Local Government

December 2020

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

ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: Police Reform Update, Public Transit Hearing on Tonight’s Agenda

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Even On Election Day, You Need to Know What Your Local Government Is Discussing

October 2020

Eureka May Propose New Roads Through Wetlands to Improve Broadway Corridor; Opponents Say Plans Aren’t Feasible

TODAY in SUPES: Reopening County Offices Mid-COVID and Permit-Stacking Cannabis Grows

Why Did the Arcata School District Change How it Elects Board Members? A Concern for Equity, and a Legal Threat From an Out-of-Town Organization

Arcata City Council to Consider Cap on Third Party Delivery Service Fees Charged to Restaurants During COVID-19

With the State’s Recycling Redemption Program in Shambles, Local Agencies Look to Develop a More Sustainable System

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Wiyot Land Acknowledgement, Affordable Housing on City-Owned Parking Lots, Police Chief Citizen Advisory Board All on Tonight’s Agenda

Fortuna Candidates Agree That the City Should Just Reopen Already, and One Has Some, Uh, Interesting Comments on Race

State Reauthorizes HACHR’s Syringe Exchange Program, But Gives Eureka More Control

Arcata City Council Opts Against Sending Letter to HSU Over Hosting SJSU Football Team, Discusses Ways to Improve Communication with University

Arcata City Council to Discuss Sending Letter of Concern to HSU Regarding Hosting of San Jose Football Team

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Syringe Exchange Program Update, Recycling Buyback, Window Poetry and More!

[UPDATED] Candidates Cry Foul Over Pre-Election Appointment to the Board of Humboldt Community Services District

September 2020

Defiant Auditor-Controller Gives Board of Supes List of Conditions for Her Help With County Payroll Project

The Auditor-Controller’s Ongoing Beef With Other County Departments is Getting Ugly

Arcata City Council Wants ‘Maximum Control’ Over 5G Technology, Directs Staff to Pursue Aesthetic Regulations

Eureka City Council Approves Letter Opposing the Reauthorization of HACHR’S Syringe Exchange Program

Humboldt County is Changing the Way it Interacts With Mentally Ill People in the Criminal Justice System

Arcata City Council to Discuss Regulation of 5G Transmitters in the City, Receive Update on Police Reform and Consider Endorsing Measure F

In a Split Vote, Supervisors Move to Allow Fallen Elk River Billboard to Be Rebuilt, But it Must be Removed in Five Years

Eureka City Council to Discuss HACHR’s Syringe Exchange Program; Consider Grant Funding to Aid Bars, Restaurants and Retailers Adapting to COVID-19

County Settles Long-Running Legal Dispute With Former Lead Attorney Jeffrey Blanck for $600,000

Arcata City Council to Discuss Potential ‘Social Host’ Ordinance to Discourage Underage Drinking at Parties

August 2020

TODAY in SUPES: Blue Lake Cannabis Farm Supported by Industry Colleagues But Vehemently Opposed by Neighbors

Major Datacenter Company Purchases Arcata Warehouse, Starts Filing Paperwork to Build Fiber Optic Line to Samoa Peninsula

TODAY in SUPES: COVID-19 Update, HACHR Complaints, Laura’s Law and New Tsunami Evacuation Maps

In Testy Email Exchange, County Health Officer Urges HSU President Not to Bring Students Back for Onsite Instruction

Following Years of Protest, Cell Tower Equipment Atop Trinidad Head Will Soon Come Down

July 2020

The Eureka Police Department Has Once Again Creamed All Comers at the Blood Bank’s Annual BATTLE OF THE BADGES, Announces the Eureka Police Department

After Securing a Big Grant, The Yurok Indian Housing Authority Will Build a New 36-Unit Low Income Housing Development in Arcata

TODAY in SUPES: After a Marathon Debate, Board Postpones Permit Decision for Fallen Billboard

Eureka City Council Approves Sales Tax Measure, Decides Against Sending Letter Opposing Highway 101 Billboard Reconstruction

Eureka City Council to Consider Sales Tax Measure for November Ballot

Almost Five Months Into Pandemic Response, the County Has Spent More than $4.3 Million

ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: Police Department Policy Reform, COVID-19 Response Grant Application on Tonight’s Agenda

TODAY in SUPES: Trying to Balance Business Woes With Health Concerns, Officials Agree to Delay Enforcement of State’s Re-Closure Order

Eureka City Council Approves Massive Budget Cuts, Defers Water and Sewer Rate Increases for Residents

Want to Serve on Eureka or Arcata City Council? Multiple Seats Opening, Nomination Period Starts Next Week

Civil Grand Jury Finds ‘Failures’ and ‘Ineptitudes’ But No Direct Evidence of Racial Bias in Review of Josiah Lawson Homicide Investigation

The Eureka City Council Wants Developers to Build Affordable Housing on Three City-Owned Parking Lots

TODAY in SUPES: Frankovich Warns ‘There is No Safe Spot’ From COVID-19; Board Puts Low-Income Housing Measure on November Ballot

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


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