Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

Z-bucks dry up as sales tax rev drops

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT– Revenue from Humboldt County’s Measure Z public safety sales tax is down this year, leaving only $3.5 million for new funding items.  This year’s list of Measure Z allocations does include a range of public safety improvements, however, including funding for firefighting equipment and facilities, and continued funding for

County OK’s ‘historic’ cannabis ordinance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s cannabis industry is advancing to its next phase with the Board of Supervisors’ adoption of a new commercial production ordinance. At a May 8 hearing, a majority of supervisors voted to approve inland and coastal versions of the new ordinance along with an Environmental Impact Report.

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

Warning of ‘trainwreck’ for cannabis industry

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A cannabis attorney has told Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors that if a backlog of permit applications isn’t caught up with, the local industry will face a “trainwreck.” The county’s cannabis cultivation permitting backlog was highlighted as supervisors approved extending a temporary permitting program at their Feb. 27

County addresses pollution concerns

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union CLAM & MOONSTONE BEACH AREA – County staff has responded to concerns about potential onsite wastewater system impacts to impaired watersheds in the Clam/Moonstone Beach area, saying a mix of public outreach and monitoring will address them. The impacts relate to elevated fecal coliform levels at Luffenholtz Beach, Clam Beach,

Supervisors voice support for saving HSU football

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Community rallying in support of Humboldt State University’s football program now includes a resolution from the county’s Board of Supervisors, one of whose members has described athletics as a means of promoting racial diversity. Approved at the Oct. 10 supervisors meeting, the resolution states that HSU is “annually