Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

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

County to make food trucks ‘legit’

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Food-serving trucks and trailers technically violate Humboldt County code but they’re in the process of being made compliant. At its June 13 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors directed the development of rules and regulations for food trucks. Board Chair Virginia Bass sponsored the agenda item and said

Standards set for grower violations

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County is grasping for ways to deal with marijuana permit seekers who have submitted incomplete applications but are proceeding with grows that violate commercial cultivation codes. The dilemma of enforcing the county’s Medical Marijuana Commercial Land Use Ordinance was discussed at the May 9 Board of Supervisors

New McK smoking rules backed

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Mack Town’s advisory committee is urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt a smoking ordinance, but with some caveats. At its Feb. 22 meeting the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee voted 5-1, with member Kevin Dreyer dissenting, to recommend that supervisors approve an ordinance to protect people from second-hand

County’s road damages may reach $20 million

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a new storm-related emergency declaration for February as the cost of road damages surpasses the $15 million mark. This winter’s storms and the damages they caused continue to challenge the county. Approved at the Feb. 21 supervisors meeting, the new declaration

Lovelace honored as term ends

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – At the close of his second and last term, Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace is being described as a hard-working public official who gained strong support and admiration within and beyond his district. Lovelace was honored at the Dec. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting – his last meeting

Services hub stalled over concerns about homeless people

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Fearing an influx of homeless people, some McKinleyville residents are speaking out against a proposal to locate a social services hub in the middle of town. Opposition to what’s being called The Center at McKinleyville spurred some residents to go door to door last week and encourage fellow

County supervisors: Emergency response fixes lack funding

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors agrees with a Grand Jury finding that the county’s headquarters for disaster response is “housed within a Cold War bomb shelter that was never intended for use as an emergency operations center” but funding is an obstacle to addressing it. Responses to the