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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Study: Humboldt Bay at highest risk of sea level rise on U.S. west coast

Map showing King Salmon inundated by 3 feet of water

Humboldt Bay is at the highest risk of sea level rise on the entire U.S. west coast. The County has completed a sea level rise vulnerability assessment indicating three communities are at risk of being inundated by sea level rise. Nearly 400 residential p...

Read more about Sea Level Rise in Humboldt

Local Coastal Plan Update County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Funding Awarded to California Conservation Corps for Trail Construction in McKay Community Forest

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On June 28, 2018, the California Transportation Commission approved a funding award of $660,000 to the California Conservation Corps to support two years of trail construction within the McKay Community Forest, located southeast of Eureka. Funding was pro...

Read more about the McKay Community Forest

McKay Community Forest web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

'Definite Plan' for Klamath Dam Removal Unveiled

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The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) filed the Definite Plan for Klamath Dam removal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today. The Definite Plan provides specific details regarding the removal of the lower four Klamath River dams...

Read more about the Definite Plan...

Additional Info... County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 29, 2018

More bus rides to and from Southern Humboldt beginning Monday

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Beginning on Monday, July 2, Humboldt County bus riders will have more opportunities to take public transportation to and from gorgeous Southern Humboldt, including more stops along the world-renowned Avenue of the Giants. The Humboldt Transit Authority (...

Read more about expanded service in SoHum

Learn more at the HTA website County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 21, 2018

County Fair To Postpone July Flat-Track Motorcycle Race Event

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The Humboldt County Fair Association is postponing a July 14, 2018 flat-track motorcycle race event until the summer of 2019.  The fair association is currently working through Humboldt County’s Conditional Use Permit process to hold sp...

Read more about the event postponement

County Administrative Office
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Airport to hold live drill on Wednesday

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The Humboldt County Aviation Division will be holding a live emergency drill at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30 pm to approximately 8 pm. Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 requires that t...

Read more about the airport drill

County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Humboldt Bay Trail: Travel and trail use survey

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The County of Humboldt is pursuing the funding necessary to construct the final four miles of the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata. Please complete our survey to help the county understand current non-motorized travel patterns between...

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Take the survey County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Learn about county's family-centered approach child support services

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Giving a child the security and happiness they need when their parents live separate lives can be a tough road. The North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services recognizes and respects that road, and they are here to help. If you are interest...

Read more about child support

County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 11, 2018

No-Cost ADA Training for Design Professionals, Building Owners & Property Managers

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In an effort to help local design professionals, plan checkers, inspectors, building owners and other businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the County of Humboldt will be providing a free workshop on this subject in June.

This w...

Read about the upcoming ADA training

ADA Training Flyer County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Supervisor Sundberg re-appointed to EPA advisory committee

Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

On May 2, 5th District Supervisor and Chair of the Board Ryan Sundberg was reappointed to serve a second term on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee. The committee was chartered in 1992 to advise the E...

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Learn more about the LGAC County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Former Arcata Library Branch Manager Nick Wilczek named County Librarian

Nick Wilczek, County Librarian

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Nick Wilczek as its new Library Director. Wilczek, formerly the branch manager for the Arcata Library, was appointed by the Board of Supervisors recently and will begin serving as the department director on Tu...

Read more about the new Librarian

Learn more about the Library County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Measure Z spending plan totals $11.6 million for FY 18-19

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With $7.2 million already dedicated to next year’s budget for public safety services like employing deputies in the Sheriff’s Office, prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office,  probation officers to reduce recid...

Read more about this year's Measure Z projects

More info available at the Measure Z web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Board appoints Reavis as Public Defender

Marek Reavis - Public Defender

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Marek Reavis as its new Public Defender. Reavis was appointed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday after serving as the interim Public Defender since March 12. Reavis takes over for Kaleb Cockrum, who was ap...

Read more about the Public Defender

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Supervisor Fennell elected president of California Cannabis Authority

2nd District Supervisor Estelle Fennell

The California Cannabis Authority (CCA) Board has elected Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell as its first president to lead the organization. The newly-established county Joint Powers Authority met for the first time last month in Monterey County....

Read more about the Cannabis JPA

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Innovative program helps rural families get needed financial support

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Over the last 19 months North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services (North Coast DCSS) has collected more than $1 million in child support for California families through its newly-developed worker’s compensation team.

Last fiscal y...

Read about innovation at North Coast DCSS

County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Advocacy body for rural California heading to Humboldt

RCRC

Following is a news release from the Rural County Representatives of California, which is chaired by First District Supervisor Rex Bohn:

Nearly 50 locally elected officials, county leaders and staff will descend upon Humboldt County later this month as the...

Read more about the RCRC meeting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Poll workers still needed for June 5 Primary Election

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Lots of folks have inquired about serving as a poll worker for the upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5, but more are still needed.

