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January 25, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Supervisors approve $28 million in mental health funding

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an updated mental health services support plan for Sonoma County, utilizing more than $28 million in funds provided through Proposition 63, which California voters approved in 2004. Read full story


January 23, 2023 | Department of Human Services

County seeks public input on services for older adults and adults with disabilities, and caregivers

The Area Agency on Aging invites Sonoma County residents of all ages to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers by completing its countywide Senior Needs Assessment Survey by March 15. Read full story


January 20, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Joe Rodota Trail temporarily closed to relocate homeless camps and remove safety hazards

A section of Joe Rodota Trail, which runs alongside Highway 12 between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, was closed this afternoon to remove homeless camps and safety hazards along the popular bike and pedestrian path. Read full story


January 19, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

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 and possibly through Sunday 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 15, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Opening Recovery Support Centers With Focus on Equitable Recovery for Residents Most Impacted by January Storms

The County of Sonoma is opening Recovery Support Centers in communities most impacted by economic loss from the winter storms, an innovative new model to disaster response and recovery that seeks to direct government and nonprofit assistance to people disproportionately impacted by economic losses during the January storms. Read full story


January 12, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Rhonda Coffman named interim executive director of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Rhonda Coffman named interim executive director of the Sonoma County Community Development Commission Read full story


January 10, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

County approves $4.4 million for vegetation management programs

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved allocating $4.44 million in funding toward vegetation management work out of PG&E settlement funds. Read full story


January 9, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County Transit running bus services between Monte Rio, Guerneville, Forestville and Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Sonoma County Transit is operating shuttles through tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 10, between lower Russian River areas that could be affected by flood waters and the emergency shelter at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Read full story


January 8, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County Opens New Community Support Centers to Serve Residents Impacted by Storms

Sonoma County opened two new community support centers in Bodega Bay and Guerneville today, and will open one Monday in Occidental to serve residents who have been impacted by the winter storms. Read full story


January 8, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Issues Public Health Advisory in Response to Winter Storm Hazards

Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase today issued a Public Health Advisory in response to potential high-water hazards from the winter storms. Read full story