Haley Hickey graduated with Web Development Cohort 57. Before beginning my journey at NSS, I was working for a nonprofit called, Raise the Roof Academy. I love helping others whether it is through missionary work or creating. When a friend introduced me to software development, I realized that the tech field would allow me to continue my love for helping others but in a more creative way
Hey Fandom! Welcome back for another episode of Unplugged.. but this time your hosts Rick and Corrina are doing something a bit different. We sat down with award winning director, actor and producer Johnny Hickey to talk about his life, the challenge and everything in between. Johnny tells us a heart wrenching story about being a kid growing up on the wrong side of the tracks and making the wrong kind of decisions to then turn his life around after a nearly fatal accident in which he was not supposed to walk away from. Hickey turned his mistakes and experiences into his lifelong dream of being an actor, director and producer and decided to share his story with the world. Johnny also talks to us about his longtime friendship with Chris 'CT' Tamburello and David Burns of The Real World and MTV's The Challenge as well as how he became such close friends with the likes of Jordan Wiseley, Josh Martinez and many other Challenge stars. He goes into detail with us about a wild Bachelor Party night during CT's Wedding special, a crazy encounter with Cara Maria that had to be squashed during CT's wedding, his thoughts on CT's newest role as Rainsford in The Most Dangerous Game (and the movie as a whole), who The Challenge GOAT is, if he'd ever consider doing a season with CT, his many upcoming projects with various Challenge favorites and so much more. Johnny Hickey is the epitome of being down the wrong path, experiencing a life altering situation that turned him around and then grabbing ahold of life and taking it for all it has. Being able to have this conversation with Johnny was truly a blessing and we couldn't be more grateful for the time and lessons Johnny gifted to us. Don't miss this episode and make sure you check out Johnny's movies 'Oxy-Morons', 'Habitual' and keep an eye out for more information on his upcoming projects. Johnny Hickey IG: https://www.instagram.com/thejohnnyhickey/ Johnny Hickey Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnthanhickey Johnny Hickey IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2485488/ Monsters and Nightmares - 'Habitual': https://www.monstersandnightmares.com/movie/Habitual--dkRb6m Tubi - 'Habitual': https://tubitv.com/movies/693991/habitual?start=true Vudu - 'Oxy-Morons': https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Oxy-Morons/952505 Challenge Fandom Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/challengefandompodcast/ Challenge Fandom Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/Challenge_Fan_ Challenge Fandom Podcast Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@challengefandompod Challenge Fandom Podcast FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/thechallengefandompodcast Challenge Fandom FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thechallengefandom Challenge Trash Talk FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengetrashtalk CT - The Challenge FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctthechallenge TJ Lavin Fans FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tjlavinfans+ Derrick Kosinski Fans FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/derrickkosinskifans Lovely Ladies of The Challenge FB Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovelyladiesofmtvthechallenge --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thechallengefandom/support
Ryan Hickey from the Blue Horseshoe podcast stops by to preview Colts and Commanders. What was originally billed as Carson Wentz vs his former team is now the matchup of two similar quarterbacks that very much don't fit the Wentz or Matt Ryan mold. Who will come out on top in this matchup of wildcards at the QB position? To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ryan Hickey from the Blue Horseshoe podcast stops by to preview Colts and Commanders. What was originally billed as Carson Wentz vs his former team is now the matchup of two similar quarterbacks that very much don't fit the Wentz or Matt Ryan mold. Who will come out on top in this matchup of wildcards at the QB position? Plus, Logan and Craig break down who the Colts have been on tape, the challenges they present, and how Indianapolis might look different against Washington thanks to the QB change. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In honor of Spooky Season this is a review of the hit Netflix series, Dahmer: monster the Jeffrey Dahmer story. Starting with the background and psychology of the depraved, lonely cannibal portrayed by dynamic actor Evan Peters of American Horror Story fame guided by the words of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan who set out to tell the nightmare we all know in a new way that is as accurate as it is horrifying. Remember, the victims always come before the villain: Steven Hicks, Steven Tuomi, Jamie Doxtator, Richard Guerro, Anthony Sears, Ricky Beeks, Eddie Smith, Ernest Miller, David Thomas, Curtis Straughter, Errol Lindsey, Tony Hughes, Konerak Sinthasomphone, Matt Turner, Oliver Lacy, Joseph BradehoftTime stamps:Shut Up & Listen: 10:08Story: 14:15Email: JLEPOD@YAHOO.COMSources:Shut Up & Listen: https://youtu.be/borHnfBfkPgCriminal Psychologist interview: https://youtu.be/I2m0tM16uOY (his last name is Hickey not Hinkly, my bad)Inside Edition: Full Dahmer Interview: https://youtu.be/iWjYsxaBjBI
On today's 10-27-22 Thursday show: There is a new makeup trend to make it look like you are crying, a dad gets his daughter a cake to celebrate her first hickey, "cobwebbing" is the latest trend in dating, Martha Stewart says she would date Pete Davidson, a woman creates a cake that looks exactly like kitty litter, Elon Musk carried a sink into Twitter headquarters, Selena got her car back from the repair shop and new things are broken on it, and the Kanye fallout continues.
