Action Plan Summary
The Strategic Sonoma Action Plan coordinates a range of projects and partners. Projects are included under specific goals, but many address more than one goal area – with all working towards the overall vision. The table below summarizes the primary projects and metrics of success for each goal.
- Complete debris removal and address environmental health and safety.
- Implement capital improvement plans.
- Assist local businesses with capital programs and assistance.
- Establish a Marketing Task Force.
- Align recovery efforts and organizations.
- Develop an online portal that provides real time tracking of recovery progress.
- Develop an active communication plan around fire recovery.
- Debris Cleared
- Number of Rebuilt Homes
- Number of Businesses Assisted
- Value of SBA and HUD Loans
- Insurance Claims Filed & Awarded
- Capital Investment in Infrastructure
- Tourism Activity
- Establish a permanent Sonoma County Employer Housing Council.
- Engage in a campaign to vote yes to the proposed $300 million housing bond.
- Explore solutions for short-term workforce housing.
- Establish a “30K by 2025” communications campaign.
- Inventory priority sites for new housing development.
- Lobby the State of California to ease state regulatory burdens.
- Establish an advisory group that can guide others through development processes.
- Update public policies to expedite the development of new housing options.
- Building Permits
- Housing Units Created
- Retained Working Age Residents
- Population Density
- Establish a Talent Alignment Council.
- Establish a construction skills training center.
- Create a Sonoma County Cooperative Education Program.
- Develop industry sector partnerships around Sonoma County’s target clusters.
- Expand the WIB’s Dislocated and Incumbent Worker Training programs.
- Expand scholarship offerings and provide support programs for students.
- Engage retirees as volunteer mentors, educators, and career coaches.
- Education Attainment Disparities
- Student Testing
- High School Graduation
- Post-Secondary Enrollment
- Post-Secondary Awards
- Students Qualifying for Free Lunch
- Labor Force Participation
- Create Sonoma County AgTech Innovation and Manufacturing Alliance initiatives.
- Develop an annual, county-wide Business Retention & Expansion report.
- Explore a revolving loan fund focused on specific strategic objectives.
- Proactively market the availability of existing financial resources.
- Explore feasibility of a R&D center for applied technologies in target clusters.
- Facilitate a gap analysis of commercial real estate in Sonoma County.
- Prepare businesses for the future through topics such as adoption of new technologies, utilization of eCommerce tools to sell products online, and upskilling of existing workers to increase productivity.
- Target Cluster Employment
- Small Business Startups
- Woman- & Minority-Owned Businesses
- County Average Wage
- Income Disparities
- eCommerce Sales
- Capital Investment
- Explore developing a public crowdfunding platform for sustainable businesses.
- Develop incentives that encourage environmentally-sustainable building practices.
- Support the “30K by 2025” communications campaign by engaging environmental organizations to proactively engage, listen, and educate the public.
- Continue efforts to convert all government fleets to electric vehicles.
- Meet with research universities to explore opportunities for local field research.
- Begin planning to host a global conference focused on green technologies, practices, and services.
- Work with local employers to develop incentive programs to reduce vehicle usage.
- Water Quality
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Electric Vehicle Adoption
- Renewable Energy Adoption
- Open-Space Preservation
- Environmental-Business Employment
- Support Access Sonoma Broadband’s efforts to close the digital divide.
- Collaborate with the regional planning organizations to ensure Sonoma County is leveraging regional transportation networks and resources.
- Continue to review and update comprehensive transportation plans and explore creative Last Mile solutions.
- Work with private employers, non-profits, & educators to establish shuttle services.
- Explore public-private partnerships to create affordable transportation solutions.
- Ensure transportation and capital improvement plans include efforts to make transit stops safer and more attractive.
- Commute Times
- Population Served by Public Transit
- Public Transit Ridership
- Hike/Bike Trail Mileage
- Transit-Oriented Development Square Footage
- Infrastructure Capital Investment