Category Archives: Mendocino County Government

Mendocino rejects nonlethal wildlife management and approves program to kill cougar, bear, and more

On December 17 the Mendocino Supervisors voted 3-2 to contract with the UDSA’s Wildlife Services program to manage human and wildlife conflicts. The controversial Wildlife Services program kills millions of animals a year nationwide, and an average of over 400 … Continue reading

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Mendocino considers shift to nonlethal wildlife management

The Mendocino Supervisors are considering shifting the county to nonlethal management methods for wildlife perceived as a threat to ranching and agriculture. The discussion will take place at 1:30pm during the Board’s Tuesday, December 17 meeting. Dan Young discussed this … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Mendo cannabis cultivators face raids, while Supervisors work to help licensed growers

At their July 16 meeting the Mendocino Supervisors heard from Sheriff Allman about ongoing police sweeps against unlicensed cannabis cultivation sites. The Board also discussed five recommendations from a Board committee to improve conditions for licensed cultivators and grow the … Continue reading

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Mendo cannabis cultivators and Supervisor Williams express frustration with permit backlog, state agencies

At the Mendocino Supervisors May 7 meeting both cannabis cultivators and 5th District Supervisor Ted Williams expressed frustration with the massive backlog of county cannabis cultivator permits, at least 70% of which are estimated by county staff to be held … Continue reading

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Mendocino County moves forward with long awaited Coastal Zone cannabis regulations

On April 23 the Mendocino Supervisors discussed proposed new regulations for cannabis cultivation and cannabis facilities on properties located in the California Coastal Zone. The Board disagreed about minimum lot size requirements for cultivation, and cannabis product manufacturing on agricultural … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors to appoint 15 member Climate Action Advisory Committee

Prompted by citizen outcry, Mendocino County is moving forward with the formation of a Climate Action Advisory Committee with 15 members appointed by the Supervisors. But a proposal for the Committee to be staffed by a program manager working for … Continue reading

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Study shows Mendocino County government employees paid nearly 24% less than comparable counties, cities

A study commissioned by the Mendocino Supervisors shows that county government employees are paid base salaries nearly 24% less than comparable counties and city governments. At the same time county employees and their union representatives say that Mendocino could raise … Continue reading

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Mendocino Supervisors complain of slow cannabis cultivation permitting pace, extend hemp and GMO moratoriums

At their April 9 meeting some Mendocino Supervisors expressed frustration that over 70% of the applications to cultivate cannabis received by the county in the last 2 years are still being processed. On the prompting of the cannabis industry, the … Continue reading

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Will Mendocino County help cannabis cultivators impacted by its sunset provision?

Mendocino 5th District Supervisor Ted Williams has pushed for an indoor cannabis cultivation use permit to help cultivators on small residential parcels, who will lose their permits in 2020 under the county’s sunset provision. But so far a majority of … Continue reading

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Mendocino to bill cannabis cultivators for $3.5 million in taxes, due by May 31

In April Mendocino County will send out a total of $3.5 million in substantial tax bills to most permitted cannabis cultivators. The bills will average over $3700 per cultivator, and will be due by May 31. Dan Young reports.

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