Today we'll be hearing from Norman de Vall of the town of Mendocino. Norman was a four-term Mendocino County Supervisor during the building code wars of the 70s and 80s.
It was a time when the County pushed to outlaw the very houses the back-to-the-landers called home.
It was also a time when tensions ran high, building inspectors might be armed and planning files went missing. The cabins the counterculture community built were targeted, red-tagged and declared illegal.