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Master fees: new well fees, no raise in cottage food

Five smiling people sit and stand between the US flag and the flag of California, below a seal for the County of Mendocino.
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors this week heard arguments for raising some of the fees in the Environmental Health, County Counsel, and cannabis departments. While there were some new fees and one proposal for a 234% increase, other fees were significantly reduced, some to zero. Seven County Counsel fees went up by 2.1% each.

Supervisors asked Environmental Health not to make any more requests for some fee increases that would hit small food producers hard. Some supervisors and members of the public also complained that the basis for the increased fees had not been fully clarified, saying that justifications were not consistent and asking for time studies...

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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.