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Arcata selects 2020 mayor and vice in annual swap out

Arcata selects 2020 mayor and vice in annual swap out

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Every December, the City Council names its mayor and vice mayor for the year to come, and rejiggers the numerous liaison responsibilities the five councilmembers have in relating to the outside world. For the past year, Brett Watson has served as mayor and Michael Winkler

McKinleyville to undergo centering

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The Humboldt County Planning Department is teaming up with the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee to host a Community Workshop and Round Table discussion for the Town Center tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the McKinleyville Pop-Up Museum, 1520 City Center Rd., McKinleyville.  Organizers promise a fun

Tax perks incentivize proper pot farm practices

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s management of cannabis farming will soon include a reward-oriented approach to encourage solar energy use, road upgrades and smaller-scale cultivation. ​Giving excise tax reductions to improve environmental protection was outlined at the November 19 Board of Supervisors meeting. Although the incentives, if widely pursued, could reduce

Staff costs could ‘devour’ Measure Z funds

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors is facing what the chair of the Measure Z Advisory Committee has called a “powerful policy decision” on the spending of public safety tax revenue. ​The dilemmas of declining Measure Z sales tax revenue and the increasing amount of ongoing personnel costs were

Construction trades, Terra-Gen sign labor pact for Humboldt Wind Project

Humboldt Del Norte Building & Construction Trades News Release Humboldt Del Norte Building & Construction Trades Sign Project Labor Agreement with Terra-Gen  The Humboldt Wind Project will be built with union labor. EUREKA – Humboldt Del Norte Building & Construction Trades announce a project labor agreement with Terra-Gen that guarantees the Humboldt Wind Project will

State Attorney General declines Lawson case

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office News Release On Thursday, Dec. 5, the California Attorney General’s Office informed Humboldt County District Attorney (DA) Maggie Fleming that it would not be assuming responsibility for the prosecution in the David Josiah Lawson homicide. DA Fleming had requested that the California Attorney General’s Office take the Lawson case in

Cross-pollination worries compel Supes to downsize hemp farming

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A mapped hemp farming zone includes 6,000 acres of the greater Arcata area but it’s now off the table as county supervisors are focusing on smaller-scale medicinal hemp production. ​The ongoing debate on how to regulate hemp continued at the Nov. 19 Board of Supervisors meeting. Up for

County Planco snubs wind energy project

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In a surprising twist, a planning commissioner who had complained that “everything pretty much gets said no to” in the county changed his stance on a controversial wind energy project and joined a majority Planning Commission vote to deny it. ​The Terra-Gen wind energy project proposed for Monument

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