Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Supes override Drought Task Force, pass on cannabis water cutback, well moratorium

Supes override Drought Task Force, pass on cannabis water cutback, well moratorium

Alicia Hamann, executive director of Friends of the Eel River, recommended that the county take “immediate action” on non-domestic groundwater pumping. She told supervisors that Eel River salmon were impacted during the last drought phase and those conditions are returning.

Letters: Arcata Bottom mega-grow needs an EIR

At least meet Nordic Aquafarms’ standard – do an EIR Humboldt County appears hell bent on approving massive projects like the mega cannabis grows and the (proposed) fish factory. In every case, citizens and environmental groups have been clamoring for EIR’s. So why is it that the county is so reluctant and unresponsive to the

BOS looks at phased option for Bottoms grow

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM/EUREKA – The Board of Supervisors has sent advocates of a proposed 8-acre industrial cannabis grow on the Arcata Bottom back to the drawing board. They’re to return for a re-hearing next Tuesday, July 13 with new odor control and downsizing options plus possible phase-in of a larger

County struggles to collect fines for cannabis violations

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​​Humboldt County’s commercial cannabis ordinance sets high daily fines for property owners who don’t take action on correcting violations.  But county officials are finding that imposing fines is one thing and collecting them is another. ​The dilemma of dealing with the aftermath of illegal cannabis grows was again

Supervisors narrowly support railbanking

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​​In a near-split vote, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a letter in support of railbanking the moribund North Coast Railroad Authority rail line from Willits to Humboldt Bay. ​The board’s close vote, taken at its May 11 meeting, reflects geographical differences and competition for use of

Arcata Bottom mega-grow foes file appeal to BOS

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In the 2000s, Arcata residents beseeched their political leaders to save them from industrial cannabis grow houses metastasizing throughout their neighborhoods.  Now, with cannabis legal and industry striving to meet demand with supply, some Arcata residents are again appealing to the powers that be to halt creation