Morning News for Wednesday, January 16th
The Ukiah Unified School District Board of Trustees last night heard a request from the Sheriff's Office to use UUSD "school sites to provide training programs on our school campuses."
"This training will allow for a better response in the event of an actual emergency."
The proposal states that the Sheriff's office would provide insurance for the trainings - up to $2 million and "accept all responsibility".
In addition to MCSO, police departments from Ukiah, Willits & Fort Bragg may attend as well as Mendocino Probation, California Corrections, and the CHP.
The district already has an agreement with the CHP to conduct similar trainings on UUSD campuses, according to UUSD Superintendent Deb Kubin. "I thinks it's a very proactive thing. God forbid something does happen - law enforcement agencies will know our campuses well," remarked Kubin.
The public is invited to attend two workshops Wednesday & Thursday nights hosted by Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) to provide more information on their recently released draft Habitat Conservation Plan. The intent is to provide the public with more detailed information on current status of covered species as well as a general outline of conservation measures and monitoring strategies MRC proposes.
MRC biologists and foresters will be on hand to answer questions.
The workshops will be held at MRC's Fort Bragg office at 32601 Holquist Lane in Fort Bragg (turn east onto Gibney Lane approximately 2.5 miles south of the Highway 20/Highway 1 interchange, office is on the corner of Holquist and Gibney):
Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Covers aquatic portions of the plan.
Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Covers terrestrial portions of the plan.
People unable to attend these meetings are requested to contact, John Ramaley, at 707-463-5129.
Details on where to obtain copies and how to comment will be on the kzyx newsblog Wed morning.
Hard copies are available at Mendocino County Library, Fort Bragg Branch Library, 499 Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County Library 105 North Main Street, Ukiah, ; Library, 390 East Commercial
Street, Willits, and Library, 225 Main Street,
Copies of all email comments will be routed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and California Department of Fish and Game. Comments submitted in an email will be accepted provided they do not exceed 6 megabytes in size and are virus free.The public will be able to review and comment on the plan until February 21, 2013.
The Brooktrails Board of Directors unanimously voted Tuesday night to hire Denise M. Rose as the district's new general manager, beginning February 1.
The board also extended the contract for interim General Manager Mike Phelan on an as-needed basis.
The base salary for the new manager is $93,600, plus benefits , $13,000 higher than the previous general manager.
Rose has more than 27 years experience in public administration, all in East Coast venues. All of the Brooktrails directors supported Rose's suitability, qualifications and experience for the new position.
They also acknowledged Rose had done extensive homework prior to the interviews, demonstrating she was well aware of Brooktrails unique problems and potential.
The board chose her from a list of 40 qualified candidates from a national search.
The Peace and Justice Center presents the
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Monday, January 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 620 Redwood St., Fort Bragg.
Sidewalk march to the downtown begins at Noon. At1 PM: lunch music and a panel and group discussion of what Dr. King might say regarding current issues.
Phone John Fremont at 961-0543 or Richard Karch at 937-03324 for information.