Local Government

July 2019

County Agrees to Pursue Infrastructure Funds in Hopes of Landing Fish Farm on Samoa Peninsula

WELCOME, BRAINARD! City of Eureka Completes Annexation of Old Lumber Mill Behind the Eucalyptus on the North End of Town

Nordic Aquafarms Set to Ask County for ‘Financial Incentives’ Before Committing to Indoor Fish Farm Project

Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks Announces Retirement, Will Leave Office by End of the Year

Thin Del Norte Grand Jury Report Focuses on Airport

Del Norte Library Board Searches for New Home, Plans Upgrades to Existing Building

Grand Jury Finds County Has ‘High Risk of Fraud,’ Poor Communication and Insufficient Accounting Training

NEXT UP at the EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Firefighters’ Memorial Statue for Clarke Plaza, Possible Englund Marine Move to City-Owned Land Near Wharfinger

Yurok Tribe’s New Police Chief Meets Del Norte Supervisors: O’Rourke Says Cross-Deputation Agreement Will Increase Department’s Presence Off Reservation

Homelessness Issues Dominate Sometimes-Testy Del Norte Board of Supervisors Meeting Today; Supes Also Move to Give Themselves Raises

Crescent City Council Adopts Municipal Pool Master Plan; Will Seek to Boost Revenue, Expand Facility

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Habitually Censors Critical Social Media Comments. Can It Really Do That?

June 2019

Board of Local Energy Agency Unanimously Directs Staff to Pursue Agreement With Terra-Gen Wind Project

Hoopa Valley Tribe Elects New Chair, Rejects Broad Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

ALL ON TAPE: Sheriff’s Office Rolls Out Body Cams For All Correctional Officers in the Jail

Arcata City Council to Consider Large, Low-Income Housing Development on Seventh and J Streets

City Council Set to Loosen Eureka’s Anti-Panhandling Ordinance After Its Constitutionality Was Called Into Question

MCKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: Big Community Meeting in Cutten Tonight to Discuss Proposed 320-Unit Development Around Redwood Fields

The City of Blue Lake Is Trying to Build a Town Square, Possibly Equipped With Interactive Water Fountains

Got Brains and Time to Contribute to Good Governance? The Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury Wants YOU!

Rio Dell City Government is the Latest Organization to Give the Terra-Gen Wind Power Project a Big Thumbs Down

KUMBAYA! For Once, the Arcata City Council Sees a Version of ‘The Village’ That All Its Members Can Get Behind

Humboldt Made is Officially Out of the Running; Eureka City Council Directs Staff to Negotiate Marketing Contract With Eddy Alexander

Rio Dell’s Downtown May Soon Have Three Weed Stores

County to Unveil New, ADA-Compliant Playground at Freshwater Park This Weekend

EUREKA MARKETING CONTRACT: Contrary to Previous Statements, the Humboldt Made Proposal was Received Late; City Vows Reforms to ‘Restore Public Trust’

May 2019

County Extends Public Comment Period for Humboldt Wind Energy Project

Now With a ‘More Adventurous’ Design, Sequoia Park Zoo’s ‘Redwood Canopy Walk’ Project is One Step Closer To Reality

Humboldt Wind Energy Project Proponents Give Presentation to Skeptical Crowd in Ferndale

‘The Trust Has Been Broken’: Eureka City Council Votes to Interview Finalists for $370,000 Marketing Contract Again, With New Set of Panelists

TODAY IN SUPES: Hemp Moratorium Reinstated

County Ag Commissioner Accepting Hemp Registration Forms Ahead of Moratorium Vote

Eureka City Council Will Consider Approving Pedal-Powered Tour Buses That You Can Drink Booze On

Will a Lapse in the County’s Hemp Moratorium Inadvertently Open the Floodgates for Industrial Cultivation?

‘The Village’ Housing Project Will be Back Before the Arcata City Council, Yet Again, on June 5

The Arcata Police Department Has a Few Suggestions for Sprucing Up the Plaza and Possibly Making it Safer

FOLLOW-UP: Citing Work of Review Panel, Staff Recommends City Council Award $370,000 Marketing Services Contract to Eureka Visitors Center

County Looks to Extend Moratorium on Industrial Hemp Cultivation While Developing New Rules and Regulations

As Eureka’s $370,000 Contract for ‘Marketing Services’ is About to Be Awarded, Text Messages Released by City Show Close Relationship Between City Official and Finalist

[UPDATED] Eighteen-Year-Old Elias Garcia-Munguia to Challenge Rex Bohn for Humboldt County Supervisor Seat

Dozens Gather at County Courthouse to Support Supervisor Rex Bohn Against Backlash Over Racist Joke

City of Eureka Selling Former Chamber of Commerce Building, Possibly to Hotel Developer

Arcata City Council Adopts Temporary Ordinance Banning Closure of Mobile Home Parks in the City

April 2019

City of Arcata Receives $400K Grant to Build Housing Units for the Homeless in Mobile Home Park

Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman Will Introduce a ‘Children and Families Mayor’s Initiative,’ Which is Still in the Planning Stages

Chalking Tires for Parking Enforcement Violates the Constitution, Federal Court Rules

Arcata City Council Rejects Yet Another Version of ‘The Village’

Desperate to Meet State Requirements, the City of Eureka is Developing a Plan to Create More Housing Quick

TODAY in SUPES: Crabbers Congregate; Bass and Wilson Pursue Coastal Commission Seat

Eureka School Board Votes to Sell Abandoned Jacobs Campus; California Highway Patrol Has Expressed Interest in Property

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