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Re: “March of the Conifers

Interesting article - thanks! This gets to the heart of the difficulties in ecological restoration: how do we know what is "natural," since most land has been influenced by humans since before recorded history?

Posted by Amber Catherine Kerr on 04/28/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “March of the Conifers

How can they state that the natural environment is oaklands and that the firs are invasive when the article even states that the native Americans and then the settlers continued the practice of burning the firs out every so many years to gain better hunting and later better grazing lands? The natural ecosystem progression in areas that have been denuded by fire in North America where rainfall reaches the rainforest level has always been grasses, brush, hardwoods the conifers over anywhere from 25-200 years to happen. In fact, the North American Plate was almost all conifers prior to the last ice age. It was only after the ice receded that hardwoods took over the northeast as settlers tried to keep grazing and farm lands open to more sunlight. If we are truly talking about natural states in the environment, the march of the conifers is absolutely natural. But that isn't what we are really talking about, we are talking about aesthetics and personal desires/needs of the current land owners, not nature here.

Posted by Martin Gill on 04/28/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Our Assemblyman Golfed Pebble Beach Last Year for Free

Shameful! And he's a dentist! He can pay his own damn greens fees.

Posted by jtimmons on 04/28/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Humboldt Voters: Elect the Person Who Might Cast Your Vote For You in the Democratic Convention

California will help elect Clinton, just like last time, so it's OK to support Sanders.

Call the Democratic headquarters in the week before the November election to confirm this fact.

Then, vote for Bernie Sanders.

Posted by Karen Haberman on 04/27/2016 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Express Shipping

“(Ulansey) said building is difficult in Humboldt County, stressing that there's a general housing shortage in the county and that any new development would trickle down to help low income folks. The county, he said, needs more housing of all types.”

Not true.

Developers and their lobbyists have stacked elected and appointed offices for so long that massive sewage discharges "trickled down" into Humboldt Bay for decades prior to construction of the $30 million Martin Slough Interceptor due to unbridled development in Cutten and South Eureka during the 1980’s and 2000’s housing bubbles. Ensuing traffic "trickled down" onto Eureka’s unimproved rural roads becoming some of California’s deadliest.

Not one piece of legislation has "trickled down" to avoid the next bubble or end chronic shortages in affordable infill housing.

In fact, supervisors and their Planning Commission spent their first term making autocratic, alterations deregulating planning policies and Guiding Principles in the General Plan Update that "trickled up" to the crony capitalist development industry making Ulansey’s Crocodile Tears over 40 years of rigged housing shortages a disgraceful performance by this appointed “public servant” who has never advocated for a single ordinance, fee, or fund to "trickle down" affordable infill housing.

Ulansey’s “Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights”, founded by developers, expanded membership by promising “deregulation crumbs” to rural homeowners wanting to sell their unrecorded, unsafe, illegally occupied structures on parcels of unknown status. (HumCPR Newsletter Sept. 2015).

HumCPR only became concerned about homelessness when it became an obvious crisis.

Except for the blogs, no one in Humboldt County has the guts to report the development industry’s contributions to homelessness. Exposing the causes of resident’s suffering without limit exposes the enrichment of entrenched privilege without limit.

That isn’t tolerated in a corrupt community.

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Posted by Carol Jones on 04/26/2016 at 11:38 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Despite Uncertainty, Homeless Container Community Project Plows Forward

I'd say the old Del Norte flea market building is perfect for housing intake and all in one homeless develpment center. Nothing going on there. Politics? No one was helping besides John Shelter until there was money on the table. Now look...

Posted by Bob Young on 04/25/2016 at 8:20 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Despite Uncertainty, Homeless Container Community Project Plows Forward

So, evict 200, house 40?

Posted by Altaira Hatton on 04/24/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Despite Uncertainty, Homeless Container Community Project Plows Forward

Across the street the subsidized weatherization are are throwing away tons of windows and doors.illegal for me , legal for you.A.D.A..I cannot build shelter if i cant afford land.cristal? Beige.brown?

Posted by Fortunato Arriza on 04/24/2016 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Council Moves forward with Container Community for the Homeless

Carol Jones, your analysis is spot-on. Under effective leadership Humboldt County would not have a housing crisis this serious, and these embarrassing, slap-dash proposals would not be pitting citizens against each other.

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Posted by Emma Nation on 04/21/2016 at 12:57 AM

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