Tag Archives: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

Bohn says no more power shutoffs in 2020

Bohn says no more power shutoffs in 2020

Supervisor Mike Wilson said county residents were led to believe a “mythology” that power generation could be locally isolated in a so-called energy island. “I think there were many people within PG&E who were just as shocked as we were that the larger bureaucracy just didn’t perform in the way that they thought it would,” he continued.

Supervisors weigh fraud risk

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After a long discussion, Humboldt County supervisors agreed that there is a risk of fraud in government operations but most couldn’t completely agree that the risk is high.  The reform of the county’s Auditor-Controller’s Office figured into the Board of Supervisors’ response to a Grand Jury finding during

Supes spend to save county cyber assets, election security

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – ​New software will allow Humboldt County to pinpoint the vulnerabilities of its cyber systems – including the election office’s system – and guard against hacking and malware. ​At its September 17 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors took action to guard against cyber system disruptions. ​The board approved

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

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