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Nominations open November 13 for 21 federal, state and county offices that will be on the ballot in Sonoma County for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election. Candidates interested in running for these positions must take out nomination papers and file them at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters by 5 p.m. on December 8.
Criminal charges not warranted related to July 29, 2022, officer-involved shooting of David Pelaez-Chavez
On July 29, 2022, in a rural area of Sonoma County outside of Healdsburg, David Pelaez-Chavez was shot and killed by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy. Pursuant to a county-wide protocol in which outside agencies investigate incidents of officer-involved shootings, the Santa Rosa Police Department investigated this shooting. At the conclusion of their investigation, they then provided their investigation to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office to evaluate the appropriateness of any potential criminal charges.
Sonoma County has the potential for large-scale carbon sequestration – removing carbon from the atmosphere to help the county achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2030 – according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors today.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized another $2 million today for projects that protect residents from wildfires by creating fuel breaks, expanding defensible space around homes, and removing vegetation along evacuation routes and in fire-prone landscapes.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized the county’s Community Development Commission to execute contracts to begin demolition to make way for the long-awaited Roseland Development Project, Tierra De Rosas. The demolition phase will include the installation of infrastructure for the Tierra De Rosas project and will play a critical role in the Casa Roseland Project, the affordable housing portion of the project.
Dr. Tanya Phares, an experienced physician executive from Reno, Nevada, who has held several leadership roles in health care, was appointed Sonoma County’s new health officer today by the Board of Supervisors.
The total value of agricultural crops grown in Sonoma County last year was nearly $800 million, according to the 2022 Sonoma County Crop Report, which the Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures presented to the Board of Supervisors today.
The Sonoma County Probation Department has received a $212,000 grant for an intensive probation supervision program for high-risk DUI offenders with multiple DUI convictions.
Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto announced today that Sonoma County’s revised Election Administration Plan has been approved by the California Secretary of State’s Office.