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Sonoma County Fish Flow Project Comment Period Extended

Sonoma County Fish Flow Project Comment Period Extended

Today, the Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors (Board) extended to 180 days the public review and comment period for the Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project (Fish Flow Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The Board also added two hearing dates on the Fish Flow Project, on November 16 in Cloverdale and November 17 in Guerneville (details below).

Read: Sonoma County Fish Flow Project Comment Period Extended
Election 2016  VOTE

Sonoma County Election Candidate Forums and Meetings

For every community that is having an election of City Council members to County Supervisors, Initiatives, ballot measures, etc. here are opportunities to get to the know the people and the issues before you vote:

Read: Sonoma County Election Candidate Forums and Meetings
Sonoma County Community Separators

Measure K Renews Voter Protections for Community Separators

A simple countywide majority vote on Measure K – the Community Separator Protection Ordinance

Read: Measure K Renews Voter Protections for Community Separators
5th District Supervisor Candidates - Lynda Hopkins and Noreen Evans

Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor Candidates Answer Questions #3

Gazette Readers and Voters:

Both Noreen Evans and Lynda Hopkins have agreed to answer reader questions - 3 per month as we head toward the election. They will WRITE 300 word answers for print - then longer on which allows more room for longer answers to elaborate on their opinions.

THANK YOU for participating in our Supervisors election! Remember that this is 5th District but EVERY supervisor votes on issues countywide - who we vote for impacts the entire county.

Please submit your questions to - POST to - SEND to: Sonoma County Gazette, 6490 Front St #300, Forestville, CA 95436

Read: Sonoma County 5th District Supervisor Candidates Answer Questions #3
Endangered Fish in Russian River

Public Comment, Additional Hearings on Fish Flow Project

Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Chairman Efren Carrillo announced on Friday, September 16 that the Water Agency Board will consider adding additional hearings and extending the comment period for the Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project (Fish Flow Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The original deadline for comments was October 17th.

Read: Public Comment, Additional Hearings on Fish Flow Project
Measure J

Measure J Protects Sonoma County Parks For Everyone

It’s easy to focus on national issues in the midst of an important presidential election, but it’s also important to focus on the critical issues that impact us right here at home in Sonoma County. Measure J, which will help protect our Sonoma County Regional Parks, is at the end of your ballot, but it should be a top priority.

Read: Measure J Protects Sonoma County Parks For Everyone
Sonoma County Communities:
Bodega Bay "Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos"
Camp Meeker "Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin"
Cazadero "Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson"
Cloverdale "Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell & Reese Foxen"
Cotati "Cotati Heart & Soul Deborah Taylor-French"
Forestville "Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle"
Geyserville "Geyserville Grapevine by deTraci Regula"
Graton "Grassroots Graton - Heather Granahan"
Guerneville "Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin"
Healdsburg "Healdsburg Highlights"
Jenner and Sonoma Coast "Jenner Jottings"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey"
North Sonoma County Coast "North Sonoma County Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton"
Penngrove "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Petaluma "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park - the Friendly City"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma Valley City of Sonoma "Savory Sonoma by Stephanie Hiller"
Sonoma Valley Springs Communities "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
Sonoma County Bicycle Shops

Sonoma County Bicycle Shops

Where to BUY, REPAIR or RENT a Bicycle

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: Sonoma County Bicycle Shops
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The Sonoma County Gazette Columns:

Sebastopol Area Time Bank Sonoma County Gazette October 2016 - FLIP the PAGES beekind of Sebastopol and San Francisco, cA Hans Bruhner Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2016 - FLIP the PAGES Community First Credit Union Fine Tree Care Grab N Grow Clean Manure Challenge
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