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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,…

Supes Muddle On

At the December 15 Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Dan Hamburg raised a question during the review of the first quarter budget presentation: Hamburg: “When I was looking over these…

Pay Raises, Tax Breaks & Firefighter Funding

Comments from last Tuesday’s discussion of proposed big pay raises for the Sheriff and DA. Supervisor Tom Woodhouse, explaining why he supported and sponsored a big raise for the Sheriff…

Water & Sewer For Boonville? Take 2

Mendocino County's Chief Planner Andy Gustavson opened last Thursday night's meeting. It was the second called to discuss a possible water and sewer system for downtown Boonville and some of…

Mental Health Merry-Go-Round

Mental Health Merry-Go-Round

Last Tuesday the Board of Supervisors heard a short presentation from consultant Lee Kemper about the mental health system audit CEO Carmel Angeo has hired him to do. Angelo: “There…

Why The Cops Won’t Share

Every few years, there’s a flurry of interest in Mendo’s obvious misallocation of Proposition 172 funds. Then everything returns to the status quo. It goes back to 1994 when California…

Mendo’s Mental Health Blues

At the Board Of Supervisors meeting on September 8th, Mental Health Board member Nancy Sutherland asked for clarification of the County's plans to put the current mental health contracts out…

Funny Money: The Supervisors’ 2015 Budget

In two weeks, the supes will adopt a budget of about $240 million for the 2015-16 fiscal year, complete with a reserve of $12 million. For a population of 90,000…

The Bear Lincoln Case Revisited

In the late afternoon of April 14, 1995, just over 20 years ago now, Arylis Peters shot and killed Gene Britton in the Covelo High School parking lot. Peters and…

Not Doing A Damn Thing About It

With dry conditions continuing across much of California, many of the State’s key fisheries are now at record low numbers and several species are in danger of extinction.…

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