Whose your Haddady? Chicago's best morning radio show now has a podcast! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and remember that the conversation always lives on the Q101 Facebook page. Brian, Ali, & Justin are live every morning from 6a-10a on Q101. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Deirdre Molumby and Chris Wasser on this week's latest releases - The Banshees of Inisherin, Decision to Leave & Black Adam - Spoken Stories: Near Adelaide by Christine Dwyer Hickey - Mustard by Eva O'Connor, Balor Hall by Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair & Every Five Miles by Sinéad Collopy
It's British Champions Day, and the man for the big occasion, Frank Hickey, joins PK and Rory Delargy to run through the card, as well as a couple of other decent races at Leopardstown. If you'd like to take part in our next Punters' Panel episode, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org It's Weekend Tipping, coming to you straight "From The Horse's Mouth"... Enter Paddy's Pick Five from Thursday afternoon onwards, here: https://bit.ly/3VssMuf Read T&Cs here: https://bit.ly/3V5LkAl 18+ | begambleaware.com
Welcome back everyone and in this episode we sit down and talk to Brit Hickey and her journey into the outdoors! Brit's start didn't start at a young age and didn't learn until later in life. In her early 20s she picked up a bow and hasn't stopped since, now she works at the rack shack, teaching archery, and has taken a bunch on really nice bucks! Hope you guy's enjoy! Hit the follow button, rate and give the show a comment!BRIT'S INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/brit_hickey/Support the show
Joining as today's guest is Kay Hickey, Product & Efficiency Consultant at Zirc Dental Products.In this episode, we discussed: Hickey's background & her time at Zirc One of the things clients misunderstand about her/her role and how she handles it when it presents itself What kind of research she puts in to come up with the latest & greatest What are one of the tools for you that you have to have day-to-day To learn more about Zirc Dental Products please use the links below:- Website - LinkedInAlso, be sure to follow us on our social channels:- Website - LinkedIn - YouTube - Newsletter
Today Jon & Todd talk with bow shop manager, hunter & surfer, Brit Hickey. Brit shares how she got started hunting and how she made her way to working in the hunting industry. She also shares the story behind her Kentucky hunt and led to her success. The Seek Wilderness Podcast is hosted by Todd Freeman and Jon White and is your goto platform for outdoor adventures, storytelling, gaining basic knowledge of hunting, fishing, woodsman-ship and so much more. We are more than a hunting podcast! We focus on getting back to the roots of our ancestors by peeling back the layers of technology, high end gear and gimmicks to unleash the primal instinct that resides within the consciousness of every outdoorsman. Thank you so much for listening. PLEASE Hit The Follow Button Share The Show Rate & Comment Read Genesis 27:3 - Now then, get your equipment, your quiver and bow, and go to the open country to hunt some wild game for me. Follow Todd on instagram @U.P.Bowhunter Follow Jon on instagram @thehuntingchallenge Follow this podcast on Instagram @seekwildernesspodcast Follow Brittney on instagram @brit_hickey --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seekwild/support
NZ's very own Dr Hu took some time out from her Multiple Sclerosis and disability advocacy to chat to Penny about her incredible life. From having her whakapapa stripped from her birth certificate when she was adopted, to her surviving sexual assault and familial abuse, to discovering her various indigenous identities, to her fistful of academic qualifications, Dr Huhana has navigated through it all with a wide smile and laugh, and since 1996 in her wheelchair; The Tardis. Her story is the living embodiment of resilience, and her empathy for others be they disabled, trauma survivors, trans, indigenous or queer, is what drives her advocacy. Oh they get to menopause eventually, and the reproductive cycle in disabled women. Also includes a bitsflash for VNN. CW/TW: Talk of rape, child abuse, cancer, dioxin poisoning, abuse in care, eating disorders.https://centrepoint.co.nz/olive-copperbottomhttps://www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/vaccine-report-overview.asp (This has the latest vaccine reports as Penny is aware up to three deaths are suspected from the vaccine.) Support the show
