Measure Z news for FY 16-17
Measure Z funded road work to take place in Eureka area
The Humboldt County Department of Public Works is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Eureka area on May 31st and June 1st.
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Measure Z funded road work to take place in Arcata
The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working is utilizing Measure Z funds to work with American Pavement Systems, Inc. and resurface county roads in the Arcata area on May 23, 24, and 25.
Read more about which roads are affected
Measure Z funded road work to take place in Willow Creek
The Humboldt County Department of Public Works working with American Pavement Systems, Inc. will be resurfacing Country Club Road, Patterson Road, and Bigfoot Avenue in the Willow Creek area on May 17th and 18th. The road work is being funded by Measure Z, the local half-cent sales tax passed by voters in 2014.
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Request for Extension of Extra Help Hours - Measure Z
The Board of Supervisors considered the extension of extra help hours for a Measure Z funded position.
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Swearing in Ceremony
On Monday, April 10, 2017, Sheriff Mike Downey was pleased to announce the swearing in of eight new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and seven promotions.
Read more about promotions and new employees
Extension of Extra-Help Hours - Roads Maintenance Measure Z
The Board of Supervisors extended extra help hours related to Measure Z.
Measure Z Funding Allocations to the City of Arcata and the City of Trinidad
The Board of Supervisors received additional funding requests for Measure Z.
Recommendations from the Measure Z Ad Hoc Committee related to filling the At-Large seat on the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures
On January 24, 2017 the Board of Supervisors appointed an Ad Hoc Committee to review applications related to filling an open At-Large seat on the Citizens Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures.
Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee Appointments
The Board of Supervisors considered vacancies and reappointed members of the Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee.
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Agenda ready for Jan. 26 meeting of the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures
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Agreements with Kneeland, Willow Creek and Blue Lake fire departments
These MOU's are for the purpose of providing emergency services, including responding to traffic collisions and medical emergencies, in a critical emergency Service Gap Area (SOA) that has been identified through the sustainable fire services planning efforts.
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Orick Resident Deputy Hired
Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Joe Conlin has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Orick Community.
Read more about the new Deputy
Approval of Donation of Four Vehicles in Sheriff's Measure Z Budget Unit 297 to the Motor Pool for Capitalization, Maintenance, and Insurance
Sheriff swearing in ceremony
Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of 17 new Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office employees and four promotions.
Read more about the swearing in
Apply now to be on the Measure Z committee
Since voters passed this measure in 2014, the committee has overseen approximately $20 million in expenditures to make our community safer. In that time, Measure Z has funded nearly 50 projects.
Read more on how to apply
Measure Z funding for roads, Sheriff rescue vehicle and drug rehabilitation
During the first quarter budget review, the Board used some of last year's unspent Measure Z money for more public safety projects.
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Carlotta Volunteer Fire purchases fire engine
Fruitland Ridge Fire purchases fire engine
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New Measure Z Deputy position in Garberville
Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce a new Measure Z deputy position assigned to the Garberville Station! This new deputy position is in addition to the regular assigned deputies for the Garberville Station, and is not filling a vacancy. The deputy assigned to this position is Foy Melendy.
Read more on Measure Z Deputy position
Explore Measure Z expenditures on Open Budget
Open Budget allows you to easily click through financial information so you can see where public funds are being spent. Click below to learn more.
Measure Z Budget broken down by department
District Attorney hires new Deputy
Humboldt County District Attorney announced the hiring of Deputy District Attorney Luke Bernthal. The DA's Office now has 17 full-time attorneys, with three of those positions funded by Measure Z.
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In wake of McKinleyville standoff, Board approves funding for Sheriff rescue and recovery vehicle
The recent active shooter situation in McKinleyville put the lives of neighboring residents in jeopardy, along with local law enforcement officers. The Sheriff's Office borrowed a rescue and recovery vehicle from Mendocino to successfully evacuate nearby residents. The Sheriff's Office has secured some funding to purchase its own vehicle, and the Board contributed $175,000.
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Sheriff Swearing in Ceremony
Sheriff Mike Downey announced the swearing in for five new Sheriff's Office employees. Measure Z funded a correctional deputy position.
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Measure Z to fund critical emergency service gap along Highway 299
The Board allocated nearly $253,000 to maintain emergency services in a service gap area, primarily Highway 299 and Maple Creek. The following fire protection districts will receive funding: Kneeland, Blue Lake and Willow Creek.
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Board adopts budget, $12.1 in Measure Z expenditures
The Board of Supervisors funded 29 public safety projects in Year 2 of Measure Z, including ongoing funding for Sheriff's Deputies, additional Deputy District Attorneys, Probation Officers, and resources for local fire and police.
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Measure Z proposals and funded projects
Third quarter reports are in
Each quarter, agencies that are not part of county government and receive Measure Z funds submit invoices and a report detailing their expenses, as well as challenges and successes they are having implementing their Measure Z-funded projects.
Read the most recent reports.
District Attorney's Office hires deputy
Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Schaffer is a graduate of UC San Diego and Santa Clara Law School, and she will be assigned a general caseload of felonies and misdemeanors.
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Proposed budget, Measure Z recommendation headed to Board
Despite revenue increases, revenues are not keeping pace with expenditures as the new Fiscal Year looms. There is a structural deficit in the budget, and this year's proposal includes spending $4.9 million in savings from the General Fund.
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Measure Z recommendations
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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.