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August 31, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma health officials issue heat alert

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Read full story


August 31, 2022 | Natural Resources

Sonoma Water Responds to Sonoma Valley Aqueduct Leak

On Wednesday, August 31, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will be using heavy equipment to investigate the conditions of a 16” pipeline, which is leaking, near the Verano Avenue bridge. The pipeline, known as the Sonoma Valley Aqueduct, serves the City of Sonoma and the Valley of the Moon Water District (VOMWD). Read full story


August 30, 2022 | Natural Resources

Board Approves Critical Infrastructure Investment in Water Transmission Storage Tank Maintenance

On Tuesday, August 30, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) approved an $8.2 million long-term agreement for the maintenance of 18 water storage tanks. Read full story


August 29, 2022 | Natural Resources

Virtual town hall to update public on drought Sept. 1

County officials will present an update on the drought and its impacts on Sonoma County during a virtual town hall meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, the fifth in the county’s series of monthly public forums on the drought. Read full story


August 26, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors to hold draft Local Coastal Plan Update workshop

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to hold a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to review and seek public comment on the Planning Commission Recommended Draft of the Local Coastal Plan Update. The proposed Local Coastal Plan Update will be the first update in 20 years and will be considered for adoption by the board on Oct. 4. Read full story


August 25, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Sonoma County Historical Records Commission opens nominations for annual recognition awards

The Sonoma County Historical Records Commission is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Collections and Archives Recognition Awards. Read full story


August 24, 2022 | Community Development Commission

Sonoma County Project Homekey site approved

George’s Hideaway located along Highway 116 in Guerneville has been approved to become Sonoma County’s latest supportive housing site under a list of approved Project Homekey sites released today by the state Department of Housing & Community Development. The former tavern and restaurant will be the sixth overall county location funded through Project Homekey, a state initiative to convert vacant or underused buildings into housing for homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness. Read full story


August 19, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Dan Fruchey to be appointed director of Sonoma County’s Department of Information Systems

Dan Fruchey, a veteran technology manager with 25 years of experience using data and communications tools to help county agencies deliver public services, has been named director of the Sonoma County Department of Information Systems following a nationwide recruitment search. Read full story


August 19, 2022 | Natural Resources

North Bay Reuse Program: Phase 2 Program Application Receives Federal Funding

Today the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the North Bay Water Reuse Program (NBWRP) will receive $6.9M for the Phase 2 Program as part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Reduce Vulnerability to Drought. Appropriated federal funding will be used for the planning, design and construction of water reuse projects across the country.  Read full story


August 15, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Extended nomination period opens for November election

Candidate nominations for select school, city, and special district offices have been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 17, for any qualified person, except the incumbent(s), because one or more of the incumbents did not file. Read full story