Drought is Coming

In case you haven’t noticed, the whole state of California—including Mendocino County—has been short on rainfall this year. Between October and March (the rainy season), Ukiah received less than half the normal amount for this time. People are comparing this year to 1977 when we had a major drought. If you lived in Ukiah in … Read more

Land Zoning and Water Use

The Williamson Act is a California law that allows the County to comply with an owner’s request to re-zone property as agricultural land, provided the owner is willing to commit to a ten-year term. This limits the property taxes the owner has to pay to be based on agricultural revenues, and prevents the land from … Read more