State Water Board Comes to Boonville

Joy Wildflower from Regional Water Quality Control Board offices in Santa Rosa came to Anderson Valley last Thursday to discuss the pending water and wastewater projects and, more specfically, the item I wrote last week about increased water testing for commercial establishments in Boonville. Ms. Wildflower told the Community Services District’s Water/Wastewater standing committee that […]

Meeting Rescheduled/Harleys Collide (June 26, 2002)

AN ANNOYED Community Services Board canceled its meeting last Wednesday night when Eugenia Herr opened the meeting by asking the board what they were going to do about their “illegal” meeting. Herr said that the required pre-meeting notice had not been posted at The Valley’s three official meeting notice venues — the Philo Post Office, […]

Credibility Problems

Dear Board of Supervisors: You at least seem to realize that asking us for money for yourselves probably won’t go over too well. It’s politically more expedient to ask for money for local fire departments. It’s worked before, hasn’t it? But: You told us when we voted for Measure V that something would be done […]

Mendo’s Collapsing Ambulance Services

In October of 2017 after the Board of Supervisors decided to retain CalFire as the operator of the County’s fire and emergency services dispatch center, they voted 3-2 for the following agenda item: “Formation of an ad hoc committee to work with the City of Ukiah and possibly the City of Willits to form a […]

County Notes (January 29, 2020)

DARREN BREWSTER, former commander of the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force, was introduced by Sheriff Matt Kendall Tuesday morning as Mendocino County’s new Undersheriff. Kendall said that he’s gone without an undersheriff since his appointment and “it was like a two week long root canal.” Apparently, the new Undersheriff will assume responsibility for the […]

King’s English Comes to Boonville

Boonville resident Bob Abeles opened Wednesday night’s Community Services District Board meeting with a complaint about an email he got from the lawyer the District hired to prepare the contracts for the property owners who have agreed to provide water to the planned drinking water system that District has been working on for the last […]

Y2K? Why Not? (January 27, 1999)

Mendoland is gearing up for the Y2K crisis in its usual ways: inflated rhetoric with a sub-theme of muted hysteria and meetings. Folks as diverse and as, well, grounded, as 5th District Supervisor David Colfax and former 3rd District Supervisor John Pinches are involved, as are the staid Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Bell and […]

Supes Notes (January 15, 2020)

Great Moments In Public Deliberation Supervisor John Haschak was made Chair of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. During a discussion of whether to ask County Counsel to reply to the Measure B Committee’s questions about use of public funds for mental health services in a privately owned facility, it didn’t take long for Haschak […]

Measure B Committee Approves the $3.3 Mil

Used to be that applicants for professional positions did a little homework on the organization they were submitting their resume to. These job seekers sometimes even read up about the project(s) that their desired organization had going and offered their opinion on how hiring them might help the outfit to succeed. For example, an applicant […]

Look Out Camille, Here Come the Adventists

It’s been two years since Measure B passed to fund an array of mental health facilities and services in Mendocino County. But until Supervisor Ted Williams came on the scene, the County had never actually looked at how the whole thing would work or what kinds of new services the Measure B funding would cover. […]

The Ukiah Valley’s Latest Effluent

The audio of the on-line video recording of the meeting of the Ukiah Valley Sanitation District on November 13 was poor, so we weren’t always sure what people said. Further, the two speakers who rose during public expression were not identified. One of the unidentified, a together but disgruntled, articulate, professional-looking woman began the meeting […]