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2A Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Where in the World? Former Quincy physician Dr. Phil Kalman takes his wife Karen on a nice quiet vacation to a remote beach resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, right after her grueling high school teaching year ended. The couple looks forward to receiving the Bulletin weekly at their home in Modesto So he can keep up on what's happening in his former home. Phil also sends a warm hello with fond memories to all his old friends in Quincy. Next time you travel, share where you went by taking your local newspaper along and including it in a photo. Then email the photo, your contact information and where you were to: You may see your adventure in the paper! ecision in Dan McDonald Managing Editor The state attorney general agreed last week that a Plumas County deputy acted lawfully when he fatally shot a man who was attacking him in 2013. The state's ruling supported the Plumas County district attorney's finding that Deputy Tom Klundby acted in self-defense when he shot Mariano Mauro during a violent struggle at Eastern Plumas Health Care. District Attorney David Hollister submitted his office's findings to Attorney General Kamala D. Harris for review. On behalf of Harris, Deputy California Attorney General Barton Bowers wrote in a June 16 letter, "The Plumas County District Attorney's Decision not to prosecute Deputy Klundby for any crime is not unreasonable under all circumstances." The Plumas County District Attorney's Office released its 18-page investigation report Jan. 27. ?Had Tom not been there, or had Tom been disabled (during the struggle with Mauro) there was a legitimate concern by that hospital staff as to what could have happened," Hollister said days after releasing his report. "The overwhelming credible evidence shows Deputy Klundby acted in IS ALL IT TAKES TO NEED... g case serf-defense and the defense of others." The written report is available in its entirety on the Plumas County website ( Klundby, who responded to a 911 call from a hospital staffer about 1 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2013, was the only officer at the scene. An agitated Mauro, whose aggressive and threatening behavior toward staff members prompted the 911 call, attacked Klundby shortly after the deputy arrived. During a struggle that lasted Several minutes, Mauro managed to get a hold of Kluridlby's Taser and baton, He also rmanaged to fire a shot after gettting a hand on the deputy's holstered gun while the two men were on the ground. Despite repeated warnings that the deputy was going to shoot him, Mauro swung the baton at Klundby's head, missing the deputy's face by inches. Klundby responded by rapidly firing four shots, fatally wounding Mauro. 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Supervisor Lori Simpson After a week of crunching suggested that the issue be numbers, Susan Scarlett, the put on the agenda for a future county's budget consultant, BOARD OF meeting's discussion. announced June 17 that the SUPERVISORS budget shortfall for the next P,..OUNDUP Building revenue fiscal year has been reduced Building Official John from $3.3 million to just the city of Portola, were in the Cunningham reported that his under $3 million, boardroom June 17 because of department's building permit "It would take every bit of the ongoing debate over who revenue exceeded anticipated fund balance and $1 million should pay LAFCo fees. revenues by more than $80,000 in reserves," Scarlett said of Portola City Manager in the 2013-14 fiscal year. He what it would take to balance Robert Meacher and attributed that to the permit the budget. "We have a lot of Councilman Bill Powers fees associated with Sierra work to do on this budget." encouraged the current Pacific's large-log mill, and That work will begin with sitting supervisors to send a applicants taking out permits Scarlett and Auditor Roberta letter to state Assemblyman in advance of fire sprinkler Allen meeting with Brian Dahle regarding thesystems being required. departments individually next funding of LAFCo (the Local month before the full board Agency Formation Requests for assistance rise meets with them in August. Commission) in rural areas. "This is the first quarter According to state law, the that the full effect of the Off the leash fees are divided 50-50 between Affordable Care Act has been The supervisors voted a county and its cities, felt," Social Services Director unanimously to require pet Because Plumas County hasEiliott Smart told the owners to pick up their pet's only one city, some have said supervisors as he presented feces in county-maintained that it's unfair for the city, his quarterly report to the parks and campgrounds, but with 10 percent of the board. "There are application stopped short of requiring all population, to pay 50 percent counts like we have never animals to be on a leash in the of the fees. seen before." same facilities. Powers presented a letter to As people apply for Since their last meeting the be signed jointly by city and Medi-Cal, as required by supervisors learned that a county representatives, but federal mandate, they are also leash law already exists in the the supervisors balked atbecoming aware of their county, requiring that a pet be some of the wording. They are eligibility for other services on a leash or in the immediate also concerned about whatsuch as CalFresh (formerly presence of its owner, could happen if the statethe food-stamp program). Communities also have leash Legislature becomes involved. The average monthly laws that require that a pet be "What is there to do to caseload for CalFresh last under the control of its owner make circumstances better?" fiscal year was 749, up from or on a leash, though the length Board chairman Jon Kennedy 733 in 2012-13. The Count of the leash is not specified, asked. "We probably all agree reached a historic high of 900 The supervisors were that it's not fair for a city like at the end of March. poised to approve a law that Portola to pay half. We can As for Medi-Cal, at the end would require an 8-foot leash also all agree that the services of December 2013, there were on county grounds, but some of LAFCo benefit the special 1,108 cases. By the end of had second thoughts, districts." March, the count rose to 1,435. Supervisor Lori Simpson One option would be to talked about pet owners who divide the fees into thirds; Full-time work? use the park to play with with the county and city each To comply with the their animals, paying a third, and the Affordable Care Act, the "I've been thinking about remainder being divided by supervisors passed this too," Chairman Jon some formula among the ordinances that helped define Kennedy said. "I would be county's special districts, what constitutes a full-time mad ifI couldn't take my If the special districts were employee, and thus one who Labs out and play Frisbee." to participate in the fee, they is eligible for health benefits. Supervisor Kevin Goss said would also receive two seats An employee who works 30 it would be unrealistic to on the board. While the hours per week ,is eligible, expect animals to remain on a districts want that ability, Part-time andCtemporary leash at campgrounds, they don't want to pay. employees who reach that The supervisors learned "They want representationthreshold must also be offered that they can designate without taxation," quipped benefits or the county, as an specific areas for leashes and board observer Larry Douglas. employer, could face penalties. did not have to pass an ordinance that affected all Beef up security PowerPoints county parks and Facilities Director Dony The supervisors also campgrounds. The leash Sawchuk told the supervisors listened to two presentations: requirement will be enforced that the May management Public Health Director Mimi on the courthouse grounds, council meeting focused on Hall and Health Education security for the courthouse Coordinator Zach Revene Who will pay? annex, discussed the results of a Two former county "There are seven outside survey regarding health and supervisors, now representing entrances," Sawchuk told the local store offerings. board in describing the And Dan Martynn and Ntis difficulty in implementing a Lunder discussed their central security checkpoint respective organizations, the as has been implemented in Natural Resource Conservation the courthouse. Service and the Feather River Security improvements Resource Conservation District. ~:_~;.-%. 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. No games or gimmicks. JUST GAS, AT A REASONABLE PRICE! 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