"The Fords" that everyone seems to be referring to are not the same Fords who have been ranchers in this county for generations.
Sylvia, the best thing we have done is instead of complaining about Oakland all the time is move here to Humboldt. You know what's really interesting is I actually agree with Hank Sims this time!! Once we get past all of these naysayers and wanna be environmentalists, Humboldt County will actually be able to move forward!
We grew up in the worse part of Oakland and moved up here about 10 years ago and never looked back. The one question we get asked often is "Why Humboldt?" My wife and I have never heard of Eureka or Humboldt County until my brother in law (who grew up here) married my wife's sister. He would rave about the economy, the fishing, camping, lakes and rivers. He would also rave about the home prices being low enough to purchase with 3 percent down and still be able to make a living. A city large enough to "look" like a city but still small enough to see your neighbor about 4 times a week at your local Murphy's Market or these days, CostCo. We absolutely love it here. It has been disappointing to see the fishing and logging industry take a nose dive with nothing to take their place. I do consider myself new blood in Humboldt. I would love to see slow growth in all the right places. I would love to see the Marina Center come to fruition, maybe some sort of port activity. I have been frustrated by the very same old geezers who would stand up in the middle of a Harbor Commission meeting and proclaim "Nope!! That will never work here!!I will sue!!" Even after preliminary studies show certain projects are actually feasible! You have these long haired hippie types(Baykeeper) file lawsuits to stop construction on just about any major project that tries to get started....just to file lawsuits! Really??!! you are going to call a 5 gallon bucket of rain water that got tipped over a "man made wetland?" How about if I go ahead and piss in the corner of the lot and put cones around that too. That could also be considered a man made wetland! Don't get me started on the Richardson Grove Project...are we really going to open up the highway to big box stores?! oh that's right....they're parking their rigs right at the entrance in anticipation of the widening. What a crock of *&%! We love Humboldt County and have no intention of dodging the bullets of Oakland again, nor moving to The City...so for now, I am going to continue crusading for The Marina Center and Richardson Grove Project on my morning show and any other project that will bring in tax dollars, jobs and opportunity to our beautiful county. I dare someone to stop me.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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