Measure Z - Public Safety/Essential Services


In April 2014, Humboldt County citizens told the Board of Supervisors they were concerned about the lack of funding that is available for public safety services.

In response, voters in November passed Measure Z, a half-cent sales tax, to pay for maintaining and enhancing services.

These web pages are dedicated to providing information regarding how those funds are being spent, and how you can make your voice heard in the process.

A look at spending

Click on the graph below to see in-depth information showing which agencies are receiving Measure Z funds and how they are spending it.

Learn more about projects that Measure Z funded each year, and read some of the success stories and challenges agencies are experiencing as they try to make our community safer.

Measure Z news and information for:

FY 15-16   |   FY 16-17   |   FY 17-18

Recent News

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April 9

Arcata Police

Did you know Arcata Police Department’s Juvenile Diversion also serves the McKinleyville area? In fact, we serve the 3rd Supervisorial District encompassing Trinidad, Bluelake, McKinleyville, Arcata, and Samoa.
As of April 8th, 2019, the Juvenile Diversion Counselors (JDC’s) provided services to 232 K-12th grade students and families. The program was referred 114 cases via law enforcement (e.g., APD, HCSO, EPD, Juvenile Probation), and 218 school referred cases.

Pictured: Juvenile Diversion Counselors Leah Valdivia and Crystal Perez with Sonny Tripp, Anne Sahlberg, and Guest Speaker Maggie Steele at McKinleyville High’s student lead Success in Both Worlds, Native American Youth Conference.
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April 3

Did you know ...

The Board of Supervisors is obligated to spend nearly 64 percent of all funds on specific programs. This often comes in the form of funding that comes from the state or federal government. The Board has discretion over General Fund monies, which accounts for roughly one-third of the annual budget.