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Posts published by “Jim Shields”

Public Policy Gone Haywire

Bad public policy is like the proverbial ghost; haunting elected officials — and the public they represent — long after its ill-conceived implementation.  The lure…

A Look Inside the Budget

Smooth sailing. Piece of cake. Easy money. Compared to the not too distant past, last week’s wrap-up of the 1999-2000 budget was a pain-free experience.…

Colfax’s Finest Hour

For years it seems I’ve written about the shadow government which as time goes by is exercising more and more power in our governing process.…

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

As reported here recently, plans by MSWMA (Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority) to build a $4 million mega-garbage station on North State Street in Ukiah…

Keeping an Eye on the Grand Jury

For the second week in a row grand jury representatives paid a call on the Board of Supervisors (June 17). They were present to recount…

Supes OK Bigger PigNic

With 3rd District Supervisor John Pinches walking point and clearing the political minefield, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved an expanded venue for the…

Sheriff Says No to Pignic

Mendocino County Sheriff Jim Tuso wants to pull the plug on the Laytonville Hog Farm’s Pignic festival held over Labor Day Weekend. In a strongly…

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