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Consultant: Overhaul Humboldt airports

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A consultant has told Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors that the county’s airport system is revenue-starved, needs to be managed through a stand-alone department with a director heading it and has an unusual lack of staff. An overhaul of the airport system is recommended in a study from the

AT&T responds to outage criticism

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Representatives of AT&T explained the circumstances of recent outages to Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors and described the company’s efforts to prevent future service losses. The company updated its progress on preventing Internet and phone service outages at the Dec. 19 supervisors meeting. AT&T has faced criticism for

Supes approve interim cannabis permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As the state licensing of recreational use marijuana nears, Humboldt County is bridging a regulatory gap by allowing existing growers to gain interim local permits. At its Nov. 14 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to introduce an interim permitting ordinance. Growers whose permit applications for

Pressure mounts to declare county shelter crisis

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Pressure to declare a shelter crisis in Humboldt County is increasing as winter nears and the Board of Supervisors has been presented with petitions bearing more than 1,000 signatures. Two dozen proponents of a shelter crisis declaration spoke during the open public comment session of the Nov. 7

Bringing growers into compliance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s push for compliance with commercial marijuana regulations now includes streamlining the violation abatement process. Changes to the county’s public nuisance codes were approved at the Oct. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting. They include giving the county’s planning director the authority to enter into compliance agreements with

Sungnome Madrone: Economic development and creating more jobs in McKinleyville

Currently, economic development and jobs in McKinleyville are dependent almost entirely on the bedroom communities’ own income and expenses. There is very little money from outside the community that is spent in McKinleyville. This is the status quo. So, how can we change this and develop more economic activity, bring in money from outside the

Airport could get 5-acre solar array

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Humboldt County is making a move toward renewable energy use by pursuing a plan to install a solar power array at its main airport. At its Oct. 10 meeting, the county’s Board of Supervisors approved a “letter of commitment” to allow a nine acre-portion of the California Redwood

‘Help is on the way’ for road repairs

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-awaited state law implementing tax and fee increases for improving state highways and local roads goes into effect Nov. 1, one of many legislative developments the county is tracking. At its Oct. 3 meeting, Humboldt’s Board of Supervisors was updated on state and federal legislative actions. Karen

Humboldt charges ahead with EV stations

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County is taking action to comply with a state law requiring expedited permitting for electric vehicle charging stations and Supervisor Mike Wilson has described it as a first step toward electric switchover. “It’s the minimum and I think we need to start talking about what we can

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