In this episode, Dr. Carly Fabrizio (Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Physician at Christiana Care Hospital), CardioNerds Critical Care Series Co-Chair Dr. Mark Belkin (Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellow at University of Chicago) and CardioNerds Co-Founder Dr. Amit Goyal (Cleveland Clinic) join Dr. Gavin Hickey (Director of the AHFTC Fellowship and medical director of the left ventricular assist device program at UPMC) and Dr. David Kaczorowski (Surgical Director for the Advanced Heart Failure center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UPMC) for a discussion on post-cardiotomy shock. Audio editing by CardioNerds Academy Intern, student doctor, Shivani Reddy. Post-cardiotomy shock is characterized by heart failure that results in the inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass or develops post cardiac surgery. Patients who develop post-cardiotomy shock typically require inotropic support and may ultimately require temporary mechanical circulatory support. Post-cardiotomy shock carries a high mortality rate. However, early recognition and prevention strategies can help mitigate the risk for developing post-cardiotomy shock. The CardioNerds Cardiac Critical Care Series is a multi-institutional collaboration made possible by contributions of stellar fellow leads and expert faculty from several programs, led by series co-chairs, Dr. Mark Belkin, Dr. Eunice Dugan, Dr. Karan Desai, and Dr. Yoav Karpenshif. Pearls • Notes • References • Production Team CardioNerds Cardiac Critical Care PageCardioNerds Episode PageCardioNerds AcademyCardionerds Healy Honor Roll CardioNerds Journal ClubSubscribe to The Heartbeat Newsletter!Check out CardioNerds SWAG!Become a CardioNerds Patron! Pearls and Quotes - Post-cardiotomy Shock Weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass is an intricate process that includes: rewarming the patient, de-airing the cardiac chambers, ensuring a perfusing heart rhythm, confirming adequate ventilation and oxygenation, removing the intracardiac catheters and cannulas and slowly reducing the blood diverted to the cardiopulmonary circuit and returning it small aliquots to the patient. Much to monitor during the process! Assessing the risk for post-cardiotomy shock prior to going to the OR is important. Consider left ventricular, right ventricular, and valvular function, and don't forget about the value of hemodynamic assessments (pulmonary artery catheter evaluations) to ensure patients are adequately compensated. Close peri-operative monitoring of hemodynamics, hemo-metabolic derangements, and acid/base status can help identify patients who are failing therapy and may require upgrade to temporary MCS. RV assessment is challenging. Utilizing both imaging and hemodynamic evaluations can help understand which RV's will require more support. Multi-disciplinary discussions with a heart team approach prior to cardiac surgery are valuable in identifying high risk patients for post cardiotomy shock and discussing contingency plans if issues arise. Show notes - Post-cardiotomy Shock (drafted by Dr. Carly Fabrizio) How can we diagnose post cardiotomy shock?We can diagnose post cardiotomy shock as patients who are undergoing cardiac surgery that develop hypotension and or tachycardia with hypoperfusion and end organ dysfunction. How can assess the risk of developing postcardiotomy shock prior to going to the OR?LV systolic function is not the only evaluation of cardiac functionDon't ignore the RV!Valvular function must be evaluated in conjunction with LV/RV functionHemodynamics can be helpful prior to going to the ORFilling pressures and CO/CI evaluation --> the more normal range - the less risk of post cardiotomy shockIf going in more deranged --> more complications are likely to occurThink about what options are available post operatively if issues ariseInclude a multi-disciplinary discussions and planning prior to going to the OR ...
