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Measure Z renewal would be permanent with voter OK

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

Arcata, McKinleyville get help from Measure Z

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Arcata, McKinleyville and Trinidad areas are benefitting from Measure Z public safety revenue, which is paying for school resource officers, sheriff’s deputy coverage and a walkway improvement. The board made decisions on funding recommendations from the Measure Z Citizens Advisory Committee at the April 24 supervisors meeting.

5th District rivals face big crowd, many questions

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The two candidates for Fifth District Supervisor squared off during a forum last week in McKinleyville and tackled issues including incorporation, illegal cannabis grows and a controversial highway interchange project proposed in the Trinidad area. More than 160 people filled Azalea Hall April 23 for the forum, sponsored

There’s good news for Mack Town, and plenty of challenges

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – There are plenty of reasons for McKinleyville residents to feel cheery and optimistic about their town’s future. On the flip side, the unincorporated community – along with all of Humboldt County – faces some daunting challenges. All of this was discussed Jan. 17 during the McKinleyville Chamber of

McKinleyville skate park update

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt Skatepark Collective is downsizing its plans for a McKinleyville skate park and may unveil a new design in April. Charlie Caldwell, a volunteer with the organization, told the McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors Jan. 3 that his group met with an engineer regarding the

3/4 cent sales tax brings Arcata millions for roads, cops

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whenever you buy something taxable in Arcata, three-fourths of one cent of the sales tax helps catch bad guys and smooth the streets. That less-than-a-penny increment may not seem like much, but in the 2016/2017 fiscal year it brought in more than $2 million, with all the

Supervisors consider role of Measure Z committee

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The role of Humboldt County’s advisory committee on Measure Z public safety tax spending was discussed by county supervisors as they gave direction to spend on items outside of the committee’s recommendations. The county’s Board of Supervisors was given a budget update and made several decisions – including

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