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What We Have Here Is…

Mr. James Houle, Concerned Citizen, began the meeting last week by asking the Board of Supervisors to reconsider Ordinance 4168, a 2006 stipulation making County CEO Tom Mitchell the County's…

Waterboarding Mendo

If you'd been forced to take a lower paying job because of the looming Great Depression Two, and your bank told you that if you didn't make a payment like…

The Inevitable Knocks

Two more senior department heads left County employ this month. Long-time Agricultural Commissioner Dave Bengston retired two weeks ago, and Human Resources Director Linda Clouser has resigned to take a…

What Time Does The Ship Sink?

Last week's swearing in ceremony for the 2009 Board of Supervisors was a childish affair in two ways, literally and figuratively. There were children in the room and there were…

Run For Cover

The board of supervisors, two of them departing, held a "strategic planning" workshop on December 15th. The County's twenty or so department heads attended. The County's brain trust had assembled…

Get Out Your Hankies

Mendocino County actually accomplished a couple of things last week, one of which came as quite a surprise to the Board of Supervisors — and us, too. The surprise was…

Whammies Piling Up

Former Mendocino County Promotional Alliance chief executive Director John Dickerson first presented his alarming analysis of the County's total debt load a few months ago. Using Mendocino County and California…

Why America Is Dying, Exhibit A

Most of the people commenting at last Monday's Supervisor's General Plan meeting wanted the Supervisors to give the interested public, much of it from Anderson Valley, more time to comment…

Going Around In Circles Forever

Last Monday the Supervisors held their annual Economic Development Workshop. The subject of the day was "What role should the CEO and the Board have in economic development?" After all…

File It Under Ridiculous

During a routine discussion of a proposed leash ordinance for the new dog park in Ukiah last Tuesday, Supervisor Pinches casually asked, "How does this ordinance coincide with the state…

Parks, Parking & Trike Paths

Our Recreation Committee plans to apply for tobacco settlement money to "support park development" at our community space adjacent to the Health Center in Boonville. The Rec committee is also…