Board of Supes – 5/20: Architect Hired for New Adult Correctional Facility

The Board of Supervisors held a brief meeting this week, with a modest agenda. At every meeting of the Board, time is set aside for Supervisors to report on activities they have engaged in during the previous week as part… Continue Reading


Board of Supes – 5/13: EDC Says Economy Improving

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday received a report from Mark Lascelles, of the Shasta County Economic Development Corporation. It was modestly encouraging, and contained a cautionary tale within. The national economic environment is tepid; companies are not expanding and… Continue Reading


Board of Supes – 5/7: Emergency Declaration on Drought

The Board on this day received a report from Lori Scott, Treasurer of the County, on Investments for the quarter ending March 31. This dry-seeming report provides an interesting look at the management of revenues by public agencies. The county… Continue Reading

Board of Supes – 4/22: Library Report; Sundial Bridge Celebration; Keswick Water; Pot Grant

In a light meeting on this day, the Board of Supervisors received the annual report of the Shasta Public Libraries, delivered by Kimberly Niemer, Director of Community Services for the City of Redding. The Library Report included information from the… Continue Reading


Board of Supervisors 4/8: County Mental Health Money; ACID Water Transfer; Blood-borne Disease Prevention Project

On April 8, the Board of Supervisors transferred $1.8 million to meet increased costs for county mental health services. The Board conducted a public hearing to make budget adjustments in the Health and Human Services Agency. In 1991 the state… Continue Reading

Board of Supervisors 3/18: Medical Marijuana Cultivation; The Women’s Fund Presentation; Water Use Agreement with McConnell Foundation

The subject at this day’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors was the proposed county ordinance relating to Medical Marijuana Cultivation. That ordinance (SCC 2014-2) was adopted on January 28, 2014. It would outlaw marijuana cultivation outdoors altogether, Continue Reading

Board of Supervisors 3/11: Short-staffed Shasta County Farm Services Agency; Lassen Backcountry Stewardship Plan; Consent Calendar

The Board of Supervisors on this Tuesday acted to protect a $24 million industry. At the request of Supervisor Pam Giacomini, the Board approved a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning the recently established Emergency Conservation Program. The… Continue Reading

Board of Supes 2/25: Mid-Year Budget Report; End of Declaration of Emergency for Mobile Home Explosion; Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District Report

The Board of Supervisors on this day received a Mid-Year Budget Report from Bebe Palin, Fiscal Chief, and began the first steps to prepare the 2014-15 Budget. In general, the news was good, with most Departments reporting little variance from… Continue Reading