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Posts published by “Mark Scaramella”

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County Notes (May 5, 2022)

The Third Quarter (end of March) Budget report attached to this week’s Supervisors agenda finally contains one clear budget statement: “At third quarter, the Sheriff-Coroner’s…

The Corruption Behind the Ortner Deposition

A few months before Ortner’s three year contract ended by simple non-renewal of their contract options in June of 2016, the County hired well-respected Mental…

Pot Taxes Dropping Like a Stone(r)

Thanks to our colleagues at the Independent Coast Observer in Gualala, we were spared the annoying tedium of having to wade into Mendo’s “complicated” and…

County Notes: Shortchanging Local Ambulances

Last Wednesday at the Anderson Valley Community Services District budget committee, AV Fire Chief Andres Avila told the committee that the Valley’s volunteer ambulance service…

$4.2 Million For Retroactive Dispatch On Consent?

The last item on Tuesday’s Supervisors meeting consent calendar is a retroactive, five year, $4.2 million renewal of Mendo’s emergency dispatch services contract with CalFire.…

A Load of Bull

No, no. It’s not what you probably think. This is a story told by my father about an experience he had while he was in…

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