Tag Archives: Coastal Commission

Humboldt grapples with sea level rise

Humboldt grapples with sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County is stepping up its planning for sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay area and is pursuing creation of a multi-jurisdictional agency to deal with it. ​What was described at the September 3 Board of Supervisors meeting as the “huge implications” of sea level rise is

New planner: McK over-packed with multi-family housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s representative on the county Planning Commission has advanced a stance on multiple unit housing development, saying that “McKinleyville has been getting a lot of these really dense subdivisions and I don’t think we need too many more of them.” Peggy O’Neill, a McKinleyville resident who was recently

Locals seek Coastal Commission post

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Emphasizing the importance of having local representation on the state’s Coastal Commission, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has nominated city officials from Arcata and Eureka for an open seat.  At their Feb. 26 meeting, supervisors agreed to nominate Arcata Mayor Brett Watson and Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo

Filling wetlands to save them

Seawater encroachment on low-lying land forces unprecedented choices Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Sea level rise could change the way the state deals with coastal development, as expansion and construction of dikes will fill wetlands but also protect large agricultural areas that double as freshwater habitat.  A workshop on Humboldt County’s early stages

Coastal uses plan gets final OK from supervisors

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-debated plan that will allow interim commercial use of Humboldt Bay coastal-dependent industrial sites has received final approval. The Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on the Humboldt Bay permitting at its Oct. 3 meeting. The ordinance will allow properties with coastal industrial zoning to host other

Almost 1,800 completed grow apps

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In what Humboldt County’s Planning Director has described as a “tremendous achievement,” the number of completed commercial marijuana permit applications will reach 1,800 by the end of this month. The update was reported at the Sept. 19 Board of Supervisors meeting. During a discussion on how to apply

Bay coastal development gets provisional OK

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — The state has authorized temporary, interim uses of 650-plus acres of Humboldt Bay coastal lands for a variety of civic, commercial and industrial purposes. Cannabis cultivation is ruled out for the time being on the so-called Coastal Dependent Industrial (CDI) lands on Samoa Peninsula. The term refers to

September review likely for new Coast Seafoods plan

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — As expected, the permit term for Coast Seafoods’ existing aquaculture operation has been extended until Dec. 31, but the company probably will not have to wait that long for the multi-year extension of its revised, narrowed project proposal. Coastal Commission staff expect to present the revised, much smaller

Coast Seafoods shelves oyster farm expansion

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods has jettisoned its hard-fought bid to expand oyster and clam cultivation in Humboldt Bay. In a revised proposal, it is offering as well to shrink its existing farming area. The Eureka company is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a multi-year extension of beds