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                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

Morning News for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH!

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The Board of Supervisors defeated the Mendocino County Clean Energy Program Tuesday morning. 

Dan Hamburg was the sole supervisor in support. 


This program would have allowed property owners to install energy efficient new heaters, solar panels, etc. 


By a third party advancing the money, being repaid through a lien on the property administered thru the county. According to Hamburg, "this measure would have brought millions of dollars in new capital into the county and created jobs for contractors and construction workers ."


 The measure was opposed by banks, commercial lenders and some real estate agents.


 

 


 

 

The Clearlake City Council on Thursday will hear a presentation by Health Officer Dr. Karen Tait that will cover the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) as well as a California Department of Health report on geothermal venting in the Burns Valley neighborhood.


Also scheduled at the 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall is a second reading of the city's proposed marijuana ordinance, which the council is expected to adopt; and a presentation by Ross and Associates on the proposed Walker Ridge Wind Park.


The council is also scheduled to present a proclamation declaring this month as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.



 

 

 



The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved five-year Capital Improvement Plan that includes building and infrastructure repair estimated to cost about $30 million.


"This board has deferred maintenance in this county for about seven years now, so we have had no capital improvements," said county CEO Carmel Angelo."

Mendocino GSA Director Kristin McMenomey told the board that only $1.3 million is available for the board to allocate this year.


Asked to name the top priorities, McMenomey listed four projects that includes replacing the Mendocino County Museum roof for $350,000 and $200,000 in other roof repair; to begin replacing the 1970s software the county uses to send and track property tax bills for $500,000 (one-half the total cost); spending $100,000 on Americans with Disabilities Act retrofitting; and replacing old and inefficient hvac systems for $100,000.


Third District Supervisor John Pinches stressed that the $1 million replacement of the county's current 1970s property tax billing software should be a priority.


Second District Supervisor John McCowen agreed, and McCowen noted that "the only employee who speaks the language that (the software) speaks is retired and is now moving away," , " my understanding is the thing could crash tomorrow."




 

 

 

 

 

bill introduced into the Legislature would require that all California utilities get 51 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2030. AB 177, introduced by V. Manuel Perez, would also require utilities to make energy conservation and efficiency their first priority.


The bill is now being considered by the Assembly's Utilities and Commerce Committee. 


.The bill would address a few long-standing inefficiencies in the state's renewable energy planning process, which some observers say have made the state's push toward renewable energy too cumbersome and expensive.


 Among other things, existing regulations have encouraged utilities to go for cheaper, short-term ways to meet immediate goals , leading to less-reliable resources such as wind power, rather than sources of renewable "base load" power, which operates 24/7 in reliable fashion. 


Such resources must then be backed up with natural gas plants, which emit greenhouse gases as they generate power.

 

 

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The Coast Community Library in downtown Point Arena is having their Summer Day book sale on Saturday and Sunday June 29-30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hard copies are $2; paperbacks are 50 cents to $1. VHS tapes are 5 for $1. The event is a benefit for the library . For more information contact John Bastian at 707-8822731.

 

 

 

 

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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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