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Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

Humboldt Bay Trail funding appears assured

County of Humboldt  HUMBOLDT – The project to complete the four-mile gap in the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata is on the list of projects recommended for funding through the state’s 2019 Active Transportation Program. The Active Transportation Program is a competitive grant program that funds bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout California. The

Revolt against General Plan rezones

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s recently-updated General Plan is more controversial than ever and has hit a wall of opposition as the Board of Supervisors considers its implementation.  At a December 11 hearing, supervisors took up the rezoning of hundreds of thousands of parcels in accordance with the General Plan’s land

McKinleyville to study zoning changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed land-use zoning changes in McKinleyville. A venue for the special meeting had not been determined before the Union went to press. The committee discussed the zoning changes at

Vote ensures road and public safety funds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s public safety services and roads will continue their current levels of tax funding, as voting for local and state ballot measures supported them. The locally-advanced Measure O, which continues a half-cent sales tax for public safety services, was approved by voters while the statewide Proposition 6,

Madrone, Shepherd clash over General Plan Update rezones

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In a hearing that included accusations, audience interruptions and cross-talking, county planning commissioners found that implementing the county’s updated General Plan won’t be easy. At their Nov. 1 meeting, they reviewed the General Plan’s variety of rezonings along with a controversial “matrix” of landowner requests. The less controversial

Sanctuary supporters refute county, sheriff

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The organizers of the Sanctuary Ordinance ballot measure campaign have described a county presentation and sheriff’s comments on the measure as inaccurate and misleading. The county has discouraged voter support for Measure K, the November election ballot initiative that would bar county officials from communicating with federal immigration

Humboldt’s Auditor-Controller’s Office not functioning very well

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A consultant has concluded that Humboldt County’s unusually controversial Auditor-Controller’s Office has high staff turnover and doesn’t prioritize its work efforts effectively.  Another in a series of reports on one of the county’s most important departments was presented to the Board of Supervisors at its Sept. 11 meeting. 

County promises climate change action

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County has pledged to create a plan for reining in its carbon emissions and will strive for 100 percent renewably-sourced electricity by 2025. A resolution to that effect was unanimously approved at the Sept. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Advanced by Supervisor Mike Wilson, the resolution also

Supes wading into compost

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Department of Environmental Health is seeking a balance between streamlining permitting of composting toilets and continuing to protect public health and the environment. The department asked for and got authorization to revise its Experimental Disposal System Program at the Aug. 21 Board of Supervisors meeting. Since

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