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March 21, 2018 -- At last week's BoS meeting, supervisors and the public had a lively discussion about the inclusionary housing ordinance. Supervisors and county staff appear to be preparing to amend the ordinance, which requires certain measures for affordable housing. We'll hear reporter Dan Young's story on this topic, after a quick introduction of Matt Kendall, the new undersheriff. Dan's piece aired previously on KMUD radio.

March 20, 2018 -- Dr. Robert Marbut, a homelessness consultant, presented his recommendations last week. We'll hear some highlights from his presentation at the Ukiah City Conference Center last week, including some audience questions, criticisms, and a snippet of song.

County Starts Mid-Year Budget Review

Mar 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 -- Last week, the Board of Supervisors started hearing mid-year budget reviews. In this first story, we'll hear about how the fires, the cannabis program, and low numbers during closed-session labor negotiations have eaten up last year's budget carryover, which was $1.3 million more than expected. CEO Carmel Angelo said the current carryover is not enough to cover county expenses for one month.

Mendocino County Is Without An Ag Commissioner

Mar 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 -- Acting Ag Commissioner Diane Curry left her position after last week's Board of Supervisors meeting. The Executive Office has not returned multiple requests for comment. Today, to mark one week since her departure, we're sharing a longer version of the story we aired on Wednesday, March 14. 

Interview with Susan Barsotti

Mar 16, 2018

March 16, 2018 -- Susan Barsotti is running for Supervisor in the Third District. She has been an event producer at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville for over 20 years, producing events likes Pignic and Kate Wolf. The ranch is a cooperative, self-governing community. Barsotti dropped by the Willits studio recently to outline some of her priorities.