Drought Ad Hoc Committee Agenda 9/4/14

Community Partners, Colleagues, and Interested Parties:

The September 4, 2014, agenda for the Drought Ad Hoc Committee has been posted online at the following location: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos/meetingsArchive.htm?type=3.  For your convenience, an electronic copy has also been attached to this email.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, but still wish to join in the discussion, you may call in using the following conference number:

Conference Call-In Number: 1-877-223-4490
Access Code: 60362#

Thank you,

Executive Office Staff

09-4-14 Drought Ad Hoc Agenda

Week of September 1 on Native America Calling

Monday, September 1, 2014 – **Pre-Recorded** Songs to Make You Smile
What kind of music brings a smile across your face? Is it a country or rock tune? What about round dance music or the soulful Louisiana Cajun sound? This Labor Day we are closing down the phone lines to bring you some of Native America’s sounds from many of the musicians you love. We’ve put together memorable songs make you smile while you enjoy your day of rest and relaxation. Who’s on your top list of songs that brighten your day? Do you turn to Native musicians to help ease you into or out of your day? Is there a song you like to listen to over and over?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Current Events
It’s time for another roundup of eventstaking place this month in Native America! Join us as we learn about events like the Fatherhood Is Sacred & Motherhood Is Sacred Facilitator Training, an “Our food is Our Medicine” conference, the Comanche Nation Fair and the Yanaguana Indian Arts Market. You are also invited to call in and share details about events and gatherings taking place during September in your community.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – Bigfoot Country
Native America saw Bigfoot first. The Choctaw call this mysterious creature “Shampe,” the Chinook call it “Skookum,” the Salish call it “Sasquatch” and the Navajo call it “Yé’ iitsoh.” Some tribes even have stories that are passed down from generation to generation about these big, hairy creatures that live in the wilderness. Bigfoot is an evil being, a friend, a guardian or a supernatural being one shouldn’t be worried about. What does your tribe call Bigfoot? Does this mysterious creature play a role in your culture and folklore? Have you seen Bigfoot? And what about little people? Guests include Matt Moneymaker from the show “Finding Bigfoot” and eyewitnesses Rose James (Sokokomish) and Natalie Murphy (Navajo).

Thursday, September 4, 2014 – Preparing Foods for Winter
Now is the time to gather your fresh fruits and vegetables and prepare them to last through the winter. Do you can or preserve things from your garden to feed your family during cold months? Do you smoke salmon or dry meat to stock your pantry? Join us as we discuss the best tips and techniques for canning, preserving and drying foods. We also want to hear how you learned these skills. Were they passed down through your family? Are you reviving food preservation traditions in your community?

Friday, September 5, 2014 – Coming of Age in Native America
Coming of age is an important milestone. For many Native American tribes, it is acknowledged with a ceremony. These ceremonies are unique and some may include endurance tests, days of song and dance, special foods or tough tasks to prove these kids are ready to become adults in their community. Coming of age ceremonies are an important turning point in a young Native American’s life where childhood play time is replaced by responsibility and visions of the future. Have you had a coming of age or puberty ceremony? What happens when we don’t have these ceremonies? Does your tribe still carry on these traditions?  Guests include Dr. Lloyd Lee (Navajo), Dr. Carol Markstrom and Veronica Tiller (Apache).

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Veteran’s Stand Down Event Volunteers Needed

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency
Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Stacey Cryer, Director

Press Release

Date: August 28, 2014
Contact: Kristina Grogan
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency
Communication Coordinator

Veteran’s Stand Down Event Volunteers Needed

We can honor those who have served our country by serving them here at home. A local event, the Veteran’s Stand Down / Homeless Resource Fair is happening on September 10 & 11, 2014 in Clearlake. Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event.

The Mendocino-Lake County Stand-Down Event will offer our Veterans access to a wide range of services. These services include on-site medical and dental attention, as well as, on-site enrollment in health care and supplemental nutrition programs.  Employment and educational counselling and benefits, legal services and mental health counselling will also be available. Homeless and at risk services include clothing, food boxes and housing assistance. These services provided at the Stand-Down/Homeless event are in place to honor the time, the effort and the sacrifices that has been given to our country.

Volunteers are needed prior to the event in Mendocino to help with material collection and organization. During the Clearlake event, a variety of service opportunities are available from serving lunch, helping stock material and, of course, the after event clean-up. Donations for the event are also being accepted.

If interested, please contact the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Veterans Service Office at 707-463-4226 or watkinsa@co.mendocino.ca.us. The Mendocino Veterans’ Services Office is located at 405 Observatory Ave in Ukiah, CA 95482 for more information on volunteering, donations or benefits.
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Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos
Del Condado de Mendocino
Personas Saludables, Comunidades Saludables
Stacey Cryer, Directora

Comunicado de Prensa

Fecha: 28 de Agosto del 2014
Contacto: Kristina Grogan
Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del  Condado de Mendocino
Coordinadora de Comunicación

El Evento de Retírense Necesita Voluntarios

Podemos honorar aquellos que sirvieron a nuestro país con servirles a ellos aquí en casa. La Feria de Retírense/ Falta de Vivienda es un evento local que se llevara a cabo el 10 y 11 de Septiembre del 2014 en Clearlake. Necesitan voluntarios antes, durante y después del evento.

El Evento de Retírense de los Condados de Mendocino y Lake ofrecerá acceso a una variedad de servicios. Estos servicios incluyen atención médica y dental en el sitio, también, inscripción a cuidado médico y programas de nutrición suplementarios en el sitio. Además abra disponible  consejería de educación y empleo, servicios legales y consejería de salud mental. Tendrán servicios para falta de vivienda y servicios de riesgo cuales incluyen ropa, cajas de comida y ayuda para la vivienda. Los servicios en El Evento de Retírense/Falta de Vivienda están en su lugar para honorar el tiempo, esfuerzos y sacrificios que han dado a nuestra nación.

