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Weekly Roundup for August 18, 2023

Published: August 18, 2023

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 

  1. Wildfire Resource Fair this Saturday, Aug. 19
  2. Latest edition of SoCo Correspondent available now
  3. Other Sonoma County news of note

Wildfire Resource Fair Happens Saturday, Aug. 19

The City of Santa Rosa’s Wildfire Ready Resource Fair is tomorrow, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finley Community Center at 2060 West College Ave. in Santa Rosa.

The event will focus on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience.

Exhibitors include Sonoma County Department of Emergency, Sonoma County Animal Services, Cal Fire, Sonoma County Fire District and more.

Agencies will be onsite to provide valuable knowledge and resources to help individuals, families and the community stay safe and resilient in the face of wildfire.

Seminars include: 

  • Prepare for Wildfire and Harden Your Home Now to Protect it from RED
  • Are You Ready for an Emergency, Santa Rosa
  • Ecological Land Practices and Fire Safe Landscaping

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Additional preparedness tips include: 

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Latest Edition of SoCo Correspondent Now Available

In the latest issue of the SoCo Correspondent, learn how the Board of Supervisors approved a comprehensive plan to protect Sonoma County’s 55-mile coast, one of the crown jewels of California, for generations to come.

The board’s July 17 vote culminated a decade-long effort by the county to update its Local Coastal Plan, which regulates land use and protects resources along the coast. The plan includes measures that safeguard public access, protect water resources, conserve coastal ecosystems, preserve agriculture and adapt to climate change, including rising sea levels.

Permit Sonoma began work to update the plan in 2013. The project has involved extensive public outreach, research and publication of multiple drafts. It now heads to the California Coastal Commission for review.

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Other Sonoma County News of Note

Sonoma County businesses and residents affected by winter storms now eligible for federal disaster loans 

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to discuss temporary moratorium on mobile home park space rent increases

Santa Rosa Man Convicted of Attempted Second Degree Murder Sentenced to Serve Nine Years in State Prison 

Board of Supervisors to review 2023 Sonoma County Housing Element update at Tuesday meeting 

North County Fire awarded $7.4 million grant for vegetation management 

Sonoma County launches new community health dashboard

Former Social Advocates for Youth Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement

Board of Supervisors approves $1.4 million in loans to address homelessness and housing in Sonoma County 

Sonoma County leaders offer recovery support to Maui 

Extended nomination period opens for November 7, 2023 Election