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Our County - 5th District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins can be contacted at (707) 565-2241.

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2019-01-08Jan 8, 2019

For 2019, the Fifth District office has one New Year’s Resolution: to focus on improving West County’s physical, intellectual and social infrastructure.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Whew. After one week of deliberations, the Board of Supervisors has ratified the county’s 2018-19 operating and capital budget, totalling $1.68 billion. Looking toward the future with the hope of rebuilding our County after last fall’s horrific fire, we approved a strategic budget that will help us ride out our current storm while also preparing for challenges we anticipate and expect in the future.

2018-12-28Dec 28, 2018
2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018

In the Fifth District, where we were thankfully spared from the destruction of last year’s fire, we’re working to make West County more resilient and and resistant to “new abnormal.” From improving roads and enhancing bicycle and pedestrian safety to providing more support and services to our homeless community members and giving our coastal and river communities stronger voices in county government, I think West County is better off going into 2019 than it was in 2018. 

2018-11-08Nov 8, 2018

Coast, River MAC Representatives to be selected this monthOver the past month, the Fifth District Office received more than 40 applications from people hoping to represent their community in one of the two new Fifth District municipal advisory councils.

2018-10-30Oct 30, 2018

Happy November! Between municipal advisory councils, housing meetings, ever-changing septic policies and more, we’re looking to be very busy. Here’s what to expect in November:moratorium on cannabis cultivation near trails, Board of Supervisors meeting to rally for TOT dollars and More...




2018-10-24Oct 24, 2018

Representatives who are applying to serve on the Lower Russian River MAC and Sonoma County Coast municipal advisory councils (MAC) have submitted their applications. Our office has been fielding good questions pertaining to the selection process.

2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018

Board of Supervisors approved formation the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. On Sept. 25, the Board of Supervisors approved the formation of both the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. The application process for both are now open.

2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018

In the Fifth District, we’ve been talking a lot about carrying capacity these days.bOur office defines carrying capacity as the maximum number of visitors that a site can satisfy at one time. I think if you survey any west county resident, they’ll likely tell you we’re nearing, have reached or have far exceeded the area’s carrying capacity — especially during summer, when tourists seek respite from summertime heat, and especially along the river and coast.


2018-08-14Aug 14, 2018

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