Changes in County Government
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors met and unanimously selected Supervisor Chris Coursey as Board Chair, David Rabbitt as Vice Chair and Lynda Hopkins as Chair Pro Tem. Supervisor Susan Gorin did not step up for Chair Pro Tem which was in rotation because she does not plan to run for reelection when her term ends at the start of 2025. Longtime county official Christina Rivera was unanimously appointed as the new County Administrator. Ms. Rivera has a three year contract and an annual starting salary of $282,116. The Board of Supervisors voted to raise the county’s living wage ordinance 2.74%. As of January 1, 2023, Sonoma County employees and contractors will be paid at least $17.25 per hour. An additional increase will be considered at the end of March in order to keep up with inflation. At this meeting District Attorney Carla Rodriguez and Assessor/Registrar of Voters Deva Proto were sworn in to office.
I no longer listen to what people say. I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.