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Here are the initial election results from the 

Mendocino County Elections Office as compiled by Mary Aigner.


Turnout was low as only 17.1% of registered voters cast ballots.


It appears that the top winner in the Ukiah School 

district is CAROLYN BARRETT, incumbent, with 87.7 % of the vote.

In Potter ValleyUSD Long term, Paul Johnson 42.7% and KAREN E. RIORDANwith 32.2 %, both 

incumbents, were the top vote getters.

In the short term PV school board, incumbent 

KATIE DELBAR received 67.45 of the votes.

Round Valley's Long term seats were reclaimed by incumbents 

**CYNTHIA O'FERRALL with 30.6 %

 

**PETER D. BAUER 29.6%

**AMANDA BRITTON 21.6% 

Challenger HENRY MANGEL received 16.2%.


The 2 seats on the 

RND VLY USD Short Term

   
   

Total

Total Votes

 

284

 
 

**LEW CHICHESTER 35.6%

 

101

 

**TONY TUCKER 34.5%

 

98

 

MARCUS W. SPIVEY, II received 28.9%

 

82

 
       

 

The 4 seats on the ...were won by the four incumbents

WILLITS USD

   
   

Total

Total Votes

 

2979

 
 

**CYNTHIA N. CARNI

 

767

 

**LAURIE HARRIS

 

808

 

**BOB HARPER

 

675

 

**CHRISTOPHER J. NEARY

 

672

 

Write-in Votes

 

57

 

 

3 seats, incumbents defeated the three challengers including a write in candidate.

BROOKTRAILS CSD

   
   

Total

Number of Precincts

 

6

 

Precincts Reporting

 

6

 

Total Votes

 

841

 
 

**ROY R. WILLIAMS

 

170

 

**TONY ORTH

 

194

 

GINO N. ZALUNARDO

 

96

 

**GEORGE SKEZAS

 

170

 

DAVID PALAND

 

151

 

Write-in Votes

 

60

 

 

 

3 seats incumbents however challenger David Bradley lost by only 43 out of 1970 votes.

FB FPD

   
   

Total

Number of Precincts

 

26

 

Precincts Reporting

 

26

 

Total Votes

 

1970

 
 

**DONNA HEWITT

 

532

 

**DAN MAAS

 

535

 

DAVID A. BRADLEY

 

428

 

**CLARK E. RISHEL

 

471

 

Write-in Votes

 

4

 

 

3 seats incumbents

MC REC & PARK

   
   

Total

Number of Precincts

 

66

 

Precincts Reporting

 

66

 

Total Votes

 

5493

 
 

**WILLIAM J. HAYES, JR

 

1471

 

**CESAR A. YANEZ

 

1513

 

LEO K. DIKINIS

 

796

 

**BOB BUSHANSKY

 

1640

 

Write-in Votes

 

73

 

 

 

2 seats

UKIAH VLY FPD

   
   

Total

Number of Precincts

 

52

 

Precincts Reporting

 

52

 

Total Votes

 

1582

 
 

**ALLEN CHERRY

 

475

 

**DC "BUTCH" CARPENTER

 

656

 

LEE HOWARD

 

444

 

Write-in Votes

 

7

 

 

 

MEASURE I the fire tax for a new fire house lost

   

Altho it received 58.5% of the vote; it needed 67%

 

Total

Number of Precincts

 

18

 

Precincts Reporting

 

18

 

Total Votes

 

1049

 
 

**YES

 

642

 

NO

 

407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




The right to industry ordinance presented to the 

Board of Supervisors was delayed until December 10 because of concerns that the ordinance could 

lead to lawsuits against the County.

The board voted unanimously to send the proposal back to staff, asking for a more precise list of 

industrial properties and the neighbors the 

ordinance would affect, an estimate of how much it would cost the county, and more information about how it could affect a property owner's ability to get a loan.

If the board approves it, the "Right to Industry" 

ordinance -- almost identical to the county's existing "Right to 

Farm" ordinance -- would require land owners living or working within 300 feet of industrially-zoned land to sign a disclosure and waive the right to file a nuisance claim against the business with 

the county.

