Category Archives: Housing/Homelessness

Despite housing shortage, Mendocino County ends moratorium on vacation rental conversions

Aired: September 14, 2017 on KMUD Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/despite-housing-shortage-mendo-supes-abolish-moratorium-on-vacation-rental-conversions At their Tuesday, September 12 meeting the Mendocino Supervisors voted to end a temporary moratorium on conversions of housing stock into short term vacation rentals. The moratorium was abolished despite concerns expressed … Continue reading

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Fort Bragg moves forward with affordable housing, recruiting city manager

Aired: September 13, 2017 on KMUD Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/fort-bragg-moves-forward-with-affordable-housing-recruiting-city-manager-and-more On Monday, September 11 the Fort Bragg City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a license agreement that would let Georgia Pacific use the city’s coastal park lands to access … Continue reading

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New use permit for Fort Bragg homeless shelter could leave more people cold, wet, and hungry

Aired: August, 25 2017 on KMUD Radio News; August 28, 2017 on KZYX Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/new-use-permit-for-ft-bragg-homeless-shelter-could-mean-more-cold-hungry-people http://kzyx.org/post/change-future-fort-bragg-homeless-shelter#stream/0 On August 23 the Fort Bragg Planning Commission approved a new use permit for the Hospitality House homeless shelter. The permit includes conditions … Continue reading

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Mendocino County declares temporary moratorium on new vacation rentals

Aired: August 2, 2017 on KMUD Radio News and KZYX Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/mendocino-county-declares-temporary-moratorium-on-new-vacation-rentals Mendocino County has put in place a 45 day moratorium banning the establishment of new vacation rental operations, pending the development of regulations on this industry. The … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors discuss building permit surge, vacation rental conversion moratorium, and more

Aired: July 21, 2017 on KMUD Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/mendo-supes-discuss-building-permit-surge-vacation-rental-conversion-moratorium-and-more-1 At their July 18 meeting, the Mendocino Supervisors discussed the county’s huge increase in building permit applications and a possible future temporary moratorium on vacation rental conversions. The Supervisors also heard about … Continue reading

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Mendo County’s homelessness rate is nearly double Humboldt’s, and five times the state average

Aired: June 22, 2017 on KMUD Radio News; June 26, 2017 on KZYX Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/mendo-countys-homelessness-rate-is-nearly-double-humboldts-and-five-times-the-state-average New data suggests Mendocino County’s housing and homelessness crisis is so severe that Mendocino has nearly double the rate of homelessness of Humboldt County, and … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors discuss county worker pay, offshore oil drilling and more

Aired: May 18, 2017 on KMUD Radio News Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/mendo-supes-talk-county-worker On May 16 the Mendocino Supervisors heard concerns about a range of issues including county worker pay, Native American casino expansion, renter protections, and offshore oil drilling. Dan Young reports.

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