Tag Archives: Land Use Planning

Housing Plan OK’d, Developer-Friendly Edits Dumped

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has finished its work on the county’s Housing Element, undoing risky changes made by the Planning Commission. The commission’s majority of developers and founders of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR) favored changing the focus of the five-year housing plan. Dispersing housing throughout

News Analysis: General Plan Update Lawsuit Threat Bites The Feeding Hands

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s General Plan Update is the target of a lawsuit threat that could lead to its referral back to the Planning Commission. In some ways, it is a surprising twist. A Nov. 19 letter to the Board of Supervisors from a Sacramento-based land use law firm hired

Death threats over guiding principle rewrites

County supervisors have decided to hold another public hearing on their revisions to the General Plan Update’s guiding principles, a red hot issue that’s drawing strong reactions – including death threats. Opposition to the revisions emerged again at a June 17 update hearing and supervisors emphasized that they’re not final and another hearing will be