Monday, January 26, 2009

Save Rural Humboldt - on MySpace

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:57 PM

I'm not really into MySpace, but I've had a MySpace page for a few years (writing about music, it's pretty much mandatory). Today I checked my Space for "friend requests," which typically come to me from local or far away bands or musicians. A request that came in yesterday was something different. I'm not sure who " Save Rural Humboldt " is -- the profile says they are from Eureka, male and 30 years old. Here are Save Rural Humboldt's Blurbs:

About me:

We just want people to know about the planning department's general plan update. They want to change most things about rural living that we sometimes take for granted. Plan alternatives A and B will limit most of the things we may want to do with our rural lands. A and B could limit building permits to one home every 600 acres in rural areas of our county, even for people that have owned or lived on their land for more than thirty years. The planning dept. tried to change rural living in the 70's, they tried in the 80's, and they are closer now than ever before. Anyone that loves Humboldt Co. the way it is, or would hate to see such a change to the rural areas, needs to call your supervisors and tell them how you feel! Too many of us take the way things are for granted. If you don't vote or watch the everyday changes to local government you may end up feeling tricked or thinking "what happened". The truth is that you didn't do your part for our home. Now that you know that, Please don't take what you have learned here for granted. Tell as many people as you can about the plan; tell them to call their supervisors; and if you don't live here, please do it anyway. There is power in numbers. We need all of you out there to help! Let's show all the planners that we are serious about our home.

Who I'd like to meet:

A whole lot of people that are against the Humboldt Co. planning department's update to the general plan. The video on here is the envision most planners in Eureka have for our county. Everything the same all neat and clean. Kirk's Dream!
SRH also has one blog entry, basically a re-post of an old Heraldo thing about the connection between Humboldt CPR and Rob Arkley, which leads me to believe that this is a homegrown thing, not connected with other organized groups. Of course that could be an illusion. Can anyone shed more light on this group/person?

p.s. Through following SRH's friends links, I found a MySpace for Rose in McKinleyville , in case you were wondering what she looks like. It's set to private, so you can't do much more.

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