Local Government

January 2022

Arcata House Partnership Proposes Plan to Operate Arcata’s ‘Safe Parking Program’ for Homeless; Council will Review Proposal Tonight

ARCATA’S GATEWAY PLAN: Planners Propose Converting K and L to One-Way Streets; Transportation and Safety Committee Will Review Plan This Evening

Supervisors Split Over Whether Planning Commission Should Tighten Cannabis Rules for Generators, Water Use and Roads

Dr. Ian Hoffman Resigns as Humboldt County Health Officer

Arcata City Council Approves Safe Parking Program to Shelter Homeless, Moves Forward with Valley West Hotel Housing Projects

Eureka City Council Approves Land Swap With Pierson Company, Will Develop Housing Near Winco Instead of on Three Downtown Parking Lots

Safe Parking Program: Arcata City Council Will Consider Leasing Property on Samoa Boulevard to Provide a Legal Place for Homeless People to Sleep in Their Vehicles

TODAY in SUPES: Bass Moves Popular Public Comment Period to the End of Meeting Agendas; Staff Presents Groundwater Plan for Eel River Valley

TONIGHT in CITY COUNCIL: Eureka Land Swap, Meet the New Police Chief, Vacation Rentals and More!

Supes Look to Change Public Comment Process as Antivaxxers Grow Increasingly Menacing and Unhinged

Supes Ratify State of Emergency After Winter Storm Causes More Than $10M in Costs and Damages

December 2021

Eureka Names New Interim Police Chief; Todd Jarvis Previously Served as Second-in-Command at San Diego Police Department

Eureka City Council Postpones Vote on Proposed Parking Lot Land Swap

Eureka City Council: Responding to Community Complaints Over Parking Lot Housing Developments, Staff Proposes Property Exchange With Pierson Company

[UPDATED] New Fortuna Ordinance Would Ban Public Camping, But Does It Violate the Rights of the Unhoused?

County Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Nordic Aquafarms’ Fish Factory Project on Samoa Peninsula

Arcata City Council Approves Plan to Convert Valley West Hotels to Homeless Housing, Reviews ‘Gateway Area Plan’ to Create High-Density Housing in Town

YESTERDAY in SUPES: ‘Your House is on Fire and It’s Threatening My House’: First 5 Director Pleads With County to Fix Its Financial Mess

Arcata City Council to Consider Converting Two Valley West Hotels into Homeless Housing; Planning Commission Hesitant About the Project

Supes to Consider Removing Planning Commissioner Over Conflict of Interest, Plus More Conflict with Paz Dominguez on Deck for Tuesday’s Meeting

State Launches Investigation Into County’s Financial Practices and Reporting

State Approves Nearly $3 Million in Grant Funding for McKinleyville Park, BMX Track and Blue Lake Town Square

Longtime Ag Commissioner Retires; Supervising Inspector Appointed to Serve as Interim Commissioner

TODAY in SUPES: Board Finalizes New District Map (Same as the Old Map), Names Next Year’s Chair (Same as Last Year’s Chair) and Ponders Its Responsibility to Counter COVID Misinformation

Hiring a Waterfront Development Consultant, Cracking Down on Shopping Carts, COVID Bonus Pay for City Workers and More Highlights From Tonight’s Eureka City Council Agenda

City of Arcata Takes a Roundabout of Its Own, Delays Decision on Old Arcata Road Improvement Plans to Address Wetland Impacts

SURVEY: The City of Eureka Wants Your Input on Solving the Mildly Inconvenient Nightmare of Parking Downtown

Residential Rehab Program Completed, Former Mayor Brett Watson Rejoins the Arcata City Council

ARCATA’S GATEWAY PLAN: City Releases Draft Plan For Developing Housing in the 138-Acre ‘Gateway Area’ of Town, and Wants Your Input

November 2021

Environmental Groups Double-Sue Humboldt County Over Controversial SoHum Cannabis Project, Suggest Bohn May Have a Conflict of Interest

Board Narrowly Passes Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Auditor-Controller as State Prepares to Step in and Complete County’s Delinquent Financial Transactions Report

County Board of Supervisors to Consider Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Dominguez

[UPDATE: Paychecks Are Getting Issued, But Many Are Incorrect] County Employees Didn’t Get Paid On Time This Morning and They’re Pissed

Fortuna Union High School District Submits Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in County Auditor-Controller, Files Complaint With Civil Grand Jury

Eureka City Council Approves New Ward Map, Ranked Choice Voting; Bans Coal on City-Owned Property

TODAY in SUPES: Board Sticks With Existing District Map, Rejecting Madrone’s Pitch to Add Blue Lake to the Fifth

TONIGHT at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Ward Redistricting, Ranked Choice Voting Implementation, Anti-Coal Ordinance and More

Redistricting Nears the Finish Line! Your Final Supervisorial, Congressional and Legislative Districts are Almost Certainly Going to Look Like This For the Next Decade

Fortuna Cemetery District and Local Mortuary at Odds Over Who’s Responsible for Moving Caskets to the Gravesites

‘Something is Broken’: County Staff, Supervisors and Department Heads Confront Auditor-Controller in Collective Airing of Grievances

County Employees Threaten Legal Action Over ‘Failures’ of Auditor-Controller; Workforce Board Pursues ‘No Confidence’ Vote

Eureka City Council Approves ‘Charlie Moon Way’ As Name for Historic Chinatown Alley, Discusses Hiring Independent Police Auditor

TODAY in SUPES: Board Opts to Use Existing Map as Basis for Redistricting, Might Make Minor Tweaks to Lines

October 2021

Arcata Police Department Staffing Crisis: Force Could Soon Reach Unprecedented Lows, Chief Says

EPD Texting Investigation is Finalized, Though Not Yet Cleared for Release; Watson’s Retirement ‘Absolutely Not’ Related to Findings, Chief and City Manager Say

Redistricting Committee Kiboshes Radical Eureka Split; Votes Thumbs Down on All Supervisor Maps Drawn So Far

TODAY in SUPES: Board Votes to Return to In-Person Meetings Starting in the New Year, Denies Request to Allow Controversial Cannabis Grow Near Blue Lake

The County’s Redistricting Process Has Been a Shambles, and the Maps it is Now Considering are Both Measurably Worse Than the Status Quo

County Supervisors to Consider Returning to In-Person Meetings

More Later, But Here are Pirated Versions of the County’s Newly Revised Redistricting Maps if You, Like Many, Can’t Get the County’s Versions to Work for You

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