April 13 Fort Bragg City Council Meeting Outcomes

Council approves Mendocino TV’s proposal to restore PEG services

While a number of important matters were presented and discussed at the April 13 Fort Bragg City Council meeting, many essential decisions were made through items finalized on the consent calendar. The most vital to Mendocino TV was the contract approval engaging Terrance Vaughn to restore PEG (Public, Education & Government) TV services to the Mendocino Coast on Comcast Channel 3.

Other consent agenda items approved include:

*Opposition to the fast tracking of the Trans Pacific Partnership AgreementFt Bragg Logo
*Joe Sutphin appointed to the Fort Bragg Fire Protection Authority
*Contract with the Fort Bragg Police Association
*South Coastal Trail design & engineering contract
*Install a handicapped accessible door to Town Hall
*Updated personnel policies for City Staff
*A number of budget and fiscal updates
*Approval of minutes for a variety of city meetings

A presentation and public hearing was held regarding the Chestnut Street Corridor Project, which is moving to the design stage and will make some modifications based on community feedback.

Approval was given to spend Community Block Grant Funds (CDBG) as forgivable loans to Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, Project Sanctuary and Redwood Coast Senior Center for improvement projects.

After a presentation on the Fort Bragg Wayfinding Project, the Council gave staff direction, particularly as to the signage as you enter town, which will be returned before final approval is given.

There were a number of Mayor’s recognitions and public comment on non-agendized items, on a variety of topics, which were presented in generally a calm manner. The Council and staff presented information on their most recent activities, with the most exciting being the announcement of the formal Coastal Trail Grand Opening on June 6, 2015. Additionally, the new Police Chief, Fabian Lizarraga, who will sworn in on April 27, 2015.

Mendocino TV is looking forward to its new public-private partnership with Fort Bragg as it assumes leadership in returning PEG TV to the coastal Comcast viewers. We will be depending on the community to provide input and content to make this revitalization successful. Please be patient as we initiate trial efforts with the goal of being operational by July 1.

April 13 Fort Bragg City Council Meeting NOT on Mendocino TV tonight

Ft Bragg LogoMendocino TV will NOT be broadcasting the April 13 Fort Bragg City Council meeting at 6:00.

Terry Vaughn is at the National Association of  Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas, to see the latest technology and information available on new media.

We will post a synopsis of the City Council meeting on our site.

You can watch it via the City’s official website at http://city.fortbragg.com/501/Council-Meeting-Live-Stream.

April 9 Fort Bragg Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting

fbusd logoMendocino TV will broadcast live the April 9 Fort Bragg Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting at 6:00PM.

Check out the agenda to see what important issues will be discussed. http://www.fbusd.us/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/4cc5991140576/4-09-15%20%20Agenda.pdf

Mendocino Coast Health Care District March 26

MCHCD Board of Directors meeting broadcast live by Mendocino TV

Mendocino TV will broadcast live the Mendocino Coast Health Care District (MCHCD) Board of Directors meeting on Thursday March 26 at 6:00pm.

They will report on a number of critical issues impacting the health of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH). Vital issues on the agenda include:

  • CEO Report by “Chad” Chadwick ,new Interim CEO
  • Report on hiring new CEO
  • Update on the Chapter 9 Bankruptcy ProceedingsMCDH-Logo
  • Personnel Updates
  • New Business includes:
    • JPA Discussion
    • Mental Health Wellness Grant for Mendocino County

Given that the majority of the MCHCD Board of Directors was just elected in November and the two most critical staff positions of CEO and CFO have been very temporary with the departure of Wayne Allen in December, it is imperative that the community be informed and involved to assure that our hospital is operating effectively.

Given the contentious nature of the March 5 Board of Directors Meeting, where the staff’s frustration with the Board was quite evident, this is poised to be an interesting meeting. Please view that meeting and the Mendocino TV editorial “While Rome Burns” on www.mendocinotv.com.


March 23rd Ft Bragg City Council Meeting

Ft Bragg LogoReceive Report, Conduct Public Hearing and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding: 1) Appeal by Edward Oberweiser, et al. of the Planning Commission’s January 28, 2015 Decision to Approve a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Hare Creek Center Project; and 2) Appeal by Group II Real Estate of the Planning Commission’s January 28, 2015 Decision to Deny Development Permits for the Proposed Hare Creek Center Project. Project Location: 1250 Del Mar Drive; Permits: CDP 8-13, DR 7-13, USP 5-13 and LLA 3-14.

Richard L. Miller’s Mind, Body, Health & Politics. Tom Shroder

Schroder_EventTom Shroder is our guest, Tuesday, March 17 at 9 am PST.

Recreational drugs such as LSD and Ecstasy may offer more than a trip—they can be therapeutic, especially for PTSD. Shroder, former Washington Post Magazine editor and author of Old Souls, looks at the history of psychedelics and combines stories with studies to chart a growing cultural and political climate in favor of wider uses for these chemicals.

Richard L Miller profileCall in and ask questions on air live: . If your schedule does not allow you to listen live, send an email with your comment to: DrRichardLMiller@Gmail.com.

Mind, Body, Health & Politics. A bi-weekly radio program hosted by Dr. Richard Louis Miller on NPR affiliate KZYX. http://mindbodyhealthpolitics.org/

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