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August 15, 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 Excessive Heat Warning for the inland areas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 16. Read full story


August 12, 2022 | Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector Department

Property tax relief available to eligible homeowners impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The California Mortgage Relief Program is providing one-time payments to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments. Using $1 billion in federal funds, the program is helping homeowners who had a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic by covering missed mortgage and property tax payments. Read full story


August 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County approves Penngrove traffic study

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved a $500,000 funding agreement with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority to study traffic on the Railroad Avenue corridor in Penngrove. Read full story


August 9, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma to take inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for all county operations

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized the creation of an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from all county government facilities and operations. The inventory will be used as a baseline to help the county move toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, as outlined in the county’s Five-Year Strategic Plan for Climate Action and Resiliency. Read full story


August 8, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Department of Health Services and county Office of Education to host COVID back-to-school webinar

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the Sonoma County Office of Education invite the public to join a live-streamed webinar Wednesday afternoon to address community questions about COVID-19 as students head back to school. Read full story


August 5, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Department of Health Services issues letter to community to increase awareness about monkeypox

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services today issued the following letter to the community concerning monkeypox: Read full story


August 4, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County to reopen Joe Rodota Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks announced today that it has reopened a section of the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa that had been closed due to public safety concerns after the appearance of two homeless encampments along the trail. Read full story


August 4, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

John Alden named as director of Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

John Alden, a veteran oversight practitioner with more than 13 years of experience leading and managing civilian oversight agencies, has been named director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). Alden was selected after a successful nationwide recruitment and extensive selection process. Read full story


August 3, 2022 | Transportation and Public Works

Sonoma County partners with National Guard and City of Cloverdale on infrastructure improvements

The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works today announced a strategic partnership with the California Army National Guard and the City of Cloverdale to make infrastructure improvements at the Cloverdale Veterans Memorial Building and along Canyon Road in the unincorporated community of Geyserville. Read full story


August 3, 2022 | Natural Resources

Virtual town hall on drought to update emergency response plans, impacts of water curtailments

State, county and local 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, August 4, 2022, the fourth in the county’s series of monthly public forums on the drought. Read full story