MCA Memos re: Portal Extension, Equity and State Grant Funds

CLICK HERE for memos MCA has prepared for the following agenda items being discussed tomorrow 10-05-2021 at the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meeting:

  • Public Expression – Portal Process Extension Request
  • Item 3a – State Grant Funds for Transitioning Provisionals to Annuals
  • Item 3b – Equity Program Reform

In our first memo, we share results from our Portal Process Survey and urge the Board to extend the Portal window until at least December 31, 2021. ** If you have had a rough time with the Portal, we strongly suggest writing the BoS at bos@mendocinocounty.org and The Clerk of the Board at cob@mendocinocounty.org with the Email Subject: “Public Expression 10-05-2021” to request that they extend the Portal window!

On Item 3a we provide recommendations for both incorporating stakeholder input to the Grant application process and specific fund allocation suggestions. 

Regarding the Equity Program Item 3b, we are grateful that the MCP has heard the community’s feedback and is recommending revisions to the program that will create essential efficiencies and streamlining to ensure that applicants can get their funds faster.

CLICK HERE to read the memos!

If you agree with our recommendations on these items, please email bos@mendocinocounty.org and cob@mendocinocounty.org to let them know you support MCA’s proposals, referencing the appropriate Item # in the Subject of your email. 

The messages that have the most impact will include a few sentences about how these issues impact YOU directly.  Feel free to share your story!

If you would like to sign up to provide a verbal comment during the meeting, CLICK HERE.

Or, you can pre-record a spoken comment that will be played during the Board item by calling (707) 234-6333. When leaving a voicemail please include your first and last name and the Board item you are commenting on (Public Expression, Item 3a or Item 3b). Voicemail comments are limited to 3 minutes. 

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