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January 23, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Adopts Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Safe Management of Pain

Today the Committee for Healthcare Improvement, a coalition of healthcare providers that is part of Sonoma County Health Action, announced health care organizations across Sonoma County are implementing common guidelines for safe pain management. Read full story


January 18, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks Director Announces Resignation

Sonoma County Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart has announced her resignation effective June 20, 2017. Hart has led the department since 2010, overseeing the operations of 56 parks, trails and beaches and a staff of 200 full-time and seasonal employees. Read full story


January 10, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Tolay Lake Regional Park Environmental Review Available for Public Comment

The Tolay Lake Regional Park Environmental Impact Report evaluates potential impacts of implementing the master plan and recommends ways to reduce or avoid those impacts. The master plan provides a blueprint for the future of the 3,400-acre park southeast of Petaluma. Read full story


December 13, 2016 | Board of Supervisors Department

Andy’s Unity Park Takes Important Steps Forward

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved funding for the development of Andy’s Unity Park, a 4 acre community park in Southwest Santa Rosa. This action follows a significant community engagement process to inform the development of the park. Read full story


October 28, 2016 | Board of Supervisors Department

Permitted Open Burning Allowed

Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Al Terrell advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning. Read full story


October 12, 2016 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

IOLERO Appoints Community Advisory Council

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) appoints Community Advisory Council (CAC). Read full story


August 03, 2016 | Human Resources Department

Women Can Vote! Women Can Run! Women Can Win!

The County of Sonoma Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be holding a free family-friendly workshop and event featuring voter registration and education, local political success stories, as well as guidance on getting involved in public service. Read full story


July 26, 2016 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach Fully Operational

The recently established Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach (IOLERO) has announced it is now fully operational, and is launching a robust department website dedicated to providing open information to the community. Read full story


April 21, 2016 | Board of Supervisors Department

Community Meet & Greet Scheduled for Jerry Threet

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Jerry Threet, JD, as Director of the newly established Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). The Board is pleased to invite community members to meet and welcome him on Monday, April 25, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Rotunda, located at 3313 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa. Read full story


March 23, 2016 | Economic Development Board

Mendocino and Sonoma Counties Call for Input on First Joint Five-­Year Economic Development Plan

The Sonoma-MendocinoEconomic Development District(EDD), created througha joint powers agreement betweenSonoma County and Mendocino County in January2015, today launcheda new website. Read full story