A new homefield advantage has been discovered. Leiting questions Mac Jones. Hickey questions the Bears' whole passing game. And the tin foil hats are brought out several times. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @MouthguardPod. Thanks for listening!
Craig Fowler, Craig Telfer and Duncan McKay beam about Scotland following Tuesday's 0-0 with Ukraine, the third positive result in six days and one with hugely beneficial implications for the future. Then they turn the clock back 19 years for No.4 in our Most Memorable countdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A stunning international break ends with a Scotland promotion to League A of the Nations League and with that comes a guaranteed play-off for Euro 2024... and we'll be seeded second for the qualifying draw! Hickey brilliant, Porteous superb, Hendry collosal, Adams unreal.... just all the boys. Host Andy Bargh welcomes Scotland's Swedish Adventure author John Bleasdale and Alan Risk of the @_Airforcewan Twitter page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's guest explores how changes in population may impact the overall housing market and also helps dispel some popular "urban myths" that many consider factual. He also believes that a lack of single-family and multi-family construction will keep the market healthy for investors and, while we may see a correction with rising rates, a full blown housing crash looks unlikely. Mark Hickey is the founder of 4M Rentals. He previously held roles as Economist/Director of Market Analytics for CoStar Group and was a Senior Financial Analyst for Winn Companies. Mark began his career as a fund accountant with Brown Brothers Harriman and JP Morgan Chase. Mark holds an MBA in real estate from Boston College and a BS in finance and economics from Syracuse University. Key Takeaway: While a flattening/modest decrease in home prices is likely, don't expect a full blown housing crash. A lack of construction in single-family & multi-family will keep the market healthy for both types of investors but a it will be harder for most investors to make high returns like the ones we saw from 2011-2019. How to Contact Mark: Mark can be reached via email at Mark.email@example.com or Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org. To review Mark's slides from today's discussion, please visit: https://youtu.be/mPElikMNbxM Are you REady2Scale Your Multifamily Investments? Learn more about growing your wealth, strengthening your portfolio, and scaling to the next level at https://www.bluelake-capital.com/ . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A look back at our 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival! The Morning Hack…If Zoom meetings make you cranky...using this hack will keep you in a better mood when you log out!! Ryan's work wife of 5 years, Kelly Ripa stops by! Ryan's Roses...her husband was on a work trip and when they Facetimed…she saw something she didn't like. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Deebs, Mads and Noah preview the huge Grand Final Clash against the Cats featuring Swans graet Peter Bedford and father of Tom Hickey, Mick Hickey. Lets Go Bloods!!!!!!
PK is joined by Matt Chapman and Frank Hickey to look through a bonus day of ITV action this week, with coverage of some good quality racing at Newmarket and Haydock. Fridays with Fran and regular Weekend Tipping will follow later in the week. If you'd like to take part in our next Punters' Panel episode, let us know by emailing email@example.com It's Friday ITV Tipping, coming to you straight "From The Horse's Mouth"... Enter Paddy's Pick Five from Thursday afternoon onwards, here: https://news.paddypower.com/horse-racing-news/ 18+ | begambleaware.com
There is new drill results out of Eloro's Iska Iska Project and Burin Gold's Hickey's Pond. Kenorland closes its financing. FPX Nickel prepares an updated mineral resource. Bunker Hill has acquired a ball mill. We'd like to thank our sponsors: Integra Resources is advancing the past-producing DeLamar Project in southwestern Idaho. The Company has continued to demonstrate resource growth and conversion through greenfield and brownfield exploration. Integra Resources trades on the TSX-V under ITR and the NYSE American under ITRG. Western Copper and Gold is focused on developing the world-class Casino project in Canada's Yukon Territory. The Casino project consists of an impressive 11 billion pounds of copper and 21 million ounces of gold in an overall resource. Western Copper and Gold trades on the TSX and the NYSE American with WRN. Be sure to follow the company via their website, www.westerncopperandgold.com. Rio-2 is advancing the Fenix Gold Project in Chile, the largest undeveloped gold heap leach project in the Americas. Fenix consists of 5 million ounces in the measured and indicated resource category and 1.4 million ounces in the inferred resource category. With a robust PFS in place, Fenix is set up for fast-tracked construction and production. You can find a list of project and company information on their website, rio2.com. ASCU is an early-stage copper developer and explorer of the Cactus Mine and its satellite project, Parks/Salyer, both situated on a 4km mine trend on private land in Arizona's porphyry copper district. Opportunity for significant growth and scale exist along the trend, while future capex requirements outlined in the Cactus PEA benefit from significant onsite and nearby access to infrastructure. The Company is led by an executive management team and Board which have a long-standing track record of successful project delivery in North America. For more information, please visit www.arizonasonoran.com.
