One of the Deputies that I was obligated to terminate is running against me in this election. While I am unable to state the reasons for her dismissal, I can say that the only reasons I would fire someone are if they are dishonest, unfair or incompetent.
I ask, I implore, I beg those progressive leaders who supported Paul Hagen to endorse Paul Gallegos. I ask all of you Hagen voters out to vote for Gallegos even if he was not your first choice. Staying home or not filling in the square because you did not get exactly who wanted will only put us on a path you don’t want to go down.
Note: The last print edition of the Arcata Eye prior to the Nov. 2 election comes out Wednesday, Oct. 27. We won’t be running any negative letters about candidates in that edition, because there is no time for a response in print until after Election Day. Online, though, we don’t have that problem. – Ed.
I will re-establish a true environmental crimes unit that addresses real issues and doesn’t waste our time or your money on vanity cases and political grandstanding.
If you believe as I do, that we actually create our own future, then the most important issue in any election is really the character of the candidates as leaders. After our decades of culture wars, I submit that character is far more important than political prosecutions. I urge everyone to look beyond canned rhetoric and shrewd tactics.
The Grand Jury’s recommendations to fix the alleged problems include creating a grant management committee, implementing revision of the county’s nepotism policy, establishing an ordinance that sets a definite schedule for employee evaluations and demanding that Gallegos “recognize the ongoing responsibility of his department to abide by the administrative, finance and personnel policies of the county.”
Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor BAYSIDE – Area animal welfare activists co-sponsored a forum for the four candidates for Humboldt County District Attorney Friday, April 16 evening at the Humboldt Area Foundation. It’s fair to say that the fur flew. “We want to make sure that people know you can’t abuse animals in Humboldt County,”…
Daniel Mintz Eye Correspondent HUMBOLDT – Former County Prosecutor Allison Jackson says she has a wide-ranging base of support that’s united in the belief that the District Attorney’s Office needs to change for the better. “I would liken it to the Titanic with the bow up in the water and the band hanging from the…
Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor HUMBOLDT – The field of candidates for Humboldt County District Attorney swelled to four over the weekend with back-to-back announcements by incumbent DA Paul Gallegos and former Deputy DA, now private attorney Allison Jackson. The Gallegos event was held Friday at the former 321 Coffee shop in Old Town Eureka,…
Gallegos believes that “first and foremost,” a DA’s job is to be a trial attorney. “You have to lead by example and be willing to try those tough cases, those big cases for the community,” he said. “The people of this community deserve to see me in court – I’m not an administrator, they didn’t elect me to be an administrator, they elected me to make sure this office runs and it runs well.”