Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Mendocino Board of Supervisors has been busy

Mendocino County has problems.
The county has a rampant drug problem that creates a massive crime rate for an area this rural. The economic infrastructure is something out of the 1970's, with no real plan in place to attract economic development. Above all else, nobody seems to care that the county is becoming, well, nothing. The county seat (Ukiah) is losing population, yet gaining small box retail; a bad, bad combination.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors had a chance to take the county in a logical, managed growth direction that promotes the positives of living in this beautiful part of the world. They had a chance this week, again, but figured they would vote on more important issues.

1) Give themselves a $20,000 raise. Apparently their old salary (which was about what I make now) was not justifiable. It takes serious work to fuck up an entire California county, and they would be dammed if they weren't going to vote themselves a fat raise.

2) Reaffirm the "limit" on marijuana to 25 plants and 2 pounds of the processed stuff. The medical marijuana advocates feel that their should be no limit to the amount of weed that the compassionate users dying of cancer use. Of course the reality is that those cancer victims represent about 3% of marijuana users, and what the advocates really want is for the families to continue to grow pot, poison kids, and destroy the community. Oh, and ignore the federal government.

3) Speaking of the federal government, the Board took up a resolution that was going to support the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney. Look out, the Mendo 707 Posse is in full effect! They actually voted to not act on the resolution, much to the chagrin of a group of anti-Dick people. Since I kind of teach Government, I'm still trying to figure out we are impeaching anyone for.

Thank God for the Mendo Board of Supes. Where would we be without them?
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