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City, county leaders speak at Fortuna's State of the City Breakfast

FORTUNA- Fortuna strong. That was the phrase repeated over and over Thursday morning at the annual State of the City Breakfast.

"It's a chance for people, chamber members as well as the general public to come in and find out what is going on with the city and with the county," Chamber of Commerce Chairman Lisa Hummel said.

The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce hosted Thursday morning's meeting at the River Lodge. There county supervisors Estelle Fennell and Rex Bohn spoke about planned county projects in the area, including plans to improve access to the Rohnerville Airport from highway 101.

McLean Foundation Director Dennis Scott also presented, discussing a brand new health clinic coming to Fortuna, the growing rural healthcare crisis and plans for a new community center around Newburg Park.

Rounding out the meeting, City Manager Regan Candelario warned that the general fund budget continues to shrink with more cuts likely in the future. However, the city is moving forward with several projects already funded and providing new technology to residents like it's online bill pay option.

"We work in partnership with a lot of different organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and our business community is number one. and this is just an opportunity to build that relationship and make sure we're on the same page," Candelario said.