And yet, in his 3 minute testimony in front of the Planning Commission, (days before being seated as a member), McKenny cried Crocodile tears for "the poor homeowners that I will represent battling restrictive and costly regulations trying to get that 3rd bedroom addition for their mother because they can't afford a retirement home".
Obviously, the people that coach Humboldt County's political owners were the same one's behind Big Timber crying...."If you pass regulations against clear-cuts, you won't be able to cut a tree in your yard"...."If you pass regulations against herbicides, you won't be able to dump that can of motor oil behind your house"...."If you pass regulations to stop slash burning, you won't be able to have that burn barrel".
Big land owners are still doing all those things as they wished, but its average residents that are (rightfully) regulated in cutting redwoods, dumping oil and burning garbage.
If there was a local reporter that still retained a rational sense of proportion, McKenny's speech would have been a front-page story covering patented BS from appointed representatives.
It's important to point out that Ulansey and Morris are more than just HumCPR's "former" founders, they are also very wealthy real estate investors. They're not mom n' pop back to the landers. They're real estate moguls.
A very telling question to ask every individual member of the board of supervisors and planning commission would be which of the initial Options A-D do they favor of the former, simplified, plain language guide to the GPU that was, for some strange reason, completely scrapped?
It's tough to cover local corruption in less that 10,000 words when there's only one local paper willing to allude to it once or twice a year.
Since the 1984 General Plan is still the basis of planning and regulatory decisions in Humboldt County, it is important to clarify a comment in this story. It was not a patchwork "fix" of the 1964 plan. That plan was done by the lowest bidding, out of town consultant(s) that left the County without any of the most basic information on the basis of the plan(s - there were 3 for North, South and Mid County). The 1984 adoption of the Framework General plan culminated a THREE year work program initiated by the Board, done all by County staff, of which I am proud to have been a part. There were workshops on all of the major components of the plan, and there were "plenty" of hearings at the Planning Commission and the Board around the County and through 1983 that necessitated the adoption of the Plan in early 1984.
That plan became "outdated" because the Board removed the budget for regularly scheduled quarterly amendments to focus on doing the McKinleyville Community Plan (again). The balance of communities in the County lost their opportunity for "local" participation in planning - except for the Avenue of the Giants, the last Community Plan.
I guess that all of this and my view from the distance of retirement leads me to ask three questions:
1. What was really "wrong" with the 1984 Plan and how was that "fixed" in the current draft? And,
2. What is the mechanism, and where will the budget be, to update the current community plans (most also from the '80's) and to address the needs of those communities that were listed, but not addressed then? And,
3. What is the "plan" and the budget to implement this current draft? The current Board of Supervisors has a LOT of hard work ahead of them.
Thank you for considering my comments.
Wow,it seems miss Coosbee has a real bug up her but these days.I will be in town later this spring to discuss the Montt-CIA Genocide/Eureka lighthouse -G.O.;connection to this case and others.Please feel free to to bring your church people involved in hiding the Verbo/Gospel Outreach, Jose Montt CIA, Genocidal priest of Gospel outreach; connection with you to my meeting(to be date and place givin later). Im certain as all hell,that several members are infact CIA infiltraters and traitors to the cause of the gospel,God,the earth, mankind,and yes this nations great intentions of equality.(And still linger with you with the intent of shutting down the truth when someone like me or anyone with the truth and a conscience stands in bravery to face the enemy. He murdered 250,000people and is now waiting trail for genocide again this April. Thank you.
Nomatter what is said of the LIGHT HOUSE RANCH @ the bluff. It was like heaven to me. I lived their in the middle of the 70's. Those that were true to the word & christians shared Love & forgiveness to me. There was a peace in that place. People came & went and did not take GOD seriously. But I was blessed @ the lighthouse Ranch!
Maureen if you should ever see this, I love you more then words can say & Miss you so!
I'm really really apprehensive after reading this article, regarding providers not taking Covered Ca. plans. Before ACA, I was paying $330/mo for individual coverage. I signed-up with Anthem under CC, with a subsidy, but now it looks like I may need to pay about $600/mo (i.e. similar plan but not under C.C.) if I want access to providers other than Open Door system!?!? Help!
