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|2019-11-06Nov 6, 2019
Permit Sonoma is conducting initial damage assessments on an estimated 59buildings damaged by the Kincade Fire. Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment, also known as RESA,allows people to inhabit and use safe homes and businesses, and ensures that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures.
|2019-10-28Oct 28, 2019
Our County by Lynda Hopkins - 5th District Supervisor - November 2019. Local Coastal Plan, PSPS, or “Public Safety” Power Shutoffs, Flood Recovery Funds, Disaster Prep Fair, CalFire Fire Prevention Grants.
|2019-10-10Oct 10, 2019
On September 17th, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors formally joined cities, counties, and countries across the world in declaring a climate emergency, establishing this issue as a top priority. Over 1,000 local governments representing 219 million people in 19 countries have issued resolutions to solidify their commitment to mobilizing an emergency response commensurate with the scale of the climate crisis. While we continue to work daily on disaster preparedness and clean-ups from the 6 years of floods, wildfires and droughts attributable to climate change, we also need to look at the larger picture and address the systemic issues that continue to contribute to warming our planet.
|2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019
Are you or is someone in your life interested in American citizenship? Sonoma County Library’s “New American Collection” officially launched in all 12 branches on September 17, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This collection serves those interested in citizenship, civics and naturalization, primarily the immigrant population of Sonoma County. The purpose of the New American Collection is to empower community members by providing easily browsable, multilingual, multimedia materials in support of acquiring citizenship and learning English.
|2019-07-29Jul 29, 2019
FEMA Representatives Reviewing Flood-Damaged Roads - Russian River Water Quality -Newombudsperson – Alisha O’Loughlinfor the Lower River area -Changes in the Fifth District Office as Susan Upchurch retires and Leo Chyi takes her place. Join Sonoma Coast and Lower Russian River MAC meeting in Cazadero with Senator Mike McGuire on August 15.
|2019-07-14Jul 14, 2019
Sonoma County Library joined hundreds of libraries across the nation and go “fine-free;” eliminating overdue fines for items returned late, and forgiving past fines. In all, more than 80,000 people—30 percent of all library borrowers—will have their fines waived. “Research shows that charging fines doesn’t make a difference in whether people bring back books on time,” said Sarah Vantrease, Public Services Division Manager for the library. “Instead, we see that fines drive people away.” At other Bay Area libraries, eliminating fines has resulted in higher library use and increased customer satisfaction.
|2019-07-03Jul 3, 2019
"In mid-June, after a week of deliberation, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors] adopted a $1.78 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The Board was faced with prioritizing and aligning requests to revenues in order to adopt a structurally balanced budget in the face of recent natural disasters, increasing expenditures, and declining revenue sources," Supervisor Lynda Hopkins writes in her July 2019 newsletter.
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