Positions Available

  • Inspectors (team leaders)
  • Clerks (team members)
  • Rovers (traveling support to poll workers)
  • E...
Read more about the June 5 primary election

Office of Elections website County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Tsunami Preparedness Week kicks off today

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Are you ready for a tsunami? Monday, March 26 marks the beginning of Tsunami Preparedness Week on the North Coast. During this week, Humboldt County is taking the opportunity to practice our emergency alert procedures in the event of a tsunami generated f...

Read more about tsunami preparedness

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Public hearing on Monday for commercial cannabis land use ordinance

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Notice of Board of Supervisors Public Hearing

In the matter of Proposed Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities

DATE: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00 am

LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Chamber

Humboldt County Courthouse

825 5t...

Read about the cannabis public hearing

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Poll workers needed for June 5 Primary Election

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The Humboldt County Office of Elections is looking for Poll Workers and Election Workers for the upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5, 2018.

Positions Available

  • Inspectors (team leaders)
  • Clerks (team members)
  • Rovers (traveling support to poll ...
Read more about the June 5 primary election

Office of Elections website County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application

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Humboldt County announces that the office will be seeking public comments on proposals for the 2017/2018 State of California Off-Highway (OHV) grant program.  According to state requirements, public comments can be submitted from March 6 through ...

Read on about the grant program

County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Participate in a stormwater survey

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The North Coast Stormwater Coalition invites all community members to participate in the 2018 Stormwater Survey. The North Coast Stormwater Coalition works collaboratively with North Coast County and City governments to reduce stormwater pollution and pro...

Read about the stormwater survey

Stormwater Survey County Administrative Office
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Help Humboldt's shelter crisis, serve on new housing committee

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is currently accepting applications for the Housing Trust Fund and Homelessness Solutions Committee. Among other duties, this committee will recommend to the Board projects that should be funded using monies derive...

Read about serving on housing committee

Housing Trust Fund and Homelessness Committee Page County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 22, 2018

How Can the County Work Better For You? Budget Roadshow Coming to Your Town Soon

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The Humboldt County Budget Roadshow will begin making stops around the county next week, and citizens are invited to attend when it hits your town. At this interactive, award-winning event you get a chance to visit in person with elected officials and cou...

Read about the Budget Roadshow

Learn more about the county's budget County Administrative Office
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Completing the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata

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The County of Humboldt will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka to discuss the plan to complete the Humboldt Bay Trail between Eureka and Arcata. The community is invited to see the current...

Read more about the Humboldt Bay Trail

More information on the Humboldt Bay Trail County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Submit your Measure Z application by Feb. 23

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There is just one week left to submit your proposal to increase public safety in our community. Download your application below and mail the completed form to :

Humboldt County Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures 

c/o C...

Read more about Measure Z funding for FY 2018-19

Measure Z Citizens' Advisory Committee web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Sea Level Rise report now available

Dike overtopped during a king tide tidally inundating low-lying lands on South Bay

Humboldt County has completed a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and you are invited to view it now.

The assessment, prepared by Aldaron Laird and Trinity Associates, with grant money the county received from the California Ocean Protection Council,...

Read more about sea level rise

Local Coastal Plan web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Final listening session on Monday regarding accessible facilities

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The last of three listening sessions regarding accessible facilities will take place on Monday at 6 p.m. in Redway. See below for more information.

**Original press release - Dec. 19, 2017**

The Department of Public Works is seeking input from the community...

Read more about this meeting

County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Supervisor Bohn installed as chair of rural county coalition

From Left: California Senator Mike McGuire, Supervisors Virginia Bass, Estelle Fennell, Rex Bohn and

Humboldt County First District Supervisor Rex Bohn on Wednesday was installed as chair of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC). A 35-member county strong body that advocates on behalf of rural counties, RCRC is an important voice when it ...

Read more about Supervisor Bohn's Appointment

RCRC Website County Administrative Office
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Public Hearing on Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

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On Thursday beginning at 6:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the county’s Commercial Cannabis Lan...

Read more about this public hearing

Cannabis EIR page County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Community input on accessible pedestrian facilities for county-maintained roads

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The Department of Public Works is seeking input from the community regarding the standards that the County uses to design pedestrian facilities on the county-maintained road system.  The county is in the process of undertaking a massive project t...

Read more about accessible pedestrian facilities

County Administrative Office
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Supervisor Bass Elected First Vice President of CSAC

Supervisor Virginia Bass, second from left, is installed as the First Vice President for CSAC on Thu

Following is a press release from the California State Association of Counties

SACRAMENTO –The California State Association of Counties® (CSAC), the statewide organization representing all 58 counties, elected Humboldt County Supervisor V...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Humboldt County recognized across California for innovative, cost-effective programs

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This year, six Humboldt County programs have been recognized as being among the most innovative, efficient and cost-effective in the state. These programs include re-entry efforts for jail inmates, tracking and tracing cannabis, increased public participa...

Read more about Humboldt's innovative programs

Learn more about the Challenge Awards County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Are You Prepared for Wildfire?

