Board To Make Counter Offer To UPEC Workers After Hours Long Supervisors Meeting

Striking Shasta County workers represented by UPEC jammed into the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night. The board ultimately rejected the establishment of an ad hoc committee to participate in labor negotiations. UPEC representative Steve Allen has been says pay and conditions have made it hard for the county to retain workers, with employment vacancies of up to 25%. At around Midnight the board finally emerged from closed session to announce they would be making a counter offer. Allen says he expects that to come sometime Wednesday.

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on whether to give final approval for a zoning change to allow a very large shooting range for a Millville Plains location owned by Board Chair Patrick Jones. The delay was proposed by the County Counsel in light of a number of public comments that were recently received. Many neighbors are not pleased by the notion. It was also pointed out that many of the documents used to support the project are a decade old and are no longer valid. A public hearing will be set for a future date.