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he Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce has been busy with many projects and com-munity concerns. As a regional Chamber on the coast our work spans the coast. As youknow the Chamber was helping the business community of Mendocino seek a sustainablesolution for the impending closure of the public restrooms at the Ford House Museum and Visi-tor Center.Many business people, residents and organizations made donations to help keep the restroomsopen for a few months after we learned in October that the restrooms were to close November
1, 2009. It was then that a Restroom Task Force was organized to help nd a solution to keep
the restrooms open.Meetings were then held with County Board of Supervisors Kendall Smith and David Colfax,along with then County Assistant to the C.E.O. Carmel Angelo, to address the possibility of theCounty funding the public restroom.As of April 1, 2010 Acting District Superintendent Morgan Zeitler announced that while the bud-
get situation had not improved, they were able to pick up the entire upkeep until the new s
-cal year begins July 1st. If the 2010/2011 allocation is again greatly reduced, they may ask formore assistance, but hope not to have to.Another project that the Chamber is assisting with is the countywide shop local, think local, belocal campaign, MendoLoco. The Mendocino Coast Chamber has adopted this logo and messagefor our own Shop Local campaign.As a part of the Shop Local campaign, the Chamber is pleased to welcome grassroots organizerand speaker Cinda Baxter to Fort Bragg. Cinda founded the 3/50 Project and will be touringthrough Northern California this June. The Chamber is organizing and reserving seats for thisspeaking engagement at Town Hall in Fort Bragg. June 3, 2010, 6-8 p.m. Hosts include: TheCity of Fort Bragg, the Fort Bragg Promotion Committee, West Company, the Mendocino CoastChamber of Commerce, Mendocino Coast Economic Outlook Committee, Mendo Lake CreditUnion, Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge and The Coast KOZT FM. If you would like to attend this veryspecial event call the Chamber to reserve your seat, 707-961-6300. Seating is limited for thisevent so you must reserve in advance. Call before May 26, to reserve your seat. For more in-formation on Cinda and her great work go to http://www.the350project.net/home.html. Themessage is simple.
In other news, the Mendocino County Film Ofce, housed at the Mendocino Coast Chamber, just
returned from promoting our county at the Association of Film Commissioners International Lo-cations Trade Show.
Film Ofces from around the world were in attendance promoting their locations to about 3,000lm professionals. Mendocino County Film Ofce joined the Film Liaisons In California Statewide
and the California Film Commission in the California row to promote our locations and the FilmTax Incentive to the world. We have already received some location requests from the leads atthe show and are working to bring their funded projects to our county.