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Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Fee Community Meeting

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Fee Community Meeting

The Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) is hosting a community meeting on January 30, to discuss a proposed groundwater sustainability fee to provide short-term funding for the new agency. Attendees will also learn about a proposed well registration program. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Ave, Santa Rosa.

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Atmospheric River swells reservoirs and puts pressure on sanitation collection systems

Atmospheric River swells reservoirs and puts pressure on sanitation collection systems

The atmospheric river that swept into Sonoma County this week sent reservoirs levels rising in the two main water supply reservoirs that the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) manages, but the heavy rainfall also put pressure on the wastewater collection system in the Sonoma Valley.

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Federal Shutdown Means Some CalFresh Clients get February Benefits Early

Federal Shutdown Means Some CalFresh Clients get February Benefits Early

Between January 15-20 the State will issue February CalFresh benefits earlier than usual to many Sonoma County residents to cover food during the coming month. The early allocation is due to concerns that the partial federal government shutdown will prevent issuance of the benefits in February. Payments will be made by the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from reserves approved by Congress in 2018.

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Is the Andy Lopez Settlement a Step Towards Healing?

Is the Andy Lopez Settlement a Step Towards Healing?

Is the Andy Lopez Settlement a Step Towards Healing?

Five years after the killing of Andy Lopez, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million settlement with Lopez's family. Is it a step towards community healing for the family?

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Sonoma County seeks Housing Sites for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Sonoma County seeks Housing Sites for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

As the County continues our initiative to produce more housing, we need your help in finding sites. If sites meet our criteria, we will work with the owner and community to rezone them for more density with design review to ensure quality and community compatibility. Here’s what we need.

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North Bay Jobs With Justice Report: Middle-Wage Jobs Disappearing

North Bay Jobs With Justice Report: Middle-Wage Jobs Disappearing

Without legislative changes, Sonoma County will continue to become increasingly unaffordable, as middle class jobs disappear and new wealth continues to move upwards, according to a new report from a local labor organization.

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