Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

Housing Plan OK’d, Developer-Friendly Edits Dumped

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has finished its work on the county’s Housing Element, undoing risky changes made by the Planning Commission. The commission’s majority of developers and founders of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR) favored changing the focus of the five-year housing plan. Dispersing housing throughout

Plan Update Further Delayed As Critics Lash Out At Commission’s Agenda

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s General Plan Update (GPU) schedule has been reworked again, this time to allow staff to adjust to the Planning Commission’s changes to the Housing Element. A new GPU schedule approved by the Board of Supervisors at its April 1 meeting cancelled an April 7 supervisors’ hearing

Latour Aims To Unseat Sundberg

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In announcing her campaign for fifth district supervisor, McKinleyville resident Sharon Latour said the Board of Supervisors has “eroded the public trust” and turned the General Plan Update into a “heartbreaking mess.” Though she didn’t mention incumbent Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg by name during her speech in

Conservative Takeover Of Humboldt County Faces Only Weak Opposition

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Despite increasing concerns about the influence of special interests on county land use policies, there is a scramble to find candidates to run against incumbents in the upcoming Board of Supervisor elections. Incumbent supervisors Virginia Bass and Ryan Sundberg are seeking re-election and they are financially well-prepared due

Homeless Villages For Humboldt?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – County supervisors are looking at the possibility of establishing a shelter village for homeless people, but they expect churches and community groups to be the main organizers. The potential of expanding the county’s homeless shelter opportunities was discussed at the Jan. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Virginia

‘Safe Surrenders’ Approved For Arcata & Mack Town Fire Stations

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Seeking to save the lives of unwanted babies whose lives would otherwise be engangered by abandonment, the Arcata and Humboldt Bay fire protection districts have sought and been granted designations as “safe surrender” sites. Since 2001, California law has allowed parents of unwanted infants to safely surrender them

General Plan Update Grinds On Endlessly

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has decided to send a yet-to-be-determined amount of General Plan Update content back to the county’s Planning Commission for further review. The ever-lengthening update process was again altered by supervisors at a Dec. 16 hearing. The county has fielded lawsuit threats from construction-related sources