AM News Monday 8.12.13
The Mendocino Board of Supervisors will hear today the annual report on
The report is based on a homeless census and survey conducted Jan. 24.
People living in shelters are counted the evening before volunteers gather
in the early morning hours to count those living in cars, under bridges and in other places. For the unsheltered count, workers prepare weeks in advance, mapping zones and seeking out homeless encampments.
Teams of three meet at 5 a.m. on the day of the unsheltered count, and
count only people and vehicles.
The number of people counted as unsheltered, 1169, was about 11 percent lower this year than in 2011, 1314. The number in emergency shelter was
virtually the same, however the number in transition housing today, 71, was almost 75% greater than in 2011 when there were 42.
According to an email to KZYX News, the second Search and Rescue effort to find Erik Lamberg - after KZYX listeners developed new leads - failed to
find the 51 year old man.
36 people and 3 dogs spent an entire day Wednesday searching near the
Clare Mill Depot . Despite the strong signal of 4 dogs lthe previous week,
they did not find the missing man nor any additional leads as to where he
might be. "As Lt. Barney put it, we are back to square one." The Sheriff will
investigate any and all leads immediately, but they are waiting for new leads at this point.
Mrs Lamberg writes "It was the KZYX interview on public radio in Mendocino that generated the best and almost only big lead to date."
After a Friday morning hearing, Mendocino County judge Cindee Mayfield
granted the city of Lakeport a preliminary injunction in its suit against the
county and the sheriff over access to law enforcement records, saying the
suit had a reasonable likelihood of success on its merits.
Mayfield found that the parties' history of implementing the dispatch
agreement showed substantial evidence of an intent to allow access to the
records information management system, or RIMS.
She also granted the continuation of a temporary restraining order she
granted in the case on July 1, which prevents Rivero from once again abruptly cutting off Lakeport Police's access to the records.
In addition, Mayfield found that the potential harm to the city and its police
department far outweighed potential harm to the sheriff's office and the
Several up coming meetings on the coast will be deciding some very important issues.
At the joint Mendocino Board of Supervisors and the Fort Bragg City Council, Tuesday, August 13th – 10:00 AM at Fort Bragg Town Hall.
At 3 pm, there will be a joint meeting of the Board and the Ft. Bragg City
Council to discuss and possibly take action regarding where a Central
Coast Solid Waste Transfer Station will be located. Two sites are under
consideration: the existing site on Road 409 and a new site along Highway 20.
The proceedings are broadcast on : www.mendocinoaccess.org.