Measure Z - FY 17-18

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Allocations

The Board of Supervisors authorized Measure Z allocations for FY 2017-18 as detailed below. Click the graph for more details. A description of all of the funded projects is available at the bottom of the page.

You can also read a report on the outcomes of each project funded in FY 2017-18.


Area 1 Agency on Aging $45,000
Elder Ombudsman to advocate for residents in long-term care settings.
Boys & Girls Club
Expansion to offer additional programming at another site near Clubhouse and Alice Birney school.
Arcata Police Department $347,702
2 student resource officers, 2 juvenile probation diversion positions reduce truancy.

City of Blue Lake

One half-time Sheriff deputy in Blue Lake.

Eureka Police
 Department $419,140
2 officers, Homeless Services Program Manager to work with DHHS. Continue to implement Focus Strategy.
Ferndale Police
4x4 Heavy Duty pick-up with emergency equipment.
Fortuna Police
School Resource Officer for Eel River Valley schools. Drug Task Force Officer.
City of Rio Dell
Part time clerical position to support law enforcement.
City of Trinidad
One half-time Sheriff deputy in Trinidad.
Garberville Sanitary District
Repairs to 14 failing fire hydrants.
Fire Chief’s Association $1,241,465
National standard for safety equipment to equip volunteer fire; build fire stations.
Humboldt County Library
Security at Eureka Main Library Branch.
K’IMA:W Medical Center
Continuation of ambulance service in Willow Creek area.
Mountain Community and Culture
Pedestrian safety walk-ability/mobility study for downtown Willow Creek area.
Public Works
Improve county maintained road surfaces reducing response time for emergency vehicles.
Public Works
Annual training for Arcata Fire and airport-based firefighters.
Public Works
Create a gated entrance at Mad River County Park to curtail problematic nighttime activity.
Sheriff’s Office
Study and replacement of outdated radio system that supports emergency response agencies.
Southern Trinity Area Rescue
Volunteer, non-profit agency to transition to paid EMT’s to respond to emergencies.


Code enforcement compliance officer.
County Counsel
Code enforcement compliance officer.
Adult Protective Services Develop an inter-agency Elder and Vulnerable Adult Services Team (EVAST).
Rural child welfare and protection
District Attorney
11 staff to help better prosecute cases.
Probation Department
Six additional probation officers to reduce recidivism among adult and juveniles.
Public Defender
Investigator and deputy public defender.
Sheriff’s Office
Funding for 38 patrol, corrections, community services officers, and other staff