Help Fiddleheads Cafe fight COVID restrictions

Our cafe was fined $10,000 by the County of Mendocino on Tuesday because we failed to file a "self-certification" with the health department. After keeping our doors open to the community for 3 months during the Shelter-in-Place orders, and trying to work with county code enforcement to understand our point of view, they decided they wanted to shut down our restaurant regardless. (We have since filed our self-certification).

Specifically, county supervisor Ted Williams has spearheaded a campaign to shut down our small town operation, without ever reaching out to us once or offering to schedule a meeting where we could potentially find a solution.

We have sustained 3 months of attacks from a small group of activist/bullies and overreaching politicians, and the time has come to fight back. We will never give in to an angry crowd of self-righteous and over-opinionated people. Help us hire a lawyer to defend our right to stay open and serve our customers.

**Any funds not used for legal defense will be donated to Project Sanctuary or another local charity to help victims of the collateral damage caused by the shelter-in-place orders. Project Sanctuary is a full service domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention responder for Mendocino County.
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Chris Castleman 
Mendocino, CA
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