Category Archives: Fire Emergency and Recovery

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 … Continue reading

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Mendo County seeking funds for second access roads for Brooktrails and other at-risk communities

Mendocino County is seeking a grant from Caltrans to plan second access road development in at-risk communities that only have one road out in an emergency. In the mean time, the county is also seeking funds specifically for development of … Continue reading

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Ft. Bragg Council talks fire, housing, and bars

The Fort Bragg City Council has tasked one of its standing committees with finding ways to encourage more housing development and address the local shortage. Meanwhile a local bar featuring live music has been cleared to relocate into an empty … Continue reading

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Mendo Supes hear concerns about proposed closure of juvenile hall and alleged secret Potter Valley Project meetings

On Monday, May 22, the Mendocino Supervisors heard concerns about wildfire preparedness, a proposed closure of the county’s juvenile hall, and about alleged secret meetings over the Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project. Dan Young reports.

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Mendo Supes talk Laytonville decline, future of railroads, and refilling fire-damaged properties

On May 8 the Mendocino Supervisors heard a detailed account from one member of public about economic decline in Laytonville, which he said was related to cannabis permitting issues. The Board also discussed the future of the county’s rail infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Mendocino County to expand jail, but could cut staff or pay in other government departments

On April 24 the Mendocino Supervisors approved about $956,000 in additional county expenditure on a new building at the County jail, while at the same time telling County departments to find ways to get rid of staff or otherwise decrease … Continue reading

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Grants offer relief for fire survivors, while Rebuilding Expo is coming up on Saturday 3/24 in Ukiah

At a fire recovery community meeting in Redwood Valley on March 21, community members heard about grant assistance programs for fire survivors, and a day-long expo themed around rebuilding that will take place on Saturday, March 24 at Mendocino College … Continue reading

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Fire victims, Mendo Supes raise concerns about over-excavation by federal contractors

Contractors working on the federal government’s consolidated cleanup of the Redwood Complex Fire may have removed unnecessary quantities of soil from dozens of properties in Mendocino County — leaving both tax payers and fire victims on hold for extra expenses. … Continue reading

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Army Corps modifies Mendo fire cleanup practices, CSLB warns fire victims of unlicensed contractors

In response to public concerns in Mendocino County, Army Corps fire debris cleanup contractors have altered their practices related to laying down straw and deep scraping of soils. Meanwhile the Contractors State License Board is warning fire victims about both … Continue reading

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Mendo Supes discuss cannabis permitting program, impacts of fires on agriculture

Mendocino County’s cannabis permitting program is moving ahead, despite ongoing issues with rangeland cultivation rules, and a variety of other concerns raised by cultivators, the public, and elected officials. Meanwhile all areas of county agriculture were impacted by the Redwood … Continue reading

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