Mendocino TV News Jan 22nd 2014

mendocino county sealThe Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enact a special drought ordinance this week.

The ordinance was recommended by a special ad-hoc committee of the board including members Carre Brown and Dan Hamburg. Now this new county ordinance will ask residents to voluntarily cut their current water usage by 20%.

City Manager Linda Ruffing reported that Ft. Bragg actually has a surplus of water available and is actually selling water to needy customers.

Dollar.An appeal has been filed by Developer Robert Affinito after the Ft. Bragg Planning Commission denied him a Coastal
Development Permit to construct a Dollar Tree Store on property he owns at the corner of South Street and South Franklin Street.

Humeky booking photo41 yr. old Ft. Bragg resident Joel David Humecky was arrested for attempted murder and domestic violence in a case that unfolded on November 2nd.


Redwood Soccer fieldsMendocino TV News did a report on the state of the playing fields on the Mendocino Coast and their need for restoration.

Here’s the latest. At the Fort Bragg City Council Meeting,  Community Development Director Marie Jones announced City Staff member Jennifer Owen found an HRP grant from The Mendocino Council of Governments

HRP funding is provided to create or rehabilitate parks. Funds are non-competitive and are awarded on a per-bedroom basis for affordable units permitted during the Designated Program Year.

Noyo BridgeThe Draft Noyo Harbor Municipal Services Review is available in the local library and at The Harbor District Offices

Looking into the future, some opportunities for operational improvement identified by the District were, Creating a new marina area in lower flats to expand boat capacity, Implementing a breakwater to improve channel entrance safety, expansion of the District to capture a tax base from the existing harbor users. Expansion and improvements to the main pier for public access and commercial fishing users, and establishing a formalized responsibility of dredging and soil removal to be sole responsibility of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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