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Weekly Update #51 December 21, 2021

Hello Mendo!!

I am Mo. The Second District Supervisor for Mendocino County.

Each week I use the internet to provide you an update of what I am working on, this is not an exhaustive list rather an opportunity for you to comment or ask questions about a particular topic that may interest you and catch a glimpse of how one of the five Supervisors works on a variety of topics during any given week. I post this to my website at MaureenMulheren.Com, on Facebook and I would be happy to email it to you directly to your inbox. Please just let me know by emailing me at MulherenM@MendocinoCounty.Org and put "Add to email" in the subject line.

I don’t know how I missed it but I have to tell you I was able to attend the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball on Sunday the 12th for my first time. It was 

Nice to hear the speakers sharing about their experiences with legalization and of course to see some Mendo farms representing our local brands. 

On Wednesday Supervisor Gjerde and I started the ad hoc discussion about a CEO/CAO model for Mendocino County. We have had both in Mendo. The differences are really very minimal but the conversation involves around how much authority the Board of Supervisors allows the position to have and which things they play a more active role in. I would love to hear more about what the community thinks about this so I would love to see you at my Thursday morning Zoom to discuss.

Every Thursday  morning I start my day with Coffee and Conversation on Zoom. You can join at 7:15am the Meeting ID is 7079548230 and the password is LOCAL707

We continue to have the Mendocino Government and Business Leaders meeting monthly. This is local electeds and staff from the four cities and the County of Mendocino. Dr Coren was in the meeting so we could discuss the current covid rates and how businesses should prepare in advance for mask protests. Katrina from the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance with guidance from UPD and the City of Ukiah put together an information sheet for businesses. If you’d like more information please email Katrina at

We had our last meeting of the MSWMA. In case you haven’t read my other reports we have an Interim Director, Tom Varga that is looking for additional funding and ways to improve the organization and we will soon go out for a search to find a new Director. 

We have a quarterly RRWA/RRWQCB Lunch meeting. We receive an update on everything that’s happening in the Russian River Watershed Association. 

Thursday was a very important day it was the Crisis Residential Treatment opening tour. Although the licensing is not yet complete the construction is done. This will be an opportunity for our local residents to have a place to stay either before or after needing a 5150 hold. They can stay for up to 30 days as a transition. It’s a home like facility. I have photos on my Facebook page @ Mo4Mendo 

Unfortunately our Workforce Alliance of the North Bay on Friday had to be cancelled due to lack of quorum. 

My Planning Commissioner has to resign so on Friday I met with a potential candidate. 

On Saturday we had the fifth annual Santa Stomp. It’s just a fun walk on the Great Redwood Trail we do near Christmas. We wear ugly Sweaters. Hope you will join us next year! 

On Monday I did my second annual Holiday Food Drive. I do a pantry food drive twice a year for my Birthday in June and right before Christmas. The Ukiah Food Bank clients love the variety that food drives offer. It’s great that they have the funds to buy the staples but these extra items bring more variety to the offerings that they have. If you’d like to participate just send me an email or Facebook message. I go to the food bank a couple of times a week so I’m always happy to drop something off for you. You just need to put it on your porch and I’ll come and grab it. 

Tuesday afternoon I had a meeting with Martin Mileck from Cold Creek Compost about upcoming State regulations and how we can incorporate more Mixed Waste Organics in to our waste stream. I love talking trash!

I hope you all are having a great week. I can’t believe we have one more week of this year! 

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