David sits down with Special Education leader, innovator, and CEO of Creatively Focused, Elizabeth Hickey Orme to uncover the enormous challenges facing Special Education teachers and students, and how tapping in to their "super powers" is the key to professional and academic fulfillment. Creatively Focused is committed to helping special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators feel connected and supported in the world of special education as it continues to change–so they can keep doing the job they love and supporting students. Learn more at https://creativelyfocused.net/.
Jason Pereira talks to Shep Hickey, founder, and CEO of Bryzos. It is an online steel marketplace. Any kind of marketplaces are financial solution, and Shep incorporated Fintech solutions into the platform itself.Episode Highlights1.03: Bryzos is an online steel marketplace that has Fintech features that allow a buyer or seller to go all the way with procure to pay.2.17: Bryzos absolute origin is really about creating a solution for the daily grind of sourcing, bringing and getting sales down the road.4.28: The mill distributor who are making some materials are primarily on the sell side and on the buy side you also have distribution like there have an offline customer that needs something.5.00: The mechanics for Shep remain unchanged even if someone needs a couple foot of steel or few miles of pipe.6.40: Shep is reducing the opportunity for human error by reducing the amount of time. They have a structured way for buyers to enter what they need versus what Bryzos makes for them.8.11: For every single seller you have as a buyer, you have one to one relationship, which is an enormous amount of administrative, says Shep. 9.02: When Shep and his team were sitting down to solve and create a real end to end solution, it was always known that they had to create a buy now, pay later solution.10.51: Buy now pay later, Shep offered primarily through the vendors. He discusses whether they offer another facility for those vendors who are willing to do that?11.30: Someone who is really understanding working capital, they are outsourcing their credit risk at no cost, says Shep.13.51: Energy related steel is one of the most complicated things to trade online because it is so heavily specific and there's also sort of subjective piece, says Shep. 17.50: There is no way that industrial products are not bought and sold online. Buyer has no clue who seller is and the reason that was able to occur is because we removed all the financial risk and that's exciting, says Shep. 3 Key PointsTraditional process is that buyers come in, they create a bill material, they get sent out to the sellers, the sellers will quote it, and deal be created. It's really the buyers creating the demand, says Shep.Shep talks about how they facilitate the financial transaction deal side.Shep talks about where he sees the steel industry, whether it is going beyond just the steel side at this point or not.Tweetable Quotes"I don't believe in the end that Bryzos is just a steel platform. This is an industrial goods trading platform." – Shep"We have completely allowed the seller to outsource any credit risk when it comes to selling their products." - Shep"We have a whole module that manages and neutralizes the risk of the movement of goods and money. It allows reconciling inline versus what happens traditionally when you ship something." - ShepResources MentionedFacebook – Jason Pereira's FacebookLinkedIn – Jason Pereira's LinkedInWoodgate.com – SponsorShep Hickey – Website Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ann Marie speaks to Martha Hickey, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Melbourne and co-director of the Gynaecology Research Centre at the Royal Women's Hospital. Prof Hickey is a leader in developing national guidelines for menopause management in Australia and New Zealand and also in developing a new model of care for managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer.
