Mendocino Supervisors talk crop report and feral cat colonies

Mendocino’s 2017 crop report presentation is out, and though the report does not include cannabis it does document how logging has ramped up in the county in recent years. Meanwhile, Mendocino County has also updated its county code related to domestic animals and feral cat colonies. Dan Young reports.

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Mendo cannabis: overlay zones, state license issues, and CordovaCann coming to Covelo

On December 4 the Mendocino Supervisors finally put in place six overlay zones that have their own special rules about where cannabis can be cultivated. The Board also heard concerns about state licensing issues, and concerns about plans by the Canadian company CordovaCann to move into Covelo. Dan Young reports.

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Mendocino Supervisors talk criminal justice fees, ICE cooperation, and Toys for Tots

Mendocino County has eliminated administrative fees charged to juvenile offenders in order to comply with state law. Howver some county officials are hoping to subsidize its criminal justices system by charging fees to homeless and indigent offenders. Meanwhile the Supervisors heard from Sheriff Allman about problems faced by the local Toys for Tots program, and got an update from the sheriff on county law enforcement cooperation with ICE. Dan Young reports.

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Ft. Bragg Extreme Weather Shelter imposes new long-term residency requirement

This rainy season, Mendocino County and the city of Fort Bragg will limit access to the coast’s Extreme Weather Shelter for homeless people without a proven history of long term residency in the county. Dan Young reports.

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Ft. Bragg Council discusses shopping center, hotel, and affordable housing developments

At their Tuesday, November 13 meeting the Fort Bragg City Council discussed three proposed new developments. These included the controversial Hare Creek shopping center, the Avalon hotel and conference center proposed for the north side of town, and a widely supported affordable housing complex proposed by developer Danco Communities of Humboldt County. Dan Young reports.

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Mendocino Supervisors support application for $5 mil. in homeless aid, reject contract for Retirement Administrator

On November 13 the Mendocino Supervisors approved an HHSA proposal to apply for $5 million in state emergency homeless aid funding. But the Board rejected a proposed new contract with major raises for county Retirement Administrator Dr. James Wilbanks.

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Mendocino Supervisors hear concerns about back pay, leaky roofs, and building permits for fire reconstruction

On November 13 the Mendocino Supervisors heard concerns about back pay owed to county social workers, along with concerns about county building permit fees from victims of the Redwood Complex Fire. The Supervisors also allocated nearly $4 million of carryover funds from last year’s budget, but held off on a decision about $1 million for fixing leaky roofs on county buildings. Dan Young reports.

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