Mendocino Supervisors ignore urgent calls for pay equity from county employees

On September 25 nearly 200 county employees asked the Mendocino Supervisors to expedite a long-delayed study on county employee compensation. They also requested that in the meantime the county give preliminary raises to many employees whose pay has fallen behind their co-workers. The Supervisors dismissed both requests. Dan Young reports.

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Mendocino Supervisors hear concerns about cannabis overlay zones

On September 25 the Mendocino Supervisors heard a range of public concerns over cannabis overlay zones, which allow neighborhoods to set their own rules about zoning permissions for cultivation. Dan Young reports.

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Ft. Bragg Council candidates discuss housing, cannabis, and more

Fort Bragg City Council candidates discussed rent control, the cannabis industry, and other local issues at a forum on September 21. Dan Young reports.

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Ft. Bragg Council talks vacant commercial buildings, public documents, and needle disposal

The city of Fort Bragg has approved a new nuisance code for vacant commercial buildings, as well as a new policy governing the preservation — and destruction — of public documents. Meanwhile the Mendocino coast may soon host several new drop off points to discard unused pharmaceuticals and used needles. Dan Young reports.

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Mendo Supes hear complaints about cannabis cultivation overlay zone development process

Mendocino County is trying to make it easier cannabis cultivators to get help with the permitting process without going to Ukiah. However residents of the coastal Mitchell Creek neighborhood south of Fort Bragg are frustrated with the county’s process for evaluating proposed overlay zones with more relaxed permitting rules for cultivators. Dan Young reports.

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Coastal Commission approves controversial Caltrans geotechnical study on Albion Bridge

The California Coastal Commission has approved a Caltrans geotechnical study adjacent to the Albion Bridge on the Mendocino coast. The decision was made despite widespread out cry by area residents and county elected officials. Dan Young reports.

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“Zero tolerance” : Ft. Bragg evicts homeless camps, adopts shopping cart ordinance

The city of Fort Bragg has embarked on a “zero tolerance” approach to homeless people. The city is aggressively evicting camps and has approved a so-called shopping cart ordinance. In other news, Fort Bragg has adopted nuisance rules for vacant commercial buildings and reduced city expenditures on a planned upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant. Dan Young reports.

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