Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 10, 2004 · Page 16
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Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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16-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2004 WEATHER THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL 3-DAY FORECAST TODAY Sunny and warm. TONIGHT Clear. THURSDAY Sunny and warm. FRIDAY Mostly sunny. SUN AND MOON REGIONAL WEATHER CALIFORNIA CITIES Sunset tonight 6:15 p.m. MiMMMttm^WMftC^-"*' '^''^mttjl WHt" r MODnnOTIOoay ........ iO:94 p.m. Moonset today 8:36 a.m. »*• MOON PHASES Last New First Full Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Mar. 28 Apr. 5 ALMANAC Uklah through 2 p.m. Tuesday Temperature Low ....;.'.....:......:.;:. 84° 45° .:;;;;;;.:.;;;;;.....:.. 82° Normal low .................................... 41° RWOW ntfln ..............;..... 86° tn 1934 Record low ...................... 26° in 1935 Precipitation 2*h» to 2 p.m. Tue. .................; 0.00" Month to date ............................ 0.17" Normal rflbrtth to data ...... .......... 2.03" Season to date ........................ 31.42" Last season to date ................ 29.72" Normal season to date ............ 31 .57" All forecasts and maps provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2004 City flftsn Antioch Today Hi/Lo/W 80/49/5 ,.. Atascadero 82/46/s KiBSjm"" """Twa^" Barstow 87/55/s Big Suf *'-">"'' JWSOfS- Bishop 74/34/s Burbank _ 82/58/s__ Carpentaria 74/51/s Chico p ^ 78/49/s Death Valley 92/56/s 76/55/s 63/42/s 76/50/s Modesto 78/48/s Mdfifovla" ' •" 83/59/r Monterey 75/49/s Thu. Hi/Lo/W Encinitas Eureka Fresno Gllfoy "•".'•""'•-'"'f Indio 95/63/s IfVfhe° "75/56/9 v ; Hollywood 82/60/s L8Ke Afrovvheaff" 69/37/f" Lodi 77/47/s 76/50/S 81/43/S 82/51/s 73/33/s 84/54/s 77/48/s 75/588T 77/49/s 87/50/S 76/53/s 60/40/s 78/52/s 93/53/s "7475471 82/55/S Long Beach 80/59/s Lb^AriSeteS 78/60/s Mammoth 57/24/s 80/46/s 69746/r 83/54/s 182/58VI 63/23/s 78/46/s '84/53/s 73/49/s City HXKKK — "' Napa Needles Ontario Oxnard Pasadena FdffioM^'" Potter Valley Riverside &X3X1&SSS aSCTeuTK Salinas Today Hi/Lo/W 90/63/S 74/5&7S 86/58/S 83/8TW" 75/54/s 83/57/S 8B/55/8 80/43/S 86/58/S 80/50/S San Diego SiHfiTOIWB ' San Francisco 72/58/S San Luis Obispo SlffRaSir 71 ' Santa Ana 77/52/s '80/S1/& 79/49/s Santa Cruz Santa Rosa S:LiKi tailor Stockton TitWeVallay 1 " Torrance Vi6av1lle : ' Vallejo VlrtNuys ' Visalia WillitS ' Yosemite Valley Yreka'"'"""""""• 78/57/s 7em& 79/50/S 75/591 80/46/s S8/23/S 76/46/S 77/58/s 79/49AS 80/47/s 85/58/3 77/47/s 80/4178' 69/40/s 69/32/s Thu. HI/Lo/W 76/447S 86/54/s TO/WAI 84/54/s 75/51 /s 83/54/s B6/47/S 76/44/s KJ«9« 84/54/s 72/49/s 76/56/s r W80»l' 71/53/S 78/45/s 74/47/8 83/55/s 76/50/s 80/57/8 76/45/S "eO/26/s 80/46/s 60/26/s 80/56/s 78/49/8 74/46/s 84/50/s 76/46/s 76/43/S 68/31/s 64/33/s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r- rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, l-ice. Lake Mendoclno - Lake level: 741.67 feet; Storage: 75,441 acre-feet (Maximum storage 122,500 a9re-feet) Inflow: 318 cfs Outflow: 112 cfs Air quality - Ozone: .048 ppm (State standard .090 ppm) Carbon monoxide: .70 ppm (20.0 ppm) Nitrogen dioxide: .020 ppm (.25 ppm) d.^ yikiah $ijj^^^ ...,•-•• -• • \?&§M3ii!L$&itiM!^kS!!M^ Serving all faiths with Caring and Compassionate Service ,.•••- - *^ >• #* V r* •rftf E m*±*W tW'1'J"*'jrt"r<£' Budget Continued from Page 1 .July 1, on top of the $600,000 .already projected in the current fiscal year. v Tuesday's meeting is only •the beginning. County departments are expected to return periodically with updates to supervisors in the coming months. In June, the county will present the board with a draft budget. Following the release of the state's 20042605 budget, supervisors will then return to the draft, and conduct public hearings to finalize the county's budget. County departments give real life implications of budget cuts Leaders of the county's Transportation, Probation, Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office, Mental Health, Public Health and Jjiocial Services departments presented analyses of state cuts. In an effort to seek direction from supervisors, the leaders presented checklists of concern for programs that will suffer under state cuts. They also offered means - or lack of means - to trim their departments. ! Under state proposals, the Bounty transportation depart- ipent would lose Proposition 42 funds - $776,000 in the next fiscal year on top of $724,000 lost in the 20032004 year - halting over $5.8 million worth of traffic and bridge projects. Director of Transportation Eugene Calvert told supervisors potholes would be left unfilled. 