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Award Supports Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic

Award Supports Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic

Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson announced the Yolo Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee has awarded $19,495 from the Gaming Special Distribution Fund to support the Public Defender’s Record Mitigation Clinic. 

California law allows rehabilitated offenders to petition the court to expunge their past convictions, reduce their felony convictions to misdemeanors, earn early termination of probation, or seal their juvenile or arrest records.  The goal of the Record Mitigation Clinic is to assist rehabilitated offenders with applications to the court for post-conviction legal remedies that serve to clear up their criminal records.  The Gaming Special Distribution Funds will allow the clinic to conduct outreach and perform legal services specifically for ex-offenders who were arrested related to tribal casino operations.

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

The University of California, Davis has honored Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig with the 2014 Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.

In 2005, in an effort to honor Chief Emeritus Calvin E. Handy’s service to the UC Davis community as chief of the UC Davis Police Department from 1993 until 2005, and to continue his legacy of public service leadership, members of the campus community developed the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual community member, a group or organization that, through leadership actions, has made significant contributions in promoting leadership through diversity.

Updated State Theatre Renovation and Expansion project goes to council on Tuesday, June 17

Updated State Theatre Renovation and Expansion project goes to council on Tuesday, June 17

..Architectural rendering of the proposed State Theatre renovation and expansion provided by the Woodland State Theatre, LLC... State Theatre Renovation and Expansion Downtown Specific Plan Project 105 City of ...... Read More

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. 

As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning and Building, Public Works and Integrated Waste Management to form the Department of Planning, Public Works and Environmental Services.  For the next six months, Environmental Health will remain in its current location at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  In 2015, it will join Planning and Building, located at 292 W. Beamer Street in Woodland, to provide its customers a more efficient process for permit applications.

Job Fair & Success Camp June 16 in Woodland

Job Fair & Success Camp June 16 in Woodland

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi and the Workforce Development Collaborative to connect job seekers with employers through a job fair which will be held Monday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yolo County One Stop Career Center located at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 30 local businesses and ten apprenticeship programs represented at the job fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to fill out applications and turn in resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft resumes and conduct free resume reviews, providing constructive feedback to increase the applicant’s likelihood of success.  More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the event.

2014-15 Recommended Budget & 2013-14 Annual Report Now Available

2014-15 Recommended Budget & 2013-14 Annual Report Now Available

Yolo County released its 2014-15 Recommended Budget and 2013-14 Annual Report.  The Board of Supervisors will consider the recommended budget on June 17.  Total expenditures for the county are recommended in the amount of $307,817,484 with general purpose revenues of $60,670,523, which represents an increase of $1,011,123 from the 2013-14 estimated general purpose revenue.  Capital expenditures are recommended at $3,443,297. 

Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Neighbor

Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Neighbor

The Yolo County Library will again partner with the Yolo Food Bank to provide food for the hungry during the library’s popular summer reading program, beginning now and running through August 16.  Last year, patrons of the Yolo County Library donated over 1,800 pounds of food.  This year, the goal is 2,000 pounds.  Look for the Yolo Food Bank collection bins at any of the following Yolo County Library branch locations this summer: