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Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

Philip J. Pogledich Appointed County Counsel

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Philip J. Pogledich as County Counsel.  After a comprehensive search and an extensive screening process, Mr. Pogledich was appointed to this position by a unanimous vote of the board.   

Mr. Pogledich began his tenure with Yolo County in 2004, most recently serving as senior deputy county counsel since 2007.  His focus has been on local government law, land use and natural resources, real property and public works, agriculture and the Williamson Act, solid waste and recycling, and policy concerning the Bay-Delta.  Prior to his tenure with Yolo County, he worked for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Mr. Pogledich received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

“State of the City, 2014” Video Available

“State of the City, 2014” Video Available

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon presented the annual State of the City Address, May 21, 2014 at the Civic Center Galleria.

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Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works recently welcomed Ed Short as the county’s new chief building official.  Most recently, Mr. Short worked as a consultant to the City of Stockton’s Community Development Department.

Prior to his work for the City of Stockton, Mr. Short was a principle/supervising engineer and interim chief building official for the City of Sacramento, a code compliance manager/building official for  Bureau Veritas/Berryman and Hennigar and a building official/public works director for Pacific Municipal Consultants.  Mr. Short has also held engineering positions with the County of Sacramento.

Mr. Short received his bachelors of science in civil/structural engineering from the University of California, Davis.  He is a licensed professional engineer, a credentialed building official and a certified flood manager.

Karen Larsen Appointed Mental Health Director

Karen Larsen Appointed Mental Health Director

This month, the Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health welcomed Karen Larsen as the department’s new Mental Health Director and Alcohol & Drug Administrator.  Prior to her position with Yolo County, she was the Director of Behavioral Health Services for CommuniCare Health Centers, responsible for the implementation and oversight of several specialized programs for individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.

Ms. Larsen is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master’s of science in counseling from California State University Sacramento.  She has been providing services for mental health and substance use disorders for over 20 years.  She has managed several substance abuse programs throughout the region and has worked in every modality of substance abuse treatment, including detoxification, residential and outpatient.  

Public Defender’s March 14 Event Offers Legal Services and Information

Public Defender’s March 14 Event Offers Legal Services and Information

The Yolo County Public Defender’s Record Mitigation and Community Reintegration Clinic will host a half-day event to help rehabilitated offenders clean up their criminal records and to provide information about available community and government resources.  The event will occur on Friday, March 14, 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Yolo County Administration Building, located at 625 Court Street in Woodland. 

Individuals with criminal convictions face significant roadblocks to full reintegration into society, such as restricted opportunities for employment and denial of access to social services like public housing and benefits.  However, under California law, rehabilitated offenders can petition the court for various forms of relief including dismissals of former convictions (also known as “expungements”) and reduction of certain felony convictions to misdemeanors.