Jarred by a recent active shooter incident in McKinleyville, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a previously postponed $295,000 Measure Z funding request for an armored rescue vehicle.Read More
A letter from the owner of a business that seeks to provide “educational and fun cannabis-themed tours of the Emerald Triangle” has motivated the county to explore how such operations should be licensed.Read More
A series of departmental re-organizations was proposed when supervisors considered this year’s budget. One of them — to re-institute the county’s General Services Department — was rejected at the Aug. 23 supervisors meeting.Read More
After recent approval of a mobile home rent control ordinance for the November election ballot, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has advanced further help for mobile home owners by extending eviction notifications and requiring relocation assistance.Read More
At their Aug. 9 meeting, supervisors unanimously voted to have the commission advance recommendations on traffic impact fees. The commission had already taken up the issue on its own, triggering a letter from the board stating that supervisors should have discussed it first and then referred it to the commission.Read More
Most people locally are familiar with the Garberville-Redway Area Chamber of Commerce, now known as the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce.
The same cannot be said of another business organization that has emerged of late — the Humboldt County Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.
The outfit made a splash last week, or tried to, when it released a detailed press release blasting Humboldt County’s plan to place a cultivation tax on medical marijuana grows on the November ballot.
About 60 people showed up at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland Friday for the latest public meeting aimed at providing cannabis farmers with information related to county and state permitting programs that are either already in place or will be soon.
Sponsored by the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project, the meeting was facilitated by Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell.
Humboldt County supervisors have rescinded a ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries and will consider changing a dispensary regulation ordinance to allow onsite marijuana use.
At its July 19 meeting, the Board of Supervisors rescinded the ban and made minor changes to the dispensary ordinance approved last year. Supervisors also agreed to consider further changes — including making room for onsite consumption — in the ordinance, which will be activated with the lifting of the ban.
Over the objections of small-scale marijuana farmers, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved an excise tax rate for a ballot measure that’s headed for a vote in the November election.
The marijuana excise tax’s ballot measure statement and an ordinance setting tax rates based on grow types were approved by supervisors at their July 19 meeting. Supervisors will vote on approving placement of the measure on the November election ballot on Aug. 9.
The county’s first permit approvals under its commercial marijuana production ordinance will allow of six acres of new outdoor cultivation on a 600-acre site in the Honeydew area. Six conditional use permits for medical marijuana cultivation were approved for the Ferndale-based Honeydew Farms LLC at the county Planning Commission’s July 7 meeting.Read More
A small-scale marijuana farming group’s lawsuit challenging the county’s commercial marijuana production ordinance has been settled and includes a $35,000 payment for the group’s legal fees. But the chair of the county’s Board of Supervisors believes the settlement doesn’t change anything because its main aspect — a commitment to re-do the ordinance under a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) — was promised before the legal action was taken.Read More
Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to place a countywide transportation sales tax measure on the November ballot, with the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) administering the revenue.
At their July 5 meeting, supervisors unanimously supported a plan to have HCAOG be the lead agency in advancing a 20-year, half-cent sales tax that’s estimated to generate $10 million a year in revenue for road repairs, trail and transit infrastructure maintenance, providing local matches for state and federal grants and retaining airline service.Read More
County Agricultural Commissioner Jeff Dolf updated the Board of Supervisors at its June 28 meeting on a pilot program that will use software to track the weight, distribution and characteristics of medical marijuana products.Read More