Morning News for Wednesday, January 23rd
After a Walmart expansion proposal was defeated in Ukiah last year, the Clearlake City Council will discuss the reactivated Walmart application for a store expansion when it meets Thursday at 6 pm.
City Manager Joan Phillipe's report to the council explains that Walmart, located at Highway 53 and Dam Road, has reactivated its permit application to expand the store, a project tabled several years ago.
An environmental analysis was presented to the board in 2010; Walmart will pay $44,878 to udate the EIR and preparing it for circulation.
The Mendo Board of Supes this morning passed 3-2 a proposal ordering staff to take the next steps toward implementing a PACE program in Mendocino. John Sakowicz reports.
KZYX news has learned that Sheriff Tom Allman is one of dozens of Sheriffs nationally who have sent a letter to President Obama refusing to follow by all legal means any order that "impedes, erodes, or otherwise diminishes a citizen's constitutional right to keep and bear arms" in light of " a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens."
The last paragraph of the letter states that:
"I also have a duty and responsibility to protect and preserve the individual rights and liberties afforded and guaranteed to every citizen by our constitutions. I will most certainly urge my fellow Sheriffs... to rise to the defense and aid of all Americans should the federal government attempt to enact any legislation, or executive order that impedes, erodes, or otherwise diminishes their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I will use all means legal to meet this solemn and sacred responsibility."
An information-rich resource for keeping Mendocino County healthy is now on-line. Community volunteers on the Mendocino Health and Human Services Advisory Board have just completed a year-long project to provide accurate, timely, health-related data about Mendocino County via a new website, healthymendocino.org.The site allows organizations that provide health and other services to local people to have a "one-stop shop" for data and information pertaining to health and wellness in Mendocino County.
Advisory board members learned about the Healthy Communities Institute and invited the organization to present the HCI model to local leaders. As a result of that demo and the efforts of many supporters, 20 local organizations came together in a coalition to fund the project.
The website is user-friendly and features a dashboard with 90 indicators of local health and its influences.