The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is currently accepting applications for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures. Measure Z is a local half-cent sales tax passed by voters in November 2014 to address public safety and other essential services, and this advisory committee submits recommendations as to how funds raised from the tax should be spent.
Those interested in serving on this committee can fill out an application and submit it to the Clerk of the Board by Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 for the available seats, though citizens can submit an application at any time for the remaining committee positions. The committee is made up of nine appointees, and currently four of those seats are available. Appointments will be made for the following seats:
Third District appointee
Two At-Large appointees (chosen by a majority of the Board)
Humboldt County Fire Chief’s Association nominee.
Applications can be emailed to the Clerk of the Board or mailed to:
County of Humboldt
Clerk of the Board
825 5th Street, Room 111
Eureka, CA 95501
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet on Jan. 26, 2017. The committee’s primary duty is to provide a forum for the public to discuss Measure Z, to receive applications from those public seeking Measure Z funds and submit recommendations as to where those funds should be spent. Appointments to these seats will last through 2020, when this measure is set to expire.
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 including:
- Hiring more than 30 Sheriff’s Office personnel
- Maintaining ambulance service on Highway 299
- Innovative project with Eureka Police and the Department of Health & Human Services regarding homeless services
- Student resource and juvenile probation diversion positions in our local schools
- Purchasing nearly $4 million of equipment for volunteer fire departments
- Providing more than $3 million for road improvement and safety projects, and more.
To learn more, visit the Measure Z page on our website.