Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

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

Supes get updated on budget, drought

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In a presentation on state-level legislative trends, county supervisors have been told that the state’s budget is balanced, water issues have dominated political debate and the North Coast’s state representation will soon see a changeover. The Board of Supervisors got updates on legislative happenings from their Sacramento consultants

Software, ADA Funding Added To County Budget

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has approved several supplemental budget requests, including a $185,000 financial accounting software system and $150,000 for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment of county facilities. The budget was firmed up at two public hearings on June 16, where county supervisors made decisions on

Pot crop regs still shapeshifting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Again challenging the directives of the Board of Supervisors, the county’s Planning Commission is seeking to hold community meetings on an ordinance regulating outdoor medical marijuana growing in neighborhoods. The commission was to review the draft ordinance at its June 5 meeting but discussion focused on revamping the