AM News for Thursday 11.07.13
Here are the initial election results from the
Mendocino County Elections Office as compiled by Mary Aigner.
Turnout was low as only 17.1% of registered voters cast ballots.
It appears that the top winner in the Ukiah School
district is CAROLYN BARRETT, incumbent, with 87.7 % of the vote.
In Potter ValleyUSD Long term, Paul Johnson 42.7% and KAREN E. RIORDANwith 32.2 %, both
incumbents, were the top vote getters.
In the short term PV school board, incumbent
KATIE DELBAR received 67.45 of the votes.
Round Valley's Long term seats were reclaimed by incumbents
**CYNTHIA O'FERRALL with 30.6 %
**PETER D. BAUER 29.6%
**AMANDA BRITTON 21.6%
Challenger HENRY MANGEL received 16.2%.
The 2 seats on the
The 4 seats on the ...were won by the four incumbents
3 seats, incumbents defeated the three challengers including a write in candidate.
3 seats incumbents however challenger David Bradley lost by only 43 out of 1970 votes.
3 seats incumbents
The right to industry ordinance presented to the
Board of Supervisors was delayed until December 10 because of concerns that the ordinance could
lead to lawsuits against the County.
The board voted unanimously to send the proposal back to staff, asking for a more precise list of
industrial properties and the neighbors the
ordinance would affect, an estimate of how much it would cost the county, and more information about how it could affect a property owner's ability to get a loan.
If the board approves it, the "Right to Industry"
ordinance -- almost identical to the county's existing "Right to
Farm" ordinance -- would require land owners living or working within 300 feet of industrially-zoned land to sign a disclosure and waive the right to file a nuisance claim against the business with
Staff had prepared a report saying the protections were needed for industrial businesses because
neighbors' complaints about nose, smell, light glare and other problems typical of industrial operations could mean costly fines and other mitigations for
Hamburg said the Right to Industry ordinance, if
adopted, "could be interpreted as a taking of
someone's property value" because problems could arise when a neighboring property owner tried to
get a loan.
Thanks to Tiffany Revelle of the UDJ
The Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell,
Congressman Jared Huffman and John Laird,
California Secretary for Natural Resources as well as Representatives from the Point Arena/
Manchester Band of Pomo Indians will hold a
Public meeting Friday, November 8th at 2:pm in
Point Arena to discuss the community’s vision for
the continued protection of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands.
In July the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Huffman’s bill to expand the California Coastal National Monument by 1,255 acres
through the addition of Mendocino’s Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands
The meeting will be held at the Point Arena
City Hall, 451 School St, Point Arena, CA
Christmas tree permits are now available in person or by mail from the Mendocino National Forest
offices for $10 each for the holiday season. The
permits will be sold at Forest Service offices through Monday, December 23. Trees may be cut and
removed any day of the week in authorized areas of the Mendocino National Forest.
There is a limit of one permit per household, with
each permit using a valid name and address. Up to four additional permits may be purchased for
additional households, using separate names and addresses. All Christmas tree permit sales are final, with no refunds. Permittees will receive a tree tag
and Forest map.
Permit holders should be aware that federal and
state quarantines to prevent the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) are in effect for Lake and
Mendocino Counties. Any Christmas tree cut in these counties can only be transported into Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Marin, San Francisco,
Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa
Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.
All Mendocino National Forest offices will be
closed Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Willits Economic Localization) is hosting a
Community Potluck and Brainstorm on Sunday,
Nov. 10, beginning at 4pm, at Little Lake Grange,
School & Pine Streets in Willits. The group will be asked for their vision for Willits’ future and ideas for priorities for WELL.
For more information, contact Madge at 459-1493 or Holly at 459-0447.