Joining me for this episode is Jo Hickey-Hall. Jo is a folklorist, researcher and social historian with a long-held interest in the relationship between supernatural experience, local landscape and oral tradition. In 2015 she gained a Masters in History from the University of Bristol, supervised by Professor Ronald Hutton, with her research focused on the portrayal in Medieval Irish literature of a mythic race of beings known as the Sidhe. Later, Jo began the Modern Fairy Sightings Project, which set out to record peoples personal encounters with strange beings whose identity might best be examined through the lens of folklore and legend. This then lead in 2020 to the start of the Modern Fairy Sightings podcast, an excellent show where she talks to people who have had these type of experiences with a wide and weird range of entities. In the interview I talk with Jo about the origins of her interest in fairies, how best to understand what that term means and the beings that it is most useful in describing. We discuss the often-found relationship between fairies and nature, and the more playful, trickster like behaviour they exhibit which at times seems akin to poltergeist activity and which we have both experienced recently For more information on Jo's research into Fairy encounters (including the Modern Fairy Sightings project and podcast), go to https://www.scarlettofthefae.com/ You can support Some Other Sphere with a donation via Ko-fi. To buy the podcast a coffee go to https://ko-fi.com/someotherspherepodcast. Thank you! The podcast theme is from Purple Planet Music - 'Hubbub' by Chris Martyn and Geoff Harvey.
Penn State school of communications legend Ryan Julius Hickey, worldwidesportsradionetwork, graces us with his presence this week as we talk about getting branded, college football tryout stories, and a sports broadcaster tournament for the ages. Rate us 5 stars on Spotify! and leave a review and rate on Apple Podcasts! Links here to follow on social media! and find other places to listen! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwmd/message
Guests: Rob Hickey and Erin Sheldon, parents of Maggie Hickey The government has given the Hickey family an awful choice. Maggie Hickey has Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes significant physical and intellectual disabilities. While she is non-verbal and developmentally delayed, she is a happy 19-year-old woman with a group behind her supporting her needs. The arrangement is called a Microboard, a group of individuals including her parents, personal support workers and others who all help take part in decisions about her care and help keep her independent. But now some of Maggie's home care funding has been cut because some government agencies don't recognize the arrangement. Her parents join “This Matters” to discuss why they are launching a human rights complaint to fight for their daughter's rights. This episode was produced by Alexis Green, Paulo Marques and Raju Mudhar
August 18 — Union members packed into the Board of Supervisors chambers at last week's meeting, scoffing at claims of a financial crisis and calling for an increase in pay. “We've been hearing that the county can't afford a cost of living increase because there's a financial crisis,” said Patrick Hickey, the field representative for SEIU Local 1021, which represents most of the county's unionized workers. “But is there? In a word: no.” The county has asked for a year-long pause in negotiations over a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to assess the financial situation on the national as well as local levels. And the Board contemplated a program to exempt media from paying fees for public records act requests, even as a new system of including public comment on meeting agendas has drastically reduced the public discourse. Hickey argued that in the last five years, the county has overestimated expenses and underestimated revenues, sometimes by more than 100% for one source of tax funds. Union members clapped and cheered as he shared his data points with the Board. “The only potential funding shortfall is in cannabis taxes,” he declared; “which everyone who was paying attention knew was coming. But every other funding stream is increasing. How can the Board take action to support county employees? Number one: there are 264 funded, unfilled positions. Repurpose some of those funds. The county has argued that there is no money there because it gets used up by overtime and extra help. But you need to look at the actual data. If you review the past budgets, and the recently released annual comprehensive financial report, you will see that that is not true. There is an increase in overtime and extra help, but it doesn't come close to using up the savings when those positions are not filled. Number two: for this year's budget, the county has projected no increase in sales tax revenues. Let's take a look at how well the county has done in forecasting sales and use tax revenues.” In the last five years, he said, “actual revenues are regularly higher than projected, and expenses are regularly lower than projected. The budget is a fiction, designed to make the Board look prudent and effective. The Board needs to understand this, and make decisions accordingly.” Not all of the presentations were quite as data-driven. Jessica Christensen shared responses to county