Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Arcata Bottom mega-grow foes file appeal to BOS

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

Bottoms grow OK’d, neighbors muster appeal

After abundant comment opposing and favoring the project, the commission vote 5–2 to adopt the Mitigated Neg Dec, make findings for approval of the Conditional Use Permit and approve the project, with Commissioners Brian Mitchell and Peggy O’Neill dissenting.

‘Palpable change’ seen in COVID pandemic

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s public health officer has told the Board of Supervisors that COVID-19 case rates have stabilized and pandemic recovery is in sight. ​Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman’s March 9 update to the board was guardedly optimistic. He said recent county COVID-19 case rates have ranged from six

Hemp ban here to stay

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union After nearly two years of temporarily banning industrial hemp farming, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance that permanently prohibits it. ​The context of the ban is the county’s commercial cannabis industry and the potential of hemp cross-pollination. But there’s recognition of hemp’s value as a source of

Supply uncertainty plagues vaccine rollout

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County supervisors have described an atmosphere of anger, fear and panic as vaccination rollout lurches due to supply issues. ​Uncertainty and confusion over which groups of county residents and workers are eligible for vaccinations and when was discussed as the county’s Board of Supervisors fielded a January

County warned of ‘unsafe’ 911 staffing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s 911 emergency dispatch center has staffing levels that are unsafe, a consultant has told the Board of Supervisors.  The 911 call center’s staffing situation was discussed at the Dec. 8 Board of Supervisors as Jaime Young of the Mission Critical Partners consulting firm presented the results

911 system failures prompt emergency declaration and spending

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County works to fix a 911 communication system that is “rapidly breaking down,” more work needs to be done than expected and paying for it has been approved under an emergency resolution. ​The worrying failures of the county’s 911 communications infrastructure prompted an emergency declaration at

Supervisors support Measure F fire tax

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​The county’s Board of Supervisors is supporting the Arcata Fire District’s Measure F property tax, stating that the greater McKinleyville area will be “at risk” without the funding. ​Sponsored by supervisors Steve Madrone and Mike Wilson, a letter supporting the tax measure addressed to the district’s chief, Justin