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October 19, 2017, 4:35 PM

The County of Humboldt is in the process of updating the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or “CWPP”. The CWPP is intended to inspire and guide actions that will mitigate wildfire losses in all vulnerable communities within Humboldt County and help communities become more Firewise and fire adapted. It is being updated to reflect current wildfire risks, celebrate accomplishments from the past 5 years, and present the most up-to-date recommendations for how to prepare Humboldt County communities for wildfire. As part of the CWPP process, we’re seeking input from Humboldt County residents regarding priorities for preparing vulnerable communities in Humboldt County for the eventuality of wildfire.

Please take a few minutes to answer our survey.

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August 24, 2017, 11:20 PM

Please take a moment to compete a short survey on the Humboldt County Airport. 

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March 16, 2017, 4:57 PM

In November 2016, Humboldt County voters passed Measure S which places a tax on individuals who cultivate cannabis for commercial purposes. Now, the Board of Supervisors wants to hear from you. They want to know your priorities for funds generated by this tax. The county estimates Measure S will produce around $2.2 million in revenue in Fiscal Year 2017-18.

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March 25, 2016, 4:32 PM

There are 15 units in the Humboldt County Parks system:

A.W. Way Fairhaven T Beach Access Moonstone Beach Big Lagoon Freshwater Pedrazzini Boat Launch Centerville Beach Jimmy Smith Fields Landing Boat Launch Samoa Power Pole Beach Access Clam Beach Margarite Lockwood River Access Samoa Campground and Boat Launch Crab Park Mad River Beach Van Duzen

Humboldt County also manages the Hammond Trail, and is currently working on a plan to open the McKay Community Forest for public access, as well as the engineering and permitting for a portion of the Humboldt Bay Trail.

The County Parks budget includes revenue from camping fees (five campgrounds) and day-use fees (at four parks) and an allocation from the County General Fund.  In the current fiscal year, the projected revenue is $386,680 and the General Fund allocation is $274,468.  Two of the 15 parks have revenues that exceed the management and maintenance costs, while the other 13 parks have either no revenue or revenue less than total costs.  The fee for overnight camping is $20 at A.W. Way, Big Lagoon, Samoa, and Van Duzen, and $15 at Clam Beach.  Day-use fees are $2 at Big Lagoon, $3 at A.W. Way, $3 to $5 at Freshwater, and $5 at Van Duzen.

Historically County Parks have been maintained with a limited budget; now a spike in insurance costs ($91,842 this fiscal year) has forced consideration of options for increasing funding, reducing expenses, or a combination of both.

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March 16, 2016, 5:11 PM

What steps should we be taking this year to make our community a better place?

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March 9, 2016, 11:00 PM

What steps should we be taking this year to make our community a better place?

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March 2, 2016, 4:08 PM

Our annual Community Budget Meeting is tonight. It would be great if you could make it, but if not there are several easy ways to participate, including using the Open Humboldt Discussion forum.

Each year we face unique challenges and have difficult decision to make. This year the County of Humboldt is considering re-hauling the structure of some of our departments, and potentially placing a Cannabis Excise Tax on the November ballot. We want to hear about your hopes and concerns on these issues. We also want to hear from you in regards to Measure Z, and what else you would like to see at our annual Community Budget Meetings. 

We hope you enjoy the Community Budget Meeting, and we look forward to your feedback!

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June 19, 2015, 8:07 AM

The County of Humboldt invites you to take part in the DHHS Community Input Survey.

You may have heard Director Phil Crandall, Director of Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has announced that he will retire in January, 2016; Mr. Crandall has been the director for DHHS since 2001. 

Transition is an opportune time to review the great work the department has been doing, seek opportunities to improve and identify the ideal candidate competencies for the next leader for DHHS.  To accomplish this, the County has hired WBCP, consultants with over 100 years of combined county experience focused in health and human services and includes executive management, fiscal and program staff, and executive recruitment professionals. 

WBCP is seeking input from stakeholders, clients, staff and the general public, and requests community residents provide their input via a meeting on June 23rd (5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Humboldt County Agricultural Center, 5650 South Broadway, Eureka) and/or completion of this survey by June 29, 2015. Input from you can be anonymous, or you can choose to include your name and/or district where you live. It's your choice.

Thank you for your time to provide your input, which will help Humboldt County assure the Department of Health and Human Service remains the premier agency in the region and continues to serve the residents in Humboldt County with the utmost respect and care, and delivery of quality services.

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March 18, 2015, 4:48 PM

With expenses increasing at a rate higher than revenues, the County of Humboldt struggles to provide its current levels of service. Measure Z was passed by voters in November to maintain and improve essential Humboldt County services, including public safety. Now we need to get down to specifics. Please visit the Open Humboldt forum and tell us ask what your priorities are for Measure Z spending.

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March 6, 2015, 5:24 AM

With expenses increasing at a rate higher than revenues, the County of Humboldt struggles to provide its current levels of service. Measure Z was passed by voters in November to maintain and improve essential Humboldt County services, including public safety. Now we need to get down to specifics. Please visit the Open Humboldt forum and tell us ask what your priorities are for Measure Z spending.

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November 21, 2014, 5:13 PM

Hello again, The County's new app is now available on iTunes for you to try! It was previously only available on Android devices. Please take a moment to download it and leave your feedback on Open Humboldt.

Click here to download

Once downloaded, enter the code "CA-HumboldtCounty"

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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November 10, 2014, 3:08 PM

After bringing you a new website for Humboldt County, the next step we're taking to make information and services more accessible to you is to develop a mobile app. And we need your help. Let us know what information, services and features you want to access on-the-go. A test version of our app is already available for you to download and try (only available right now on Android). Please give us your feedback. Follow the link for instructions on how to download the app.

Let us know what is important to you: Receiving County news? Finding our facilities on a map? Reporting issues? Paying for services? Viewing the Board of Supervisors meeting schedule? Signing up for alerts and notifications? Or accessing any other County-related content?

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July 18, 2014, 4:09 PM

On Tuesday, July 22, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is taking up Campaign Finance Reform as an agenda item.

You can go to the Supervisor's meeting starting at 9am at 825 Fifth Street, Eureka CA 95501 Supervisors' Chamber, First Floor.

You can also post your response to the survey on Open Humboldt.  The Board will consider input from Open Humboldt as well as in-person speakers.

 

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July 13, 2014, 3:50 PM

What do you think about the County's new website?

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