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Madrone, Shepherd clash over General Plan Update rezones

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

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

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