March 7, 2023, letter to Chris Coursey, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
SCFB Executive Director Dayna Ghirardelli and President Doug Beretta submitted a letter to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors commending the County Administrator’s Office for initiating a management review of the County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (“Permit Sonoma”). While expressing appreciation for the relationship SCFB has with Permit Sonoma, the letter also conveyed frustration with inconsistency and inefficiency that inevitably results in undo expenses to not only businesses but also to constituents. The letter further expressed that even though there is heavy demand for Permit Sonoma’s services, that should not deter nor delay deliverables. It was suggested that identifying areas where efficiencies are lacking is imperative for successful improvement, and that defining strategies to enact positive change will help to achieve overall goals.