Our Mission: To work with Redwood Valley residents and other stakeholders to enhance, maintain, and protect the rural nature of our community.

Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council, established in 2016.


**Special Community Planning Meeting**

Thursday, May 31st, @ the RV Grange

This is the second meeting of 3, the first one was held in June of 2017. We are updating our Redwood Valley Community Plan and need community input. What is important to RV residents? How do we envision the future growth of Redwood Valley? Let's get together and make a plan! Tell your neighbors! This is put on by the Redwood Valley MAC. More details to come.

 

But first, please attend!

The Mendocino County Fire Recovery Team will host a community input process on the identified projects for Redwood Valley recovery, with a particular emphasis on asking “what are we missing?”

@ the RV Grange on Wednesday May 9th from 6 to 8pm


Please attend our monthly RVMAC meetings:

Generally, meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Redwood Valley Grange (with occasional months taken off). Please check here to see when the next meeting will be taking place. Thanks!

Next Regular Meeting: 

Wednesday, June 13th

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Redwood Valley Grange, 8650 East Rd., Redwood Valley.


Fire Recovery Community Meeting, Wednesday, April 18

 6:30 @ Eagle Peak Cafeteria

 
  • News about $5,000 Business Recovery and General GRANTS from the Rotary Clubs--see Fire Recovery page of this website, or go to larca5130.org (that's the Rotary website) for more information!!! {Posted 3/12/18)

Dollar General will not be built in Redwood Valley!

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GREAT NEWS!!! The Chehada Brothers, owners of the Redwood Valley Market, announced today (March 5, 2018) that they have just closed escrow on the purchase of the lot that had been designated for the Dollar General store--so there WILL NOT BE A DOLLAR GENERAL BUILT ON THAT SITE! Perhaps the loss of so many homes in the October fires, and the continued protest by dozens of RV residents against an alcohol permit for the DG, became a factor in DG thinking, uh, maybe they aren't welcome in Redwood Valley?! In any case, this is good news for so many of us who dreaded the big yellow sign in our little community. We can thank Alex and Anthony Chehada for pursuing legal remedies against DG, and for investing in the future of our community by buying the lot. Since Mendocino County now has a "Formula Business Ordinance" (enacted by the Board of Supervisors last year), which places additional public review and other "speed bumps" into approval of chain businesses in the rural areas of the County (including RV), we will have much more input into any future proposals for a formula store or restaurant in RV. Continue to support our local businesses like the Redwood Valley Market, local farmers, vineyards, etc. Let's keep Redwood Valley strong and independent!


  • Pending FIRE-related State legislation: Several bills sponsored by State Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Woods are before the California legislature to assist with fire victims and to promote better notification in the future. Included are a bill to require an insurance payout of 80% of building contents losses WITHOUT a comprehensive list of contents, as one insurance company is already doing (but most are not); SB 833, which is a bill requiring use of the AMBER ALERT system for emergency notification of imminent fire (and other emergency) risks; and several others. Contact your local legislative office at the Ukiah Conference Center to support these bills!


CURRENT EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Redwood Fire Survivor Resource Room

Recover Resources and Support

Ukiah Valley Conference Center

Riesling Room

200 S School Street, Ukiah

 

Drop-In Hours

Monday through Thursday

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Or call to make an appointment (707) 621-8817

 

  • West Company, operating over the last 27 years in Mendocino County, works to help small businesses be successful. Federally funded by Small Business Administration (SBA), West Company offers business advice and counseling at no cost. If your business suffered a loss in the recent fire, contact the West Company to see if they can assist you in getting back on your feet. New location in Ukiah: East Church and Main in Ukiah. Workshops for businesses post-fire are being planned (see information to the right of this paragraph). Upcoming: Landlord workshops for people who want to rent a room or structure on their property and manage it as a business.

West Company: contact: maryanne@westcompany.org

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Buttons for flyer below do not link, please visit the West Company website to sign up: http://www.westcompany.org/

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Past Events:

  • BIG NEWS AUGUST 1, 2017--Today, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved the Formula Business Ordinance creating a Community Character Combining District for Redwood Valley and most of the rural areas of the County. The import is that any "formula" (chain store/restaurant) business must go through a minor use permit process, thus requiring a public hearing/comment process for any approval by Planning Commission or Board. Conceptually, any future such store (example: a Dollar General, for instance) would have to go through a public process and the approval bodies would be EMPOWERED to turn down the permit, based on a community's input and other factors listed in the ordinance (it's on the Board website--factors are pretty broad). That means that Mendo County communities now have a new tool to compel their representatives to deny a formula business. Recall that the RV Dollar General received a "permit by right" with no conditions or public review process. It's a great step forward! To keep the RV MAC strong and representative of YOUR VIEWS, attend the monthly RV MAC meetings, and follow this space!

  • Ukiah Unified School District Public Meetings about the old Redwood Valley School on School Way--A meeting took place May 17, 2017 to discuss disposition of 2 abandoned schools (RV and Hopland). For further info, see notes at right and go to UUSD website, "7-11 Committee". As of March, 2018, the County is considering turning the RV School into about two dozen small housing units, to assist with post-fire recovery. Watch this space for further information.
  • RVMAC received approval of Community Foundation Grant to update RV Community Plan. The Community Action Plan for RV, which can be viewed in our Resources section, was written in 2004. It's outdated--doesn't reflect the community's objections to formula stores, nor language for how we view the future of our community. We held an initial meeting in June, 2017, facilitated by consultant and local resident, Cliff Paulin. Over 80 of you participated in brainstorming a VISION of RV's future. The project has been on hold since the fire, but look for news about our next community meeting in late May, 2018. Watch for how YOU can participate in creating a new VISION and PLAN for Redwood Valley!