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More than a dozen wildfires have been making rapid progress across eight northern California counties this month, leaving a path of devastation in their wake. Homes and businesses have been burned to the ground, lives lost, and thousands of residents evac...

Read more about preparing for wildfire

Fire Safe Council web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Practice your earthquake response during the Great California ShakeOut

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While our local Tsunami Warning Communications Test has been canceled this year due to the ongoing disaster in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties, the “Great California ShakeOut” will still take place this week, and you are invited to join in.

Held annual...

Read more about the Great California ShakeOut

Register for the Great California ShakeOut County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Willow Creek workshop on cannabis ordinance

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On Wednesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Ryan Sundberg and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop in Willow Creek on proposed revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Or...

Read more about the workshop in Willow Creek

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 5, 2017

2nd Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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Due to the significant amount of interest shown during last week’s workshop in Garberville, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will hold another meeting next week to further discuss proposed changes to the ...

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: October 3, 2017

County offices to close during organization-wide training day

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The County of Humboldt will again use an upcoming holiday as an opportunity to efficiently provide important training to employees on subjects like the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics, discrimination and sexual harassment and more. For the second ...

Read more about All Hands Training Day

County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Final Environmental Impact Report for General Plan Update is ready to view

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The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the General Plan Update has been published and is available for public review in advance of a special meeting by the Board of Supervisors when they will be considering adoption of the General Plan Update, w...

Read more about the GPU's final EIR

General Plan Update web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Garberville Public Workshop on Cannabis Ordinance

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On Monday, Oct. 2 beginning at 5:30 pm, Supervisor Estelle Fennell and the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department will be hosting a public workshop on the proposed county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO), and the associ...

Read more about the Garberville Workshop

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Apply now to serve on Partnership HealthPlan Board

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is seeking nominations to fill one seat on the Partnership HealthPlan Board of Commissioners. Partnership HealthPlan of California is the health plan for Medi-Cal patients in Humboldt and 13 other counties...

Read more about the Partnership HealthPlan

Application County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 19, 2017

10 adults take big step towards sobriety, graduate Drug Court

The Adult Drug Court Program invites the public to celebrate the completion of its program by 10 participants. The graduation will take place Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm at the Jury Selection room on the ground floor of the Humboldt County courthouse. Members of ou...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Draft EIR for proposed update to cannabis ordinance is now available

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The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (SCH # 2017042022) for the proposed amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities (proposed ordinance) is now available for review. Public comment on this document is invited for ...

Read more about the draft EIR

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Smoke from inland fires prompts opening of temporary clean air centers

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Smoke from more than a dozen fires burning North and East of Humboldt County have prompted officials to declare a local health emergency and spurred the opening of multiple temporary clean air centers.

“Smoke is basically condensed, fine particul...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Notice of Planning Commission Public Workshops on Cannabis Ordinance Review

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On Sept. 7, and Sept. 21 beginning at 5 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will hold a public workshop to review proposed draft revisions to the county’s Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO).  ...

Read more about cannabis ordinance review

Cannabis EIR web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 25, 2017

County to address sea level rise in vulnerable areas

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On August 9 the Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas – King Salmon, Fields Landing, and Fairhaven/Finn Town.

In the Humbol...

Read more about sea level rise

Humboldt Bay Area Plan County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Board appoints Lisa DeMatteo as HR Director

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The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Lisa DeMatteo as its new director of Human Resources. DeMatteo was appointed to the position by the Board of Supervisors in July and began work last week.

DeMatteo has extensive experience providing senior-leve...

Read more about DeMatteo's appointment

Human Resources website County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Headwaters Grant Fund accepting applications for 2017

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Headwaters web pageThe Headwaters Grant Fund is now accepting applications for economic development projects. The total award available through this funding cycle is $75,000 which will be divided among selected project proposals.  The deadline to...

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Application forms and background info County Administrative Office
Posted on: August 2, 2017

More permitting services now offered from one single location

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Navigating the county’s permitting process just became a little easier this week as two different permitting agencies are now helping customers from the same location. Effective Aug. 1, you can now get services from the Planning & Building Department ...

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County Administrative Office
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Humboldt County keeps citizens safe and informed with Humboldt ALERT

The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notificati...

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Sign up for Humboldt ALERT County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Pesticide training for cannabis cultivators

On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance and...

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Visit the Agricultural Commissioner's web page County Administrative Office
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Humboldt County Events for the month of May

Humboldt County Events May 2017

This monthly listing of community events, compliments of the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau, is now available. This is a hand out version - more detail can be found on the Visitor's Bureau website at www.redwoods.i...

Read more about May events

Read all May events County Administrative Office
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Scoping meeting to focus on cannabis Environmental Impact Report

**Please note: 

The scoping meeting scheduled for May 12 will focus on the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report. Attendees should be prepared to address the environmental impacts to be analyzed as identified in the Notice o...

Read more about the Scoping Meeting

Additional Info on the cannabis EIR County Administrative Office