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Human Rights Commission Calls for Immediate Winter Freeze Relief for Unsheltered Persons Experiencing Homelessness
The human right to housing has been affirmed by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed by Article 11(1) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Zach Powers, a property owner in Sebastopol and native Sonoma County resident, has been named the county’s Housing Hero for the month of November as part of an ongoing campaign to address the region’s housing shortage.
Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport unveils modernized air terminal during grand opening celebration
Sonoma County leaders and officials with Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport were joined today by representatives from local, state and federal government, tribal leaders, transportation partners, and members of the region’s tourism and business communities, for a grand opening ceremony celebrating the completion of Phase II of the airport’s terminal building.
Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s health officer, and two local physicians will update the public on the spread of respiratory viruses in Sonoma County – including COVID-19, influenza and RSV – during a public webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
The Sonoma County Probation Department has received a $220,000 grant for an intensive probation supervision program for high-risk DUI offenders with multiple DUI convictions.
Sonoma County is projecting a General Fund deficit of $13 million during the 2024-25 fiscal year with more annual deficits to follow through 2025, Deputy County Administrator Peter Bruland informed the Board of Supervisors as part of his five-year fiscal forecast Tuesday. The projection is based on an anticipated decrease in property tax growth, reductions in one-time funding, and an increase in pension costs due to investment declines in pension funds.
Sonoma County launches online application for Agricultural Access Verification Card Program for commercial operators
The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures today announced the launch of an online application in English and Spanish for the Sonoma County Agricultural Access Verification Card Program. The new program is designed to facilitate safe access to areas under evacuation orders so that agricultural operators can evacuate, transport, shelter, feed, water, and administer veterinary care to livestock; irrigate crops; fuel emergency generators or provide auxiliary support to emergency personnel.
Jeanine Jones, drought manager for the California Department of Water Resources, and Julie Kalansky, a climate scientist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and an expert on atmospheric rivers, will be the featured speakers at the County of Sonoma’s drought town hall meeting in November.
Beginning Saturday, registered voters in Sonoma County who have not already voted in the Nov. 8 general election, may vote early in person at one of 31 vote centers located throughout the county. In-person voting has been available since Oct. 29 at seven vote centers, and an additional 24 vote centers will open this weekend.
To honor veterans across the nation, the Sonoma County Administration Center and several other government buildings will be illuminated with green lights from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13 as part of Operation Green Light, a public awareness campaign in observation of National Veterans Awareness Week.