Local Government

September 2020

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

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


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