If you have a project idea that provides a public safety or essential service to our community, consider applying for Measure Z funds. You can apply for Measure Z funding now through Friday, Feb. 23.
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 Board of Supervisors has approved over $80 million in project funding. Some of the public safety projects that have been funded by the Board of Supervisors include:
- Providing critical funding for fire equipment and planning services for volunteer fire departments.
- Reducing fire hazards along local roadways through the Humboldt County Roadway/Evacuation Route and Firebreak Wildfire Resiliency Project.
- Maintaining ambulance service for K'ima:w Medical Center and the Southern Trinity Area Rescue (STAR), serving communities along US Highways 299 and 36.
- Providing rural patrol and resident deputies by hiring additional staff in the Sheriff's Office.
- Continuing to fight drugs by providing funding to the Fortuna Police Department for a Drug Task Force Agent.
Visit the county’s website to download the application documents you will need to submit to have your project considered. Application requirements include:
- A description of your proposal
- A description of your plan for sustainability in order for your proposal to carry on without relying on Measure Z funding
- An explanation as to how the request is an essential service or for public safety.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.
If you cannot download any of the application or documents you can request a copy by contacting the the County Administrative Office at email@example.com 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.
Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures advises the Board of Supervisors on Measure Z funds. The advisory committee will meet each Thursday in March to review submitted applications and recommend projects for funding that make Humboldt a better, safer place to live.
The next meeting for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures is scheduled for Thursday, March 7. You can sign up on the county’s website to receive notifications when new meeting agendas are posted and when meetings are scheduled.
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, representatives for the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Chiefs’ Association, two at-large appointments (from any county district), and two non-voting alternates. The current committee members are as follows:
- First District Representative: Glenn Ziemer
- Second District Representative: Tami Trent – Vice Chair
- Third District Representative: Ginger Campbell – Chair
- Fourth District Representative: Nicholas Kohl
- Fifth District Representative: Darcy Miller
- At-Large: Sue Long
- At-Large: Bob Bronkall
- Fire Chiefs’ Association Representative: Sean Robertson
- Sheriff’s Office Representative: Sheriff William Honsal
- Alternate: Taylin Titus
- Alternate: Vacant