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Contact Information for elected officials:

Sonoma County Supervisors

Susan Gorin, District 1:
District Director:

David Rabbitt, District 2:
District Director:

Shirlee Zane, District 3:
District Director:

James Gore, District 4:
District Director:

Lynda Hopkins District 5:
District Director:

Address all Sonoma County Supervisors

Or use the Sonoma County Supervisors Contact Form page

Other Sonoma County Officials

Sheryl Bratton, County Administrator:

Sita Kuteira, Deputy County Counsel for Cannabis:

Tennis Wick, PRMD Director:

Permit Resource Management Department (PRMD)
Mail letters to:

Permit Resource Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Susan Gorin and Lynda Hopkins as listed above
Mail letters to:

575 Administration Drive, Room 100 A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sonoma County Informational Links:

Final Cannabis Ordinance with Attachments (Ord 6189)(PDF: 1.2 MB)

Final Cannabis Land Use Table(PDF: 223 kB)

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Sonoma County Cannabis Rules and Ordinances

Sonoma County Policy Paper on Cultivation in Rural Residential Areas

Sonoma County Zoning Map Viewer

Petaluma Dairy Belt Area Plan

There are a couple sites on the County where you can look up parcels/properties to get some information.  You can look up by the parcel’s APN or address and get basic info.  You can review a property by address or APN for it’s permit history.  It will show all recorded violations and current status.

Other jurisdictions Links:

Cannabis Law By County:

These laws are in flux and this may not reflect latest regulations

Other Informational Links:

OCR: What are the marijuana laws in your California city? Explore our database of local cannabis policies:

Indicative of how the County is “overselling”, or has been oversold, how many growers they need.  Paper from UC Davis, a very trusted AG
Only the 5% – 6% currently grown in Sonoma County is deemed legal grow and sell in the ordinance (Medical Cannabis).  So instead of needing 500 acres, all that is needed is 25 – 30 acres.  Between Sonoma County and Santa Rosa, there is currently 60 acres in permit applications, twice what is needed:

Study produced by ERA. it is also used by UC Davis.  It gives far better analysis than what the County is using. This report was prepared for the California Department of Food and agriculture Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program in January of 2017:

Contact Information for local print media:

Community Voice


Submit Letter

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Press Democrat


E-mail letters of no more than 200 words to

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma County Gazette


Send letters to, for articles, see here

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Petaluma Argus-Courier

Send letters to


Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Healdsburg Tribune


Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma West Times and News


Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Windsor Times


Write Letter:

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Cloverdale Reveille


Write Letter:

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma Index Tribune


Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Other area groups engaged in similar issues:

No Pot on Purvine

Calaveras County Group

Rural Sonoma

Bennett Valley Community Association

Sonoma Resource Conservation District:

Sonoma County Conservation Council:

Sonoma County Transportation and Land-Use Coalition:

Coalition for a Better Sonoma:

Petaluma Tomorrow:

Greenbelt Alliance:

Western Sonoma Rural Alliance:

Petalumans for Responsible Planning:

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District:

Sonoma County Conservation Action:

Sonoma Land Trust:

Sonoma Mountain Preservation:

Valley of the Moon Alliance:

Preserve Rural Sonoma County:

National groups

Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) :