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How’s The Transition From One Mental Health Privateer To The Next Mental Health Privateer Going?

How’s The Transition From One Mental Health Privateer To The Next Mental Health Privateer Going?

We first looked at the County’s list of tasks to transition adult mental health services on April 7th. Ten days later and the County’s nebulous three page list of mental…

BOS Watch

BOS Watch

As we reported recently, the Board of Supervisors last week put off a decision to allocate some portion of Proposition 172 funds to local fire departments, ambulance services and various…

What Happened To The Crisis Residential Grant?

It’s always interesting how the Board of Supervisors glosses over major blunders by staff rather than asking staff why such blunders occur. The latest to come to light was yet…

Tule Elk Won’t Stay In The Tules

You think hitting a deer is bad? Try hitting an elk. Laytonville County Water District Manager (and editor of the Mendocino Observer weekly newspaper in Laytonvile) Jim Shields at the…

Mental Health In A Pickle

Mental Health In A Pickle

Doug Gherkin is “Chief Financial Officer” for Mendo’s Health and Human Services Agency. Until recently, before Stacey Cryer announced her resignation as HHSA Director, Ms. Cryer dealt with Supervisors’ questions…

Water Contamination In Downtown Boonville

A few weeks ago the Community Services District, as part of their preparation for a grant application for a possible municipal water and sewer system in downtown Boonville, paid Alpha…

Implementing the Kemper Report

The Supes Voted 3-2 Last Tuesday to implement the Kemper Report, over the objections of Supervisors McCowen and Hamburg. Our interpretation of the Supes’ remarks as they discussed the Kemper…

Revisiting The Kemper Report Hearing

At the day-long Supe's meeting of February 16th devoted to the Kemper Report's long, sad song about privatization of Mendocino’s mental health program, the most cogent public comment was from…

Who Needs ASOs?

Last Tuesday the Board of Supervisors spent most of the day trying to deal with the highly anticipated Kemper report regarding Mendo’s disastrous privatization of mental health services. The most…

Kemper Mental Health Report Delayed Again

According to County CEO Carmel Angelo’s January 12, 2016 report: “In August the Executive Office contracted with Kemper Consulting to perform a review of Mendocino County’s mental health services. At…

State Health Inspectors Cite Ortner, et al.

On September 22, 2015, two state Nurse-Evaluators from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) came to Mendocino to conduct a review of Mendocino County Mental Health. On September 28,…

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