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Our County - 5th District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins can be contacted at (707) 565-2241.

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2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018

Whew. After one week of deliberations, the Board of Supervisors has ratified the county’s 2018-19 operating and capital budget, totalling $1.68 billion. Looking toward the future with the hope of rebuilding our County after last fall’s horrific fire, we approved a strategic budget that will help us ride out our current storm while also preparing for challenges we anticipate and expect in the future.

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

We held our second Lower Russian River MAC informational meeting on Wednesday, May 9. During the meeting we shared the proposed boundary for the LRR MAC. We expect the boundary to encompass the area of Forestville, Guerneville, Rio Nido, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills and Cazadero (minus the west hills).

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Hey west county—it’s time to talk about something that is often avoided at the dinner table, and left out of polite conversations. Namely, septic systems. Or, as my three-year-old would put it, poop.

2018-03-25Mar 25, 2018

he Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District does, which is one of the reasons why it, under the guidance of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, offers a matching grant program that enables nonprofits and public agencies, including the county’s nine cities, to apply for funding for community and urban open space projects. Over the history of the matching grant program, the Ag & Open Space District has provided more than $33 million in funding. 

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

We’re diving into a process to give rural communities a greater voice. We are beginning a community conversation about Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) and other forms of rural self-representation. This conversation kicked off last weekend for the Lower Russian River area, where we held our first meeting. The meeting provided the community an opportunity to learn what a MAC is, what it isn’t, and how individuals can become more involved.

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