Local Government

July 2020

The Grand Jury Wants YOU! If You Have Some Time to Give to Humboldt, Maybe Use it to Investigate the Operations of Local Governmental Entities

Arcata City Council to Discuss Big Water/Sewer Rate Hikes, Coronavirus-Related Grant Applications and Oh So Much More Tonight

June 2020

City of Eureka Facing Nearly $4.6 Million General Fund Budget Cut Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Public Native Plant Garden Proposed for Ferndale, Plans Go Before Design Review Committee Tomorrow

TODAY in SUPES: Madrone Says Trinidad Being Overrun by Mask-Shunning Tourists; Sheriff’s Use-of-Force Policies Criticized

McKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: Environmental Groups Voice Concerns About 81-Acre, 320-Unit Development Planned in Cutten

City of Eureka Offers Rent and Mortgage Assistance for Households and Homeless Shelters Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Shortage of Qualified Staff Causing Problems at County Jail and Juvenile Hall, Civil Grand Jury Report Finds

Arcata City Council Slashes Police Department’s Budget, Discusses Potential Law Enforcement Policy Reform

Slattery Named Interim Eureka City Manager; Community Services Director Will Serve as City’s Top Staffer Until February 2021

ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: Budget Cuts Due to COVID-19, Special Tax Measure on Tonight’s Agenda

TODAY in SUPES: Conflicting Community Views on COVID-19 Health Protection Measures Rise to the Surface

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: City Budget Discussion, Waterfront RV Park on Tonight’s Agenda

Proposed County Budget Cuts General Fund Spending by Four Percent to Account for COVID-19-Related Revenue Declines

Trinidad Rancheria Asks for Pipeline Extension to Get Water Via Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

Eureka’s Marketing Firm to Reveal City’s New Branding Next Week, Plans for Promoting Tourism Without ‘Opening the Floodgates’

‘District in Decline’: With Enrollment and Budget Woes, SoHum Schools Need New Ideas, More Effective Leadership, Civil Grand Jury Finds

County to Start Collecting More Data to Inform Discussions About Whether McKinleyville Should Maybe One Day Incorporate as a City

Eureka City Council to Consider Extending Evictions Moratorium Protecting Tenants Financially Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Eureka Police Department Community Safety Team Shares Results of This Year’s Homeless Survey

At Its Meeting Tonight, the Eureka City Council is Set to Put Ranked Choice Voting on the November Ballot

May 2020

Dean Lotter Receives $129K Severance Package as Part of Resignation Agreement With the City of Eureka

THE VILLAGE IS DEAD: Developers Withdraw Application for Proposed Arcata Housing Project, Which the City Council Has Been Debating for Years

Arcata City Council Extends Evictions Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency, Approves Ballot Measure to Increase The City’s Affordable Housing Cap

Arcata City Council to Consider Extending Evictions Moratorium, Approving Ballot Measure to Increase Low-Income Housing Cap

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Budget Crisis Prompts Early Retirement Offers for Six City Employees

County Awards $180,000 in Cannabis Micro-Grants via Project Trellis

Fennell to Appoint Former Harbor Commissioner Ronnie Pellegrini to the Planning Commission

Four-Month Wonder Dean Lotter to Officially Resign at Special Eureka City Council Meeting Tomorrow

COVID Q&A: Eureka City Clerk Pam Powell on Assuming the Role of Acting City Manager Amid a Pandemic

Planning Commission Denies Permit to Rebuild a Fallen Billboard South of Eureka

Supervisors Quibble Over Details of Eviction Moratorium, Agree to Form Groundwater Agency for Eel River Basin

BREAKING: New Eureka City Manager Dean Lotter Placed on Administrative Leave, Mysteriously and Effective Immediately; City Clerk Pam Powell Will Take Over Manager Duties for the Time Being

April 2020

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: What’s Going On With All These Mid-Pandemic Closed Meetings to Review Top City Staff?

(VIDEO) Eureka City Council Delivers Food to St. Joseph Hospital Workers as Part of ‘Feed the E.R.’ Program

Supervisors Pass Eviction Moratorium, Preventing Landlords from Kicking Out Tenants Who’ve Suffered Economic Losses from COVID-19

County Launches Certification Program for Restaurants Operating According to COVID Safety Standards; Makes ‘Facial Coverings Worn Here’ Sign Available for Essential Businesses

Why Is Humboldt County’s $17M Windfall in CARES Act Funding for COVID Relief Going to the Airport, Of All Places?

Library System Stocking Up on New E-Books, Audiobooks Thanks to a Spate of New Grants

Some Arcata Marsh Trails Are Now One-Way to Help You Stay Six Feet Apart From Other Humans

Eureka City Council Poised to Approve Emergency Homeless Shelter to be Run by Betty Chinn Foundation

City of Arcata Uses Downtown Parking Lots as Temporary Homeless Shelters Amid COVID-19 Emergency

In Their First-Ever ‘Virtual Meeting,’ County Supervisors Address Community Complaints About COVID Response

Eureka City Council Discusses Efforts to Address Homelessness During COVID-19 Crisis

March 2020

Arcata Fire District Will Close Mad River Station Tomorrow and Rotate Station Closures Moving Forward

Eureka City Council Passes Moratorium on Evictions For Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

City of Eureka Explains Eviction Moratorium That the Council Will Consider on Monday

Arcata City Council Passes Evictions Moratorium to Protect Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Emergency

At Special Supervisors Meeting, County Officials Give Update on Local Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

Arcata City Council Special Online Meeting Tonight: Emergency Business Loans, Evictions Moratorium on Agenda

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