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Drought, evacuation plans at North Sonoma Valley Council’s June 16 meeting

People attending the (so far) virtual meetings of the North Sonoma Valley Municipal Advisory Council (Council) meetings are gaining insight into a variety of county programs and issues that impact all residents. On June 16, the county water agency, Sonoma Water, will present an overview of the Local Drought Emergency Declaration and its consequences as the fresh water crisis deepens.

After that, you will get an overview of the county’s evacuation zones and zone mapping and evacuation planning from the Sonoma County Sheriff ’s Office and the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management Susan Gorin, the county supervisor who represents Sonoma Valley, will be on hand to provide an update on current county issues and field questions from the council and people present.

Other topics on the agenda include improvements to the crosswalks at London Ranch Road and Arnold Drive and a look at the work of the council’s ad hoc Safety Committee which is developing emergency preparedness plans in collaboration with many local groups dedicated to making life safer in the valley.

Instructions for participating in the online meeting and Zoom information may be found at It is set to start at 5:30 p.m. on June 16.

The North Sonoma Valley Municipal Advisory Council members are appointed by the First District supervisor for one or two-year terms that may be renewed. They gather information on local issues for the supervisor’s office as well as inform local residents of current events and issues. Learn more at the website above or contact District Director Arielle Kubu-Jones to ask for subjects to be presented. She can be reached at [email protected]

A new council member is needed to fill a vacancy on the council. Anyone interested in serving should visit North-Sonoma-Valley-Municipal-Advisory-Council/ or contact Hannah Whitman at [email protected] for more information.