[This is how they will try and prevent us from opposing the population-center slaughterhouse... What's next, "Right To Retail" so we can't protest Walmart expansion? Hardly any precedence for this anywhere in the country. Why us? Why now? This is nothing but a Chamber of Commerce / Employers Council / Realtors / Builders Exchange sucker punch. -DS]
From AVA PETERSON
It has come to my attention that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors intends to vote on a Mendocino County “Right to Industry” Ordinance on December 10, 2013. This ordinance has now been revised by “County Staff” and will be presented to the Board for a vote on December 10th.
The Mendocino County CEO just initiated a 6-Day Public Comment Period which ends on December 10, 2013. The CEO lists various “Stakeholders” forgetting to include Mendocino County Residents, the major stakeholders, in its quest for public comments.
This “Right to Industry” Ordinance (which reads like an “Industry Protection Racket”), would protect current and future industrial operations from complaints by neighbors for a wide variety of problems that should be addressed on the local level by our supervisors who are elected to represent the interests of all the people of Mendocino County.
The information below was forwarded to me on December 4, 2013. I am making the assumption from the information below that the “Public” is not considered a “Stakeholder” by the Mendocino County Executive Office or the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.
Please note that your feedback or public comments should also be directed to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.
Note also that only “certain Stakeholders” have been advised of this public comment period.
See their latest draft of the proposed “Right to Industry” Ordinance. See Draft.
This is just an FYI for you… I hope that you will make sure that the public knows about this public comment period & Board Meeting Date.
|Subject:||Your Feedback is Requested for the Proposed Right to Industry Ordinance|
|Date:||Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:34:02 -0800|
|From:||Mendocino County Executive Office <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||Mendocino County Executive Office <email@example.com>|
Ukiah Chamber of Commerce
Willits Chamber of Commerce
Fort Bragg Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development and Financing Corporation (EDFC)
North Coast Builder’s Exchange
North Bay Association of REALTORS (Local Chapter)
The Mendocino Winegrowers Inc.
Mendocino Redwood Company
Your feedback is requested on this proposed ordinance during a 6-day comment period, which begins today, December 4, 2013, and will close Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Please send all feedback from your organization to Brandon Merritt in the Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with subject line “Official Feedback for Proposed Right to Industry Ordinance.” You also may fax the Executive Office at 707-463-5649 or send official comments via mail to: Mendocino County Executive Office, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1010, Ukiah, CA 95482.This proposed ordinance is scheduled to go before the Board of Supervisors onTuesday, December 10, 2013. Please see the published Board agenda at http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos/meetings/PublishedMeetings.htm for the most up to date timing of this item next Tuesday.