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Weekly Roundup for May 24, 2024

Published: May 24, 2024

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:

  1. Broadband mapping underway in rural Sonoma County
  2. Sanitation Rate Relief Program now accepting applications
  3. provides support in finding, managing aid
  4. County of Sonoma named among top U.S. employers
  5. Other Sonoma County news of note

Broadband mapping underway in rural Sonoma County

As Sonoma County takes the next step toward expanding broadband internet in unincorporated areas, please be aware that AirWorks drone crews will be conducting work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, May 30, as part of a broadband installation project. 

If you live in the rural areas targeted by the project – including Walsh Landing, Jenner, Cloverdale, Asti and northeast Santa Rosa – you may see drones flying between 200 and 3,000 feet to map utility structures, roads, sidewalks and curbs. This information is critical to improving connectivity and access to high-speed internet in unserved and underserved communities.

Ground crews will also be conducting safety checks and measurements. Residents can expect some minimal noise during operations.

For more information about Access Sonoma Broadband, please visit

Sanitation rate relief program accepting applications

Residents located in the following sanitation zones and districts may qualify for a reduced rate of 50 percent off total annual sewer service charges.

  • Occidental County Sanitation District
  • Russian River County Sanitation District
  • Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
  • South Park County Sanitation District
  • Airport/Larkfield/Wikiup Sanitation Zone
  • Geyserville Sanitation Zone
  • Penngrove Sanitation Zone
  • Sea Ranch Sanitation Zone

Low-income owner-occupied homes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide housing to low-income renters are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2024 program are due July 10. For more details and to apply, please visit:

BENEFITSCAL.COM Provides support in finding, managing aid

BenefitsCal is a portal where Californians can get and manage benefits online. This includes food assistance (CalFresh) formerly food stamps, cash aid (CalWORKs, General Assistance, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants) and affordable health insurance (Medi-Cal).

To find, apply and manage the support programs that are right for you, visit:

County named among top employers in nationwide survey

For the third year in a row, Forbes magazine has named the County of Sonoma one of the top mid-sized employers in the U.S. based on a nationwide survey of workers.

The County was ranked #11 in the government services sector and #204 overall. Check out the full list at:

The County currently has more than 50 openings for full-time, part-time, temporary and internship positions. With about 4,200 employees and over 800 job classifications—from customer service and nursing to IT and engineering—there are many opportunities to explore.

Other Sonoma County news of note

Splash into summer at Spring Lake, Russian River

Ag + Open Space and Sonoma Water purchase Mark West Wikiup Preserve for conservation

Board of Supervisors approves $1 million in vegetation management grants to reduce wildfire risk

Board of Supervisors authorizes storm culvert, runway repair at Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport

Summer shuttle to Russian River beaches returns this month