Supervisors Will Discuss Union Negotiations, Jail Staffing, & Zogg Fire Settlement At Tuesday’s Meeting

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will spend a lot of time in closed session Tuesday as they negotiate with a wide variety of public employee unions, including all the unions representing various sheriff’s department employees, the largest by far being the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. They’ll also be in talks with the UPEC Employees who held a strike earlier this year. An attempt will also be made to appoint a new Public Health Officer, which the county has been without since the board fired Doctor Karen Ramstrom without cause in May of last year. The board will also hear a presentation on jail staffing from Sheriff Michael Johnson and they’ll vote to approve the wording of a letter asking the State Attorney General to review the PG&E Zogg Fire Settlement, which was called into question by Supervisor Kevin Crye as he started a fire storm when he accused DA Stephanie Bridgett of corruption, malfeasance or incompetence.