Staff had prepared a report saying the protections were needed for industrial businesses because 

neighbors' complaints about nose, smell, light glare and other problems typical of industrial operations could mean costly fines and other mitigations for 

the businesses.

Hamburg said the Right to Industry ordinance, if 

adopted, "could be interpreted as a taking of 

someone's property value" because problems could arise when a neighboring property owner tried to

 get a loan.

Thanks to Tiffany Revelle of the UDJ


 

 

 

 

 

 


The Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Congressman Jared Huffman and John Laird, 

California Secretary for Natural Resources as well as Representatives from the Point Arena/

Manchester Band of Pomo Indians will hold a 

Public meeting Friday, November 8th at 2:pm in 

Point Arena to discuss the community’s vision for 

the continued protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands.


In July the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Huffman’s bill to expand the California Coastal National Monument by 1,255 acres 

through the addition of Mendocino’s Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands


The meeting will be held at the Point Arena 

City Hall, 451 School St, Point Arena, CA




 

 

 

 

 

Christmas tree permits are now available in person or by mail from the Mendocino National Forest 

offices for $10 each for the holiday season.  The 

permits will be sold at Forest Service offices through Monday, December 23. Trees may be cut and

 removed any day of the week in authorized areas of the Mendocino National Forest. 


There is a limit of one permit per household, with 

each permit using a valid name and address. Up to four additional permits may be purchased for 

additional households, using separate names and addresses. All Christmas tree permit sales are final, with no refunds. Permittees will receive a tree tag 

and Forest map.


Permit holders should be aware that federal and 

state quarantines to prevent the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) are in effect for Lake and 

Mendocino Counties. Any Christmas tree cut in these counties can only be transported into Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Marin, San Francisco, 

Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa 

Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.


All Mendocino National Forest offices will be 

closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. 



 

 


Willits Economic Localization) is hosting a 

Community Potluck and Brainstorm on Sunday, 

Nov. 10, beginning at 4pm, at Little Lake Grange, 

School & Pine Streets in Willits. The group will be asked for their vision for Willits’ future and ideas for priorities for WELL.


 For more information, contact Madge at 459-1493 or Holly at 459-0447.

 

 

 

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MCPB Board of Directors

Welcome our new board members and thank our outgoing board members at the Annual Meeting of the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Point Noyo (previously The Cliff House)

1011 S Main Street 

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm

(No Host Bar/Food available for purchase)

New board members John Azzaro (At large); Jonathan Middlebrook (1st District); and Stuart Campbell (Programmer Elect) 

Outgoing board members are Bob Page and John Sakowicz


Here are the minutes from the last meeting, as yet unapproved.


KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 7, 2016

WILLITS LIBRARY

 

MINUTES

 THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas, John Sakowicz

Absent: Clay Eubank

 

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous

 

MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney

—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator

—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.

—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits, April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and for requiring board and staff do very little.

 

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well.

John Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in

—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence

 

PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings

2. On-air Board meetings

3. On-air discussions with board representatives

4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings

5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air

6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

 

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:

—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process

—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions

—Board should make transparency a priority

—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.

—Board should be more responsive.

Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who don’t want to be contacted.

Other suggestions:

—Hire a volunteer coordinator

—contact nonmembers through public meetings

—Restore safe harbor

—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds

—Start a program council that had decision-making power

—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.

—Encourage more participation by young people

—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers

—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers

—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues

—Take seriously the decline in membership

—Encourage and support local programmers

 

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

 

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming, a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers Network.

Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and promoted on the Web site in advance

Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine

Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting

Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if the FCC heard bad language on the air.

 

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

 

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

 

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life. 

 

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by

—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues

confronting each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the stations public affairs programs and newscasts’’

—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences

of the public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,

conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?”

was the perspective she always brought to the table.

 —Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming,

remaining firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve

the majority of listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station. 

  —Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their

questions and concerns

             

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:

 —Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the stations equipment, and

keeping herself abreast of the evolving technology

—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution

 —Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update the stations automated broadcast system

 —Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events

 —Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

              

Mary exhibited dedication to the stations volunteer programmers by:

—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience

 —Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice

—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties

 —Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new

music and programming coming to the station

 —Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience

 —Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures

Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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