Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

Split on homeless strategy

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The City of Eureka and the County of Humboldt are jointly considering a new homelessness reduction plan, but the city’s strategies veer away from the plan’s recommendations. The vexing issue of addressing homelessness was explored in a first-time-ever joint meeting of the Eureka City Council and the county’s

Supes refer ‘substantial changes’ to Planning Commission

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s General Plan Update is nearing its final phase and the Board of Supervisors is asking for timely progress as it refers 168 land use changes to the Planning Commission. A requirement to refer substantial changes to the update back to the commission was discussed at a

Supervisors make interim appointments for CAO, DHHS director

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today appointed Cheryl Dillingham to the position of interim County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Connie Beck to the position of interim Director of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Dillingham will replace current CAO Phillip Smith-Hanes, who submitted his letter of resignation

County supervisors heed pleas from developers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In response to lobbying from housing developers, county supervisors have revisited several General Plan Update decisions. Modifications to update policies related to low-income housing, pedestrian streetscapes and business development were approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors during an Oct. 19 update hearing. A previously-approved policy

Arcata Bottom subdivision sounds good to Supes

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Weighing an Arcata Bottom property owner’s desires against the City of Arcata’s goal of avoiding development in prime farmland, a majority of the Board of Supervisors has sided with the landowner. Residential expansion issues were debated when supervisors considered an Arcata Bottom land use designation request at

Wheetley entering Third District race

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – City Councilmember Mark Wheetley plans to run for the Third District supervisorial seat being vacated by Supervisor Mark Lovelace. Other announced candidates include Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson and citizen Uri Driscoll. “I think I can bring a needed skill set and a lot of government experience to

Headwaters fund losing money

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s Headwaters Fund has lost money since its inception and now county supervisors have been briefed on strategies to increase its total. The fund’s challenges were outlined in an annual report presented to the Board of Supervisors at its March 17 meeting. The fund totaled $18.4 million

Cannabis Voice Humboldt asks for county involvement

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A non-profit group representing the county’s marijuana farmers has described its goals to county supervisors who seemed open to partnering on a land use-based cultivation ordinance. Representatives and members of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt, the local arm of a statewide political action committee, were in Board of Supervisors