Blogs

Essential Public Information Hour - October 1, 2023

Celebrating the 1st day of California's WATER YEAR in a pre-recorded program (our regular Water Issues Report has been postponed due to technical difficulties).  Great opportunities for public involvement and participation:  

COMMUNITY TOOL BOX — Free public service from the University of Kansas:

        https://ctb.ku.edu/en

Clear Lake Draft Emergency Regulations (Hitch Protection) — California Water Boards:

        https://waterboards.ca.gov/clearlakehitch/

Senior Moments - September 28, 2023

Continuing our survey of intersecting community issues, focusing on aspects of state public health and safety reforms:

"Legislature passes Newsom's Proposal to retool the Mental Health Services Act"

https://californiahealthline.org/news/article/legislature-passes-newsoms-proposal-to-retool-mental-health-services-act/

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Essential Public Information - September 24, 2023

As the County government begins to shift operations for compliance with new state programs regarding mental illness, homelessness, and substance use disorders -- in a combined effort (9/27/23 Lakeport "Town Hall" at the Soper Reese Theater), we discussed several resources for understanding basic mental health issues that are being recognized in every rural community today:

Mad in America - Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice

        https://www.madinamerica.com/

Essential Public Information - August 27, 2023

o Fire Safe Marin's "WILDFIRE WATCH" experts present "Tragedy in Maui - A Warning for Marin":  https://firesafemarin.org/#gsc.tab=0

o CalFIRE survey:  Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) seeks input on their new CWPP Toolkit project, supporting communities to develop effective CWPPs.  (Open to September 8, 2023):