We are urging a vote for Maureen ‘Mo’ Mulheren for 2nd District supervisor.
Ms. Mulheren has been a Ukiah City Council member and city mayor but as a supervisor she will be able to effect change in areas that the Ukiah City Council can’t: specifically the human needs of local residents, from homelessness, to foster care to mental health programs. Ms. Mulheren is a dedicated public servant and she is the only candidate who announced her candidacy for supervisor long before the incumbent announced he would not run. You can find her at almost every community event, some of which she sponsors herself.
Ms. Mulheren is endorsed by a broad coalition, including organizations like the Mendocino Women’s Political Caucus, SEIU Local 1021, the Sierra Club, North Bay Labor Council, Teamsters Local 856, North Bay Realtors and a long list of local people including retired Sheriff Tom Allman. You can find her list of endorsements at mo4mendo.com/endorsements.
Ms. Mulheren is a good listener and she engages with the public on a daily basis. She has experience tackling some of the county’s biggest problems. As a city council member she has overseen the building of 143 new housing units within the city, housing of all types, from low income to market rate. She sees people stuck in subsidized housing who could be moving to modest home purchases if they were available, and opening subsidized housing for those now homeless. On homelessness she sees the need for a shift in the conversation to a more compassionate point of view, and has some good ideas on how to improve services while getting law enforcement out of the picture and sees improving services to the mentally ill as rethinking centralized services in some cases.
Ms. Mulheren has also pushed the city of Ukiah for more transparency on its web site, with easily read budget documents and detailed explanations of all city projects. Overall, we like Ms. Mulheren’s refreshing take on the issues that the county seems to be bogged down in. She is a leader, and we think she will make a difference at the county level.
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