The following is a statement issued on the Mendocino County Sheriff Office’s Facebook Page composed by Sheriff Matt Kendall:
I was on the phone with Senator Mike McGuire this afternoon discussing several issues facing Mendocino County. While we have a number of projects we’ll be working on together, currently, at the top of our list is getting reliable and consistent cell service to Covelo and the surrounding areas. Senator McGuire, Supervisor Haschak, and I will be working together closely and are committed to resolving this as quickly as possible.
With fewer and fewer people having landlines, cell service is especially critical in the more remote areas of our County. Our biggest concern of course is the ability for people to be able to reach a 911 operator in times of crisis.
I have every confidence that with Senator McGuire working with us personally we’ll be able to cut through the red tape quickly.We’ll be releasing updates as we get through this process.