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Audio of the MCPB Board Candidates Forum

Follow this link to listen to the audio archive of the Candidates Forum which aired Thursday March 5.

Listen and also read the candidates statements (listed in the column on the right of this page) and mail your ballots so they are received by March 31.

Morning News for Monday, October 22nd

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All forest roads and recreation areas in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness and surrounding areas on the Mendocino National Forest have been re-opened. The closure order was lifted Friday.  

Visitors to the forest should be aware that just because the fire is out, many hazards still remain. Burnt stump holes, snags and other forest hazards remain a concern in the area.

The Mendocino National Forest lifted fire restrictions Tuesday.








Mendocino CEO Carmel Angelo announced that Steve Dunnicliff, her deputy chief executive officer, has been hired as the county's new director of Planning. 


Dunnicliff is a 12-year resident of the County who began working in the Executive Office in June 2008. Dunnicliff is also licensed as a real estate broker and as a general building contractor.

Dunnicliff has been splitting his time between Planning and the Executive Office since the former director resigned in August.

He expects to hire a chief planner prior to the end of this year. He is the third head of the planning department since January.




The Ukiah City Council backed away from passing a proposed ordinance after hearing strong objections from citizens who said it would make cleaning up graffiti more complicated.

The ordinance was brought forward by Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey as a way to reduce the risk for volunteers who have been painting over graffiti in the city, sometimes on private property without obtaining the owner's permission.

The ordinance would have declared graffiti visible from the public right-of-way a nuisance and allowed for "summary abatement" of it, as long as city staff made an attempt to get the owner's permission.






The crux of the problem was that language was added that required a 72-hour waiting period.

Rather than taking a photo of graffiti to document it, then painting over it that same day,  the ordinance would require a volunteer to wait three to five days while he contacts the UPD and waits until an officer has time to take photos, and attempt to contact the property owner. 




The first draft of the updated Mendocino Town Plan has been posted to the county's web page at http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/mtpupdate.htm for public review. 

This draft has been re-formatted, so it will look different than the 1992 Town Plan.  To assist your review, also posted is an annotated version of the 1992 plan that indicates where existing sections can be found in the updated draft. The update and the annotated 1992 documents can be reviewed together.

The results from the online survey regarding the growth management section is also posted on the web page.


There will be a community meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's to receive your input on this draft. 

If you are unable to attend this meeting, do not hesitate to write or call in order to provide your feedback. Planner Abbey Stockwell, Mendocino County Planning, 120 W. Fir St., Fort Bragg or call 964-5379. These addresses and weblinks are on the newsblog at KZYX.org.




The KZYX Fall Pledge Drive Is On!

This is a ten day $120K drive, running through Sunday Oct 28. 

If you like the Morning News, Call 895-2233 to make a pledge to keep KZYX going strong.  Or, go to KZYX.org & just click on that button over there to the right that says Donate Now. And while you're there, read the Newsblog with the text of the morning news every morning after 10 am.


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The 2015 MCPB Board of Directors Election

It's Board election season at KZYX.  Follow this link to the Election Page.  Here are the candidates for this election.  Each name links to the candidate's statement:

District 5:

Clay Eubank

Dennis O'Brien


Ed Keller

Doug McKenty

District 2:

Benj Thomas

Tony Novelli (Tony has withdrawn from the race.  He has a new statement explaining.)


KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

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