The County of Humboldt is inviting citizens to participate in a series of meetings this summer on the 2014 Housing Element Update. The purpose of the meetings will be to get input on the draft Housing Element, which analyzes existing and projected housing needs, prior to taking it to the Planning Commission. The County intends each of these meetings to be brainstorming sessions, which will begin to lay the foundation of the draft Housing Element.
The following are some questions to be discussed at the meetings:
- What are your ideas for housing policy changes?
- How can we encourage housing development into the future?
- What could we do to make second units more feasible?
- Are there incentives the County should put into place to help create housing in commercial areas?
Meeting Sites and Times
|Prosperity Center, 520 E Street, Eureka||Southern Humboldt (Location TBD)|
|July 24 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aug. 14 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 4 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
|Aug. 28 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (tentative)
*The County will give two week's notice once a site and time is determined
The meeting agendas and discussion materials will be sent out one week ahead of time. Background information that will be covered in the meetings includes the following:
- Overview of Housing Element Update timeline and process
- Updated 2010 data and information
- Updated State Laws – four new in 2012
- Proposed updated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) numbers
- Proposed updated land inventory, adding rural residential
- Martin Slough Interceptor Schedule
- Phase II Affordable Housing – add in all proposed Multi-Family sites
If you have questions you may contact Michael Richardson at 707-268-3723, mrichardson -at- co.humboldt.ca.us, or Paula Mushrush:pmushrush -at- co.humboldt.ca.us.
Thank you for the wonderful support we've received during our five day pledge drive! Thanks to our listeners for the great response to our idea of a short, focused, and informative pledge drive. As of Friday night, August 30, KMUD has received pledges and donations totalling over $30,000. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped by answering phones, bringing meals, and giving general support to a hard working staff. Thanks to all the programmers who stepped up to create topical shows. Thanks to the many businesses who donated gift certificates and other items we could use as incentives for listeners. It really does take a whole community to keep our community radio station going!
Minimum-security inmate who walked away from Pelican Bay State Prison is apprehended
CRESCENT CITY – Pelican Bay State Prison's Crisis Response Team apprehended inmate Tore Digirolamo, 44, on July 15 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Digirolamo had walked away from the prison's Minimum Support Facility (MSF) earlier yesterday.
Pelican Bay administrators had initiated its escape apprehension procedures after the inmate was found missing from his assigned bunk in the MSF dorm.
The Del Norte County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Crescent City Police Department and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife helped Pelican Bay officers in the search for the missing inmate, who was found hiding in the nearby woods.
Digirolamo was received from Los Angeles County on July 7, 2011 with a four-year sentence for second-degree burglary.
He was returned to Pelican Bay without incident and was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit. The Del Norte County District Attorney's office was notified.
As of 2012 there have been 19,342 escapes from adult prisons, camps, and in-state contract beds since 1977. Of those escapes, 19,059 (98.5 percent) have been apprehended as of December 31, 2012.
The above is a press release from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Minimum-security inmate walks away from Pelican Bay State Prison
Crescent City – An inmate walked away from Pelican Bay State Prison's Minimum Support Facility (MSF) this afternoon.
Inmate Tore Digirolamo, 44, was found missing from his assigned bunk in the MSF dorm.
Digirolamo is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 6" and weighs 193 pounds.
Digirolamo was received from Los Angeles County on July 7, 2011 with a four-year sentence for second-degree burglary.
Pelican Bay State Prison has initiated its escape apprehension procedures and is working with local law enforcement officials to apprehend the escapee. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of this inmate is asked to call (707) 465-1280 or call 911.
The above information is from a press release from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, July 15, 2013
The Humboldt County Library has expanded its services by providing downloadable e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive: Library To Go. Library cardholders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by going to the Library website at www.humlib.org and clicking on eBooks or by going directly to downloads.northnetlibs.org
The Humboldt County Library, in partnership with other Northern California public libraries, shares the Overdrive: Library To Gowebsite to provide a varied selection of digital resources accessible with a public library card. Thousands of titles are available for checkout to all member libraries but once logged into this site with a Humboldt County Library card number, patrons are provided with an additional selection of e-books available only to Humboldt County residents.
"I have been an advocate for digital resource sharing among our library consortium for many years and it was finally made possible through collaboration and an agreement to share the costs among the membership" said Library Director Victor Zazueta. "The greatest thing about Overdrive is that it is available 24/7 and suitable for today's mobile devices."
