Local Government

March 2021

NO GOATHERDING: With New Ordinance, Eureka Looks to Bring Animal Ownership Regulations Into to the 21st Century

EUREKANS WITH PETS: Get Ready and Get Involved, Because the City Will Be Updating Its Pet Ordinance Soon

February 2021

With Flower Business Struggling, Sun Valley Plans 23 Acres of Cannabis Cultivation in Arcata Bottoms

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves ‘Audit Committee’ in Hopes of Solving the Ongoing ‘Dysfunction’ Surrounding Financial Transactions

What’s Your Vision for Arcata or Eureka? Cities Invite You to Share Your Thoughts at Virtual ‘Visioning’ Meetings

Arcata Ridge Trail One Step Closer to Completion After Council Approves Controversial ‘Fickle Hill Segment’

Cannabis Equity Programs Aim to Repair Damage Done by the War on Drugs, But Who Most Deserves the Help?

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Hospitalizations at All-Time High, Cannabis Growers Blast County’s Marketing Efforts and a Permanent Hemp Ban is Passed

Harbor District Exploring Major Port Redesign to Support Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Project

Arcata City Council Passes Vacation Rental Ordinance, Reduces Permit Cap to 100 Units

Eureka City Council Adopts Camping Ordinance That It’s Been Talking About for Months

Arcata City Council to Again Discuss a Vacation Rental Ordinance, Plus Hear an Update on the City’s Strategic Arts Plan

County Supes Approve Civil Penalties on ‘Yee Haw’ Communal Living Property Near Trinidad

Supervisor Michelle Bushnell to Appoint SoHum Cannabis Company CEO Thomas Mulder to Planning Commission

January 2021

THAT CAMPING ORDINANCE, AGAIN: Eureka City Council to Once Again Tackle its Camping Ban Ordinance, Plus Receive an Update From Its Marketing Firm

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Vaccine Rollout Woes, Suddenlink’s Local TV Blackout and More Fiscal Headaches

Trinidad to Consider Joining Feasibility Study for a Pipeline Extension from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

County Abandons Investigation Into Fiscal Management Delays, Having Never Interviewed the Auditor-Controller

Eureka City Council Approves HACHR Mobile Syringe Exchange, Despite Concerns Over ‘Commentary’ in the Nonprofit’s Proposal

State Suspends County’s Purchasing Account for Overdue Payment; Auditor-Controller Takes Responsibility

Arcata City Council To Consider Placing Cap, Stricter Regulations on Vacation Rentals

Eureka City Council to Consider HACHR Mobile Syringe Exchange Proposal, Vote Again on Camping Ordinance

TODAY in SUPES: Auditor-Controller Gets Staff She Requested; Bohn Abandons Controversial COVID Resolution

Coalition of Local Tribes Announce Support of State AG’s Move to Require More Oversight of County Child Welfare Services

Eureka City Council Unanimously Approves Mobile Syringe Exchanges During the Pandemic

TODAY in SUPES: Board Agrees to Appoint Outside Attorney for Auditor-Controller, But Not the One She Picked

December 2020

Eureka Just Settled Its Decade-Old Court Case Against Floyd and Betty Squires, But Its Battle With the Notorious Slumlords Continues

Eureka City Council to Consider Allowing Mobile Syringe Exchange During the Pandemic, Discuss Caltrans’ Richardson Grove Project, Vote Again on Anti-Camping Ordinance

Supervisor-Elect Michelle Bushnell Set to be Sworn in Alongside Re-elected Supes Bohn, Wilson

DHHS Calls Attorney General’s Pursuit of More Child Welfare Services Oversight a ‘Waste of Taxpayer Money’

Better Know the New Members of Arcata’s First Female-Majority City Council

FEAST YOUR EYES on the Expansive Network of Multi-Use Trails in the County’s Final McKay Community Forest Trail Plan

TODAY in SUPES: In Fennell’s Final Meeting, Board Narrowly Agrees to Support Caltrans’ Richardson Grove Project

Traffic Safety, Budget Update, New Department Head and Implementing the Voters’ Will on the Agenda at Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Meeting

Eureka City Council Temporarily Bans Syringe Exchange Operated by HACHR

IN WITH THE NEW! Arcata City Councilmembers Sworn in During Special Meeting Today

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Spreading ‘Rapidly,’ Health Officer Warns; Accounting Firm Hired to Help ‘Press the Reset Button’ on Recent Upheaval

Eureka City Council to Consider Temporary Ban on Syringe Exhange Programs, After Rejecting Proposed HACHR Agreement

‘Nobody is Outsourcing the Auditor’: County Administrative Office Responds to Claims By and About Paz Dominguez

In Ongoing Conflict With Its Own Auditor-Controller, County Opens Investigation, Looks to Outsource Some of Her Key Fiscal Oversight Duties; A-C Asks to Retain Outside Counsel

Eureka City Council Votes Down Proposed HACHR Agreement, But Will Reconsider Vote Tonight

EUREKA’S NEW CITY MANAGER: Miles Slattery Officially Sworn In During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Eureka Council Set to Give Interim City Manager Miles Slattery the Full-Fledged Gig

Eureka City Council Set to Finalize Agreement With Needle-Exchange Program, Clear Remaining Red Tape on Betty Chinn Trailer Village off South Broadway

November 2020

County Department Heads and Local Agency Leaders Voice Frustration, Concern With Auditor-Controller

Supes Call Special Meeting, Say County at ‘Serious Risk of Losing Millions’; Auditor-Controller Says She’s Being Asked to Cut Corners

Eureka City Council Advances Ordinance Banning Camping In Parks, Near Trails and In Several Business Districts

Arcata City Council May Allow Restaurants to Use Disposable Food Containers a Little While Longer, Due to the Pandemic

TODAY in SUPES: Board Discusses How to Confront Anti-Mask Patrons and How to Market Humboldt County Cannabis

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves Live Concerts, Motorcycle Races at County Fairgrounds Despite Neighbors’ Objections

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