MCA Memo & Recommendations for 10-17 Supervisors Meeting

In advance of the Board of Supervisors Meeting on October 17, MCA has prepared and submitted a memo on the following item:


We also want to draw your attention to the following item:

  • Item 3q – “Adoption of Resolution Waiving Building Permit Violation/Penalty Fees for Eligible Amnesty Building Permits for the Period of November 1, 2023 to November 1, 2024.” (CLICK HERE for Agenda Materials)

From the Materials:

The Amnesty Program provides for all investigative and penalty fees to be waived.*

Self-report unpermitted residential or commercial buildings (i.e. home, garage, carport, green house, hoop house, barn, storage building etc.) and obtain permits from the County of Mendocino Department of Planning and Building Services and have the investigative and penalty fees waived. Permit cost will only be for staff time to review and issue the permit as well as current construction costs. Please note that fire district approval, as well as water and septic approval may still be required for permit issuance. The Assessor’s Office will assess structures, gener- ating revenue benefiting the County, Cities, Local Schools, and Special Districts.

*Amnesty does not apply to any structure that has already received a “Red Tag”, Confirmed Complaint, or Notice of Violation from Code Enforcement.

We fully support the adoption of this program, which is on the Consent Calendar (a section of the Board agenda which usually passes with little or no opposition).

If you support our recommendations, you can use the following instructions to make either written or verbal comments.

To make a written comment, you must make one for each agenda item you want to address.


If you would like to attend the BoS meeting in person, it begins at 9AM. The address is 501 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah, CA, 95482. Items are usually heard in the order listed in the agenda, but not always.

To make a verbal comment there are two options:

Option #1 – ZOOM during the BoS Meeting

Board Meetings Begin at 9AM. Use the “raise hand” feature when Public Comment is called for each relevant item.

CLICK HERE to Join Zoom Webinar

Zoom Webinar ID: 862 2681 5291 

Zoom Phone Number (if joining via telephone): 1 669 900 9128


Option #2-Voicemail

Voicemail comments will not be played back during Open Session, but are immediately available to the full Board of Supervisors upon submittal


  1. Call (707) 234-6333 to leave a voice message, up to 2 minutes
  2. Leave your full name and the agenda item upon which you are making a comment.

Please also feel free to email your District Supervisor, or all Supervisors, with your comments!

(Be sure to include the items that you’re writing about in your Email Subject)


District 1 – Glenn McGourty mcgourtyg@mendocinocounty.org

District 2 – Mo Mulheren mulherenm@mendocinocounty.org

District 3 – John Haschak haschakj@mendocinocounty.org

District 4 – Dan Gjerde gjerde@mendocinocounty.org

District 5 – Ted Williams williamst@mendocinocounty.org

All Supervisors: bos@mendocinocounty.org

Every voice raised makes a difference. 

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