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Over the past 30+ years…since I moved to Fort Bragg in 1986..I’ve loved this town and all that it represented (past tense).
However, as of late..what seems like almost overnight….Fort Bragg has become a town in crisis!
All the institutions that we came to depend on and respect are for all intent and purposes GONE!! I raised my son here in great schools, acquired my AA at the local JC, received caring and supportive medical/emergency services for my rescues, was on the receiving end of dedicated and devoted medical health professionals, and more.
But, these and too many other institutions that I’ve come to depend on are no longer available to the residents of this community.
The JC is a ghost town, the hospital struggles to entice doctors to the Coast. Emergency and even regular veterinary care services are all but NON EXISTENT!! We are forced to seek services elsewhere…off the Coast, and for those with limited resources, they do without.
Fort Bragg city council members, I ask you…what is it, exactly, that you are doing to address the absence of essential, core services of this community…that elected you?
What exactly have or are currently doing/planning to address the absence of the most basic needs of this community?
What are you doing or plan to do to put an end to the ever-diminishing services that once were available to this community.
It’s a long time since 1986, but I would ask you…Council members…are we, here on the Coast, here in Fort Bragg, better off now, than we were 10 years ago? 20 years ago? That answer is abundantly clear….NO! Not even close!
And now, you talk about dissolving the Mendocino Coast Health Care District? Why? Because you’ve already accomplished so much in providing for the needs of this community? My guess? Pure arrogance? Another agenda?
Your inbox is overflowing. Start doing what you were elected to do!
-Fort Bragg Resident Rosemary Mangino