1 In a Powerpoint presentation, Sheriff Tony Graver and Undersheriff Gary Hudson Emphasized the Sheriff's Office is already burdened with a crowded jail and the state elimination of a $537,000 grant. Craver said cuts to the department's approximate $19 million budget were impossible; if necessary, reductions could only be made by cutting patrol services. "I have no fluff to give up," Craver said. Under various state proposals for the next fiscal year, the Sheriff's Office also could be hurt with the elimination of jail booking fee reimbursements and either reduced funding or elimination of the Citizens' Options for Public Safety program, which costs the county over $100,000 to administer. In a quick speech to supervisors, District Attorney Norm Vroman mentioned three grants administered by the Male that could lead to decreased funding in his department, which has a $2.9 rttUUon budget for the current fiictl yew Vroman then added that the District Attorney's Office had acquired $462,500 in unpro- jected revenue to date. Those funds are allocated under the condition that the county prosecutes cases assigned at the federal level, said Al Roman, administrative divisional manager for the District Attorney's Office. Regarding the Public Health department, Director Carol Mordhorst addressed the state's proposed enrollment caps on preventive health programs that she said would increase other county medical costs. She also mentioned the proposed cuts to Medi-Cal funding and asked supervisors to beware of hurting the department more, in anticipation of impending emergencies, namely the arrival of the West Nile Virus. "I just want to have that be on the board's radar screen," Mordhorst said. With possible state cuts to the welfare-to-work program CalWORKs and In-Home Support Services program funding, Allison Glassey of the Social Services department presented a list of the thousands of families and individuals who will be affected in the county. Glassey asked supervisors to set up a reserve fund specifically for Social Services. In her presentation, Mental Health Director Beth Martinez proposed over $1.5 million in possible savings for restructuring the Mental Health department to deal with cuts, including staff layoffs, elimination of clinician positions and reducing the number of days a week clients can receive services. The Probation department also presented information on the potential impacts of state takeaway, including the Oct. 1 elimination of TANF funding, which is used to provide prevention, treatment and incarceration for juvenile offenders. The Board of Supervisors discusses overall county and department concerns Supervisors discussed whether state cuts that would affect vital programs should be absorbed by the individual departments that administer those services or across the county's funds. Andersen recommended three losses should be spread county wide: the $1.8 million loss in ERAF, or educational revenue augmentation fund, the $500,000-plus grant expected to be cut for the Sheriff's Office, and $11,000 of cuts to the Agriculture department. Supervisors discussed whether the lost sheriff's funding could come from the county s "rainy day" reserve. Second District Supervisor Richard Shoemaker and 3rd District Chairman Hal Wagenet argued in favor of it. Fourth District Supervisor Patti Campbell said she didn't want to dip into the reserve, given the possibility of future hard financial times. Supervisors reviewed a presentation by the CAO and auditor-controller of the myriad possible cuts to county services due to state takeaway and picked out areas they wanted to be especially careful in handling in later budget discussions. Shoemaker said he was concerned with the projected $946,030 savings from alterations to In-Home Support Services program in the Social Services department, saying it will be a "volatile" issue. Supervisors were also reluctant not to backfill a projected $335,000 loss in TANF funding for juvenile probation. "If it's a program that a buck spent today will save us seven in a couple of years because that person will not be a felon ... then I think this board ought to really very closely examine the ripple of that, and I would move it in a category that we would consider funding locally," Shoemaker said. Wagenet said one of the issues supervisors will have to Triplets of BelleviHe PG1 Starsky & Hutch A-.OO. Hidalgo ~ The Passion Of Christ 3:50 c«!l thMUr rMonllng lor wtwelclulr [ «cc«MlimilylnlonnatkKi t liqnature Theatres UKIAH l_! S SI,llr SI.. I kl Starsky & Hutch Daily: 5:00,7:45 Matinees: Wed 12:30,2:50 NO PASSES The Passion of the Christ Daily: 4:25,7:05 NO PASSES Matinees: Wed 1:30 Hidalgo Hailu' A'1fl 7'flfi UuliyiH.IU) r <Uv IJA PAOOCO Twisted Daily: 4:50 NO PASSES | Matinees: Wed 12:40,2:45 House of Sand & Fog Tue & Wed 7:30 NO PASSES decide is whether the county wants to focus on reactive or preventive services. "In the most serious of times you have to support your emergency room rather than your nutritional education program ... in other words, it's your last line of defense that you have to keep," Wagenet said. Fifth District Supervisor David Colfax, however, became frustrated by the entire budget process the supervisors and staff had employed Tuesday, mentioning that the board was not set- ting priorities by merely reviewing the cuts without setting up a rating for each item. He described the process as advancing the state's "political agenda," as the bulk of discussion was reactionary to proposals in Sacramento. "We are reacting, reacting, reacting instead of being proactive, proactive, proactive," Colfax said. Read about it in the Daily Journal - i...H jUN IhUHSSHOWIIMQS MARCH 2004 Spring Home &c Garden 2OO4 Don't miss the opportunity to target potential customers with this timely and informative section, featuring photos and stories on the home and garden scene. Publishes Sunday, March 28th in The Ukiah Daily Journal Tuesday March 30th in the Journal Sampler And on our Website ukiahdailyjournal com Space/copy deadline: March 17th 5pm Call your account executive today for more information on this specialized publication. The Ukiah 468-3500

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