Local Government

December 2021

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

Arcata City Councilmember Says He’s Entering 30-Day Rehab Program to Deal With Personal Issues; Will Make Decision About His Future as Public Servant at a Later Date

Honsal Ordered Deputies to Provide 24-Hour Security and Transportation to Visiting Sheriffs. Two of Them Say It Was a Big Waste of Taxpayer Money.

Arcata City Council Casts Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Brett Watson, Removes Him as Mayor

PENINSULA RISING: County Creating a Financing District to Supercharge Development in and Around Samoa

Is Arcata Mayor Brett Watson Being De-Mayored? Amid Mysterious Circumstances, Arcata City Council Calls Special Meeting to Elect New Mayor and Vice-Mayor

Eureka Councilmember Kim Bergel to Run For County Supervisor in the Fourth District

McKAY RANCH SUBDIVISION: County Recirculating Environmental Document for 320-Unit Development Planned in Cutten

NEXT UP at EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Ward Redistricting Maps and an Anti-Coal Ordinance on Tuesday’s Agenda

Amid Behind-the-Scenes Controversy, County Issues a New Call for Proposals to Market Humboldt Cannabis

Supervisors Vote to Create Policy Requiring Weekly COVID-19 Testing of All Unvaxxed County Employees

(UPDATED WITH BETTER MAPS) The County’s Draft Redistricting Maps Have Been Released, and a Couple of Them Are Real Doozies

Board of Supervisors to Consider Vaccination Policy Options for County Employees

ARCATA OKs SHROOMS! City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Decriminalizing the Use of Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Eureka City Council Approves Vaccination Mandate for City Employees

Supervisors Pass Resolution Opposing Potential Coal Exports Through Humboldt Bay

Will Arcata Be Trippin’? City Council May Vote to Decriminalize the Use of Psychedelic Plants and Mushrooms

Board of Supervisors Set to Appoint Elishia Hayes, a 10-Year Employee, to County Administrative Officer Position

September 2021

Humboldt County’s New Garberville Campus, With Library and Sheriff’s Substation, to Hold Grand Opening October 13

Vaccine Mandate for City Employees, Beefed-Up Police Oversight on Next Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Agenda

TODAY in SUPES: Board Allocates $1M for Micro-Grants in an Effort to Help the ‘Failing Cannabis Industry’

CENSUS RESULTS: Eureka’s Population Shifted Pretty Dramatically in the Past Ten Years, and You Can Help Fix the Problems That Caused!

Walking Tour of Arcata’s ‘Gateway District’ Tonight! Learn About the City’s Plan to Develop More Housing in This Newly Named Neighborhood

City of Eureka Deems Downtown Motel Uninhabitable; Boards Up Windows, Evicts Tenants

Arcata City Council to Consider Launching Rental Inspection Program to Protect Tenants, Community Ambassador Program to Improve Downtown Area

TODAY in SUPES: Weed Growers Seek Help, Airline Traffic Takes Off and Hoffman Offers Advice for the Unvaxxed

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