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.
A look at spending
Click on the graph below to see in-depth information showing which agencies are receiving Measure Z funds and how they are spending it.
City of Arcata's Measure Z project diverts youth away from the juvenile justice system
New snow recovery vehicle helps save life
A man’s life was saved this morning with the help of a new Sheriff's snow rescue vehicle.
Unspent Measure Z funds allocated to Humboldt County road repairs
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted this week to allocate about $514,000 in unspent Measure Z tax revenues toward county road repairs and safety enhancements.
Eureka PD cleans up 3,000 pounds of garbage with Measure Z funding
Arcata program gives youth a second chance
Thanks to Measure Z funding, the Arcata Police Department implemented its own juvenile diversion program that has diverted 76 participants from the juvenile justice system over the last four months.
Renewed opportunity to fund public safety projects
If you have a project that provides a public safety or essential service to our community, consider applying for Measure Z funds. The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures is now accepting applications, and you have until Feb. 23 to apply.
Appoint Ernie Branscomb as 2nd District representative on Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee
Appoint Sheriff Honsal as Sheriff's representative on Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee
DA Fleming Announces Hiring of New Deputy District Attorneys
Today, Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorneys Josh Rosenfeld and Joel Buckingham.
Allocation of unspent Measure Z funds
Allocate unspent Measure Z funds as follows: $500,000 to Public Works for Road repairs, $21,931 to K’ima:w Medical Center for the purchase of digital radios, $50,000 to the Sheriff for a dispatch feasibility study, $50,000 to the Sheriff for radio infrastructure, $40,131 for the DA to hire an Investigator along with the allocation of 1.0 FTE Investigator (class 0449 range 418) and $35,000 to 2-1-1. In addition $40,000 out of the $335,000 of funding earmarked for drug and alcohol services to be allocated to the City of Eureka’s MIST program for detox and housing services.
Extension of Public Works extra help hours
Measure Z agreements with Eureka and Rio Dell
Measure Opens a New Window.
First Quarter budget report
A motion was made by Supervisor Fennell, seconded by Supervisor Bohn, to accept staff recommendations and request to bring back the Measure Z item on the November 14th Board of Supervisors meeting.
Measure Z agreements with 12 outside agencies
Change Public Information Specialist job classification
2016 Fire Chiefs Association annual report
Humboldt Bay Fire Department Chief Bill Gillespie will present a brief annual report for the Fire Chiefs Association. The report will be for the 2016 year and will reflect the call volume and accomplishments of the Humboldt County Fire Services, including services performed with Measure Z funding.
Agreement to provide law enforcement within Blue Lake city limits
Transfer Code Enforcement to Planning & Building
This agenda item transfer the Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) from County Counsel (budget unit 121) to Current Planning (budget unit 277), and reassigns County Counsel Measure Z (budget unit 299) to Planning and Building.
Fortuna selects School Resource Officer
In 2012, the School Resource Officer position was eliminated due to budgetary constraints. According to Police Chief Bill Dobberstein, “Fortuna has worked with the County to build support for reinstatement of a School Resource Officer to serve schools in Fortuna and throughout the Eel River Valley area. The award of $145,580 in Measure Z funds to the Fortuna Police Department was critical to making the School Resource Officer a reality.”
Resident deputies return to rural Humboldt
Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy Ben Filippini is 24 years old and just three years out of College of the Redwood's Police Academy. Beneath the back of his short blond hair, his neck is sunburned a dark red where a tactical helmet and mask did not cover his skin at a recent outdoor training session. He's quick to smile, quick to laugh and he listens more than he talks. All of these things work in his favor at his current job — resident deputy for State Route 36 from Fortuna to Blocksburg.
Advance step request for Deputy Public Defender
Mr. Sheets has been an attorney since June of 2011. During that time he has developed the necessary legal qualifications and experience to warrant an advanced step. This experience includes working on trials, directing investigative teams to prepare cases, misdemeanor and felony case experience, and working on adult criminal, juvenile and civil cases.
Donate Probation vehicle to county Motorpool
An all wheel drive sport utility vehicle was purchased from the fiscal year 2015/16, Probation Measure Z budget. The donation of this vehicle will allow for its maintenance through the county motor pool which will be more cost effective than if Probation were to maintain the vehicle separately.
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department Gets New Truck
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire is welcoming a new vehicle into their fleet, following a purchase using Measure Z funding.
The Board of Supervisors is obligated to spend nearly 64 percent of all funds on specific programs. This often comes in the form of funding that comes from the state or federal government. The Board has discretion over General Fund monies, which accounts for roughly one-third of the annual budget.