Local Government

May 2021

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’

Cannabis Equity Programs Aim to Repair Damage Done by the War on Drugs, But Who Most Deserves the Help?

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Hospitalizations at All-Time High, Cannabis Growers Blast County’s Marketing Efforts and a Permanent Hemp Ban is Passed

Harbor District Exploring Major Port Redesign to Support Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Project

Arcata City Council Passes Vacation Rental Ordinance, Reduces Permit Cap to 100 Units

Eureka City Council Adopts Camping Ordinance That It’s Been Talking About for Months

Arcata City Council to Again Discuss a Vacation Rental Ordinance, Plus Hear an Update on the City’s Strategic Arts Plan

County Supes Approve Civil Penalties on ‘Yee Haw’ Communal Living Property Near Trinidad

Supervisor Michelle Bushnell to Appoint SoHum Cannabis Company CEO Thomas Mulder to Planning Commission

January 2021

THAT CAMPING ORDINANCE, AGAIN: Eureka City Council to Once Again Tackle its Camping Ban Ordinance, Plus Receive an Update From Its Marketing Firm

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Vaccine Rollout Woes, Suddenlink’s Local TV Blackout and More Fiscal Headaches

Trinidad to Consider Joining Feasibility Study for a Pipeline Extension from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District

County Abandons Investigation Into Fiscal Management Delays, Having Never Interviewed the Auditor-Controller

Eureka City Council Approves HACHR Mobile Syringe Exchange, Despite Concerns Over ‘Commentary’ in the Nonprofit’s Proposal

State Suspends County’s Purchasing Account for Overdue Payment; Auditor-Controller Takes Responsibility

Arcata City Council To Consider Placing Cap, Stricter Regulations on Vacation Rentals

Eureka City Council to Consider HACHR Mobile Syringe Exchange Proposal, Vote Again on Camping Ordinance

TODAY in SUPES: Auditor-Controller Gets Staff She Requested; Bohn Abandons Controversial COVID Resolution

Coalition of Local Tribes Announce Support of State AG’s Move to Require More Oversight of County Child Welfare Services

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