While the leadership of Mendocino County continues to “stay the course,” the workers, business owners and residents want a new direction.
We care about the future of our community and have a genuine need for change and economic recovery.
More than one quarter of the county’s workforce has disappeared.
Many workers continue to lose about 50% of their paychecks, which means people who take jobs don’t stay long because they can't provide adequately for their families.
It is unsustainable to the community.
With a staggering 14% unemployment rate, and with 20% of the population living below the federal poverty line, Mendocino County residents have been devastated by the recession as living-wage jobs have fled the region.
Mendocino County government is the biggest employer in the county and yet continues to cut and whittle down good jobs to temporary or contracted-out positions.
We believe that the Board of Supervisors should be more open about their finances and respectful to the taxpayers and residents.
In the last few years, the top officials in the administration have not been as open and accountable to us as they should have been, as is illustrated in a recent Grand Jury report.