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A special series by Sarah Reith about the financial realities of Mendocino County governance.

Preliminary budget talks sound fiscal alarm again

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Supervisor Dan Gjerde discussing the budget at a Board of Supervisors meeting on May 24.

As the fiscal year draws to a close, the Board of Supervisors is hearing from the county Executive Office that the current financial approach is not sustainable. With department head positions vacant and a healthcare plan deficit that has still not been fully quantified, supervisors discussed labor costs, relationships with non-profit organizations, and the use of one-time funding to balance the budget.

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Sarah Reith came to Mendocino County in 2008 and worked as a reporter and freelancer, joining KZYX as a community news reporter in 2017. She became the KZYX News Director in March, 2023.