Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Should climate change deniers help make policy?

Should climate change deniers help make policy?

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s interest in forming a Climate Advisory Committee hinges on an initial question – should those who are skeptical be disqualified from its membership? ​The idea of forming a committee to recommend climate change responses was discussed – and debated – at the August 27 Board of

Zoning change by Supes opens up large timberland parcels to cannabis production

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – County supervisors have deferred action on controversial General Plan rezoning items but a new timberland zoning designation has been approved with a focus on larger parcels. ​That will allow what planning staff recommended against – opening up smaller and mid-sized timberland parcels to cannabis grows. ​Under the pressure

Supes: Dell’Arte enriches, expands, builds community

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ​HUMBOLDT – In the midst of Dell’Arte International’s five-week Mad River Festival event, Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors has honored the theater school and performance company as a cultural asset that’s inspired by – and enriches – the county’s communities. ​At their July 2 meeting, supervisors approved a resolution honoring the

Hemp on hold again

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A temporary ban on hemp cultivation has been reinstated in Humboldt County after a brief lapse that saw hemp growers flood the agricultural commissioner’s office with applications for state registration.  But those applications are voided by the reinstated ban and the county will proceed with developing regulations for

Commission supports leaving Town Center planning to McKinleyville

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Humboldt County planning commissioners debated aspects of a zoning category that will apply to McKinleyville’s Town Center but agreed to defer to an upcoming community-driven process.  Commissioners also voted to recommend that a new timberland category not be adopted by the Board of Supervisors due to doubts about

Planner: No harm in dunes work

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union MANILA – The county’s Planning Director has responded to complaints about the Friends of the Dunes (FOD) invasive grass removal and restoration work in Manila, saying that loss of foredune and wetland impacts are not occurring on the group’s property.  Planning Director John Ford updated the group’s permitting status at

‘Equity’ program for cannabis industry advances

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Moving forward on a three-pronged cannabis economic support strategy, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an assistance program for cannabis farms and businesses.   Supervisors approved an urgency ordinance creating a Local Equity Program (LEP) at their March 19 meeting. The urgency stems from a looming deadline

Supes mull meeting rule changes

 Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Spurred by the recommendations of one of its members, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors will consider changing the rules under which its meetings are conducted.  An annual review of meeting rules at the March 19 supervisors meeting was less routine than may have been anticipated. Fifth District Supervisor