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Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

At least the city is trying some things, and the things it's trying are based on some evidence, not just opinions.

It's not that helpful to constantly criticize other people's efforts and not offer any constructive suggestions or ideas or even help out. Got a better idea? Pitch in with it. Problems are rarely solved by punitive and judgmental attitudes.

I agree that it would be helpful to see an accounting for what was spent and by whom.

I'd like to see some way to make it easier for homeowners to add units, like MIL or extra bedrooms, to existing houses. I'd like to see support for developers who want to build infill housing, near the bus lines, services, stores, schools.

The poor will always be with us. Obnoxious people are just as frequently rich as they are poor, the poor don't have a monopoly on being irresponsible, disgusting, whatever negative human characteristic you can think of. They just have less ability to cover it up or hide it or pay people off or move to another town.

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Posted by Ruth Moon on 10/24/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

I hope that the voters read this article and vote according to how they think the city of Eureka and County Supervisors have spent tax dollars in the best interest of all citizens of this City and County. The problem with the homeless is they dont take responsibility period. In three months in Palco Marsh, they accumulated what 60 tons of trash, 4000 needles, etc. Moving them keeps the trash down. The problem is not where they live, but how they live. They dont clean up after themselves. As a tax payer I resent that. They have all the time in the world to clean up their camps. They would rather live in filth than do anything for themselves. They leave it up to the good citizens to pay for cleaning up after them. What does the council and supervisors behavior teach them. It teaches them to be irresponsible and dependent. It teaches them the council can not commit to their own decisions. I have read repeatedly this does not cost the City of Eureka anything. That is pure bullshit and everyone knows it. I have not seen any accounting for the money spent by the City or County for policing, sanitation, clean up, maintenance repair and staff time devoted to this issue. There is no accounting for the funds given by both the City and County to Betty Chin. Now someone tell me of any governmental program where there is no accountability. I worked in social services for 30 years as a manager and any program I was involved in, we were required to show how the funds were spent. We had specific goals to accomplish that lead to improving a problem. So when you go to the polls and vote in the future vote for those that support your view of how this situation should be handled.

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Posted by Clydeine Oglesby on 10/23/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Humboldt Hits Grim Mark: Suicides at Five Year Peak

"True mental health issues on their own are rarely debilitating," the coroner says. What is that supposed to mean?

Posted by Emma Nation on 10/23/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

I was there and Eric acted like a jerk. He didnt even look my way when I asked him why are you here??

Posted by Diana Alexandra on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Unopposed

Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

Posted by Beckie Thornton on 10/22/2016 at 7:37 AM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

Edit: *Critical Race Gender & Sexuality Studies* :)

Posted by Peach Loathe on 10/21/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeff Woodke.

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Posted by Carol Weaver on 10/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

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Posted by Brittany Doggies on 10/21/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Closed

Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..

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Posted by Benjie on 10/21/2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Closed

Man what a "downer" of an opinion. I can't believe all is lost and I won't stop trying as long as I'm physically able to help contribute something to my community. Flat roof buildings are a challenge to maintain. The houses and apartment buildings in other cities have successfully achieved their construction for hundreds of years. But they do need constant attention more than conventional roofing. The Vet building isn't beyond repair at this point. I hope it can be reborn as a tribute to our veterans and a continuing center for our community.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 10/20/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 10/20/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Closed

I am sad to see another unintelligible rant from the chronically depressed, sick and stoned correspondent chronicling the mournful, sad decay in Goobsterdam. Right up the street from the disgusting veteran's hall, which should have been torn down decades ago, is the reprehensible Jerold Phelps Hospital-like structure, which should be closed and have an orange fence erected around it!
Goobsterdam is nothing more than a dead town inhabited by pot farmers, and operated by the remaining businessmen who moved out long ago. This little burg has nothing, is nothing, and probably will never recover. Even Cedarville and Portola and Hoopa have better medical facilities! Goobsterdam has had nothing new built in the last 50 years, with the possible exception of the Motels-which have become drug supermarkets and where no thinking person would stay...
The funniest part is that Goobsterdam is always whining about needing help! The folks in this town hate outsiders vehemently, and Goobstedam is one of the most provincial, xenophobic, paranoid and hostile places I have ever been. If it wasn't so crazy there, I would call it a small hole containing extreme conservatism. They paint themselves as hippies but they are really Republicans! All the folks there want is for you to come and spend some money (CASH ONLY!) and then leave.
John, your essay says to me "burn down the Veteran's Hall and Humboldt County will have to build us a new one". This is a dangerous viewpoint, but typical of the thinking of the disabled pot growers in Humboldt County.
Come to think of it, Garberville is a less than attractive nuisance, and the whole place should just have the orange-fence treatment that it is famous for.

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 10/20/2016 at 6:49 AM

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