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February 1, 2023 | Community Development Commission

Board of Supervisors endorses region wide strategic plan to address homelessness

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to support a five-year strategic plan to reduce homelessness, one developed by the Continuum of Care, the county’s homeless services system of care. The Continuum of Care Board approved the plan unanimously on Dec. 14, 2022. Read full story

January 31, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors receives update from Golden State Connect on progress toward reliable, affordable internet for Sonoma County

Construction of a broadband system for rural residents in California could begin by the end of the year, according to Golden State Connect, a regional Joint Powers Authority established to increase access to high-speed internet for residents and businesses in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County and 38 other rural member counties. Read full story

January 31, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approves site selection, design criteria for new county government center

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the selection of the existing county administration center site on Administration Drive in Santa Rosa for a phased construction of a new Sonoma County Government Center. Read full story

January 31, 2023 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Sonoma County announces purchase of ten all-electric buses bolstering shift to zero-emission transit fleet

Sonoma County today announced the purchase of ten battery electric transit buses to replace ten compressed natural gas buses, consistent with the Climate Action and Resiliency pillar of Sonoma County’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. The ten new buses, which are scheduled for delivery between July 1 and August 31, 2024, are in addition to six all-electric buses expected to arrive in June. There are currently three all-electric buses in the county’s 49-bus fleet. The purchase was approved by the Board of Supervisors today on a unanimous vote. Read full story

January 29, 2023 | Department of Emergency Management

Sonoma County issues freeze warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight through Wednesday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story

January 27, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County reopens Joe Rodota Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks announced today that ithas reopened the section of the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa that had beenclosed due to public safety concerns after numerous homeless encampmentswere established along the trail. The public will have access to the entire trailSaturday morning. Read full story

January 27, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Optum Serve to close COVID-19 testing centers in Sonoma County

Due to declining usage, COVID-19 testing contractor Optum Serve has announced that it will deactivate its two Sonoma County testing buses on Sunday, Feb. 5 as part of a statewide demobilization effort. The Roseland Community Clinic will continue to provide COVID-19 testing that is free to the public, regardless of insurance or citizenship status. Read full story

January 25, 2023 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Supervisors approve $28 million in mental health funding

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an updated mental health services support plan for Sonoma County, utilizing more than $28 million in funds provided through Proposition 63, which California voters approved in 2004. Read full story

January 23, 2023 | Department of Human Services

County seeks public input on services for older adults and adults with disabilities, and caregivers

The Area Agency on Aging invites Sonoma County residents of all ages to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers by completing its countywide Senior Needs Assessment Survey by March 15. Read full story

January 20, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Joe Rodota Trail temporarily closed to relocate homeless camps and remove safety hazards

A section of Joe Rodota Trail, which runs alongside Highway 12 between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, was closed this afternoon to remove homeless camps and safety hazards along the popular bike and pedestrian path. Read full story