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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Citizens’ Advisory Committee now accepting applications for Measure Z funding

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The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures is a group that advises the Board of Supervisors on Measure Z funds and is looking for projects that will make Humboldt County a better and safer place to live.

If you have a project idea that provides a public safety or essential service to our community, consider applying for Measure Z funds. Applications for funding are open now, and the deadline to apply is Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.

Measure Z is a half-cent sales tax applied to most local purchases and was first passed by voters in November 2014, and renewed in 2018. Since then, the committee has recommended, and the Board has approved, projects that enhance public safety and critical community services including: 

  • Investigating violent crimes, including rape and domestic violence
  • Maintaining 911 emergency response times
  • Ensuring on-duty Sheriff’s deputies
  • Providing drug treatment programs
  • Providing services for the victims of child abuse
  • Maintaining rural fire protection and ambulance services
  • Cleaning up environmentally-damaging marijuana farms and illegal dumping.

The advisory committee will begin meeting the first Thursday in March to review applications and recommend projects for funding. The application asks you to describe your proposal, as well as your plan for sustainability in order for your proposal to carry on without relying on Measure Z funding. In addition, the application requires an explanation as to how the request is an essential service or for public safety.

If you cannot download the application you can pick up a copy at the County Administrative Office at 825 5th Street, Room 112 in Eureka. Please submit your application to the same address.

You can sign up on the county’s website to receive notifications when new agendas are posted and when meetings are scheduled.

Appointments

Members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures are made by the Board. The committee is comprised of one appointment from each supervisorial district, a representative for the Sheriff’s Office, a representative for the Fire Chiefs’ Association, two at-large appointments (from any district), and two non-voting alternates. The current committee members are as follows:

First District Representative: Glenn Ziemer

Second District Representative: Ernie Branscomb

Third District Representative: Ginger Campbell

Fourth District Representative: Nicholas Kohl

Fifth District Representative: Scott Binder

At-Large: Lora Canzoneri

At-Large: Richard Ames

Fire Chiefs’ Association Representative: Sean Robertson

Sheriff’s Office Representative: Sheriff William Honsal

Alternate: Justin Robbins

Alternate: Eddie Morgan

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