Hospital Council, which monitors the agendas of county Boards of Supervisors, has heard reports that counties are facing the same workforce issues as hospitals and other businesses. These issues — wages and retention — are impacting local governments across the state. For example, one Northern Sierra Board of Supervisors recently heard that its Behavioral Health Department has lost almost half its staff due to wages. That’s leading to additional stress for the remaining staff. The Behavioral Health Department head asked for raises.