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CLEARLAKE HOPES NEW MEASURE WILL SAVE ROAD SYSTEM JH 07/31/13

THE CITY OF CLEARLAKES HOPES OF BEING ABLE TO SAVE ITS ROAD SYSTEM WITH LONG OVERDUE REPAIRS IS HINGED ON A NEW TAX MEASURE.

CLEARLAKE HAS HAD ISSUES WITH FINDING THE FUNDS TO MAINTAIN ITS ROADS SINCE IT BECAME A CITY IN 1980. THIS YEAR, AFTER THE CITY COUNCIL PUT TOGETHER A NEW BUDGET, THEY REALIZED THAT WITHOUT FUNDS FROM A NEW TAX MEASURE, CLEARLAKES ROADS WILL ONLY GET WORSE. THE COUNCIL HAS NOW APPROVED PUTTING TOGETHER A NEW 1 PERCENT SALES TAX INITIATIVE FOR THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. THE CITY TRIED LAST NOVEMBER WITH MEASURE G, WHICH NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY TO WIN, AND LOST BY ONLY 154 VOTES. LIKE LAST YEARS MEASURE, 75 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS FROM THE NEW MEASURE WOULD GO TO CLEARLAKES ROADS, WITH THE OTHER 25 PERCENT GOING TO CODE ENFORCEMENT, ANOTHER AREA WHERE CLEARLAKE NEEDS HELP. THE CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO APPROVE THE MEASURE AND SEND IT ON TO THE NOVEMBER BALLOT AT NEXT WEEKS MEETING.

PROTESTERS LOCK SELVES TO EQUIPMENT AT WILLITS BYPASS SITE, AGAIN JH 07/31/13

PROTESTERS HAVE ONCE AGAIN AFFECTED WORK ON THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS.

TWO WOMEN, KIM BANCROFT AND MAUREEN KANE, HAVE LOCKED THEMSELVES TO A GIANT BULLDOZER CALLED A RIPPER. THE MACHINE IS BEING USED TO REMOVE SOIL FROM A HILLSIDE TO BE USED IN THE FOOTPRINT OF THE NEW HIGHWAY. BANCROFT AND KANE HAVE LOCKED THEIR HANDS TO THE EQUIPMENT IN WELDED STEEL TUBES THAT MAKE REMOVAL DIFFICULT, AND MUST BE SAWN THROUGH. A THIRD PROTESTER, STEVE KEYES, WAS ARRESTED WHEN HE WOULD NOT LEAVE THEIR SIDE, WHERE HE WAS STATIONED WITH WATER. ACCORDING TO PROTESTERS, THE BYPASS IN ITS CURRENT FORM IS UNNECESSARY, AND IS TOO EXPENSIVE AT A COST OF $210 MILLION. HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PROTESTERS HAVE COST TAXPAYERS WELL OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS SINCE THE PROTESTS BEGAN IN JANUARY.

MENDO COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES MOVES TO ON-LINE JOB APPLICATIONS JH 07/31/13

JOB SEEKERS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO QUICKLY APPLY ON-LINE FOR OPEN POSITIONS VIA MENDOCINO COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES.

THE DEPARTMENT IS LAUNCHING A NEW SOFTWARE SYSTEM, NEOGOV, TO EXPEDITE THE HIRING PROCESS FOR APPLICANTS AND COUNTY STAFF. IN ADDITION TO THE NEW ON-LINE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS, ANOTHER ENHANCEMENT FOR JOB SEEKERS WILL BE THE ABILITY TO FILL OUT JOB INTEREST CARDS, WHICH WILL PROMPT THE SYSTEM TO NOTIFY THOSE POTENTIAL APPLICANTS WHEN NEW OPENINGS ARE POSTED. THE NEW SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST ON THE COUNTY WEB SITE (WWW.CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US/HR/CGI-BIN/OPENINGS.PL).

HOME STRETCH IN RECALL EFFORT FOR LC SHERIFF RIVERO JH 07/31/13

LAKE COUNTYS COMMITTEE TO RESTORE INTEGRITY AND RECALL RIVERO IS IN ITS HOME STRETCH IN ITS EFFORTS TO GET A RECALL OF SHERIFF FRANK RIVERO ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THE DEADLINE TO GET THE MINIMUM 7,026 REGISTERED VOTER SIGNATURES IS AUGUST 15. THE GROUP CURRENTLY HAS COLLECTED NEARLY 7,500 SIGNATURES AND THEY WANT AT LEAST 1,000 MORE TO ENSURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH. THE GROUP STARTED THE PETITION IN APRIL, JUST WEEKS AFTER THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS GAVE RIVERO A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON HIS PERFORMANCE AND FORMALLY REQUESTED HIS RESIGNATION, WHICH HE REFUSED TO DO.

ROAD WORK TODAY JH 07/31/13

THERE ARE NUMEROUS ROAD PROJECTS GOING ON AROUND LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES CURRENTLY, AND A NEW PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY WILL CAUSE MORE MINOR TRAFFIC DELAYS.

ROAD STABILIZATION WILL BE DONE ON HIGHWAY 253 JUST 2.6 MILES EAST OF CATTLE PASS ROAD. THE WORK WILL BE ONGOING FROM 8 AM TO 4:30 PM WEEKDAYS. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

BEGINNING MID-DAY TODAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING, EAST WOOD STREET IN WILLITS WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO CONTINUED WORK RELATED TO THE HUMBOLDT STREET REHABILITATION PROJECT. THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS FROM EITHER MAIN STREET (WHICH IS HIGHWAY 101) OR HUMBOLDT STREET; HOWEVER, SAVINGS BANK WILL MAINTAIN ACCESS TO THE DRIVE-THRU TELLER VIA HUMBOLDT STREET.

MENDO BOARD OF SUPS HAS DECIDED NOT TO APPROACH COSTCO ABOUT FORMER MASONITE SITE JH 07/31/13

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS DECIDED NOT TO SEND A LETTER TO COSTCO REQUESTING A MEETING ABOUT THE FORMER MASONITE SITE IN UKIAH.

THE BOARD DIRECTED STAFF AT ITS JULY 16 MEETING TO DRAFT A LETTER TO REQUEST A MEETING TO DISCUSS REVISITING THE USE OF THE DEVELOPERS DIVERSIFIED REALTY PROPERTY AS A POTENTIAL LOCATION FOR A NEW COSTCO STORE. BASED ON INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC AND ALL BUT ONE OF THE SUPERVISORS, THE LETTER WAS SCRAPED, CITING LOSS OF PRIME INDUSTRIAL LAND AND LACK OF A TAX-SHARING AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF UKIAH AS THE PRIMARY REASONS.

FILING DEADLINE FOR SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS IN LC JH 07/31/13

THE FILING DEADLINE IS LOOMING, FOR LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR VARIOUS SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS.

THERE ARE 16 SEATS OPEN TO LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS ON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARDS, ALONG WITH AN OPENING ON THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. REGISTERED VOTERS HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 9TH TO FILE FOR CANDIDACY FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH ELECTION.

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