Can Shasta County’s New Hand-Count System Comply With Secretary of State’s Ballot Hand-Count Rules?

In a move likely to impact Shasta County voters and election procedures directly, California’s Secretary of State Shirley Weber is seeking to clarify and adopt regulations governing manual tallies of election ballots. Such regulations, Weber explains, will “provide clear and… Continue Reading


Shasta County Meeting Highlights: Proposed Shooting Range Misses Its Mark, Supes Hire New CEO, Union Workers Await Final Word

A circus atmosphere, complete with sideshow barkers collecting recall petitions, angry Millville Plains residents airing grievances, and honking motorists on Court Street showing support for striking county workers greeted attendees gathering Tuesday for the third evening meeting of the Shasta… Continue Reading


Welcome to the 19th Century: Shasta County Plans to Bring Back Hand-Counted Election Ballots

Shasta County Elections Department administrators and staff are scrambling to pack up and return leased Dominion Voting Systems Inc. machines, precinct voting kiosks, printers, sorters, optical readers, computers, memory cards and other assorted paraphernalia following the March 28 decision —… Continue Reading


Governor Signs 25-Year Gaming Compact With Redding Rancheria. Up to 2 Gaming Facilities Allowed on Permitted Tribal Lands

On behalf of the state’s Gambling Control Commission, California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a new, 25-year tribal gaming compacts with the Redding Rancheria and the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians. Redding Rancheria’s previous gaming compact was most recently amended… Continue Reading


Shasta Supes Vote 3-2 to Scrap Machine Votes in Favor of Hand Tally for Election Ballots

For the third time in as many months, Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors upheld a 3-2 vote Tuesday to scrap the county’s Democracy Suite 2.2 ballot counting system leased by Dominion Voting Systems of Denver, Colo., in favor of a… Continue Reading


If Final Background Check Clears, Supervisors May Introduce CEO Tuesday. Voting Machine Contracts Revisited

Pending the background check results, Shasta County Supervisors may announce Chriss Street is the county’s new Chief Executive Officer following an 8 a.m. closed session, and prior to the start of their 9 a.m. regular open session meeting. Both meetings… Continue Reading


Former Shasta County Executives Flocking to Private Industry

It appears Shasta County’s loss is private industry’s gain. Former District 1 Supervisor Joe Chimenti and Jaclyn Disney, previously Director of Housing and Community Action Programs for the county, have each found employment with Emergent 3D, a cutting-edge construction company… Continue Reading


Shasta County Supervisors Face Weighty Matters Tuesday With Packed Agenda

Following a weekend punctuated by special closed-session meetings to interview prospective candidates for the position of County Executive Officer both Saturday and Sunday, Shasta County Board of Supervisors will take up several other weighty matters beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday… Continue Reading