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August 2, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Maxwell Farms Regional Park renovation budget approved by Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $3.35 million needed to complete $7.2 million in renovations and improvements to recreation facilities at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular regional park located in Boyes Hot Springs adjacent to the city of Sonoma. Read full story


July 29, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Forbes lists Sonoma County as one of America’s best midsized employers

The County of Sonoma has been named one of America’s 500 Best Midsized Employers by Forbes magazine, the only government agency in California to make the magazine’s list. Read full story


July 29, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Avian flu detected in Sonoma County

Positive cases of avian influenza, or the bird flu, have been found in four wild birds in Sonoma County. While this particular strain of the virus poses minimal risk to humans, out of an abundance of caution the Sonoma County Department of Health Services is warning residents of the potential risk of handling or coming into close contact with a diseased or dead bird. Read full story


July 22, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County begins process of reopening Joe Rodota Trail

In anticipation of reopening a closed section of Joe Rodota Trail along Highway 12 as soon as possible, Sonoma County officials have started the process of relocating homeless individuals camped along the trail to alternative shelter sites in the area. Read full story


July 19, 2022 | Transportation and Public Works

Jenner by the Sea to get water system upgrade

The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works today announced the department has received a $74,000 grant from the California Department of Water Resources to install smart meters for the water system serving approximately 128 connections in the community of Jenner by the Sea. Read full story


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

Sonoma County assessment roll increases to $108 billion for 2022-23

Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Deva Marie Proto has delivered the 2022-23 Assessment Roll to the Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office. The net assessment roll has hit an all-time high of $108,331,893,661, which is an increase of 6.46 percent over last year’s assessment roll amount and reflects the value of all real and business property as of Jan. 1, 2022. Read full story


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

Nomination period opens for Nov. 8 General Election

Candidate nominations open on Monday, July 18, for various local school, municipal and special district offices scheduled to be on the ballot on Nov. 8, 2022. Candidates residing in Sonoma County who are interested in running for any of the more than 225 available positions must file nomination papers between July 18 and Aug. 12 in order to have their names placed on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read full story


July 15, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Administrator Sheryl Bratton announces plans to retire in early 2023

County Administrator Sheryl Bratton notified the Board of Supervisors today that she will be retiring from her position at the end of her contract term in March 2023. She recommended that the Board begin the search for her successor soon to provide adequate time to ensure a smooth transition for the organization. Read full story


July 14, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Best-selling author Johann Hari to present county-sponsored lecture on “Rethinking Addiction”

Sonoma County residents are invited to hear best-selling author and journalist Johann Hari, who has written extensively on substance abuse and addiction, speak at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on July 21. The free lecture is being sponsored by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services as well as Directing Change, a mental health nonprofit for students. Read full story