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Rezoning items headed to county Planco, including McK Town Center

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

Supes make pick for county’s Planning Commission

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County supervisors discussed the importance of gender diversity in making an appointment to the Planning Commission but also emphasized that their female pick is the most qualified of 16 candidates.  Arcata Planning Commissioner Melanie McCavour, an environmental impact assessment consultant and environmental sciences and management lecturer at

New McKinleyville cannabis dispensaries pending

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The legal cannabis industry is ramping up in McKinleyville, with a second dispensary gaining county approval and a third in the pipeline.   At its Jan. 10 meeting, the county’s Planning Commission approved permits for dispensary and non-volatile cannabis manufacturing facilities within a medical plaza at 1711 and

Filling wetlands to save them

Seawater encroachment on low-lying land forces unprecedented choices Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Sea level rise could change the way the state deals with coastal development, as expansion and construction of dikes will fill wetlands but also protect large agricultural areas that double as freshwater habitat.  A workshop on Humboldt County’s early stages

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