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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Application Period Open for Fiscal Year 2022-23 Measure Z Funding

Measure Z Sign - Your Tax Dollars At Work

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures, a group that advises the Board of Supervisors on Measure Z funds, will soon be evaluating proposals that make Humboldt a better, 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. Visit the county’s website to download the application and budget worksheet you will need to submit to have your project considered. You will have until Feb.18 to apply.

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 approved over $70 million in project funding. Some of the projects that have been funded by the Board of Supervisors include:

  • Hiring more than 40 Sheriff’s Office personnel, including resident deputies and school resource officers
  • Maintaining ambulance service on Highway 299
  • Innovative project with Eureka Police and the Department of Health & Human Services regarding homeless services
  • Drug Task Force and School Resource Officer for Fortuna Police
  • Waterfront Ranger to patrol Eureka open spaces, additional staff to facilitate the “Uplift Eureka” program, which is a homeless resource and support program
  • Hiring student resource and juvenile probation diversion officers for local schools, and more.

 Learn more about the projects that have been funded by Measure Z.

The advisory committee will meet each 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 or budget worksheet you can request a copy by contacting the  the County Administrative Office at cao@co.humboldt.ca.us or (707) 455-7266. Applications can also be picked up in person at 825 5th Street, Room 112 in Eureka. Please submit your application via email to the above address.

The next meeting for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures is scheduled for March 3, 2022. 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 of Supervisors. 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 – Chair

Second District Representative: Ernie Branscomb

Third District Representative: Ginger Campbell

Fourth District Representative: Nicholas Kohl

Fifth District Representative: Scott Binder

At-Large: Justin Robbins – Vice Chair

At-Large: Bob Bronkall

Fire Chiefs’ Association Representative: Sean Robertson

Sheriff’s Office Representative: Sheriff William Honsal

Alternate: Eddie Morgan

Alternate: Tami Trent

Download the application on the Measure Z web page
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