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Reining in aggresive panhandlers

Reining in aggresive panhandlers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A county ordinance that restricts “aggressive and intrusive solicitation,” including pushy requests for money, is on track for approval by the Board of Supervisors. Support for the ordinance is not unanimous, however, as Board Chair Mark Lovelace has said the proposed law needs to be broadened to make

Budget policy voided to cover deficit

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Despite revenue increases – including $6.5 million in new Measure Z funding – the Humboldt County budget for the upcoming fiscal year has a $4.9 million deficit. Supervisors have approved waiving a balanced budget policy to cover expenses. A proposed budget deficit that is more than double what

Supes settling on ‘Housing First’ approach

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County and the City of Eureka have agreed to jointly implement a so-called “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness, with both approving resolutions to that effect. A joint resolution to support a housing first homelessness reduction plan from the Sacramento-based Focus Strategies firm was approved by the

County to hold budget meetings for public

County of Humboldt HUMBOLDT – The County of Humboldt will hold its fourth annual multi-site, interactive Community Budget Meeting on Thursday, March 3 beginning at 6 p.m. This innovative and award-winning meeting gives members of the public an opportunity to discuss current issues with their elected representatives and weigh in on the county’s $300 million

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