Local Government

June 2021

Arcata City Council Decides to Fill Vacant Council Seat by Appointment, Adopts 2021-22 Budget

City of Eureka Announces Plans to Take Over Eureka Main Street and Visitor Center, Discusses City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan

Rio Dell Declares Drought Emergency, Activates Alternative Well System

Divided Board of Supervisors Punts Decision on Sun Valley Cannabis Farm to a Future Date

The City of Eureka Wants YOU to Help Shape its Economic Development Plan

County Supervisors Set to Consider Appeal of Sun Valley’s 8-Acre Weed Farm in Arcata Bottoms

Arcata City Council Will Hold Special Meeting Next Week to Decide How to Fill Vacant Position, Adopt Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year

Eureka City Council Releases Three City-Owned Parking Lots for Affordable Housing Developments; Adopts Budget for the Upcoming Fiscal Year

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Adoption of the First Post-Pandemic City Budget; More Affordable Housing On City-Owned Parking Lots

TODAY in SUPES: With the State About to Reopen, Humboldt Still Has ‘Work to Do’ on COVID Prevention, Hoffman Says; Plus a Half-Billion-Dollar Proposed Budget and a Pilot Program for Laura’s Law

Arcata City Council Advances ‘Formula Restaurant’ Ordinance, Debates the City’s Cap on Chains

May 2021

California Attorney General, Local Child Welfare Services Division Finally Reach Settlement After 2018 Investigation

YESTERDAY in SUPES: A Bad Drought Year Coming, and What Should We Do About It? Plus: An Embarrassing About-Face on an Expensive Non-Solution to Our Payroll Problems

SURVEY: The County Wants Your Input on Sea Level Rise Around Humboldt Bay

Eureka Police Department Issues 39-Page ‘Report to the Community’ on Its Mission, Its Programs and Its Goals For the Future

Newsom’s Budget Includes $11M for Port of Humboldt Bay Development to Support Emerging Offshore Wind Industry

Arcata City Council to Discuss Long-Planned Safety Improvements for Old Arcata Road; Project Construction Expected to Start in 2022

TODAY in SUPES: An Apology, Some Vaccine Hesitancy, a Climate Action Plan and a Code of Ethics, Oh My!

Check Out the Neo-Victorian Designs for Those Eureka Parking Lot Housing Developments; Council Will Discuss Project Funding Tonight

County Administrative Officer Amy Nilsen Submits Letter of Resignation

TODAY in SUPES: Board Agrees to Spend Another Half-Million Dollars Trying to Fix Its Ongoing Fiscal Shitshow

TODAY in SUPES: With More Virulent Strain of COVID Now ‘Everywhere in Humboldt,’ Hoffman Urges Community to Get Tested, Vaccinated

April 2021

Humboldt County Audit Committee Held Its First Meeting … and the Auditor-Controller was Absent

TODAY in SUPES: A Debate Over Criminal Justice Reform, Another on Housing, Plus Speed Humps Come to Bridgeville

Planning Commission Approves Sun Valley’s 8-Acre Weed Farm in the Arcata Bottoms, a Crucial Step Forward for the County’s Largest Cannabis Cultivation Project

The City of Arcata Wonders: Should Papa Murphy’s and Chester’s Chicken Really be Considered ‘Formula Restaurants’?

TODAY in SUPES: Cautious Optimism on Local COVID Conditions, Plus the Latest Measure Z Awards and a Bracing Dose of Pension Funding Policy Talk

PG&E Illegally Clear-Cut Grove of Redwoods Near Redwood Acres, County Says

Eureka Planning Commission Chair Jeff Ragan Abruptly Resigns, Citing ‘Grave Concerns’ Over City’s Approval of Housing Projects on Three City-Owned Parking Lots

SURVEY: County of Humboldt Wants to Know How Satisfied You Are With Its Services

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves Creation of Chief Financial Officer Position as Staff Emphasizes Distinctions From Auditor-Controller

The Agency Running Humboldt County’s Workforce Services is Ready to Bail Over Chronically Late Payments

Eureka Council Passes Updated Animal Ordinance Requiring ‘Fancier’ Licenses for Some Pet Owners, Rabies Vaccines for Cats

City of Arcata Selects Emily Sinkhorn as New Environmental Services Director

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL: Updated Animal Ordinance, Higher Pay for Grocery Store Workers on Tuesday’s Agenda

March 2021

Supervisors Want ‘Neutral,’ ‘Middle-of-the-Road’ Courthouse Mural. LoCO Invites Your Fun Alternatives.

Why Can’t They be Fired Immediately? EPD Chief Watson Speaks to the State Law That Prevents Local Agencies From Simply Terminating Bad Cops

In Weekly Address, Mayor Seaman Says City Has Hired Investigator From Outside the Area to Investigate EPD Texts

Arcata City Council Ponders Requiring ‘Hazard Pay’ for Grocery Store Workers During the Pandemic, Directs Staff to Do More Research

Officers Named in Sac Bee Article Placed on Administrative Leave; Chief Says Outside, Impartial Investigator Will be Brought In to Examine Hateful Group Texts

Sac Bee Investigation Details Vile Group Chat Among Members of One EPD Squad

TODAY in SUPES: Board Crafts Its Audit Committee, Revisits Controversial Weed Project Near Blue Lake

Arcata City Council May Require Higher Pay for Grocery Store Workers During the Pandemic

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Patrol Boat Decommissioned After 21 Years of Service

NO GOATHERDING: With New Ordinance, Eureka Looks to Bring Animal Ownership Regulations Into to the 21st Century

EUREKANS WITH PETS: Get Ready and Get Involved, Because the City Will Be Updating Its Pet Ordinance Soon

February 2021

With Flower Business Struggling, Sun Valley Plans 23 Acres of Cannabis Cultivation in Arcata Bottoms

TODAY in SUPES: Board Approves ‘Audit Committee’ in Hopes of Solving the Ongoing ‘Dysfunction’ Surrounding Financial Transactions

What’s Your Vision for Arcata or Eureka? Cities Invite You to Share Your Thoughts at Virtual ‘Visioning’ Meetings

Arcata Ridge Trail One Step Closer to Completion After Council Approves Controversial ‘Fickle Hill Segment’

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