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Transparency and the Shasta County Supervisor: A Comparison of Disclosures

Editor’s note: New information has been added re Baron Browning, below. Transparency. The word has been on almost every candidate’s lips this midterm campaign season; a valorous but vague pledge to get to the bottom of things and root out… Continue Reading

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Departing Shasta County CEO Matthew Pontes Gets the Last Word

Judas came to mind Tuesday during the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. With stunningly duplicitous performances from the dais, supervisors Les Baugh, Tim Garman and Patrick Jones delivered phony-baloney farewells to CEO Matt Pontes, the very man whose life… Continue Reading

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Destructive Board Majority Wins Again: Shasta County Loses Distinguished, Embattled CEO

District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones got his wish. Tragically, Jones’ granted wish puts Shasta County in even greater peril. Matt Pontes, Shasta County’s CEO for just 26 months, disclosed to staff Wednesday that he will leave his position as the… Continue Reading

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County Health Officer’s Stay of Execution, or Inevitable Termination?

Les Baugh, Shasta County Board of Supervisors chair, missed the memo that yesterday marked the one-week anniversary of International Women’s Day. Instead, as per Baugh’s decree at the last meeting, the agenda targeted two exemplary, dedicated, highly respected female county… Continue Reading

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Locked Chambers Reveal Tale of Two Meetings: 1 Serious, 1 Circus, and Threats Continue

Tuesday morning Recall Shasta members got the circus they desired for their extra-special Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. It just wasn’t held exactly where they expected it. Because of a series of events following the supervisors’ Jan. 4 meeting,… Continue Reading