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September 29, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Officials Share Messages of Resilience, Rebuilding on the 5th Anniversary of the 2017 Wildfires

The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma are inviting the community to attend a ceremony recognizing rebuilding efforts and honoring our resilient community on the 5th anniversary of the devastating 2017 wildfires. The event will be held in Coffey Neighborhood Park (1524 Amanda Place in Santa Rosa) on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Read full story


September 27, 2022 | Community Development Commission

County releases detailed 2022 homeless point-in-time count, updates camping ordinance

The Board of Supervisors today received a presentation detailing the complete Homeless Point-in-Time Count report for 2022. A total of 2,893 homeless individuals were counted during the one-day census taken on Feb. 25, 2022, an increase of about 5 percent from the 2,745 individuals counted in 2020. Overall, however, the number represents a significant decline in numbers for the county over the past decade. Read full story


September 27, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Conference to celebrate Sonoma County community health workers

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is hosting a conference to celebrate the community health workers and promotoras in Sonoma County for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story


September 26, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County to fund mobile behavioral health crisis responders

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized nearly $2.5 million in grant money to fund behavioral health mobile crisis teams in four cities. Read full story


September 20, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approve community engagement and language access agreements

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today took the first steps in developing language access and community engagement plans to ensure broader involvement with county government by members of all communities. Using $710,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Board on Tuesday approved agreements with two consultants to work with the county’s Office of Equity in developing a language access plan, a community engagement plan, and policy recommendations for all county departments. Read full story


September 20, 2022 | General Services

Sonoma County to host Induction Cooking Expo

The County of Sonoma’s Climate Action and Resiliency Division is set to host an Induction Cooking Expo in Santa Rosa on Saturday, Sept. 24 to highlight the environmental benefits of using electromagnetism to heat pots and pans. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Premiere Bath and Kitchen located at 3201 Cleveland Ave. Read full story


September 16, 2022 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Supervisors, County Clerk honor democracy on National Voter Registration Day

Civic-minded people and organizations all across the United States will be taking part in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Deva Marie Proto, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, invites Sonoma County residents to join the Registrar of Voters Office and the Board of Supervisors in this nonpartisan effort to highlight the importance of participating in democracy by encouraging all eligible Sonoma County residents to register to vote. Read full story


September 15, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

County of Sonoma awarded up to $10 million by USDA for multi-agency climate project

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced its selection of the County of Sonoma for a tentative award through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity. The project, titled Sonoma Marin Ag and County Climate Coalition, represents a large partnership effort across multiple organizations from both Sonoma and Marin counties, with the County of Sonoma acting as the lead entity. Read full story


September 13, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors approves $360,000 contract for wildfire structural hardening assessments

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a $361,034 contract with Wildfire Defense Works to provide structural hardening assessments in pre-identified project locations throughout the county. Wildfire Defense Works will perform between 250 to 1,000 structural hardening assessments for Permit Sonoma’s Wildfire Adapted program. The contract is a portion of the $2.6 million in grant funding received by the county as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Read full story


September 13, 2022 | Board of Supervisors Department

Planning Commission to hold hearing on draft Environmental Impact Report for Sonoma Developmental Center

The Sonoma County Planning Commission will hold a hearing and seek public feedback on the draft Environmental Impact Report and draft specific plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center on Sept. 15, 2022 at 1 p.m. The draft Environmental Impact Report evaluated a proposed specific plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center site, two lower density alternatives, and two scenarios where the county doesn’t proceed with a project in 16 key areas of the property. Read full story