Weekly Update - March 16th , 2020

Did you know that my favorite day is Monday! 

The weekly newsletter will now be brought to you on Monday evenings. 

Who's on Team Mo?

The updated count at the Mendocino County Elections office is that we have 
1,835 votes and we are at 42.11% of the vote. I can't thank you all enough for supporting my campaign whether you live in my district or not I couldn't have done it without you. It does look like we are headed to a run off in November but I know I can lean on you to help me get the word out about the campaign and our fight for the future of Mendocino County. 
If you didn't have time to add your endorsement before the primary there is still plenty of time to add it now, here is the convenient link: 

Where I went??

I would really like to thank the Mendocino Voice for hosting an Election Night event at the Ukiah Brewing Company. This was a great way for friends and family to join with their candidates to hear the results. https://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/2020/03/03/2nd-district-supervisor-race-headed-to-runoff/
After Election Day it was business as usual with a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. Did you know that we are currently in the middle of planning for next year's budget. Its important that we proceed cautiously and responsibly in the next year to make sure we are meeting the needs of our community. 
We hosted a wonderful First Friday Art Walk with a new guest Elevated Events Mendo brought her special beverage bar. Our artist this month is Janet Rosen and she is showing an amazing show called "Conversing with the Dead" if you are downtown you must really stop in, my office is located at 104 N School Street. 
Last Saturday night Andie and I attended the Boys and Girls Club Crab Feed. We arrived a little early and asked how we could help so they said OK you are in charge of the purple kids team! We think we did an excellent job helping the kids get out the menu items to the guests before we joined our table for the live auction with Retired Sherrif Tom Allman. 
I attended the North Coast Rail Authority meeting on Monday. This organization is in a transition right now and its important that our local elected officials make sure that we are being proactive about the future of the railroad corridor. 
I have made a commitment to continue to attend the Board of Supervisors meetings. I am learning a lot about the current needs of the County to ensure that I am able to hit the ground running so that there won't be a lapse in leadership for the Second District come January 2021. 
One of the most exciting projects that I am working on is the planning for the Women’s History Celebration in August. A great group of women organizers got together to make plans for a gathering and a video showing at City Hall. Stay tuned for more info! 
The Health and Human Services Advisory Board meets monthly to discuss the health of our community. This month they discussed the Coronavirus, the Census as well as a potential Tobacco Retail License update that they plan to bring to the Board of Supervisors on the 24th. 
A very exciting meeting happened last week (I know, I know, I think every meeting is exciting) the City of Ukiah City Council and the Ukiah Valley Sanitation District met to discuss the refinancing of the Wastewater Treatment Bonds and the rate study that both agencies are currently undergoing. It is a first step in the long process of making sure we are all on the same page.
Friday was the Leadership Mendocino Agriculture Day in Potter Valley. It was a great opportunity to hear about the difference in farming today and for future generations. Here is a video from Facebook in case you have time to hear these diverse opinions. https://www.facebook.com/94379409706/videos/2825307454227118/
Sunday we had a chilly but fun Leprechaun Leap! Only a few brave souls joined us as we kept pace on the path between rain drops and sunshine. We are looking forward to a sunny walk in April. 

Why I do what I do? 

As you are all aware the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is what's on most people's minds this week. I created a group on Facebook so we can help get resources to families and individuals that may need them. https://www.facebook.com/groups/UkiahAreaNeighborHelpingNeighbor/

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