The Humboldt County Library has many other free programs, databases and services available. For more information regarding Overdrive or other Library services please visit the website at www.humlib.org or contact the Reference Desk at 707-269-1905.
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Reminder: Final Week to Vote in Congressman Huffman's Landscape Photography Competition
WASHINGTON—This is the last week to vote in Congressman Jared Huffman's Landscape Photography Competition, which features photos of the second Congressional District of California, spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
"I've received over 200 photos of what is undoubtedly the most beautiful Congressional District in the nation," Congressman Huffman said. "Voting ends this Thursday and I look forward to seeing the winning photos."
· Constituents should visit Congressman Huffman's Facebook page and "like" their favorite photos. The two winning photographs will determined by most Facebook "likes."
· Voting will close on Thursday, July 18 at Noon PT, and the top two winning photographs will be announced later that day.
· Each photograph will be published as Congressman Huffman's official Twitter header photo and Facebook cover photo for three months apiece.
· Authors will retain copyright. By submitting a photo, authors are giving the office of Congressman Huffman permission to use said photo on the official Facebook, Twitter, and Website.
For a high-res version of the above graphic, click HERE.
Mari Wilson, Humboldt County Assessor, is pleased to inform the public that the 2013-2014 assessment roll has been completed. The values are now available on the County website at http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/assessor/assessment-inquiry.html. Assessments can be searched by parcel number, assessment number, or street address.
Here's the July 15, 2013 press release from the Assessor's office:
2013-2014 ASSESSED VALUE NOTICES
Thanks to the work of the dedicated staff of the Assessor's Office, Mari Wilson, Humboldt County Assessor, is pleased to inform the public that the 2013-2014 assessment roll has been completed. The values are now available on the County website at http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/assessor/assessment-inquiry.html. Assessments can be searched by parcel number, assessment number, or street address.
Since 2011 the Assessor's Office has been providing assessed value notices to owners of real and personal property via the county website. This has reduced the staff time and cost of printing and mailing. Changes in value might occur because the current real estate climate has reduced the market value of the property below its Proposition 13 factored base year value, ownership changes, new construction, construction in progress, business property assessments, and restricted value of property under the Williamson Act or TPZ.
Property owners without access to the county website can obtain a printed value notice by calling the Assessor's Office at 445-7663 or toll free (866) 240-0485 and requesting a notice be sent to them. Owners can also make written request to Assessor Mari Wilson, 825 5th Street, Room 300, Eureka, CA 95501 or come to that location to request a notice in person. This contact information can also be used for any questions you have regarding your assessed values.
In addition to value information the website offers maps, frequently used forms, and links to property tax information.
One person injured in edged-weapon assault
As a follow-up regarding the edged-weapon assault outside a Eureka bar this past Saturday night (just after midnight)..
The Department is working on leads regarding the motivation for the attack and the suspects' identities.
The attached images are of persons of interest. Anyone who recognizes these people is urged to contact the Department. If need be, information may be provided anonymously. These people are not necessarily guilty of any crime, but may have information pertinent to the investigation.
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 441-4060
FAX: (707) 441-4334
Contact: Detective Todd Wilcox
• Desk (707) 441-4315
KMUD is pleased to announce our
Annual KMUD Block Party
this Saturday, July 13, noon to dusk!
This year we will be bringing you funky, FREE musical entertainment by Liquid Kaktus, Seed 707, Tony Nester, Crossroads, and the Garberville Town Band. The day will also include a full kids carnival with games, prizes, face painting, and more; so bring the family and get in on the fun here at the KMUD Studios in Redway! Join us in the Lagunitas Beer Garden, and have some fabulous KMUD BBQ. There will be raffles and wonderful local vendors.
12:15 Liquid Kactus
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Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Date & Time: 23 April 2013, 4 PM
Place: Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd, Redway, CA
I. Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from President
II. Roll Call: Suzanne Beers, President, Vice President, Member's Rep; Julia Minton, Treasurer, Members' Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers' Rep; Nella White, Members' Rep; Jordan Jumpshot, Programmers' Rep; Antonia Lamb, board-elected; Marcy Stein, Programmers' Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Station Manager.
Absent: Siena Klein, Vice-president, Members Rep.
