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July 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County celebrates the grand opening of Mitote Food Park in Roseland

Sonoma County residents are invited to take part in the grand opening of the Mitote Food Park, believed to be the first Mexican food park in Northern California, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration will feature music and an assortment of cuisines from local vendors. Read full story



July 12, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Supervisors approve using $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for homelessness programs

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved $4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for projects addressing homelessness by increasing interim housing opportunities, creating more rental units and bolstering outreach efforts to prevent homelessness by helping individuals stay housed. Read full story


July 12, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

County to acquire former Bank of America building in downtown Guerneville

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tentative agreement Tuesday to acquire the former Bank of America building in downtown Guerneville, ensuring residents in lower Russian River communities will continue to have uninterrupted access to critical services. Read full story


July 11, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County proposes rule changes for well permits to protect health of local waterways

In response to evolving California case law that requires local governments to protect the health of rivers and other “public trust resources,” the Board of Supervisors on August 9 will consider new standards for permit applications to drill wells in Sonoma County. The meeting will include a Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to the county’s well ordinance. Read full story


July 5, 2022 | Natural Resources

Virtual town hall on drought to update long-range weather forecast, impacts on Russian River, parks

Sonoma County officials and environmental leaders will present an update on the drought and its impacts on Sonoma County during a virtual town hall meeting at 4 PM on Thursday, July 7, 2022, the third in its series of monthly public forums on the drought. Read full story


June 29, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County launches ‘SoCo Connect’ public reporting and tracking system for non-emergency service requests

The County of Sonoma today announced the launch of SoCo Connect (formerly SoCo Report It), a constituent relationship management system that will offer an improved online service request portal and app for reporting and tracking services in English and Spanish in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. Read full story



June 29, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County COVID response transitions to new phase

With federal relief funding set to expire at the end of the month, Sonoma County is completing preparations for transitioning its COVID-19 response to a new phase, one focused on providing critical resources for vulnerable communities. Read full story


June 28, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Kindergarten readiness continues to decline in Sonoma County, opportunity gap persists

Fewer than one in three Sonoma County children were ready for kindergarten when they entered school last fall, according to a new report released by the county Department of Human Services that found persistent and troubling disparities along ethnic, racial and economic lines. Read full story