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

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   |   FY 17-18

Recent News

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  10. Dec 2017
  11. Oct 2017
  12. Aug 2017
  13. Jul 2017

Jan. 8

Notice of Vacancy on Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures

Vacancies are occurring on the Measure Z Citizens’ Advisory Committee due to the resignation of Jonathan Flyer who represents District 1, Mike Newman who represents District 4, John McFarland who serves as an Alternate and Brian Anderson who represents the Fire Chief’s Association. Supervisor Bohn wishes to appoint Glenn Ziemer as the District 1 representative due to the resignation of Jonathan Flyer. Details on vacancies

Did you know ...

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.