I think its only fair.Even if Cal Electro can't match the big boys with its resume of past work,we're not building a space shuttle here. It's replacing an existing water system to a small community. I've been in building for 30yrs. plus in the county, and it's always been a dilemma to me that; trying to land a project, that might be a bit out of the scope of my past work some how disqualifies me for the work as a company, where do you think the experience comes from ?I could go on and on but I hope you get my point. I just hope Mercer Fraiser quits wasting these limited funds
Sounds like Mercer Fraiser was successful at bullying their way into a job in Crescent City, playing on the fear of council members. It worked once, so they're likely going to try again... and again... and again. Why would any Humboldt or Del Norte resident be surprised? The sad thing is the good attorney is earning money the district needs to spend elsewhere. Bummer...
Mercer-fraudster sounds like a big bully, and a sore loser. Instead of spending money on an attorney, hire a new estimator so you can be more competitive. What a waste.
I hope some read the truth here and tell others what happened.Our church had truely gone wrong and even backed killing innocent people. Even that Jim Jones and the Giana cult genocide got its start here. My pastor and I baptised Jose Montt. He killed so many innocent people for Satan and Pat Robertson, and slandered the innocent people. Who's taking Pat Robertson to court for this? How about Bush? The CIA? I ask all to pray that the truth shuts down the evil they created. Is Jim Dirkin reeling in agony in hell, for this great betrayal. I knew he still had a indifferents towards hippies,saved or not. And I knew him enough to know that. My dad was also a buddy of his in the real estate market. Read on the other bloggs to get the rest. Montt poisoned me too!
We started our Old Town business in early 1990's, in a 1920's building. It was a different use needing to be remodeled. The city of Eureka provided extensive ADA info listing the upgrades required costing about $1,000 that we did ourselves. We have a disabled friend that wrote us a letter of satisfaction after we finished work. We remembered Mr. Singleton's visits after we opened.
Not one public or private organization or business in Humboldt County has any excuse not to upgrade their facility, ESPECIALLY, knowing about Mr. Singleton!
How is it that the media takes business', government and the Chamber's word for the unfairness, yet, they are never asked to open their books to public scrutiny to actually prove it?
I appreciate Rose's courage in being interviewed for this topic. I can only imagine how painful it must be to have to be reminded constantly that you are a second class citizen or that educated people get to have the final say in who YOU are as a person. What a crazy world we live in. I think this was a beautiful act of defiance. Keep on keeping on Ms. Rose and thank you!
Sounds like Hal didn't really read the article... sounds like all he'll get is what's already in his head. Why bother reading if you're not going to try and actually understand the issue or see things from another perspective at all?
It's made clear in the article that DL 329 is a form that she CAN'T fill out... it demands she get an additional Dr's exam, and for a DR. to fill it out... that they don't take her existing legal work as enough, bur are requiring additional physical verification of her gender... in excess of what most others have to provide... is demeaning, emotionally and physically burdensome, etc.
When was the last time Hal had to get an intimate physical exam to get their driver's license?
Wonderful story! I'm disappointed that I cannot view the slideshows on my Mac. (Just a black screen. ???)
Thank you, Heidi, for your thoughtful writing. Thank you, Jack, for your wisdom and sense of humor in regards to local politics and thank you for saving the lens for Ferndale. Awesome!!!
How dreadful to be entering your 70's and still require a doctor to determine a sex already identified by all your other documents and other states!
Where's all those republicans demanding that inefficient, wasteful government bureaucracies should be drowned in a bathtub?
A well done article about a fine man and great artist!! Thank you, Pete Hilton
All I got from this article was that a woman who had all the proper documentation refused to fill out a form. "the folks at the Eureka DMV, who she said seemed happy to accept her changed name but said they wouldn't list her as female without a completed form DL 329"
and "Rose said she's provided all this documentation — the court order, a statement from her surgeon, her old New Mexico driver's license and her MediCare card"
so rather than filling out the form, she
"In one hand, Rose clutches DMV form DL 329, as her other hand fumbles with a lighter, trying to get it to ignite"
no mention of what a form 329 is.
I hate the DMV too, but I want to drive. So I deal with their bullshit and move on with my life.
I have lived in other states, I have never once expected them to honor my CA documents without filling out their paperwork. NY, TX, and KY to name a few.
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