Tag Archives: General Plan

John W. Corbett: All community groups must be involved in governing McKinleyville

Sungnome Madrone of Trinidad should be complimented for his civil tone and thoughtful article about future governmental structures for McKinleyville. My personal view is that the consideration of future governance for McKinleyville’s needs to be broadly based in the community so as to include all major community groups and relevant governmental entities. I was surprised

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

GPU meeting coming to Mack Town

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – County supervisors have approved workshop and meeting dates for the one of the General Plan Update’s most important milestones – its land use mapping phase. The update’s land use maps will define the zoning and parcel designation changes that implement new policies. Affected property owners will have a

Housing Element Overhaul Could Trigger Lawsuits, Deadline Failure

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After a controversial and slow-going review of the General Plan Update’s Open Space Element, the county’s Planning Commission is now making changes to the Housing Element that have created what Planning Director Kevin Hamblin has described as a “potential perfect storm” for overwhelmed staff. The likelihood of failing

Supervisors Water Down Forest Protection Language

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union Correspondent HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has finished re-editing the General Plan Update’s guiding principles and they are probably even more controversial now. In an occasionally uncomfortable and sometimes caustic Oct. 7 hearing, supervisors continued wordsmithing the principles they had revised last June. Their initial changes generated strong public