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Online Survey

Online survey on health, well-being and equity in Sonoma County

Posted on September 21, 2021

This is your opportunity to weigh in on the future of Health Action! The County of Sonoma Department of Health is conducting a community-wide survey to gather perspectives on health, well-being, and equity in Sonoma County. Health Action is a multi-sector collaborative working to implement policy and systems change strategies that foster health equity in...
Red Flag Warning 9/19 - 9/20

Red Flag Warning & Possible PSPS for North Bay Hills Sunday 11 PM – Monday 8 PM

Posted on September 19, 2021

The National Weather Service upgraded the Fire Weather Watch issued yesterday to a Red Flag Warning for much of the Bay Area including the North Bay Hills due to dry northerly offshore winds that are expected to arrive at 11 pm Sunday night. The initial burst of winds will occur while humidity values remain fairly moist....
Fire Weather Watch

Weather Awareness – Fire Weather Watch upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains 11 PM Sunday – 8 PM Monday

Posted on September 17, 2021

UPDATE 9/19 1:00 PM: The National Weather Service upgraded the Fire Weather Watch issued yesterday to a Red Flag Warning for much of the Bay Area including the North Bay Hills due to dry northerly offshore winds that are expected to arrive at 11 pm Sunday night. The initial burst of winds will occur while humidity...
Covid 19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – September 17th

Posted on September 17, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case rates and hospitalizations continued to decline this week in Sonoma County. The County reported a case rate this week of 13.5 new daily cases per 100,000 (down from 18.2) - the case rate among the unvaccinated individuals is...
Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma Valley Hospital Virtual Community COVID-19 Update Meeting – September 21st

Posted on September 17, 2021

Leer en español Sonoma Valley Hospital will hold a virtual Covid-19 meeting online on Tuesday, September 21, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, to update the community on where we stand with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sabrina Kidd, MD, Chief Medical Officer and UCSF Medical Director for Sonoma Valley Hospital, will report on the presence of Covid-19...
City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting – September 20th, 6:00 PM

Posted on September 17, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, September 20th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: A Contract with Dudek to Prepare Appropriate Environmental Review Pursuant to the California...

Montaldo Apartments Project Update

Posted on September 15, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the Planning Commission held a Study Session on the project.
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Hummingbird Cottages Project Update

Posted on September 14, 2021

On May 13, 2021, the Planning Commission held a Study Session on the project. On August 8, 2021, a Uniform Application was submitted. For more information, please visit the Hummingbird Cottages page. For questions, please contact the Planning Department. Call (707) 938-3681 or email planning@sonomacity.org.
Breathe Sonoma, Respira Sonoma

“Breathe Sonoma, Cultivating Resilience” Joins Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market on September 21st from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Posted on September 13, 2021

Read the full press release in English and Spanish. As part of National Emergency Preparedness Month, the City of Sonoma (City) and Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) are sponsoring, “Breathe Sonoma” – a community preparedness and resiliency event to be held as part of the Tuesday Farmers Market on the Sonoma Plaza on September...

Sonoma Businesses: Are you prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Posted on September 10, 2021

If you own or manage a business in Sonoma, it's important to be prepared for PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program to proactively turn off the power for safety during periods of extreme wildfire danger. The City of Sonoma is sharing information to help community members plan for the potential impacts of an extended...
Are You Ready for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Are you prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

Posted on September 10, 2021

By this time, it’s likely you have heard about or been impacted by PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program to proactively turn off the power for safety during periods of extreme wildfire danger. If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with heightened fire risk, PG&E may turn off the electricity serving...
Sort It Sonoma News Graphic

New “Sort It Sonoma!” Video Series featuring the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club Promotes Proper Waste Sorting

Posted on September 8, 2021

Read the full press release. Are you confused about what should and should not go into the recycling (blue), organics (green), and trash (gray/black) carts? The City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club are here to help! The City and the Earthlings partnered to create a series of “how to” Public Service...
Red Flag Warning 9/9/21

UPDATE 2PM – Red Flag Warning Thursday (9/9) 5PM – Friday (9/10) 11AM

Posted on September 8, 2021

UPDATED 9/9, 2:00 PM: The National Weather Service upgraded the Fire Weather Watch issued yesterday to a Red Flag Warning for much of the Bay Area including all of Sonoma County for dry lightning potential from Thursday afternoon (9/9) through Friday morning (9/10). Thunderstorms will be more dry than wet, and given how dry vegetation...
Covid Status Update, September 3, 2021

COVID-19 Status Update – September 3rd

Posted on September 3, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County is experiencing new cases, hospitalizations and deaths at levels not seen since February. This surge in COVID-19 cases coincides with the arrival of the Delta variant. Younger, unvaccinated residents now account for a growing number of new...
Storm drain on 5th Street West

What do you know about storm water? Take our ten (10) question storm water program effectiveness survey today!

Posted on September 3, 2021

(En español abajo) The City of Sonoma is conducting a survey to learn what our residents know about storm water. Surveying our residents about their storm water knowledge and behaviors helps us understand which topics could use more community education and outreach. Please take this 10-question survey to help us improve our public outreach and communication...
Drop Box at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Planning on voting in-person on Sept. 14? Don’t forget to bring your mailed ballot.

Posted on September 3, 2021

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office is alerting voters planning to vote at their assigned polling place in the Sept. 14, California Gubernatorial Recall Election, that they will need to bring along the ballot they received in the mail in order to exchange it for an official polling place ballot. If they do not,...
City Council Meeting, Sept. 8th, 6pm

City Council Meeting – September 8th, 6:00 pm

Posted on September 2, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Wednesday, September 8th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on public hearing and the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are:  Draft New/Revised “Application Procedures And Guidelines” to Allow a Second...
Crosswalk Removal and Relocation

Notice of Proposed Removal of Crosswalk on Broadway at Clay Street

Posted on September 1, 2021

The existing marked crosswalk on Broadway at Clay Street is proposed for removal on or after September 27, 2021. A new crosswalk and curb ramps are proposed to be installed on Broadway north of Traintown, where sidewalks exist on the west and east sides of Broadway. The proposal to relocate this crosswalk was discussed at...
Covid19 Status Update

Covid 19 Status Update

Posted on August 27, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Case Rates & Hospitalizations The County reported a case rate this week of 20.7 new daily cases per 100,000 (up slightly from 19.9), a test positivity rate of 6.3 percent  (up slightly from 6.1), an equity metric positivity rate of...
PG&E Helicopter

PG&E Helicopters Patrolling for Dead or Dying Trees August 31st- mid-September

Posted on August 27, 2021

As part of its ongoing response to the state’s drought conditions and to identify trees that could cause a wildfire or power outage, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial patrols in Sonoma County starting Tuesday, August 31 as part of the company’s Vegetation Management Program. Foot patrols are also underway. Depending on...
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