers a summary of the full strategy alongside key excerpts. Comments can be made on either document. The Overview and Critical Concepts document has also been translated into Spanish. Read full story