CLUB ACTIONS

 

  • Voted to send a letter to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) in support of SCORE’s request for a comprehensive audit of the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office. 

  • Voted to join the Grassroots Institute in a letter to the BOS to allocate funds from the American Rescue Act and the PG & E settlement for specific climate-related projects.  The BOS adopted the request. 

  • Voted to support the Mendocino Trail Stewards in their work to change the mission of Jackson Demonstration State Forest away from commercial logging and to creation of the Mendocino Coast Redwoods Reserve. 

  • Organized a postcard writing event to send 1200 postcards to Mendocino County targeted voters to support Governor Gavin Newsom and defeat the Republican Recall.  Mendocino County voted 70% in favor of retaining the Governor.  Voter turnout in our Club area was 84%.

  • Participated in the Celebration of Women Gaining the Right to Vote 101 Years Ago with the Mendocino County Women's Political Caucus and the League of Women Voters at the Kelley House Museum on August 21, 2021.

  • Participated in the Mendocino County Redistricting Advisory Commission's Public Workshop in lieu of our regular meeting on October 7.  Draft 12 below was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Club met in person on November 4 at Jughandle to talk about priorities for Club activism in local elections in 2022.  Subsequently, based on priorities, local election working groups were established.  See Volunteer page.

  • The Club Leadership Team met on November 11 and unanimously agreed to support Board of Supervisors Resolution 21 requesting the Governor conduct a SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF JACKSON DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST (JDSF) management practices.  The Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 21 on November 15.  (Sponsors: Supervisor Gjerde and Supervisor Williams)   

 

RESOLUTION NO. 21 

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REQUESTING SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF JACKSON DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST

 

WHEREAS, the science is convincing that our existential fight against climate change demands expanded effort to store carbon in the State's natural and working lands to remove it from the atmosphere; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors embraces the responsibility to mitigate the systemic risks climate change poses to humans and natural systems; and

 

WHEREAS, on October 7, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom, through an executive order, committed the State of California to a goal of protecting 30% of California's land and coastal waters by 2030; and

 

WHEREAS, in November, 2021, leaders of more than 100 countries, including the United States, held climate talks in Glasgow and President Biden pledged to end deforestation by 2030; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's executive order directs the State's Natural Resources Agency to draw up a plan by February 1, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino has an integral role to play in helping the State achieve its 30 by 30 climate goal encouraged by California's Climate Change Scoping Plan for local governments to adopt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% below 1990's levels by 2020, 40% below 1990's levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990's levels by 2050; and

 

WHEREAS, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted commercial Timber Harvest Plans for Jackson Demonstration State Forest based on goals not yet refreshed to reflect the State's recent climate commitments and has commenced logging; and

 

WHEREAS, science-based forest management is vital to bolstering long term forest health, improving forest resiliency from wildfire, protecting wildlife habitat and riparian corridors; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino respects the guidance of Mendocino's indigenours people, many of whom are calling to prioritize carbon sequestration and in-forest storage, preservation and protection of Native American cultural heritage, equitable access to public lands, and the protection of California's rare and endangered species; and

 

WHEREAS the State of California should ensure there is no inconsistency between Jackson Demonstration State Forest management goals and the adopted State of California climate change commitments.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors urges Governor Newsom and the State's Natural Resources Agency to include any climate impacts of commercial logging on State lands in drawing up the plan to protect 30% of California's land use and coastal waters by 2030, and to publish a science-based report that evaluates carbon sequestration capacity and wildfire resiliency of current management practices, as well as alternate management scenarios, of Jackson Demonstration State Forest; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors strongly urges Governor Newsom to align Jackson Demonstration State Forest management goals with the adopted State of California climate change commitments, and to do so in a way that enhances the wide-ranging scientific, recreational and economic opportunities offered by Jackson Demonstration State Forest.

  • Presented a Forum on the Future of our Coast Hospital

Watch the Video Here

Review the Chat Here

  • Candidates Asked for Our Endorsements:  The Club held Public Forums with candidates:

    • County Superintendent of Schools

      • Michelle Hutchins ​

      • Nicole Gentzler

      • Watch the video Here

    • Supervisor Ted Williams,  5th District

      • Watch the video Here

  • Voted Not to Endorse for County Superintendent of Schools

  • Voted To Endorse Supervisor Ted Williams, 5th District

    • Supervisor Williams is endorsed by ​

      • North Bay Labor Council & SEIU Local 1021

      •  Mendocino County Democratic Central Committee

"The Board of Supervisors interview team is also recommending incumbent Ted Williams for re-election in District 5. Ted is immensely knowledgeable on a wide array of issues facing the county. He is also highly analytical, energetic, transparent, and accessible to all his constituents. He has emphasized the lack of a living wage and affordable housing as linked to most of the difficulties the county faces. He knows how the county works and what is necessary to keep the county solvent in the future. He is a creative thinker whose expertise and determination to find workable solutions that make difficult situations better warrant our support for a second term."

  • Voted to  support the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors  Proclamation Supporting and Standing in Solidarity with The People Of Ukraine issued on April 5, 2022.

 

 

            

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