Local Government

January 2019

Wondering How Arcata’s Doing? McKinley Statue, Cannabis, Climate Change and More Discussed at ‘State of Our City Meeting’

County Government Debuts Final Plans for McKay Tract Trail Network, Which Will Run From Myrtletown to Ridgewood

Arcata and Blue Lake One Step Closer to Completing the Trail That Will Connect Their Towns

Another Woman on the Planning Commission: Supervisor Madrone Set to Appoint Peggy O’Neill, Longtime Yurok Tribe Employee

Meet Melanie McCavour, the Woman Just Appointed to the Humboldt County Planning Commission

‘The Village’ Revived? Arcata City Staff Schedules Meeting to Reconsider Revamped Student Housing Project

Following Death of Visitors Bureau Director, Eureka City Council Postpones Upcoming Discussion on its Marketing Strategy

City of Eureka Poised to Make Sharp Turn Away From ‘Redwood Tourism’ and Do Its Own Thing Instead

Supervisors Give Themselves a Raise With Madrone Dissenting and Bass Absent

Marin Judge Orders the Remains of the North Coast Railroad Authority to Pay Humboldt Environmental Groups Nearly $2 Million

(VIDEO) Recently Elected County Officials, Including Two New Ones, Take the Oath of Office

County Supervisors Set to Give Themselves a Pay Raise, Bumping Their Salaries to More Than $97,000 per Year

Arcata Might Soon Have Two New Places to Buy Legal Weed, Including Pacific Paradise

December 2018

MAYOR SEAMAN WANTS YOU! Volunteer to Serve on One of These Many Eureka City Commissions and Committees

Sundberg Given an Emotional Farewell; Board Postpones Planning Commission Appointment

Will the Board of Supervisors Appoint a New Planning Commissioner Tuesday, at Sundberg’s Final Meeting?

Arcata’s Newly Formed Task Force Wants You To Share Your Ideas for Improving the Plaza

(VIDEO) Arcata City Council Slamdown! Council Elects New Mayor and Vice-Mayor; Winkler Appointed Vice Mayor Despite ‘Concerns About His Credibility’

Local Cannabis Company Taking Over the Ol’ Kmart Building in Eureka

Fight Over Mercer-Fraser Glendale Operation Derails Today’s Big Board of Supervisors Meeting on Mass Land Rezoning

Conflict-of-Interest Questions Arise as Supervisors Set to Consider Rezoning More Than 500,000 Acres Tuesday

County Government’s Unusual Decision to Mourn President George Bush By Giving Everyone the Day Off Probably Cost Local Taxpayers Nearly Half a Million Dollars

RIO DELL SEZ: No, City Government is NOT Looking to Institute a Needle Exchange Program

(VIDEO) Eureka City Council Takes Major Step Toward Giving Indian Island Back to the Wiyot Tribe

Following Passionate Public Opposition, Mercer-Fraser Abruptly Drops Proposed Willow Creek Hash Lab Facility

Supervisor Virginia Bass Elected President of Statewide Association of Counties

November 2018

Fortuna Takes the ‘Interim’ Out of ‘Interim City Manager,’ Hires Merritt Perry for the Gig Full-Time

EPD Sez: New 9th Circuit Ruling Limits Our Ability to Stop Public Camping Somewhat, but Here’s What We’re Doing

Eureka Police Department Invents New Award — the GUARDIAN — for Officers Who Keep Their Cool

In-N-Out is Still In: Eureka City Council Approves $450,000 Traffic Signal to Facilitate the Restaurant’s New Building, Makes Revenue Deal With Developers

County Assesses $4.5M in Penalties for Illegal Weed Cultivation, But Don’t Expect Anyone to Pay Up

Arcata’s New Police Chief Arrives, Hits the Town for Getting-to-Know-You Selfie Spree

EPD Internal Investigation Concludes Officer Violated Policy by Telling Native American Man to ‘Go Back to the Reservation’

New Arcata Police Chief Announced; San Diego PD Vet Will Be Introduced to Community Tomorrow

Eureka City Council Pumps Brakes on In-N-Out Development, Directs Staff to ‘Further Negotiate’ With Developers

HOBELMANN REPORT: Three Candidates Are Running For Three Seats on the Fortuna City Council, and None of Them Are Too Jazzed About Cannabis

October 2018

IN-N-OUT UPDATE: A $450,000 Traffic Signal (On the Public’s Tab) May Make or Break the Restaurant’s Move to Eureka

Here’s Why Eureka Didn’t (Yet) Ask the Attorney General to Investigate the New East-West Rail Scheme

Arcata City Council Set to Vote on Gun Storage Ordinance Tonight

STATE OF EUREKA: In Today’s Eureka, Policing is About Much More Than Arresting Bad Guys

Uh Oh! The City of Eureka Might Ask the Attorney General to Investigate That $10B East-West Railroad Scheme

In Wake of Two Tragedies, New Danger Signage Posted at Deadly Big Lagoon Beach

STATE OF EUREKA: Following Citizen Outcry, the City is Ratcheting Up the Pressure on Needle Litter (and Hoping Things Won’t Snap)

September 2018

Sheriff’s Office Implements New Records Management System; Most of the County Policing Now on the Same Page, Records-wise

Arcata City Manager Issues Update on Josiah Lawson Investigation; City Mobilizing Lots of Resources to Solve Case, Diemer Says

The New Eureka General Plan Will Guide the City For a Generation, and It’ll be the Subject of a Special City Meeting Monday Night

Eureka City Council Will Consider Handing Out Tickets To People Who Don’t Move Their Cars on Street Sweeping Days

Eureka Committee Approves Design for New Three-Story, 50,000 Square-Foot Low-Income Housing Complex on Fourth Street

August 2018

(UPDATE) Arcata City Council Fails to Approve ‘The Village’ Student Housing Development, Killing the Project for Now

HUMBOLDT RESPONDS: Gov. Brown Signs Major Criminal Justice Reform Bill Doing Away With Cash Bail

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