job postings on Facebook. “We are advertising that your check can be up to $1850 per paycheck,” she began. “Up to. And this is what the public had to say about that: ‘Mendocino County is a gorgeous place to live. But the job market couldn't suck harder if it attached a nozzle to it.'” She went on, including some frank language from users of the site, as union members laughed and held up their signs. Union President Julie Beardsley predicted what will happen if more workers become dissatisfied and leave the county. “Falling behind in employee compensation will result in a lack of services, phones not being answered, long wait times for permits, and it will put the most vulnerable in our county at risk,” she declared. The public is also no longer privy to correspondence with the Board of Supervisors on matters of public interest. Up until the beginning of June, comments addressed to the Board about items under discussion during the meetings would be attached to the pertinent agenda item. They were often plentiful, and they ranged from expert opinion to angry one-liners. But a new system, called Granicus, requires commenters to create a password-protected account, which has not caught on. I was first surprised on June 21, when it appeared that no one besides supervisors and county staff had anything to say about a controversial proposal for a sales tax. Since then, only county documents have appeared on the agendas. Since the new system was in place, I have obtained at least three important letters about topics that are clearly in the public interest — just not by way of the agenda. Chamise Cubbison, the elected Treasurer-Tax Collector/Auditor-Controller, wrote to the Board of Supervisors on August 2, characterizing assertions they had made about the county's budget as false. Earlier that day, the Board had agreed to ask the State Controller to help the county with its budget, due to an alleged financial crisis. Cubbison informed the Board that the meeting had been full of misinformation, and that she had not been given a chance to respond. That letter made its way into my hands informally. On July 29, Cannabis Department Director Kristin Nevedal wrote to the Board of Supervisors about updates to the manual for the cannabis equity grant program. Mismanagement and delays in administering the direct grants to qualified applicants were the subject of a recent Grand Jury report, called “Building the Airplane While it's Flying.” I also obtained this piece of correspondence, from a public servant to elected representatives, informally. I happen to be on the mailing list for the Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council, which wrote a letter to the Board dated August 10, urging it to adopt a standing committee to address cannabis issues. They wrote that, “As is obvious to everyone now, the roll out of the cannabis permit program has been fraught with hiccups and missteps sinc ethe inception.” At the meeting no August 16, the Board directed cannabis concerns to the General Government standing committee. The cannabis community has been requesting this for years, but the Board has held firm on its position that the entire Board should hear cannabis matters, and that an ad hoc committee should take up specific, narrowly defined problems. But the Board changed its position during a discussion about an item on a retroactive contract amendment that was pulled from the middle of the consent calendar. The public did not have a chance to see who, besides the MAC and the cannabis community, had weighed in on that decision by writing to the Board. The most recent agenda consisted of 66 items, and contained only one public comment, which was a memo from the Mendocino Cannabis Alliance, an advocacy organization that has long been working with the Board and the public to establish and clarify its position. I shared my thoughts about this with the Board during public comment on Tuesday. I said that previously, I have been able to gauge the level of public interest in an item, including the thoughts of people who are not well-versed in advocacy; and that I find value and interest in what the public has to say. Williams responded that he agreed, but that the Clerk of the Board's office is down from five employees to about 1.5. The union members, who were in the room for public comment, booed and groaned. Williams said the clerk is charged with saving emails as pdf's, and manually uploading them as comments. “We simply didn't have staff time, based on the number of comments,” he said. “I'm not saying that we shouldn't have that simplified model that we had before, but it's a struggle, and it's not just in the clerk's office. It's across the board. Every problem that we look at, we say, we don't have enough personnel to carry it out. Yes, it's a problem…I don't know what that solution is today. It's not as easy as directing staff to put back in place what was in place previously. Because we simply don't have the staff time to carry it out.” The County recently used close to $370,000 in one-time American Rescue Plan Act funds to remodel the Board of Supervisors chambers, including new chairs, a new telecom system, and an automatic door system. Beardsley, the union president, summarized her position: “We have examined the budget, and the claims of no money just don't add up.”
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