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Where We Stand 100 Days into Recovery from October Wildfires – January 17, 2018 Robb Mayberry It has been 100 days since the devastating October wildfires in Northern California and Orange County. As of close of business January 16, FEMA and the State have provided the following to survivors: 4,349 households have been deemed eligible for […]

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Recovery and Rebuilding Town Hall Next Week – Federal, state, county, city leaders will come together next week for a Town Hall in Santa Rosa on this Saturday, January, 13 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Location: Santa Rosa High School Gymnasium – 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. See this Media Advisory for more.   […]

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Water Bill Relief

January 3rd, 2018 by Bonifacio Torres

Santa Rosa Water Bill Relief for Additional Water Used for Fire Protection – On December 7, 2017, the Board of Public Utilities approved Billing Adjustments for Fire Protection Water Use policy. The policy allows for a billing adjustment for properties that experienced increased use due to fire related water loss and activities during the month of October […]

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Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center to Become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center – SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Santa Rosa will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The center will continue to operate at the Press Democrat Building beginning Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 9 a.m. Small […]

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Fraud Alert: Debris Removal Bills – Fraudulent bills for fire debris removal have been reported by property owners in Mendocino County who are participating in the state-sponsored fire debris removal program. While no instances have been reported in Sonoma County, both the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa want residents to be aware […]

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Decisions on Disaster Assistance Not Final. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Survivors of the October wildfires may still be able to qualify for disaster assistance even if they receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) saying they are not eligible. Often it’s a matter of needing to […]

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Reminder: Fire-related Grants Still Offered for Low-Income Residents.   To provide a boost for those affected by Sonoma County fires, the  Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) offers special assistance grants to  low-income residents, up to $3000. Through  April 30, 2018, residents can apply for a special assistance grant at one of  the Sonoma County […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Survivors of the October wildfires may still be able to qualify for disaster assistance even if they receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) saying they are not eligible. Often it’s a matter of needing to submit more information so FEMA or […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Survivors of the October 2017 wildfires have until December 11, 2017 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties who suffered […]

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Residents wishing to file a complaint about their neighbors not having cleared brush around the building may make complaints to Fire and Emergency Services at (707) 565-1152. A Fire Representative is available at the Permit Center to assist with these types of complaints.  

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