Fulton Day Labor Center Grand Re-Opening
March, 3rd, 2023
California Human Development (CHD) has recently completed renovations on the Fulton Day Labor Center in Santa Rosa. The center provides a safe and dignified space for day laborers to meet with employers, as well as offering resources such as emergency care, English language classes, and job skills training to help workers improve their lives and employability. Funding for the renovations came from a mini-grant of $2,500 from the City of Santa Rosa Community Advisory Boards Community Improvement Grant Program, as well as leveraged funding from the Press Democrat Celebrate Community Grant Program, totaling $10,000. The renovations, which took 45 days to complete and included improvements such as the installation of a deck, patio awning, shed, sink, benches, and new signage, were completed with the help of CHD staff and four contracted day labor participants. CHD hosted a reopening of the center, March 3rd, 2023, inviting clients, stakeholders, and community partners to attend. State Senator Mike McGuire was in attendance. His 2011 Fulton Town Hall meeting (as Sonoma County Supervisor) laid the ground work for the center that stands today.
California State Senator Mike McGuire (second from left)
Stephanie Bisordi (MWCAC), Roni Berg (Unofficial Mayor of Fulton) & Rami Batarseh (Fulton Crossing owner)
Anyone interested in the General Plan Amendment is welcome to sit on the MWCAC General Plan Committee. Contact us for more information.
Lavell Rd. Repair Dream Team
Meet Our Two New Council Members
Jen Mendoza – Jen.Mendoza@sonoma-county.org
Help first responders evacuate neighborhoods quickly during a disaster – get your free evacuation tag!
The Sheriff’s Office is giving away evacuation tags to residents living in unincorporated Sonoma County and our contract cities, Sonoma and Windsor. Evacuation tags are a new tool to help us more quickly ensure that neighborhoods are evacuated during a disaster. Residents tie the tag in a location that is highly visible when they evacuate (see attached photos). This saves time because first responders don’t have to tie their own ribbon on the property and they can immediately check the next home. We’ve learned that seconds can count during evacuations and we are excited to bring this new time-saving tool to our residents. Each tag comes with a bilingual instruction flyer, too.
Tags are available right now at our stations! You may stop by one of our stations during business hours to pick it up.
- Main Office (2796 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa)
- Main Adult Detention Facility (2777 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa)
- Valley Substation (810 B Grove Street, Sonoma)
- River Substation (16225 First Street, Guerneville)
- Sonoma Police Department (175 First Street West, Sonoma)
- Windsor Police Department (9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 300, Windsor)
For more information, visit:
Fulton residents Rob & Stephanie Bisordi have received the Sonoma County Economic Development Board‘s 20th Annual Spirit of Sonoma Award. Spirit of Sonoma honors those who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of the communities in which they live and work through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business, and in helping others. (Photography by Will Bucquoy/For the Sonoma County EDB).
Announcements & News
Sonoma County is seeking public input as the Koi Tribe prepares environmental assessment for casino site.
Comments received by the County of Sonoma by June 20 will be incorporated into the county’s response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Comments may be sent to email@example.com.
The Upper Mark West Fire Safe Council, in partnership with the Diamond Mountain Fire Safe Council (Napa County) and TALS (Taking Action for Living Systems), and Sonoma and Napa Resource Conservation Districts, is pleased to announce a Town Hall Meeting on June 9th from 5:30-7:30 at Pepperwood Preserve.
Please join us in person at Pepperwood, or virtually on line, for these presentations. This is also a forum to ask questions and an opportunity to meet other involved community members.
- Sonoma and Napa County Supervisors Susan Gorin and Diane Dillon will share a cross-county vision;
- Upper Mark West and Diamond Mountain Fire Safe Councils will welcome you to our community efforts;
- Vibrant Planet will show how their data driven science and cloud-based technology can help us make our individual parcels, our communities and ecosystems more resilient in the face of climate change.
Wildfire and ecosystems are not bound by roads, districts or county lines. Please join us as we collaborate to create a wholistic view of the challenges and opportunities to reduce wildfire and improve forest health in our area.
Please attend, it is very important to register at this link: https://mailchi.mp/4b72e5226529/dmmw-landowner-townhall
And please share this announcement with others outside of our watershed to encourage their registration and attendance
County Fire Poll
Fire Prevention Grants & News Links
County Launches Second Grant Funding Opportunity for Vegetation Management Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk
Mark West Creek Proposed
Educational Preserve by Sonoma Water
Immediate Need! Request for Subcommittee Members
The Mark West Citizens Advisory Council has identified a need for a Specific Plan for the Mark West Area to coordinate with the Sonoma County General Plan update by addressing elements which are critical to the quality of life and well-being of its residents, businesses, and institutions. We are looking for individuals who live in the California American Water District service area to serve as subcommittee members and give their input on guidance for planning the future of the Mark West Area including land use, circulation, housing, open space, noise, safety, and utilities. For a glimpse of how this document is taking shape, see the draft of the Mark West Area Specific Plan at: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Mark-West-Citizens-Advisory-Council/PDFs/Specific-PlanMWA-Specific-2020/
You can view Sonoma County’s General Plan update at:
Are you intrigued? If you would like to help shape the future of our community, please contact the CAC at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the May meeting, the Council was informed by County that the “hawk”-style signal for the crosswalk in front of Molsberry‘s Market has received final design approval. With the previous approval of funding and the permission of the owner of the Larkfield Center, construction can now begin. This is great news for our neighborhood and another step in the right direction for making our community safer and more pedestrian-friendly.
New Mark West Springs Rd Sidewalk Funded
The Council on March 10 approved a grant application from the Mark West Union School District for $14,000 to help fund the construction of a new sidewalk on Mark West Springs Rd between Riebli Elementary School and Old Redwood Highway. The new sidewalk will flank both sides of Mark West Springs Rd and is being funded by part of the PGE Sonoma Fire Complex settlement funds secured by Supervisor Gore. We would like to thank Superintendent Calloway for presenting this project to our Council and for everyone involved in the development of this new sidewalk. Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will begin design and construction of the new sidewalk this year. Stay tuned for more information.