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May 17, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Evacuation exercises planned in Sonoma Valley and Cazadero neighborhoods

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, in partnership with community preparedness groups, will be holding two evacuation exercises in the coming weeks.  Read full story



May 17, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Planning Commission to review draft Winery Events Ordinance on May 19

The Sonoma County Planning Commission will continue its consideration of a draft Winery Events Ordinance during a virtual public hearing on May 19 at 1:05 PM. The draft ordinance would apply to new and modified use permit applications for winery visitor-serving uses in agricultural zoning districts outside of the Coastal Zone. Read full story


May 16, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma, Bay Area counties release preliminary homelessness count statistics

Sonoma County, alongside other Bay Area counties, was able to stave off a predicted catastrophic increase in homelessness over the last three years during COVID, according to preliminary results from the first official count of people experiencing homelessness since the start of the pandemic. Read full story


May 13, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Bay Area Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. Read full story



May 11, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Housing Authority opens project-based voucher waitlists for units in Healdsburg and Petaluma

The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept housing voucher applications May 23 through July 1 for Project-Based Voucher waitlists. Applicants will be required to provide information regarding income and any preferences for which they may qualify. Read full story



May 11, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approves temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits

The Board of Supervisors voted today to establish a 45-day temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits. The urgency ordinance addresses a spike in vacation rental applications while Permit Sonoma works to bring a comprehensive vacation rental ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for consideration on August 2. Read full story


May 11, 2022 | County Administrator's Office

Board approves $4.1 million in grant funding to support homeless action plan projects

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the allocation of nearly $4.1 million in grant funding to support affordable housing projects, emergency shelters for the homeless, rental assistance programs and other initiatives to address the region’s housing and homelessness crises. Read full story


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