Se necesitaran voluntarios antes del evento para ayudar con coleccionar materiales y organización. Durante el evento, abra oportunidades disponibles para una variedad de servicios como sirviendo el almuerzo, ayudar a reponer materiales y, por supuesto, la limpieza después del evento. Donaciones para el evento también son aceptadas.

Si está interesado, por favor contacte a La Oficina de Servicios para Veteranos de La Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Mendocino  al 707-463-4226 o al watkinsa@co.mendocino.ca.us. Para más información sobre voluntarios, donaciones o beneficios, visite La Oficina de Servicios para Veteranos localizada en 405 Observatory Ave en Ukiah, CA 95482.
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Ukiah, California…August 27, 2014
Following 15 months of negotiations, the County of Mendocino and the employees represented by the County’s largest bargaining unit, Service Employees’ International Union, Local 1021 received approval from the Board of Supervisors for a Memorandum of Understanding.
On August 26, 2014, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution reaching an agreement. The term of the agreement is from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. It includes a one-time payment of $1,200, one additional personal leave day, and no increase in the employee portion of the healthcare premiums during the 2015 health plan year.
The County had been in negotiations with SEIU, since June, 2013, in an effort to reach an agreement with the bargaining unit. “The County is still in a serious financial position due to increasing retirement costs and limited discretionary revenue, however, the Board determined it was appropriate to provide a one-time benefit to the SEIU employees,” stated Board Chair Pinches.
SEIU voted on August 14th and 15th and approved the Tentative Settlement Agreement with 92% of the ballots reflecting a “yes” vote in favor of the agreement.
In taking yesterday’s action, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors recognizes the dedicated service provided by County employees.


Ukiah, California… August 27, 2014
County offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, and will resume their normal hours of operation on Tuesday, September 2.
All branches of the Mendocino County Library will be closed on Monday, September 1, as well.
The County wishes residents and visitors alike a safe Labor Day.
For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441.
Released by:_______________________________
Carmel J. Angelo
Chief Executive Officer

Posted in NV1

Board of Supervisors: Recommended Budget for the County of Mendocino


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Recommended Budget for the County of Mendocino
(including all funds and Special Districts governed by the Board of Supervisors) for Fiscal
Year 2014-2015 has been prepared and is available for distribution to members of the
general public by application to the Mendocino County Auditor, or by viewing the County’s
website at: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/administration/budget.htm.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that prior to making a final determination thereon, the
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing for the Final Budget of
Mendocino County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Said Public Hearing will commence on
Monday, September 8, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard,
in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1070, Ukiah, CA. The
hearing may be continued from day to day, commencing at 9:00 a.m., until concluded but not
to exceed a total of ten calendar days.
Any member of the general public may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding any
item in the budget. To the extent possible, it is recommended that all correspondence be
submitted to the Clerk of the Board no later than Wednesday, September 3, 2013, to allow
ample time for Board of Supervisors review prior to the beginning of the Public Hearing.
Questions regarding the Public Hearing may be directed to the Executive Office staff at 463-
Clerk of the Board

PUBLIC INFORMATION RELEASE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY For Mendocino County UPDATE Monday, August 25, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014

For Mendocino County
Monday, August 25, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014
The Lodge Complex fire burning in the Laytonville/ Leggett area combined with variable
weather patterns may continue to contribute to smoke, haze and air quality ranging from ‘Good’
to ‘Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups’ throughout the County and ‘Unhealthy’ in isolated areas.
Smoke impacts from the fire will continue due to possible flare-ups and smoldering timber.
Lower elevation valley and drainage areas could experience episodes of ‘Unhealthy’ air quality.
Smoke may contribute to poor air quality until the weather brings a cooler and wetter system
through the northern Mendocino County area.
Concentrations of smoke will vary greatly depending on location, weather, and distance from the
fire. Smoke in heavy concentrations can cause eye and throat irritation, coughing, and difficulty
breathing. People who are at greatest risk of experiencing symptoms due to smoke include:
those with respiratory disease (such as asthma), those with heart disease, young children, and
older adults. These sensitive populations should stay indoors and avoid prolonged activity. All
others should limit prolonged or heavy activity and time spent outdoors. Even healthy adults can
be affected by smoke.
Persons experiencing any of the following symptoms should contact a health care provider:
Headache; Repeated Coughing; Chest Tightness or Pain; Difficulty Breathing; or Nausea.
Information regarding the most current air quality readings and related information can be found
on the District web site at www.mendoair.org

LODGE COMPLEX Incident Update Monday August 25, 2014 6:00 PM


Incident Update

        Monday August 25, 2014 6:00 PM


Fire Information Line: (707) 456-1810


Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon


Acres: 12,535 % Containment: 96%
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am
Injuries: 15  Structures Threatened:  0



Estimated Cost: $40.7 million




Fire Engines: 3

Fire Crews:





Helicopters: 0

Water Tenders:


Total Personnel: 73

Current Situation: Crews continue mopping up and looking for hot spots within the containment lines; steep terrain hampers access and control efforts. Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and may produce smoke for an extended period of time in the Laytonville area. Fire Suppression Repair and Rehabilitation will continue throughout the fire area. Excess resources continue to be released from the fire.


 For information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.


Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Laytonville Volunteer Fire Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Mendocino County Air Quality District.