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April 20, 2018 — The California Office of Emergency Services took responsibility for over excavations in the burn zones. At Wednesday’s fire recovery meeting at Eagle Peak Middle School in Redwood Valley, CalOES officials assured survivors that the state will replace excessive soil removed by contractors. One man said the excavations left a trout pond where his house used to be.

Board of Supervisors, April 10, Mendo Recycle Plan

Apr 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 — Robert Carlson, the new general manager of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority, gave a presentation on the organization’s three year plan, as well as recent changes. Carlson, who has the been the GM since September, told the board that the outfit now goes by the name Mendo Recycle, rather than the acronym MSWA, and that he has made some new hires. He also laid out plans for cleaning up illegal dump sites, and addressed the improper disposal of drugs and needles.


Board of Supervisors, April 10, Cannabis Items

Apr 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 -- During the cannabis update at last week’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, several small growers voiced their concern that the current application system favors large growers.

April 20, 2018 —  Fire recovery came up early on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda Tuesday. During public comment, Lee Howard, of the North Coast Builders Exchange, raised a number of objections, from the format of the community recovery meetings to an increase in the payment to a consultant.

Last December, the county entered into a $50,000 contract with a Petaluma consultant named William Schurtz. Last month, his contract was extended May through June, for an additional $25,000.


New York Times

Caltrans has plans to replace the Albion River Bridge located on the scenic coastline in Mendocino County. It is on the Register of Historic Places and it is the last timber trestle bridge on California’s Highway 1. Many coastal residents are fighting the proposal and are working instead to preserve and restore the bridge.



Caltrans is hosting an informational meeting on the Albion River Bridge proposal to remove it Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Albion Elementary school from 6 to 7:30 pm.