The city of Fort Bragg is concerned that rising pension costs will deplete its financial reserves over the next five years, and the city is hoping to raise as much as $1 million through new taxes and fees. Dan Young reports.
Mendocino County will not require fire sprinklers or deed restrictions for so-called Class K dwellings, which are located in limited density rural areas and qualify for more flexible building standards. However under new revisions Class K dwellings will be limited to 2000 square feet in size, must be located on 1 acre or greater parcels, and new structures will have to fully comply with state Wildland Urban Interface building standards. Dan Young reports.
On February 27, the Mendocino Supervisors did not act on requests from cannabis cultivators who want the county to abolish a minimum cannabis business tax and instead tax cultivators only based on gross receipts. However the Board did instruct county staff to waive the minimum tax requirement for 2017. Dan Young reports.
At their February 26 meeting, the Fort Bragg City Council voted to take on $5 million in order to rebuild the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The Council also heard about an upcoming appeal hearing for a cannabis manufacturing facility, and an upcoming local NRA event at which protests are expected. Dan Young reports.
The Fort Bragg Planning Commission has rejected a use permit application for the Root One Botanicals cannabis manufacturing facility — despite the fact that the city’s own laws governing cannabis manufacturing were developed in concert with the local residents backing the project. Dan Young reports.
At their Monday, February 12 meeting the Fort Bragg City Council discussed both city-wide cannabis retail permitting policies, and environmental sustainability goals for the redevelopment of the former Georgia Pacific mill site. Dan Young reports.
On Monday, February 12 the Fort Bragg City council honored outgoing city manager Linda Ruffing, who used the opportunity to call for a new era of civility in local politics. At the same meeting, the Council also passed a resolution in support of a ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling and fracking off the California coast. Dan Young reports.