Measure Z - Public Safety/Essential Services


In April 2014, Humboldt County citizens told the Board of Supervisors they were concerned about the lack of funding that is available for public safety services.
In response, voters in November passed Measure Z, a half-cent sales tax, to pay for maintaining and enhancing services. These web pages are dedicated to providing information regarding how those funds are being spent, and how you can make your voice heard in the process.

A look at spending

Sheriff's Deputy vehicles at an illegal grow site
Click on the graph below to see in-depth information showing which agencies are receiving Measure Z funds and how they are spending it.
Learn more about projects that Measure Z funded each year, and read some of the success stories and challenges agencies are experiencing as they try to make our community safer.

Measure Z news and information for:
FY 15-16   |   FY 16-17

Recent News

  1. Jan. 2017
  2. Dec. 2016
  3. Nov. 2016
  4. Oct. 2016
  5. Sept. 2016
  6. Aug. 2016
  7. June 2016
Jan. 20
Agenda ready for Jan. 26 meeting of the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures
Read the agenda 

Jan. 4

Orick Resident Deputy Hired

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Joe Conlin has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Orick Community.
Read more about the new Deputy

Did you know ...
The Board of Supervisors is obligated to spend nearly 64 percent of all funds on specific programs. The Board has discretion over General Fund monies, which accounts for roughly one-third of the annual budget.

The breakdown to the right gives you more information. You can also look at the budget overview section of the budget book to get a high-level overview of how the budget addresses community priorities.
Budget Process Flow Chart