Local Government

November 2022

Arcata City Council Introduces Ordinance That Will Mandate Composting Your Food Scraps (By Yourself, or Through a Service) to Comply With State’s Organic Waste Bill

Eureka City Council Reviews Water and Sewer Rate Increase Ahead of Upcoming Public Hearing, Approves New Rules to Replace Old Sewer Pipes

TONIGHT at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Refinancing Water Bonds, Rate Increases, New Rules for Replacing Sewer Pipes and More!

TODAY in the GATEWAY PLAN: Arcata Planning Commission Will Discuss Plan’s Potential ‘Community Benefits’ During Special Meeting

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: LGBTQ Community and Allies Defend Recent Redwood Pride Event, Council Approves Homeless Action Plan, and More

PG&E Execs Gets an Earful, Offer Update on SoHum Capacity Problems

Supervisors Opt Not to Censure Bushnell, Though There Was Some Confusion About What ‘Censure’ Means

October 2022

THIS WEEK in EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Homeless Action Plan Up for Review, Digital Signs Could Be Banned, and More!

Investigation Sustains Allegation That Supervisor Bushnell Mistreated County Staff Member

Human Rights Commission Condemns Alleged Hate Speech and Violent Threats Against LGBTQ Community

Friends of the Eel River Sues County for Failure to Protect Public Trust by Regulating Groundwater Extractions in Lower Eel

Supervisors Opt to Leave the Planning Commission at Seven Members

Arcata Planning Commission Approves Big Apartment Expansion Project in Westwood Neighborhood

Supes Agree to Put Controversial Weed Initiative on 2024 Ballot, Though They Hope to Work With Organizers on Alternatives

MEASURE P: After Reversing An Unlawful Tax Increase, Trinidad is Now Asking Voters to Raise Rates on the City’s Tourists Once Again

Arcata Councilmember Brett Watson Arrested for Violating His Restraining Order

In the Wake of Bongio Controversy, Supes to Consider Changes to the Planning Commission

Arcata City Council Makes Changes to Vacation Rental Ordinance; Introduces Resolution Regulating Sidewalk Vendors

An Initiative to Reshape Humboldt’s Cannabis Industry Qualified for the Ballot, and It Has Growers Worried

TONIGHT at ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: Possible Regulations on Sidewalk Vendors, Changes to the City’s Vacation Rental Ordinance

TODAY in SUPES: Public Rallies for Alternative Owner Builder Program; Board Opts to Leave It Alone for Now

NEXT UP at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: CSU Board of Trustees Offer Up $5 Million for EaRTH Center Development, EPD Seeks to Reorganize Command Structure and More!

Hunt Nielsen and Cervantes Square Off in Candidate Forum, Hoping to Become Next County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters

City of Eureka Agrees to Scrap Contentious Dolbeer/W Street One-Way Couplet Project (For Now) in Response to Overwhelming Opposition From School Board and Neighbors

Tiny House Villages! The County Would Like to Know Your Thoughts and Feelings About This Type of Housing Development

MEET ‘THE PINC’: Rebranded Pink Lady Mansion Seeks to Expand Operations at Eureka Planning Commission Tonight

Bongio Steps Down From Chair Position; Planning Commission Approves Apology Letter for Racist Comments

They’ve Whittled it Down to Three New Wiyot Names for 20/30 Park, and You Can Vote on Your Favorite

TONIGHT at ARCATA CITY COUNCIL: City Poised to Award $54 Million Contract for Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades; Construction Could Start This Month

‘It’s Gonna Look Like a Ghost Town’: Garberville Business Owners Sound the Alarm as Weed Industry Tanks

Eureka is Budgeting $75,000 in Walking Around Money for a Select Group of Citizens to Spend on Local Projects, and It’s Offering a $100 Stipend to Up to 50 People Selected to Serve

A Tour Through the Half-Built Dream Mansion of Travis Schneider, Who Remains Hopeful Amid Mounting Permit Problems

TONIGHT at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Unmet Transit Needs, Possible New Rules for Replacing Sewer Pipes, New Business Loan Program for Sprucing Up the Sidewalks

Bongio to Step Down as Chair; Planning Commission Set to Consider Apology for His ‘Insensitive, Racist’ Comments

September 2022

Nordic Aquafarms Celebrates ‘Monumental Step Forward’ After Supes Deny Project Appeal

Supervisors Deny Appeal of Nordic Aquafarms Project

Big Housing Project in Westwood Neighborhood Bumps Gateway Talk From Arcata Planning Commission Discussion Last Night

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves a Budget and Takes Action on Homelessness, the Food Bank and Trails in the McKay Community Forest

Next Up for Arcata’s Gateway Area Plan: Planning Commission to Discuss Building Heights, Hold Community Poll Tonight

Sheriff William Honsal Offered Deputies a $40 Dutch Bros Gift Card to Find Supervisor Mike Wilson’s Stolen Vehicle

Supes Scheduled to Hear Appeal of Nordic Aquafarms Project at a Special Meeting on Wednesday

Is There a Lawyer in the House? Humboldt County Government Issues Call for Local Defense Attorneys

Eureka City Council Tables Vote on Contentious Dolbeer/W Street One-Way Realignment

Bohn Makes the Motion, Supes Unanimously Censure Bongio for Racist Remarks, Move to Remove Him as Chair of Planning Commission

County Supes to Consider Censure of Planning Commission Chair Alan Bongio for Inappropriate Conduct

THIS WEEK in EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Should the One-Way Traffic Experiment on Dolbeer and W Streets Become Permanent?

PG&E’s Electricity Transmission Limits Threaten to Throttle Development Throughout Southern Humboldt, Blindsiding Local Officials

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Hash Out Next Year’s Budget Amid Ongoing Fiscal Challenges

‘Unfit to Serve’: Local Environmental, Social Justice Groups Call for Resignation or Replacement of Planning Commissioner Alan Bongio

Tonight the Arcata City Council Will Consider Allowing Some Upcoming Outdoor Events to Go Past 10 p.m. Noise Curfew

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