For County’s Top Doctor, Getting Fired Wouldn’t Be So Bad

During Tuesday’s Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting, a new County Counsel was appointed. Joseph Larmour is the fifth person to hold the position this year. Supervisors also approved, by a 3 to 2 vote, a change to the contract with Public Health Officer Doctor James Mu that will increase severance pay from the equivalent of 9 months salary to 18 months salary in the event that Dr Mu is fired without cause. His predecessor, Doctor Karen Ramstrom, was fired without a stated cause in May of last year.