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!
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vol XXV issue 11
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