Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

McKinleyville CSD looking at yearly water and sewer rate increases through 2023

McKinleyville CSD looking at yearly water and sewer rate increases through 2023

McKinleyville Community Services District press release McKinleyville, CA – The McKinleyville Community Services District (MCSD) Board of Directors have begun the process to adjust water and sewer rates, which would go into effect on January 1, 2019. The adjustment to the rates would be incremental over five years. The average customer would see an increase

Arcata garbage/recycling rate hike planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – China’s curtailment of imported recyclable material is about to affect local garbage and recycling customers, according to a city staff report. The City Council on Sept. 5 mulled several alternatives, settling on one which would hike rates by a flat fee for all ratepayers, depending on their

Arcata’s CERT Team and National Preparedness Month

Arcata Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) ARCATA – In a major disaster, such as an earthquake or flood, no community is likely to have enough first responders to give immediate assistance to every person who might need it. This is why Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers are trained to fill in until the professional

Rossbacher: No more KHSU Community Advisory Board meetings, please, until we clear this up

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher appears to have suspended meetings of radio station KHSU’s Community Advisory Board until the members explain themselves. In a letter dated Sept. 17 (see below), Rossbacher cites confusion over a June 27 decision by the CAB to forward a letter to

Sanctuary ordinance’s costs, effects warned

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Several Humboldt County supervisors and county law enforcement officials oppose a sanctuary ordinance initiative, saying the proposed ordinance is unnecessary, will be costly to implement and could hinder crime-fighting efforts. A financial analysis of Measure K, a Sanctuary ordinance for the November election ballot, was discussed by supervisors

McKMAC says yes to Measure O

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted unanimously Aug. 29 in support of Measure O, the half-cent sales tax that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The committee, however, made it clear that it wants the money to be spent on public safety and not siphoned off for

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

Corks, Forks and Kegs in McK Saturday

McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce MCKINLEYVILLE – The place to be on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. will be downtown McKinleyville for the 2018 Corks, Forks and Kegs event, a beer and wine walk with food tastings. This promises to be a great time to mix, mingle and share an evening with your family,