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March 28, 2024 | Economic Development Board

2024 Biomass Utilization Symposium Planned May 2-3

The 2024 Sonoma Mendocino Economic Development District is sponsoring a Biomass Utilization Symposium that will bring together industry, academia, government, tribes and community-based organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of implementing forest biomass utilization projects for fire safety, forest health, renewable energy, and wood products, and supporting the appropriate growth of sustainable, stewardship-based, rural economic development. Read full story

March 28, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

New radio system supports rural communities, county operations in streamlined emergency response and recovery

The Board of Supervisors today announced the implementation of a new digital mobile radio system and support for a neighborhood effort designed to enhance communication among county officials, community groups and the Department of Public Infrastructure for greater efficiencies during disaster response and recovery. Read full story

March 26, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Child Molester Sentenced to Life In Prison

Brian Douglas Schmitt Sr., 78 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve thirty years to life in state prison following a jury trial conducted in January at which Schmitt was found guilty of four felony sex offenses committed against a child. Read full story

March 26, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma modernizes leadership structure to improve effectiveness, efficiency of county government

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today consolidated authority for managing the daily operations of county government into its top leadership position, renaming the post as County Executive. Read full story

March 22, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Deadline for voters to ‘cure’ ballot signature issues is March 27

Voters whose signatures were missing or mismatched on ballot envelopes for the March 2024 primary election have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 to submit completed signature “cure” forms to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office, according to Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters. Read full story

March 21, 2024 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Alaska Airlines adds direct flights from Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport to Las Vegas

Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport today announced that Alaska Airlines will add nonstop service from Sonoma County Airport to Las Vegas. The daily, year-round flight, which starts Oct. 1, is Alaska Airlines’ seventh nonstop destination from Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. By this fall, Alaska will operate 13 peak day departures, including nonstop service to Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County, Seattle, Portland, San Diego and Las Vegas. Read full story

March 15, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Residential tenant protection listening session coming to Sonoma Valley

Residents are invited to participate in a listening session to hear community concerns and input around the state of rental housing in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, particularly in Sonoma Valley. Read full story

March 15, 2024 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport to replace storm culvert, refurbish sections of pavement at regional airfield

The Sonoma County Department of Public Infrastructure today announced plans to refurbish a section of runway pavement and replace a deteriorating culvert following an annual inspection and report issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA, which has oversight of safety and operations at the regional airfield, conducts annual audits at all active airports with airline service in the United States to ensure compliance with federal safety regulations and provides a checklist of required improvements. Read full story

March 15, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Board of Supervisors unanimously approves resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis

By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution proposed by the Department of Health Services declaring racism to be a public health crisis. Read full story

March 14, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Public invited to comment on upcoming Environmental Impact Statement for Koi Nation casino project

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is now accepting public comments on an upcoming Environmental Impact Statement for the Koi Nation of Northern California’s proposed casino resort project southeast of Windsor. Read full story