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Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

A Place To Call Home: James Hoffman

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Today we'll hear from James David Hoffman about his experiences being homeless in Ukiah. Hoffman, or Jimbo, as some people call him, is from the Redwood Valley Rancheria, is profoundly hearing impaired, and has struggled with addiction since puberty. He told me his story on May 11, shortly after he got out of jail. He spoke about a searing trauma in his youth, the beauty of sign language, and how he believes the spirit of his lost daughter has guided him away from death. It was a privilege to be the recipient of his story.

O. Hope McKenney

Protesters gathered in more than two dozen cities across the country last Friday to stand against the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant parents and children at the U.S. southern border, a big departure from past practice. The local inland Mendocino protest happened in front of the courthouse in downtown Ukiah at 5pm, the height of after-work traffic on State Street. Approximately 15 people were in attendance. 


Angelo says the cost of running juvenile hall makes it financially unsustainable for the county to continue to support. She is recommending contracting with Sonoma County for local juvenile offenders to be moved to their Juvenile Hall.

 

Juvenile Hall on Low Gap Road in Ukiah has a 2.3 million dollar budget that comes out of the County General Fund. It is currently on track to exceed that amount by close to half a million dollars.

 

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