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December 26, 2017 | Permit Sonoma

Map Identifies Areas at Risk of Flooding, Mudflows In Aftermath of Wildfires

The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored. Read full story

December 13, 2017 | Permit Sonoma

County Approves Ordinances to Reduce Sewer Service Charges and Allow Temporary Connections for Residents Displaced by the Fires

The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District unanimously approved an ordinance to prorate annual sewer charges for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Sonoma Complex Fires in October, 2017. Read full story

December 04, 2017 | Permit Sonoma

County Issues First Cannabis Business Permit

The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol. Read full story

November 07, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Free Parking for Veterans on 2017 Holiday Weekend

In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans will receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcoming holiday weekend. Active duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their families will be able to visit county parks and trails with a special pass that waives the regular $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Read full story

November 01, 2017 | Economic Development Board

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma CountyEconomic Development Board Offices

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa. Read full story

October 31, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Wildfire Impacts - October 31 Update

The following Regional Parks remain closed due to the impacts of the Sonoma County wildfires: Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, and Tom Schopflin Fields. We have cancelled all programs through Nov. 1 to allow staff to address the immediate needs of the wildfire disaster. Read full story

October 14, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Wildfire Impacts on Sonoma County Regional Parks

Like so many in Sonoma County, our current priority at Regional Parks is to assist public safety efforts and support the well-being of our team members during this wildfire emergency. Read more for details on status of parks impacted by wildfires. Read full story

October 13, 2017 | Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector Department

Fire Damage Property Tax Relief for 2017-18

The County of Sonoma announced today that they are working to identify and adjust property values and tax bills on properties damaged by the recent fires in Sonoma County. Read full story

October 06, 2017 | Community Development Commission

Guerneville Permanent Supportive Housing Financing

In an effort to address the homeless crisis, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) recently proposed to lend up to $950,000 to West County Community Services for the purchase of a five-bedroom home in Guerneville to be used as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals Read full story

September 22, 2017 | Board of Supervisors Department

Supervisors Adopt Resolution in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

The Board ofSupervisors have adopted a resolution to affirm the County’s commitment toprotect and support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)recipients and all immigrant community members in Sonoma County. Read full story