Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

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

Supervisors urged to fund transitional housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Requests for funding outpatient addiction treatment and transitional housing services have been well-received by Humboldt County supervisors. At their May 22 meeting, supervisors considered a letter from the county’s Behavioral Health Board that requests support for continuum of care – the step-by-step series of services leading to addiction

Supervisors split on proposed drinking water tax

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A state bill that proposes to tax drinking water has supporters but Humboldt County’s larger water districts and some county supervisors oppose it. Senate Bill 623 aims to improve drinking water systems and quality in what are considered “disadvantaged communities,” mostly through a tax on drinking water. Supervisor

Humboldt’s grows can be seen from space, and that’s just what the BOS plans to do

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s planning staff will soon be eyeing cannabis cultivation sites on their computer screens, accessing satellite imagery that is more precise and more up to date than standard sources like Google Earth. At its April 17 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors approved spending $200,000 to enlist

Petitioning to keep McKinley statue underway – with a new twist

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Chances are good that as you go about your business in Arcata over the next few weeks – or even if you’re sitting at home – you’ll happen upon someone asking you to sign a petition to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza.

At this rate, Humboldt may never be the Napa of cannabis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –The Board of Supervisors and those involved in the cannabis industry are questioning why the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn’t promoting cannabis-related tourism. Lack of effort to capitalize on the county’s reputation for quality cannabis was noted after a presentation by the bureau at the April 3

Mack Town deals with complaints of gunfire

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville may have found a solution to ongoing complaints about people shooting guns and hunting along the banks of the Mad River. It turns out that an ordinance passed by the county Board of Supervisors about three decades ago bans shooting firearms along most of the river in

Humboldt challenges opiate marketing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s attorney and law enforcement officials have described opioid addiction as reaching “crisis levels” and the county is joining a lawsuit that seeks damages from pharmaceutical companies. At its March 27 meeting, the Board of Supervisors authorized a contingency fee agreement with the Seattle-based Keller Rohrback L.L.P.

Should ACV become a corporate droneport?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Development of unpiloted aerial drones is advancing and having large corporations use Humboldt County airspace for operating them is up for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. The county’s Aviation Advisory Committee gave its annual report at the board’s Jan. 23 meeting. One of the presentation’s attention-getting segments