Local Government

November 2023

Humboldt Supervisors Quash Proposal to Consolidate County Finance Departments

Eureka City Council Approves $1.4 Million Property Buy for New Corp Yard, Operations Complex

Planning Commission Approves Contentious McKinleyville Housing Development Despite Neighborhood Concerns

Coastal Commission OKs Wastewater Discharge Permit for Nordic Aquafarms’ Onshore Fish Farm

County Supes Vote to Put Measure on March Ballots That, If Passed, Would Create a Department of Finance, Combining Two Elected Offices Into One Appointed Position

Pressured by Upcoming Ballot Measure, County Supervisors Look to Improve Existing Cannabis Regs

October 2023

Planning Commission Punts Short-Term Rental Discussion to Next Week; New Rules Slated for Approval in Mid-November

Humboldt Supervisors Approve Payment Plan for Delinquent Measure S Taxes, Discuss New State Regs for Fire Insurance

Rex Bohn’s Fellow Supervisors Question His Judgment for Including a Handgun in Charity Auction Basket

Arcata City Council Unanimously Opposes Measure A, the ‘Humboldt Cannabis Reform Initiative’

Eureka Council Sends Pro-Parking ‘Housing for All’ Initiative to November 2024 Election Ballots

Eureka City Council Unanimously Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms and Other Entheogenic Plants

YESTERDAY in SUPES: Board Approves Request to Tweak Climate Action Plan, Hears Update on Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Rio Dell, Talks Gas Prices, and More!

Harbor District Board of Commissioners to Discuss Proposed Offshore Wind Terminal Project, Lease Agreement With Crowley During Tonight’s Meeting

(UPDATE) Arkley-Affiliated ‘Citizens for a Better Eureka’ Files Two More Lawsuits Against the City, Aiming to Block Linc Housing Developments

Humboldt Supervisors Partially Reinstate Measure S Cannabis Cultivation Tax at 10 Percent as Market Shows Signs of Stabilization

September 2023

Enviro Groups Accuse County of Undermining Climate Action Plan With an ‘Accounting Trick’; Planners Say That’s False

The City of Eureka Will Host a Town Hall Discussion on Children’s Mental Health This Saturday

Humboldt Supervisors Revoke Coastal Development Permit for Fields Landing Property Following Nearly 20 Years of Neighborhood Complaints

A New Cap on Airbnbs? County Planning Commission Hears Public Feedback on Proposed Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Harbor District Executive Director Larry Oetker to Retire at the End of This Year; Board of Commissioners to Consider Employment Agreement With a Successor, Chris Mikkelsen, During Tonight’s Meeting

State Dismisses Lawsuit Against the County and Paz Dominguez; Auditor-Controller Cheryl Dillingham Says Her Office is Catching Up on Fiscal Reporting

TODAY in SUPES: Board Chair Steve Madrone Apologizes for Cutting Off Public Commenter for Making Bigoted Statements During Last Month’s Meeting, and More!

Arcata City Council Approves Construction Contract for Old Arcata Road Improvements; Says Goodbye to City Attorney Nancy Diamond

Coastal Commission Approves Permit Request for Major Improvements at the Old Brainard Mill Site, Hears Controversy Over the Closure of Van Wycke Trail During This Week’s Meeting in Eureka

August 2023

Interested in the Arcata Police Department’s Purchase and Use of Military-Grade Gear? There’s a Meeting for That Tonight

Backers of Eureka’s Pro-Parking ‘Housing for All’ Initiative Say They’ve Gathered and Submitted Enough Signatures to Get It On the Ballot

Bye-Bye, ‘K-L Couplet’: Arcata City Council Removes Controversial Proposal to Make K and L Street One-Way During First Joint Study Session on Tuesday

(UPDATED) Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Madrone Cut Off a Public Commenter for Using ‘Hate Speech.’ Is That Legal?

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves Modifications to ‘Project Trellis’ to Address Issues Over Cannabis Equity Eligibility Criteria, Directs Staff to Work with State on Exceptions for Rural Communities

Eureka Council Requests Informational Report on ‘Housing for All’ Initiative to Clear Up Confusion for Voters, Discusses Guidelines for ADUs, and More

County Staff Will Discuss Rules Surrounding Short-Term Rentals in Unincorporated Humboldt During Tonight’s Community Meeting; Two More Meetings Scheduled

City of McKinleyville is a No-Go (For Now); Humboldt Supes Decline Grand Jury’s Recommendation to Fund Feasibility Study for Incorporation

Local Employers Push Back Against Proposed Labor Agreement for Humboldt Offshore Wind Terminal Project Ahead of Tonight’s Harbor Commission Meeting

Open Letter Urging Eureka Voters Not to Sign the ‘Housing For All’ Petition Endorsed by 100+ Humboldt County Residents, Including Local Leaders in Politics, Business and Culture

TODAY in SUPES: Aviation Officials Discuss Plans to Reduce Flight Delays at the Humboldt County Airport; Board Narrowly Agrees to Support Fossil Fuel Divestiture; and More!

The Fourth Street Entrance to the County Courthouse Will Be Closed for More Than a Month to Allow ADA Renovations

Eureka City Council Reviews ‘Big Picture’ Plans for the City’s Waterfront, Approves New Downtown Parking Fees and More!

July 2023

Humboldt County Will Soon Transition to Voter’s Choice-Style Elections, and the County Wants Your Input

Arcata Planning Commission Approves Development With 22 Apartments and Two Commercial Units on Vacant Lot Next to Greenview Market

A Residential and Commercial Development is Proposed for the Vacant Lot Next to Arcata’s Greenview Market, and at Least One Person is Not Very Happy About it

Wiyot Tribe Makes Its Case, Convinces Eureka Council to Reject Staff Pick and Award Affordable Housing Development Projects to Tribal Land Trust Agency

Blue Lake Rancheria Welcomes New Police Chief

Humboldt Supervisors Deny Extension to Temporary Moratorium on Short-Term Rentals

Roundabouts Likely Coming to Fortuna at Kenmar and 12th Street Interchanges, But Not Anytime Soon

Six Years After Closing the Garberville Veterans Hall, Humboldt Supervisors Approve Contract to Design New Facility

Humboldt Harbor District Officials Talk Port Development As Offshore Wind Efforts Ramp Up

Humboldt Supervisors Approve Construction Agreement for Earthquake-Related Repairs to the Grandstands at the Ferndale Fairgrounds, Consider Expansion of Teleworking Policy, and More

Harbor District to Host Public Meeting Kicking Off Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal Project

Grand Jury Dings County Supervisors, Top Administration for Chaotic Information Management

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