Team Progressive Mariposa has been on hiatus thru most of the summer, except for an occasional board meeting and a get-together to work on our Bylaws. #FergusonFire caused everyone to lose a month, including us, and we’ve had to adjust our Fall schedule and reconvening accordingly.
We’d hoped to have a draft of our Bylaws ready for review in early August but that date has now been pushed out to SOON™. They are essentially ready for review, we just need to add some parts and pieces to make them more complete. We will definitely have them out before our next meeting on October 27th (yes, October 27th) so we can discuss at the meeting.
With the Bylaws, members in good standing (having paid dues) will be voting to ratify the Bylaws and will be able to serve… Continue reading
A debate between Tom McClintock, current CD04 Representative, and Jessica Morse, will be hosted by the Mariposa Gazette on September 23, 2018.
The event is to be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa High School.
The format for the debate will include an equal amount of time for each candidate to address the issues.
Greg Little, editor and co-owner of the Mariposa Gazette, will moderate.
There are a limited amount of tickets available for this debate. The campaign committees for the candidates will each receive 25 percent of the tickets. The remaining tickets (one-half) will be distributed by the newspaper.
To do that fairly, there will be a lottery established for the tickets. Persons are being asked to send their requests for debate tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at… Continue reading
#FergusonFire – GoFundMe for Braden Varney Family
The Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County began on Friday evening around 8:30pm and has consumed over
4000 9000 acres as of this writing. Sadly, a young firefighter lost his life while battling the blaze on Saturday morning. Braden Varney leaves behind his wife and 2 young children, and a huge community, all mourning this huge loss.
A Bereavement Fund for Braden’s family has been set up at GoFundMe. If you’d like to contribute, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/bereavement-funds-for-braden-varney to donate.
Mariposa Biomass Project Appeal Hearing Continues
An appeal was filed with the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors to rescind the Conditional Use Permit for the Mariposa Biomass Project. The Board began hearing the concerns of the Appellants at the July 10th meeting and had to adjourn before a decision was made. The continuation of the appeal hearing will continue on Tuesday, July 17, at about 11:00am.
From the Board’s Agenda for July 17, 2018:
Note that this project has gone through requisite State and County environmental review and public hearings prior to receiving the Conditional Use Permit from the Mariposa County Planning Commission on February 23, 2018.
The official Mariposa County website for the Mariposa Biomass Project is at https://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?NID=1729. If you have any questions about the project itself or the environmental review process it went through, you… Continue reading