AM News Friday, 6.28.13
A thirteen year Willits resident and criminal defense attorney, Randi Covin, has launched an online petition asking DA David Eyster to prosecute Bypass protesters "to the fullest extent of the law. In particular, we want substantial fines imposed to help cover the high cost of the protesters' illegal activities and to make them feel the negative consequences of their actions."
KZYX reached Ms Covin and asked her why she is pressing the issue.
Fort Bragg Fire Chief Steve Orsi said Fort Bragg's tsunami sirens, located at Pudding Creek and Noyo Harbor were tested and work well. During a test March 27, residents near Pudding Creek said they could not hear the sirens. The system has since been repaired, he said.
Chief Orsi said that NOAA officials are discussing conducting regular tests of all tsunami sirens on the west coast at the same time.
He added that in Fort Bragg, only two areas have a high potential for tsunami damage, Pudding Creek and Noyo Harbor.
Regardless of where you live or whether you heard the siren tests, your best alert for a tsunami is a weather radio. Almost all weather radios feature an alert function which emits a loud sound, similar to an alarm clock, when a weather emergency is pending. Information will follow the sound and will continue until the emergency has subsided.
The coast's four sirens, which include one in Point Arena, were purchased with a grant from the National Weather Service.
The Willits City Council met Wednesday night and the budget was adopted 3-2 with council members Stranske and Burton dissenting with all members
dissatisfied with an overall deficit of $400,000.
The Ad Hoc Committee charged with negotiating use of city streets by the
Willits Bypass contractor said that Cal Trans is choosing not to be part of the
negotiations because that is between the City and the Contractor.
The Cities ad hoc committee proposed that the contractor be allowed to use
city streets in exchange for bringing all used roadways to a "state of good
repair" as well as funding the "Main Street Water Line Replacement Phase 2" .
The contractor is taking the offer under consideration,. The council will discuss this item again at the meeting of July 24th.