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Measure Z - Public Safety/Essential Services
In April 2014, Humboldt County residents 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.
STAR social media post - Jan. 7
KMUD Radio social media post - Nov. 4
Eureka Police Department facebook post - Nov. 15
STAR Ambulance social media post - Oct. 8
Fortuna Police facebook post - Oct. 2
More than 90 self-contained breathing apparatuses distributed to volunteer fire departments
Local fire departments receive much-needed equipment
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
Sheriff Measure Z Position Reallocation
Motorola Solutions, Inc. Communications System and Services Agreement
Motorola Solutions, Inc. is providing a state-of-the-art communications system for use by the Sheriff’s Office and Public Works. This system will, for the first time in the county, interconnect all major radio sites into a cohesive system that will simultaneously rebroadcast all transmission to allow units from the southern portion of the county to communicate directly with units in the northern part of the county.
The new radio system will be highly fault tolerant wherein common network equipment that can affect multiple sites will be redundant to reduce the potential for a single point of failure.
Read more about the new radio system
Sheriff's Office receives new BearCat
Watch the short video on the Sheriff's Office facebook page
Measure Z Memorandum of Understanding for Fiscal Year 2018-2019
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.