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To thank all my supporters, I'm giving out classic Vote Mo stickers this month. Click the button below and we'll get one out to you next week.
Who's on Team Mo
Our campaign received several really big endorsements this week! We sat down with the Sierra Club Mendocino Group to discuss the future of Mendocino County and how we balance economic development and the environment and work together to protect the beautiful County we love so much. We are excited to have the support or our local Sierra Club chapter and look forward to working together.
Throughout the campaign, we have submitted questionnaires and attended interview panels and we are excited to announce that we received the endorsements of the North Bay Labor Council AFL-CIO and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 856. We stand with the working class of our community and are happy to have their support for our campaign.
We also received support from Sebastopol Councilmember Neysa Hinton, Gilbert Cox, John Patrick, Jason Caudillo, William French, Becky Parsons, Erin Moynahan, Darlene Schlerf and Mindy Keegan.
With the March primary election, we aim to win outright with 50% +1 of the vote. That means every single vote matters! We are depending on you to help us get out the Vote Mo message by telling your friends how important it is that they submit their ballots before the March 3rd deadline. If you haven't had the time to make an official endorsement, please visit our website so we can update our list:
Where I went?
On Sunday night, I was invited to a house party to talk to a group of concerned professionals who work with students. We talked about the challenges having to do with wages, housing and general awareness of community health including addiction and mental health issues.
On Martin Luther King Day I hosted an Open House at my office. Several people who had the day off came to talk about their concerns for the future of Mendocino County and to share their thoughts about how we can work together to improve our community. On Tuesday I attended the Board of Supervisors meeting and listened intently as the Board and community came to discuss the lack of available ambulances in our area. The City of Ukiah has a contract out for a study to determine what the service expectations and possible costs can look like. I look forward to seeing more data so we can figure out a collaborative, county-wide approach for the health and safety of our community. I also attended the board meeting for the Greater Ukiah Business Tourism Alliance. As with any organizational merger, there are a lot of discussions, but they are on the right track to create a stronger organization for our community to support local businesses. Tuesday evening Janet Pauli presented information about the Potter Valley Project to the Peregrine Audobon Society. Although I've seen her present on this topic several times, I always learn something new and I appreciate how much time she has dedicated to bring these updates to our community.
I attended the Measure B Committee, although these meetings are available on YouTube, I find it helpful to be present in the audience to get the most out of the meeting. Our community cares deeply about the mental health of our residents and we all want to ensure we are providing the resources our community needs. On Wednesday I traveled to Laytonville in the evening to the Cannabis Ad Hoc meeting at Harwood Hall. How we move forward with cannabis economic development will play a big role in the future of Mendocino County. It's important to learn the challenges so we can see how we work together to create improvements to the system for the overall benefit of everyone in the industry and our community.
This week I attended my League of California Cities Revenue and Taxation Legislative Committee in Sacramento. We had a presentation from CalPERS about their path forward and a lively discussion about policy goals and objectives for the 2020 legislative year. Following the meeting, I attended the Rural Cities mixer where I got to connect with councilmembers representing rural cities from across California.
Why I do what I do?
When I ran for city council in 2014, one of my primary goals was to improve communication between the City of Ukiah and residents and the City has made great strides in this area in the past few years. This week, you may have read the UDJ article about the updated City of Ukiah website and the streets tab. We now have a very specific tab on the website called "projects" so you can learn about the nuts and bolts of upcoming projects that the City is working on. The "streets" tab has been live for about four years and we have been taking feedback from the community to improve it so that it is more user friendly. I hope you will take a look and let me know what you think: Click here to go to the Ukiah streets tab! I hope to bring this same kind of transparency and community engagement to the Board of Supervisors budget process and operations.
It's the final Countdown! We have only SIX more Fridays and 39 days until the election!
Make sure you are registered to vote!
This week we will see you at our open door meeting on Sunday at 11am 104 N. School Street and at the Candidate Forum on Tuesday the 28th at 6pm at Ukiah Civic Center 300 Seminary Ave!
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