Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

County promises climate change action

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

County’s suicide rate rebounds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – An annual report to Humboldt County supervisors on suicide rates and prevention shows that last year’s reduction in suicides isn’t a trend, as this year’s rate is tracking to be as high as ever. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and at its Aug. 28 meeting, the

Humboldt County lagging in low-income housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s planning director has told the Board of Supervisors that the county isn’t meeting its low income housing development goals despite having zoned more than enough land for it. Planning Director John Ford updated supervisors at their July 31 meeting on the implementation of the county’s General

Ordinance targets reckless shooting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Driven by unsafe firearm use on river bars and other public areas, the county’s Board of Supervisors has advanced an ordinance that bans target shooting outside of private properties. Supervisors approved the introduction of the ordinance at their July 10 meeting. The ordinance doesn’t apply to lawful hunting

Measure Z renewal would be permanent with voter OK

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Measure Z, Humboldt County’s public safety sales tax, will be up for voter renewal in the November election and if it succeeds, it will remain in effect unless voters choose to end it. At its July 24 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the ballot language for renewal

County may fund effort to combat sex trafficking

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A proposal to fund research and education on sex trafficking will be part of the Board of Supervisors’ upcoming budget deliberations. The increasingly talked-about issue of human trafficking was discussed at the June 5 Board of Supervisors meeting as a draft of the budget for the fiscal year

Report: Fix auditor’s office with training

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Descriptions of Humboldt County’s Auditor-Controller’s Office as being dangerously understaffed have been downplayed by a consultant who says a more relevant issue is lack of training. A “management and accounting review” of the office was presented by financial accounting consultant Craig Goodman at the June 19 Board of

Supervisors stay out of trophy hunt restrictions

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Fish and Game Commission recommends that the Board of Supervisors oppose a state bill that would ban possession of trophy parts from “iconic” African animals – but supervisors have ignored the advice. The bill’s lack of effect on local residents motivated supervisors to do nothing except