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Re: “Friendly City Police Contract Negotiations Get Feisty

Fortuna can't pay their excellent police force what they are worth, but STILL refuses to allow cannabis dispensaries within city limits. "Cannabis Business Tax (5-15%)
Local governments (city or county) also have the ability to tax cannabis sales at their discretion. These local cannabis business tax rates can range anywhere between five and 15 percent and are charged at the point-of-sale on top of the products selling price. The funds typically go toward local services.

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Posted by Toni Brockington on 08/18/2019 at 7:13 PM

Re: “'Ground Zero:' Coastal Commission Approves Safety Corridor Project, Worries Sea Level Rise May Leave it Under Water

Thanks to NCJ for the coverage of the Caltrans and HCOAG plan to build a monument to stupidity. As dangerous as driving 101 can be (slow down people!!) the fact that climate change and sea level rise is not understood as a grave danger to public health and safety is a fatal flaw in the conceptual basis of this boondoggle.

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Posted by Gary Hughes1 on 08/18/2019 at 8:19 AM

Re: “'Ground Zero:' Coastal Commission Approves Safety Corridor Project, Worries Sea Level Rise May Leave it Under Water

Thank you for your clear and comprehensive article on the woefully inadequate plan for 101. We are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic with blinders on.

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Posted by Meg Stofsky on 08/16/2019 at 10:50 PM

Re: “California’s Jails and Prisons Becoming Ground Zero in the State’s Mental Health Crisis

I wish someone could help my grandson. He had a break a day before his high school graduation. Now sitting in a jail in Santa Cruz never been in any trouble. Now mumbling get me out. Aliens abducted me. I love you mom when he could this will be going into his third month in jail never arrested and a great high school student. Had a breakdown when his step mom passed away 2 weeks before his arrest. Just turned 18 2 weeks prior. Give different meds in private cell scared to death. I m the grandmother breaks my heart. The public defender is too busy to help him If someone could help please email me at tdwhitney97@yahoo.com he was arrested for frightening and threatening his dad and uncle . He pleaded the hospital to please help him he dehydrated and confused. Hospital srnt him home with nothing!! I feel so bad for this client in this article I wish someone would help my grandson before he completely loses hope.

Posted by tawny on 08/08/2019 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Questions Swirl Ahead of Trinidad Hotel Hearing

What's the rush? There's a process in place and it needs to be followed. Clearly there should be no approval of the hotel until the water issue is sorted out. And Sundberg needs to have his hand slapped hard for trying to do an end around. This project is one more in a long list of examples of why we have a Coastal Commission to begin with.

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Posted by Reynard on 08/04/2019 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Questions Swirl Ahead of Trinidad Hotel Hearing

How does a project of this magnitude advance this far with so little knowledge of water capacity?

Is that why they hired Eureka's former city manager Tyson?

It took decades of lawsuits and Regional Water Quality Control Board investigations and fines before Eureka's $4 million (1980) Martin Slough sewer interceptor project was finally begun, costing taxpayers $35 million a GENERATION later serving sprawl few taxpayers can afford to own!

Haphazard growth has made Eureka's infrastructure issues chronic with pedestrian, cyclist and motorist fatalities several times higher than state averages.

Having "trickle-down" economic ideologues dominating public policy has been a disaster.

Luffenholtz Creek, like Eureka's Martin Slough Creek, is already impaired and experiencing annual public warnings for fecal coliform contamination.

Greed is unsustainable.

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Posted by Charles Warren on 08/01/2019 at 12:58 PM

Re: “'Absolutely Preventable'

Condolences to the family.

Maybe if the city of Eureka had faced a $2 million penalty instead of $70,000 for the absolutely avoidable death of 20 year-old Tommy McClain, reforms and better training would have been enacted by city police instead of promoting the perpetrator.

How many more will it take?

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Posted by Charles Warren on 07/27/2019 at 10:55 AM

Re: “'A Higher Priority'

Pat...Anon comment was obviously sarcastic.

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Posted by Charles Warren on 07/26/2019 at 12:52 AM

Re: “'A Higher Priority'

"Humboldt County Supervisors Bohn, Bass and Fennell are right.

Deregulating development in our watershed will create jobs, and once our water becomes sufficiently polluted, many more jobs will be created cleaning it up and treating the diseases.

They're public interest geniuses"........it is this kind of thinking that is destroying our climate, and the earth for YOUR children. ....USE YOUR BRAINS and conserve; this is the way to not only more but BETTER jobs.

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Posted by Pat Kanzler on 07/25/2019 at 3:12 PM

Re: “'A Higher Priority'

I'm curious - you note, "... cannabis extraction business on the site, which many feared would expose the river to dangerous chemicals." Is the fear that the extraction process itself would expose the river to the chemicals or just the Industrial classification and potential of general industry to do so? Would seem to me a gravel plant would generate far more contaminants from runoff water than a controlled extract plant operation.

Posted by jtholyoak1173 on 07/25/2019 at 1:05 PM

Re: “'A Higher Priority'

Humboldt County Supervisors Bohn, Bass and Fennell are right.

Deregulating development in our watershed will create jobs, and once our water becomes sufficiently polluted, many more jobs will be created cleaning it up and treating the diseases.

They're public interest geniuses.

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Posted by Anon. on 07/25/2019 at 12:41 PM

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