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The Board of Supervisors today approved plans for the construction of a 19-space electric bus charging facility at Sonoma County Transit located on West Robles Avenue in Santa Rosa. The new facility will provide charging for 30-foot, 35-foot, and 40-foot battery-electric transit buses in compliance with state regulations that require transit operators to transition their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the creation of a three-year pilot program to expand local mental health services for foster youth who are often sent to other counties for placement in intensive residential treatment programs.
The County of Sonoma will allow public comments to be made only in person or via email for Board of Supervisors meetings, as well as meetings for the Board of Directors for Sonoma Water and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District through the end of 2023.
The Sonoma County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach this year audited 27 cases involving complaints against the Sheriff’s Office, according to IOLERO’s annual report that was released today and reviewed by the Board of Supervisors. Those cases included two officer-involved shootings, two in-custody deaths, and three cases involving canine use of force.
On September 14, 2023, the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women voted unanimously to support guaranteed healthcare for all. The time to guarantee healthcare for all is now. There couldn’t be a more urgent moment to address the shortcomings of our current inadequate, inequitable, and fragmented healthcare system.
Public invited to comment on environmental assessment for Koi Nation casino project at September 27 virtual hearing
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold a virtual public hearing Sept. 27 to receive public comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Koi Nation of Northern California’s proposed casino resort project southeast of Windsor.
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is extending a health advisory through Saturday, Sept. 23 due to smoke from wildfires currently burning in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The original health advisory was in effect from Sept. 19 through Sept. 21
Defendant Brandon Celis-Sanchez, 24 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 7 years, 4 months, in state prison for one count of robbery with a firearm, and two counts of felony false imprisonment stemming from a bank robbery he committed with another man on November 10, 2021.
Board of Supervisors to limit verbal public comments to those attending Sept. 26 meeting in person meeting
The County of Sonoma will allow public comments to be made in person or via email for the next regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is extending a health advisory through Thursday, Sept. 21 due to smoke from wildfires currently burning in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The original health advisory was in effect from Sept. 19 through Sept. 20.