COUNTY OF SONOMA

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Board of Supervisors - District 1

Name Valerie Brown, Glen Ellen

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 2

Name David Rabbitt

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 3

Name Shirlee Zane

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 4

Name Mike McGuire

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 5

Name Efren Carrillo

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Title: Agricultural Commissioner

Name Tony Linegar

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Title: Manager

Name Bill Keene

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Title: Auditor-Controller/Treasurer

Name David Sundstrom

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Title: Child Support Services Director

Name Julie Paik

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Title: Community Development Commission Executive Director

Name #VALUE!

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Title: County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor

Name Janice Atkinson

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Title: County Counsel

Name Bruce D. Goldstein

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Title: District Attorney

Name Jill Ravitch

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Title: Economic Development Director

Name Ben Stone

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Title: Fair Manager

Name Tawny Tesconi

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Title: Fire and Emergency Services Chief

Name Mark Aston

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Title: General Services Director

Name Jose Obregon

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Title: Health Services Director

Name Rita Scardaci

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Title: Human Resources Director

Name Wendy Macy

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Title: Human Services Interim Director

Name Jerry Dunn

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Title: Information Systems Director

Name John Hartwig

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Title: Parks Director

Name Caryl Hart

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Title: Permit and Resource Management Director

Name Pete

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Title: Probation Office Chief

Name Robert Ochs

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Title: Public Defender

Name John Abrahams

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Title: Public Works Director

Name Phil Demery

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Title: Purchasing Agent

Name Gene Clark

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Title: Retirement Administrator

Name Gary Bei

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Title: Sheriff/Coroner

Name Steve Freitas

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Title: Superintendent of Schools

Name Steven D. Herrington

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Title: Water Agency Director

Name Grant Davis

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Overview

Population 483,878  (21 of 522)
Median Individual Earnings $61,058  (5 of 25)
Median Home Price $483,000  (13 of 56)
Web Site Address http://www.sonoma-c...

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Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $83,033  (3 of 56)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $21,743  (32 of 56)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $104,776  (9 of 56)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 172%  (21 of 25)
Name of Highest Paid Employee Carole E Giovanatto
Title of Highest Paid Employee City Manager
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $199,523  (44 of 49)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $2,526,418
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $3,405,516
Number of Full Time Employees 27
Full Time Employees / Population 0.01%  (55 of 57)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $66,052
Pension Unfunded Liability $449,443,000
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 0.01%  (35 of 35)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Michael E Fuson
Amount of Largest Pension $128,562
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $25,518,000
OPEB Actual Contribution $26,060,000
Unfunded OPEB Liability $311,670,000
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 3.19%  (10 of 31)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 3.20%  (25 of 26)

Quality of Services


Pavement Condition Index 52
Sales Tax Rate 8.250%  (8 of 32)
Library Hours (per week) 29  (15 of 53)
Median Wages General Public 42,343
Median Benefits General Public 18,715

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Financial Health


Total Debt / Total Revenue 113.6%  (2 of 49)
General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 34.9%  (23 of 49)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 16.6%  (9 of 49)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue 4.6%  (25 of 50)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 30.5%  (23 of 40)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 56.3%  (15 of 39)
Governmental Fund Revenue $818,671,000
Total Revenue Per Capita $1,653  (27 of 58)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $810,604,000
Total Expenditures per Capita $1,622  (25 of 58)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.17%  (28 of 56)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  63,508,000 $  (55,441,000) $  8,067,000
Revenues
Total Revenues $  382,826,000 $  435,845,000 $  818,671,000
Intergovernmental 86,908,000 353,530,000 440,438,000
Taxes 213,958,000 33,245,000 247,203,000
Charge for services 45,893,000 21,764,000 67,657,000
Licenses and permits 15,722,000 7,638,000 23,360,000
Fines and forfeitures 8,589,000 4,723,000 13,312,000
Use of money and property 6,683,000 3,236,000 9,919,000
Long Term Debt $  908,896,000
General Fund Balance $  111,528,000
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  319,318,000 $  491,286,000 $  810,604,000
Public safety 215,595,000 34,267,000 249,862,000
Public assistance 353,000 210,215,000 210,568,000
Health and human service 0 123,730,000 123,730,000
General government 66,857,000 24,230,000 91,087,000
Capital Outlay 8,899,000 37,243,000 46,142,000
Public works and facilities 375,000 41,449,000 41,824,000
Principal Retirement 12,362,000 8,211,000 20,573,000
Other 5,073,000 11,709,000 16,782,000
Interest and other 1,386,000 11,783,000 13,169,000
Recreation and community services 12,654,000 158,000 12,812,000
Education 837,000 0 837,000