Local Government

September 2021

TODAY in SUPES: Board Allocates $1M for Micro-Grants in an Effort to Help the ‘Failing Cannabis Industry’

CENSUS RESULTS: Eureka’s Population Shifted Pretty Dramatically in the Past Ten Years, and You Can Help Fix the Problems That Caused!

Walking Tour of Arcata’s ‘Gateway District’ Tonight! Learn About the City’s Plan to Develop More Housing in This Newly Named Neighborhood

City of Eureka Deems Downtown Motel Uninhabitable; Boards Up Windows, Evicts Tenants

Arcata City Council to Consider Launching Rental Inspection Program to Protect Tenants, Community Ambassador Program to Improve Downtown Area

TODAY in SUPES: Weed Growers Seek Help, Airline Traffic Takes Off and Hoffman Offers Advice for the Unvaxxed

In Open Letter, Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization Charges That County has ‘Wasted’ Measure Z Funds, Threatens to Take the Question Back to Voters

Looking to Streamline Development of the Waterfront and Old Town, City of Eureka Seeks Help From Outside Consultants

Here’s a Look at How the City of Arcata is Spending $4.4 Million in COVID Relief Funds

Arcata City Council Will Decide How to Spend $4.4 Milion in COVID-19 Relief Funds; Lobby Group Wants the City to Prioritize Reducing Carbon Emissions

August 2021

County Moves Payroll Back Under Auditor-Controller’s Office Despite Serious Concerns Voiced by Employees

Investigation by The Guardian Reveals More Details of Sheriff Honsal’s Warnings of Nonexistent ‘Antifa Bus’

Arcata City Council is Whole Again! Newly Appointed Councilmember Meredith Matthews Officially Sworn In Tuesday Evening

TODAY in SUPES: Board Launches Water Quality Grant Program and Talks Redistricting; Bass Offers a Tearful Homage to Her Late Mom

More Than $2M-Worth of Services Up for Grabs for Local Cannabis Community Via the County’s Project Trellis Equity Program

Cement Planter That Held the McKinley Statue Will Be Removed From Center of the Arcata Plaza Next Week

(UPDATE: REOPENED) Eureka Vietnamese Restaurant Pho Thien Long Closed by Health Department After Routine Inspection Finds Evidence of Rodent, Cockroach Infestation

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Local Drought Conditions Harmful to Humans and the Environment, Task Force Reports

County Supes Ratify County Facility Masking Order, Voice Frustration With Those Still Unvaccinated

County Supervisors to Reconsider Planned Return to In-Person Meetings Due to This Delta Variant Nightmare

July 2021

All Hail Arcata’s New Councilmember! Meredith Matthews Unanimously Selected by Council During Wednesday Night Candidate Forum

Who Will Be the Next Arcata City Councilmember? Better Know the Seven Applicants Who Will be Grilled During Wednesday’s Public Forum

In Latest Audit Committee Meeting, Paz Dominguez Asks for Help and Gets It

Arcata City Council Candidates Announced; Seven Qualifying Applicants Will Be Publicly Interviewed Next Week

Betty Chinn’s Trailer Housing Project One Step Closer to Reality After Eureka City Council Approves Coastal Development Permit for Property off South Broadway

TODAY in SUPES: County Proclaims Drought Emergency But Backs Away From Curbing Cannabis Cultivation

Eureka City Council Poised to Finalize Permitting for Betty Chinn Trailer Village Near Hikshari Trail; Project Could Be Completed Soon, Unless Someone Files an Appeal

Who Will be Arcata’s Next Councilperson? Former Councilmembers, Planning Commissioner, Chamber of Commerce Person in the Hunt for Appointment; Candidates Forum Scheduled for July 28

Four Years Ago, an Outpost Investigation Found Law-Breaking Within the County’s Public Administrator Bureau. To Date, No One Has Been Held Publicly Accountable.

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Sun Valley Weed Grow and How the Supervisors Reached a Decision

County Supervisors Opt to Form an Advisory Commission to Redraw the Map of Their District Boundaries

Supervisors Deny Appeal, Approve a (Downsized Again) 5.7-Acre Weed Grow on Sun Valley Property in Arcata Bottoms

As County’s Fiscal Fiascoes Mount, Feds Impose Tax Liens, Contractors Plead for Their Money and Department Heads Sound the Alarm

Arcata City Council Decides to Resume In-Person Meetings July 22, Elects New Mayor and Vice Mayor, Approves Statement Supporting LGBTQ Community

Charmaine Lawson Settles Lawsuit Against City of Arcata; Terms Include $25,000 Contribution to Scholarship Fund, New City Mural and Additional, Undisclosed Terms

After Someone Cut Down a City-Owned Tree Decorated With Pride Flags, Arcata Council Will Consider Statement Supporting LGBTQ Community

June 2021

TODAY in SUPES: Farewell to Amy Nilsen, Hello to New Vets Hall Plans in Garberville

Eureka City Council Will Resume In-Person Meetings Next Week; Councilmembers Moulton and Bauer Will Again Be Sworn In at Tuesday’s Meeting

Arcata City Council Decides to Fill Vacant Council Seat by Appointment, Adopts 2021-22 Budget

City of Eureka Announces Plans to Take Over Eureka Main Street and Visitor Center, Discusses City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan

Rio Dell Declares Drought Emergency, Activates Alternative Well System

Divided Board of Supervisors Punts Decision on Sun Valley Cannabis Farm to a Future Date

The City of Eureka Wants YOU to Help Shape its Economic Development Plan

County Supervisors Set to Consider Appeal of Sun Valley’s 8-Acre Weed Farm in Arcata Bottoms

Arcata City Council Will Hold Special Meeting Next Week to Decide How to Fill Vacant Position, Adopt Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year

Eureka City Council Releases Three City-Owned Parking Lots for Affordable Housing Developments; Adopts Budget for the Upcoming Fiscal Year

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Adoption of the First Post-Pandemic City Budget; More Affordable Housing On City-Owned Parking Lots

TODAY in SUPES: With the State About to Reopen, Humboldt Still Has ‘Work to Do’ on COVID Prevention, Hoffman Says; Plus a Half-Billion-Dollar Proposed Budget and a Pilot Program for Laura’s Law

Arcata City Council Advances ‘Formula Restaurant’ Ordinance, Debates the City’s Cap on Chains

May 2021

California Attorney General, Local Child Welfare Services Division Finally Reach Settlement After 2018 Investigation


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