Love these guys! They are heroes everyday. I don't mind paying taxes for them.
"Folks like Tracy are the driving force behind this stuff, and they just never seem to be able to do their development under the rules, it's just too hard or too complicated, so they actually believe taking over a board and just plain doin' their way, with all the decisions made behind the scenes, is peachy."
Not true at all. I am not one of those "folks". The law and the rules need to be applied to every one equally. Maybe what I intended was that Fennell's methods may be legal, and they may not be moral. I did not mean to imply that taking over the board "just to do it our way" regardless of the law was a positive method, and it is most certainly not MY way. The methods of all politicians should be scrutinized and they should be called on it. But in the same light, the previous members have done their fair share of glad-handing, also to the detriment of the community as a whole.
My point was mainly that--- it's all good when the power is in your direction, and then all bad when it shifts. Making one man or one group the focus of your fear is simple minded thinking.
Slapping a label on someone is easy, making your readers fear and then hate the label is easy. The hard part would be to see the complexity of the situation from more than one comfy perspective. Its easy in HumCo to hate growth. Everybody is of that "kind" of thinking, right? NO Its more difficult to think of responsible growth, conserve- able advancement of our community. The environmental laws and regulations are there to guide intelligent planning. Did not even suggest that we throw them away to zip through planning for growth at any cost!
But some king of growth is needed. Health and Human Services is the largest employer in the county. Does this county want that kind of growth? Your govt does, but the people here can't afford that kind of growth.
Without some development, some building, some kind of industry, (legal), we will continue to attract people who live on the govt. money system. So we must stop hating the solutions offered simply because of the people offering them. The people listed by Christopher Escarcega, Eureka Readymix, Kramer Investment Corp, Hooven & Company, Hilfiker Pipe Company, O&M Industries, and ReProp Financial (among others), are not to be placed on "The Enemy List". They provide for this community in legal ways, including employment.
Stop with the good guy bad guy nonsense. Green is good, controlled growth is good, sensitive politicians are good, having attentive citizens is good. Find a way to guide this debate for the good of the entire community, not just your group.
The no growth in HumCo political forces have been in power for so long that the system needs a complete recalibration. You seem frightened, almost paranoid, by the natural pendulum swing of power. Your perspective is too far to the left for you to be objective. Do you think that the land owners of HumCo should be relegated to having no representation on the board? [edited] Who is the violent radical here? What do you know about the about the Tea Party that makes it more dangerous than that comment?
--- "One of those backers, Lee Ulansey, warrants constant scrutiny because he heads a shadowy, anti-government, libertarian-almost-Tea-Partyish group called the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights."
It is apparant that you only know what you've been told by other far left sources, and have not done enough real research to to give a valuable opinion. The Tea Party is not anti-government, it is less government. And just like jean doran, there are crazys in both camps, obviously.
Growth is life, stagnation is rot. There isn't enough interest in this county for there to be a huge burst of condo highrises any time soon. But I do know that those that own land would like to be able to use it, a house, maybe a barn or an in-law unit. We already have greenhouse, etc. going like gangbusters. Why do you fear a bit of growth? Change is good, yes?
People need to stop the fear mongering. Whipping up the BS with your scary nonsense about Ulansey and his group is predictable and weak. He is an easy enemy because he represents something you emotionally don't like, and don't want to know anything about.
Do you think that the previous county supervisors didn't do shady, back room maneuvers similarly in the 70's and 80's to pull the power towards the left? then to the far left? You were probably applauding their clever victories back then. Now the tables have turned and it frightens you.
Kneeland has rattlesnakes. They are a dry gray with a tinge of a green hue, not slick and shiny like gopher snakes or garter snakes. They are not aggressive per se, but do coil and rattle and strike. they love to rest next to a warm surface, like the road, rocks, or the side of the south facing wall of your house.
We have had years of many rattlers, and last year was very cool and saw none. We had our first one over a month ago under the deck off our kitchen. The cat found it, he was wise to give a weird meow to get my attention so I could remove it.
Barry Rd doesn't see them very often, but Tim Mullen Rd on the east side does. If you live east of the ridges you are more likely to encounter a rattler.
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
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