Posted on: November 9, 2017

Humboldt County recognized across California for innovative, cost-effective programs

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This year, six Humboldt County programs have been recognized as being among the most innovative, efficient and cost-effective in the state. These programs include re-entry efforts for jail inmates, tracking and tracing cannabis, increased public participa...

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Learn more about the Challenge Awards County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Are You Prepared for Wildfire?

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More than a dozen wildfires have been making rapid progress across eight northern California counties this month, leaving a path of devastation in their wake. Homes and businesses have been burned to the ground, lives lost, and thousands of residents evac...

Read more about preparing for wildfire

Fire Safe Council web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Practice your earthquake response during the Great California ShakeOut

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While our local Tsunami Warning Communications Test has been canceled this year due to the ongoing disaster in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties, the “Great California ShakeOut” will still take place this week, and you are invited to join in.

Held annual...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Willow Creek workshop on cannabis ordinance

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On Wednesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop in Willow Creek on proposed revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Or...

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Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 5, 2017

2nd Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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Due to the significant amount of interest shown during last week’s workshop in Garberville, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will hold another meeting next week to further discuss proposed changes to the ...

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Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 3, 2017

County offices to close during organization-wide training day

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The County of Humboldt will again use an upcoming holiday as an opportunity to efficiently provide important training to employees on subjects like the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics, discrimination and sexual harassment and more. For the second ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Final Environmental Impact Report for General Plan Update is ready to view

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The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the General Plan Update has been published and is available for public review in advance of a special meeting by the Board of Supervisors when they will be considering adoption of the General Plan Update, w...

Read more about the GPU's final EIR

General Plan Update web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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On Monday, Oct. 2 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop on the proposed county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO), and the associ...

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Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Apply now to serve on Partnership HealthPlan Board

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is seeking nominations to fill one seat on the Partnership HealthPlan Board of Commissioners. Partnership HealthPlan of California is the health plan for Medi-Cal patients in Humboldt and 13 other counties...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

10 adults take big step towards sobriety, graduate Drug Court

The Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by 10 participants. The graduation will take place Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County courthouse. Members of ou...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Draft EIR for proposed update to cannabis ordinance is now available

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (SCH # 2017042022) for the proposed amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities (proposed ordinance) is now available for review. Public comment on this document is invited for ...

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Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Smoke from inland fires prompts opening of temporary clean air centers

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Smoke from more than a dozen fires burning North and East of Humboldt County have prompted officials to declare a local health emergency and spurred the opening of multiple temporary clean air centers.

“Smoke is basically condensed, fine particul...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Notice of Planning Commission Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Review

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On Sept. 7, and Sept. 21 beginning at 5 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public workshop to review proposed draft revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO).  ...

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Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 25, 2017

County to address sea level rise in vulnerable areas

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On August 9 the Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas – King Salmon, Fields Landing, and Fairhaven/Finn Town.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Board appoints Lisa DeMatteo as HR Director

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The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Lisa DeMatteo as its new director of Human Resources. DeMatteo was appointed to the position by the Board of Supervisors in July and began work last week.

DeMatteo has extensive experience providing senior-leve...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Headwaters Grant Fund accepting applications for 2017

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Headwaters web pageThe Headwaters Grant Fund is now accepting applications for economic development projects. The total award available through this funding cycle is $75,000 which will be divided among selected project proposals.  The deadline to...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

More permitting services now offered from one single location

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Navigating the county’s permitting process just became a little easier this week as two different permitting agencies are now helping customers from the same location. Effective Aug. 1, you can now get services from the Planning & Building Department ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Humboldt County keeps citizens safe and informed with Humboldt ALERT

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notificati...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Registration deadline is tomorrow for no-cost ADA training for contractors, property managers

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In an effort to help local contractors, engineers, property managers and other businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County of Humboldt will be providing a free workshop on the subject in July. The deadline to register is F...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Safe Homes program meeting in the Humboldt County Library

Humboldt County is moving forward with one of the Housing Element’s implementation programs that would allow qualified unpermitted homes to become permitted through a “Safe Homes” program. 

We invite you to provide us...

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Housing Element web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 3, 2017

AB 1250 hurts county's ability to provide services to the most vulnerable

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Bill would impose a defacto ban on county’s ability to contract with community-based organizations, nonprofits and private local businesses to provide services

The County of Humboldt sent a letter recently to the legislature signaling its strong opposition...

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Facts ab AB 1250 County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 30, 2017

How much do you love clean water? Short online 'Clean Boating Quiz' offers answers, rewards

Humboldt County Public Works Department invites you to take personal action to protect California’s waterways from boating pollution by completing a short Clean Boating Quiz.

This educational tool will test your knowledge on clean boating practices and pro...

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Clean Boating Quiz County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Humboldt Bay fuel spill exercise to take place Thursday

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) has partnered with Chevron and local emergency response agencies to conduct a full-scale functional exercise in Eureka on Thursday, June 8. A law enforcement and fire agency presen...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Consider purchasing flood insurance and saving money before new maps become effective

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The federal government is getting ready to update its flood maps, and you may soon be required to purchase flood insurance for the first time. However, if you are one of the more than 200 citizens in Humboldt County who will be affected by these changes, ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Are you in the tsunami zone? Now there's an app for that

Humboldt County now has a free Tsunami App! Check it out at http://arcg.is/2q9U50p.

Todd Becker, Environmental Analyst for the Humboldt County Department of Public Works and member of the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group (RCTWG) has developed an app for us...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Pesticide training for cannabis cultivators

On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

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This monthly listing of community events, compliments of the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau, is now available. This is a hand out version - more detail can be found on the Visitor's Bureau website at www.redwoods.i...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Scoping meeting to focus on cannabis Environmental Impact Report

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The scoping meeting scheduled for May 12 will focus on the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report. Attendees should be prepared to address the environmental impacts to be analyzed as identified in the Notice o...

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Additional Info on the cannabis EIR County Administrative Office