Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hodgson Issues Call for Supervisor Challengers in KHUM Interview

Posted By on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Elaborating on her op-ed piece in this week's issue, Journal Publisher Judy Hodgson took to the airwaves this afternoon, telling KHUM's Mike Dronkers that the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors' recent vote to replace the guiding principles in the general plan update was "one of the more blatant power grabs that I've seen in all my years watching the Board of Supervisors. ... It was absolutely outrageous, and people should be angry."

She also expressed anger over the new principles' assertion that landowners should be "honored." "Why shoud we honor landowners?" she asked. "Shouldn't renters be honored? Everybody who rents in Humboldt County should be looking around and saying 'Wait a minute, am I a second class citizen?'" As for a course of action, Hodgson had a suggestion: "We ought to find good people who are willing to run against ... [5th District Supervisor] Ryan Sundberg and [4th District Supervisor] Virginia Bass."

Here's the full interview:

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