Local Government

September 2019

In-N-Out Traffic Signal, New Bay to Zoo Trail, Waterfront Drive Project On Eureka City Council’s Next Agenda

Board of Supes Approves $1 Million for Homeless Services, Then Discusses Weed Permitting and Raids on Illegal Growers

Once Drowning in Unresolved Reports of Abuse and Neglect, Local Child Welfare Services Department Says It’s Clearing Out Backlogged Cases

Plans for Waterfront RV Park Next to Samoa Bridge Still in the Works; Eureka Planning Commission Will Review the Project Next Week

August 2019

More Eureka Art!? City Council Considering Agreement With Ink People for Ongoing Mural Project Along Waterfront Drive

Yurok Tribe Says it Will Stand For Denial of Commercial Cannabis Permit Near Ceremonial Land at Next Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Meeting

David Hull, General Manager of the Humboldt Community Services District, Has Abruptly Retired

Local Cops Reflect on California’s New Use-Of-Force Laws, Speculate on How They Might Have Applied in Past High-Profile Case

The Arcata City Council Will Discuss Adding Plaque to Plaza Drinking Fountain to Teach You About Its Anti-Boozing History

County Makes ‘Bold Choices’ to Address Affordability and Homelessness in Newly Adopted Housing Element

COMING UP at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Potential Ban on New Hotel Development, Update on Strategic Arts Plan

County’s New Cannabis Industry Microgrant Program Gears Up With First Meeting of Advisory Committee

Bye-Bye, Rob Holmlund: The Resigning Eureka Development Services Director Shares His Thoughts on His Time With the City

Eureka Development Services Director Rob Holmlund to Resign

Eureka Planning Commission to Consider Verizon Wireless Installation for Harris Street Water Tower, Cannabis Smoking Lounge Permits


City of Rio Dell Swears In New Councilmember

July 2019

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: A Boring Agenda Will Not Stop LoCO From Telling You What’s Coming Up at the Next Meeting

The County is Set to Buy Most of This Eureka Block, Including Raliberto’s Taco Shop, and Turn It Into a Parking Lot

The Librarian and the Cop: Struggling to Serve Eureka’s Homeless Population on the Streets and in the Stacks

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

(UPDATE) Homelessness Issues Dominate Sometimes-Testy Del Norte Board of Supervisors Meeting Today; Supes Also Move to Give Themselves Raises Codify Previous Pay Increases

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

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