Politics and Community

Politics and Community

Here you will find a broad range of news articles with a focus on community and political content.

The following story was aired on KMUD News Thurs., May 12:
For decades, southern Humboldt residents have expressed frustration over the political process, many say incorporation of the Garberville/Redway area would give residents more local control, more influence in the general plan process, more assured law enforcement services & access to local tax money. The Humboldt Emerald City Organizers Group, a core group supporting creation of an incorporated city in Southern Humboldt, will hold an event at Beginnings on Sunday, May 15, to inform the public and raise funds for a fiscal feasibility study as the first step toward incorporation.

The Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission, a state-mandated agency that must approve new incorporations, presented THECOG founders Jim Lamport and Dan Glaser with a proposal describing the scope of an Initial Fiscal Feasibility Study, which will help determine whether SoHum could meet the fiscal obligations of an incorporated city.

Use the player below to hear Dan Glaser describe the upcoming event…

Click here to see incorporation map.

On Sunday, March 20 from 3 pm to 5:30 pm a locally produced, special KMUD Program on Nuclear Power Issues was aired. The audio from this program can be found in the KMUD audio archive or accessed by clicking here for the first part and then here for the second part.

A second program on the topic of Nuclear Power Issues was aired on KMUD on Thur., March 31 at 7 pm. The archived program may be accessed here.

Important websites provided by the special program producers are linked below:




According to a news release from Andrew Bird, Wesley Chesbro Communications Director:
Those who want to watch a broadcast of the 38th Annual Legislative Fisheries Forum, held Wednesday Feb. 16 at the State Capitol, can view an archived video posted on the California Channel. Go to www.calchannel.com. On the lower right of Cal Channel’s homepage, look for the broadcast under the “Recent Videos” tab. Because of the length of the Forum, about four hours and 45 minutes, the archive is posted in two parts.

“Yesterday’s Forum was a great a success. I urge anybody involved in fishing in California who was not able to attend or view the live broadcast to watch the archived video,” said Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast), who, in his capacity as chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, directed the Forum. “The Forum is unique to all other types of hearings held in Sacramento and, I believe, is unique to the nation. It is a special hearing set aside one day each year for fishing men and women, including tribal members, fishery scientists and conservationists and agencies, to come together to discuss the pressing issues facing our fish and fisheries. Yesterday’s Forum also allowed us to get together with so many old friends.”

The Fisheries Forum dates back to the 1970s and was started by former North Coast legislator Barry Keene. Many of the aquaculture and marine laws that protect California’s fisheries originated from testimony at the Forum. “Fishing is America’s oldest industry,” Chesbro added. “Fish here along our coast were the mainstay of the diet of native peoples for over 10,000 years and played an important role in feeding the miners headed for the gold fields.  Fisheries remain a significant part of our state’s history, culture and economy.”

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