Also Present: Jama Chaplin, Rohn Jennings, Jack Frybulous
III. Approval of Minutes: (March) Approved with several additions. Six votes in favor and one abstaining (Noel).
IV. Approval of Agenda Julia moves to approve the Agenda with additions. Marcy seconds. Approved unanimously.
V. Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes
Jama Chaplin- Two points she would like to make. She hopes that eventually we will be able to use the Music Server discs to permanently archive some of the shows. Every once in awhile there are shows that want to be kept forever. Mostly talk shows need to be archived forever. Bylaws- the Board must assure equal access to the airwaves. Maybe it means policy, or communicating with management. We need more young people on the air. There are some programmers that have an awful lot of hours out of the month. She doesn't know why we wouldn't want to freshen things up and get some of the back log of people that applied for shows at least into the rotation.
Rohn Jennings- Very concerned about the survival of KMUD. He is concerned that the direction of KMUD may have taken a turn that is not sustainable. He thinks that we shouldn't be serving Eureka, and we need to focus on Southern Humboldt. Our support has always been in Southern Humboldt. He believes our transmitter up north was never paid for by the people up north. He would like us to focus more on Southern Humboldt. He wants to see us sell the transmitter up north to an organization that would be interested in buying it. KMUD has grown into an unwieldy organization. A board meeting should not last more than 90 minutes. Management should be carrying out the directives of the Board. Small is beautiful. Its one of the reasons that a lot of us moved here. Its what created KMUD. It's a natural tendency for organizations to want to get bigger. But we need to focus.
Jack Frybulous- DJ for 5 years, lived here for 8 years. Two items- He noticed on the first page of the packet his real name, and he wants to respectfully ask us to use his dj name instead of his real name if possible. The signal in Southern Humboldt has been degrading, it is much inferior to what it once was. This is for an analog radio.
VI. Management Report
VII. Discussion/Questions for Management
VIII. Consent Calendar – Noel moves to accept all the Consent Calendar items. Julia seconds. Passed unanimously.
A. Board talk show on second Wednesday in July
B. Vacation Pay: The second paragraph of Policy 126.96.36.199, Vacations, is revised to read: "Vacations pay, or payouts of accrued vacation time, will be based on the employee's current pay rate." This is the first of two Board considerations of this policy change.
C. The Database Sub-Committee is done with their work. Disband and thank Database Sub-Committee.
D. Development Committee- Appoint Kerry Morgan.
E. Website Committee- Accept Felix' resignation, and appoint Siena.
F. Transition Committee Description- The Transition Committee is tasked with helping to transition our Interim Station Manager Position into a permanent Station Manager position, as well as transferring the Board out of managerial duties. Also the Transition Committee is tasked with finding creative solutions to balancing the budget.
G. Pledge Drive Sub-Committee- Siena resigned. Appoint Jack Frybulous as Chair.
IX. Finance Committee Report
X. Unfinished Business
A. Board Recruitment
XI. New Business
A. Updating Board Filing Cabinet and Public File Drawer- Julia moves to table, Antonia seconds. Unanimous.
B. Reggae on the River Budget- Noel moves to approve the budget for the Reggae on the River KMUD Coffee Booth. Antonia seconds. Five votes in favor, and two abstaining (Suz and Julia). Motion passes.
C. Technology Proposal- Julia moves to table the Technology Proposal. Noel Seconds. Suz would like to see the wish list prioritized, and an expense list. Unanimous.
D. Appoint Elections Referee- Julia moves to appoint Jim Lamport upon the condition that he is willing. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
E. Revisions to Compliance Calendar- Julia moved to table. Suz seconds. Unanimous.
XII. Closed Session- Personnel Matter- Board moves to remove Jordan from the Transition Committee. Five in favor with one abstaining.
A. Programmers' Reps- We will have a Programmer meeting in June.
B. Members' Reps-
C. Community Advisory Boards (CAB's)
D. Correspondence Secretaries
XIV. Other Committee Reports
A. Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee
XV. Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
A. Board of Directors: 4th Tuesday, 28th May, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Executive Committee: 2nd Monday, 13th May, 3 pm, Studio B
C. Finance Committee: 3rd Tuesday, 3 pm, KMUD
D. Development Committee: 1st Monday, 16th May, 3 pm, KMUD
E. Policy Committee: 2nd Monday, 13th May, 11 am, KMUD
F. Website Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 14th May, 10 am, KMUD
G. Transition Committee: Monday, 6th May, 1230 am, KMUD
H. Quarterly Board/Staff Meeting Monday 6th May, 1030 am, KMUD
I. Board talk show- 2nd Wednesday, 10th July, 7 pm
J. Annual Membership Meeting
Minutes respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, RCR Board Secretary on 29 May 2013.