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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

Pot Program Still A Mess, Only Bigger

What a difference a year makes. Last year, reacting to a bone-headed attempt by the County (with the exception of Supervisor John Haschak) to expand…

Windfall Profit Tax Update

In last week’s column on oil companies gouging Californians on gas prices, I wrote that I supported Consumer Watchdog’s demand for Gov. Gav Newsom to…

The Plight Of Bumblebees

As most of you know, I’m the long-time district manager of the Laytonville County Water District. Our District belongs to a number of state and…

Questions On Proposed Fire Tax

Next week both the Laytonville County Water District Board and the Laytonville Area Municipal Advisory Council will vote on whether to support a ballot measure,…

Excised Justice; What Is The Fire Tax?

We are already seeing fallout from the sweetheart plea deal in the case of former Ukiah Police Department Sergeant Kevin Murray orchestrated by Mendocino County…

DA & Judge: ‘Don’t Believe Your Lyin’ Eyes’

I’m sure you’ve all been following the miscarriage of justice that occurred this past week with the sweetheart plea bargain and slap-on-the-wrist sentencing of former…

When It Comes To Water…You Need The Facts

Without a doubt most County residents know little if anything about something called the Mendocino County Water Agency (MCWA or “Water Agency”). It was originally…

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