Week of January 31

Watch our Mendocino Voice interview tonight on Facebook Live!

It's been another busy week of campaigning and interviews! If you have not had an opportunity to meet me at a local event or one of my open door meetings, catch me online or on local radio to learn more about me, my experience, and my vision for Mendocino County:

Please share these dates and times with your friends or family who want to learn more!

Who's on Team Mo

As a candidate in a small community, many people want to know how you will vote on important topics. A few weeks ago I met with the Agriculture and Business Coalition and learned this week that I earned the endorsement of the North Bay Association of REALTORS®. It means a lot to be supported by other local business people. I look forward to meeting with them again in a few weeks to share more about my platform and the future of Mendocino County.

This week, Ukiah Mayor Doug Crane joined my growing list of endorsements. Mayor Crane is a dedicated, lifelong member of the community and has served on the Ukiah City Council for sixteen years. I'm honored to receive his support and belief in my leadership.

Additionally, this week we received endorsements from John Mayfield, Ben and Maggie Butler, Skinny Piranha, Lynsey Kelly, Anira G'Acha, Lynda Myers and Macci Morse. Will you join these community leaders in endorsing me?

Add my name to those publicly supporting Mo4Mendo!

This campaign isn't over! In addition to your public endorsement, our grassroots campaign can really use your financial support. 

Donate to Mo4Mendo campaign

Where I went?

Saturday morning, Andie and I helped out the Pac Out Green Team. These 45-minute clean ups are a great way to help beautify our community and see exactly what's happening where. We were cleaning up under the Russian River bridge at Talmage and there wasn’t too much trash but I did find a half a door out by the road way. It looks like CalTrans had placed large rocks underneath the bridge so people couldn’t sleep there but an individual had moved some just enough to have a place to lie down—if you are working that hard to sleep out in the rain you must really need shelter. There's no substitute for seeing these kinds of conditions first hand and I pledge to continue this approach as your Supervisor.

About two years ago a group of concerned community members came before the city council and asked us to stop spraying Round Up in the parks. The City and the group met and determined that they wouldn’t need to use herbicides if they had some help mulching to prevent weeds. Recently, we met to schedule the work plan for this year. Make sure you follow my Facebook page for upcoming volunteer dates!

On Sunday I hosted an Open Door Meeting and a Facebook friend came to talk to me about mental health and the service providers. He wanted to make sure I understood what role the subcontractors play under RQMC and to talk about ideas for the future of Measure B. I’ve had a conflicting meeting most times the COC has met recently but I was able to make the meeting on Monday. This week was the point-in-time count so I’m looking forward to seeing those results.

On Wednesday I met with the MTA board. Increased use of public transportation is so important to addressing climate change so I’m scheduling ride-alongs with people who have never ridden the MTA so they can learn how to use the app get familiar with the routes. Let me know if you’d like to join us!

Why I do what I do?

Today, I was honored to cut the ribbon at the Great Redwood Trail Grand Opening with Senator Mike McGuire and several of my local colleagues. A beautiful, two-mile walk/bike path through Ukiah's downtown, the GRT connects our community with active transportation and is a great start to making Ukiah more bike and pedestrian friendly and gets us one step closer to achieving our greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Don't forget to join us tonight on Facebook Live with the Mendocino Voice! Please share this with your friends and family to help us get the word out about our grassroots campaign.