Tag Archives: Humboldt County Planning Commission

Alarm over lack of dioxin testing at Glendale mill site planned for cannabis facility

Alarm over lack of dioxin testing at Glendale mill site planned for cannabis facility

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union GLENDALE – The county Planning Commission’s review of a Glendale cannabis manufacturing project has exposed a lack of testing for dioxins on former mill and lumber storage sites, which could have implications for drinking water. ​Considering the stakes, one commissioner described the lack of testing as “ridiculous.” ​The uncertain contamination status

Humboldt takes aim at unlicensed growers, Planco OKs McK subdivision

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union  HUMBOLDT – ​Humboldt County’s planning director has reported that 452 commercial cannabis permits have been approved to date but about 500 interim permit holders are operating without state licenses. ​Planning Director John Ford updated the Planning Commission on the permitting scenario at its Aug. 1 meeting. ​The county’s has a

County considers ‘high level’ involvement in housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A state-mandated Humboldt County housing plan will consider a new approach to serving the needs of lower-income residents – having the county move from merely zoning for housing to subsidizing and maintaining it.  The question of whether the county should become actively involved in providing for housing is

Rezoning items headed to county Planco, including McK Town Center

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The most controversial parts of General Plan zoning text changes will be taken up this month by the Humboldt County’s Planning Commission, including changes affecting McKinleyville’s Town Center area.  The commission will review the attention-getting rezoning items at its April 18 meeting. They include the text of a

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

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

New planner: McK over-packed with multi-family housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s representative on the county Planning Commission has advanced a stance on multiple unit housing development, saying that “McKinleyville has been getting a lot of these really dense subdivisions and I don’t think we need too many more of them.” Peggy O’Neill, a McKinleyville resident who was recently

Rambling Jack: Mack Town takes the reins

Something positive and important is happening in McKinleyville. It’s been visible at recent governmental meetings, where residents are showing up in larger numbers. They’re engaged. They’re informed. They’re asking for a greater say in how McKinleyville solves its problems and shapes its future. Take, for example, the Jan. 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory

County grapples with ‘monumental’ sea rise issues

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Words like “huge” and “monumental” were used by county staff as the Planning Commission was briefed on the potential effects of sea level rise and the challenges of responding to it.  Policy options for avoiding and dealing with the impacts were outlined as the commission held a fourth

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