Supervisor Woodhouse placed in conservatorship, court authorizes his wife to resign for him

14 thoughts on “Supervisor Woodhouse placed in conservatorship, court authorizes his wife to resign for him

  1. AS A FRIEND AND FORMER MAILMAN WHO DELIVERED TOM’S MAIL FOR A FEW YEAR’S I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF HIS CONDITION ! OUR PRAYER’S GO OUT TO HIS WIFE AND SON AND DAUGHTER TOM HAD A GREAT LIFE IN WILLIT’S AND DID SO MUCH FOR THIS TOWN AND MENDOCINO COUNTY ! WE HOPE HE GET’S HELP AND RETURN’S TO WILLIT’S SOON IF NOT A SUPERVISOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW WILLIT’S NATIVE !OUR PRAYER’S GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY .

    • Hello. We’d like to encourage a free flow of information and commentary on this site, and one part of that is online etiquette. You may not be aware, but all-caps writing is considered “screaming” online. Please type lowercase, and refrain from all-caps, except you actually want to shout. Thank you.

    • Folks need to get over the SCREAMING thing online !!!! Sometimes it’s easier for older folks to be able to read back what they wrote !!!!! Seriously! !! More important things than VAPS!!!!

    • I would respectfully disagree. I think maintaining certain etiquette goes a long way towards fostering civility in online discussion. If legibility is a problem I would recommend hitting control +, or command + on a mac, to zoom in. I wear glasses and often zoom in quite a bit when typing. That said, I won’t delete someone for typing in all caps, but I would ask and encourage people not to do it, as a sign of neighborly etiquette. Though we’ve only been up a couple months, so far we’ve mostly avoided the name-calling and rancor that often characterizes online comments. It’s easy to misinterpret certain things online, since we can’t hear tone of voice, and then for things to spiral. That’s all. Thank you.

    • All caps is screaming, it’s universally known. No need to scream and holler, we see where that gets people…

  2. Holly needs to take his place and our tax dollars should not fund someone who is mentally incapable of doing his job. That’s ridiculous. He hasn’t been going to board meetings for how long? Yet he is still being paid a salary? Meanwhile many important things are needing attention in our county and he is not present to represent his district. Get Holly in!!! A voice from the 3rd district.

    • Stop blaming the victim. The process is moving along and the Governor will hopefully appoint a qualified replacement. This is a tragedy- show some respect to the man and his family.

    • I agree, and Tom Woodhouses position on many topics in our County doe not make him thebpopular choice. Holly would do a much better job of working to protect our environment and small communities. Tom made some serious mistakes, time to step down and allow democracy to work for the people instead of industrial specialbinterests like mining, ranching and the timber industry. Bye bye Woodhouse, time to get to work Holly, the community of Mendocino needs real representation

  3. I have compassion for those dealing with mental illness. However, this guy should have resigned months ago. He was defending his complete abandonment of the duties he was elected to do, on this website, only a couple of weeks ago. Glad his spouse finally got the ball rolling on getting him some help, and, hopefully, she will enter his resignation. His personal story is a sad one, but it really needs to be separated from his employment as an elected official.

  4. Mental illness is no excuse for domestic violence. Hopefully the victim will resign Woodhouses position immediately… We need representation by a sane and qualified person, Holy Madrigal works for us. Tom made his own nest, there is ZERO TOLERANCE for domestic violence.

    • I would note that he has no been convicted, he was accused. People are considered innocent until proven guilty, we should not rush to judgement before a full accounting of events has been provided.

  5. IMHO, a compassionate path for the County would be to accept Mr. Woodhouse’s resignation, appoint Holly Madrigal, and at a separate cost continue Mr. Woodhouse’s family medical insurance for a year or two. It’s bad enough that he will lose his salary and health over this, we could manage to continue the family insurance.

    ps. Those who pressured him to fast-track the Grist Creek gravel and asphalt plant in the face of residents objections should take a look at their complicity.

    • One point of information, the governor, not the county, would appoint a new supervisor in the event of a vacancy. It makes the situation somewhat more politically complex.

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