Managing money is part of our lives and if we do it well, we can thrive. From NEWS of economic issues to advice on money, this category keeps you informed.
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|2017-06-15Jun 15, 2017
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to consider next steps toward creating mixed income housing on a Santa Rosa property located on West College Avenue, which is currently owned by the Sonoma County Water Agency. At its meeting on June 20, 2017, the Board will be asked to approve a sale of the property from the Water Agency to the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) for $4.2 million, the current appraised value.
|2017-06-06Jun 6, 2017
Sonoma County residents will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the County’s $1.57 billion Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, with the public hearing scheduled to start on Monday, June 12, 2017. The hearings will take place at the Board’s chambers located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 1A, Santa Rosa. The community is also encouraged to learn more about the County’s budget with the online tool SoCo Budget.
|2017-05-11May 11, 2017
Petaluma Bounty Partners with Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Health and Human Services of Sonoma County, Sonoma County Hunger Index, and Regional Farmers’ Markets
|2017-05-09May 9, 2017
Last November Save Our Sonoma Roads supported Measure L, which increased the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in unincorporated Sonoma County from 9 percent to 12 percent. It is estimated to increase annual revenue by $5 million. The ballot question explained that the purpose of the tax increase was “to address the impacts of tourists by investing in roads, emergency response,” and other tourism-related impacts. Over 68 percent of county voters approved the measure.
|2017-04-22Apr 22, 2017
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an independent dwelling unit located on a property containing a single-family residence, which includes sleeping quarters, bathing facilities, and kitchen.
|2017-04-20Apr 20, 2017
Senate Elections Committee Approved SB 149 on Tax Day
Millions of Americans filed their tax returns this week – yet President Donald Trump’s taxes are still a mystery. This is despite the fact the President promised to release his taxes months ago during the campaign.
|2017-04-17Apr 17, 2017
The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) is holding two public workshops onApril 19th and 27th to receive feedback on an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) process for securing long-term organics processing capacity.
|2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017
In August of 2016, Sonoma County declared a homeless emergency. 1 Since then there have been two well-attended summits on homelessness put on by the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma.
|2017-02-06Feb 6, 2017
“Home” and “Homeless” are taking on new meaning lately. Sonoma County is working to solve the affordable housing dilemma while people are fleeing countries where their lives are at risk. Whether trying to find shelter or safety, people living uncertain lives experience daily stress beyond most of our understanding.
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