Ben Waters 
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Re: “'Keeping the Lights On'

The Cities of Redding and Sacramento too...

Posted by Ben Waters on 11/08/2019 at 7:33 AM

Re: “'Insane'

Article about how to end PG&E's reign of error by employing a hostile takeover:…

Posted by Ben Waters on 11/08/2019 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Crossed Lines

Here is some food for thought entitled "End PG$E's reign of Terror with a Hostile Takeover":…

Posted by Ben Waters on 11/07/2019 at 2:59 PM

Re: “McKinleyopolis: Humboldt County's Largest Unincorporated Area Mulls Whether Cityhood is a Path to Prosperity

"Madrone said communities like direct control over their planning, noting that McKinleyville created its own community plan in 2003 but, when the county changed the General Plan, it changed the provisions of the community plan without notifying the residents."

As a long-time McKinleyville resident, direct control over land-use planning is the primary reason I support Incorporation. Currently, no member of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors resides in McKinleyville, and yet, these supervisors are making all our land-use decisions for us, whether we agree or not.

While I did have the opportunity to vote for District 5 Supervisor Madrone and approve of his stance on Incorporation, I had no opportunity to vote for the 4 other county supervisors.

In my opinion, it's way past time for McKinleyville residents take control of their community's future, particularly with regards to the long-delayed McKinleyville Town Center Plan.

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Posted by Ben Waters on 07/03/2019 at 10:02 AM

Re: “County Staff: Eucalyptus Removal a Must for Bay Trail

Time to get Julia Butterfly Hill back for some more tree sitting...

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Posted by Ben Waters on 07/29/2018 at 9:43 AM

Re: “With a Whimper

Quote - "The following Monday, Griego issued a press release indicating that after being informed of Marcus' resignation, he'd decided to dismiss the lawsuit challenging his hire. The release somewhat strangely seemed to go out of its way to clear District Attorney Maggie Fleming or Sheriff William Honsal both of whom served on a controversial interview panel during the process that led to Marcus' hire of any responsibility for his tenure, saying "there is no evidence" that they "improperly influenced" Marcus' selection."

So is this saying that as members of the "controversial interview panel", District Attorney Maggie Fleming and Interim Sheriff William Honsal both voted against recommending that the Board of Supervisors hire David Marcus?

As a local resident who will likely be faced with the task of deciding to vote for these public servants in the future, I need much more information about the 'controversial interview panel" and why Griego found it necessary to "somewhat strangely" go out of his way to clear Fleming and Honsal of any responsibility for Marcus' tenure. Something doesn't smell right here.

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Posted by Ben Waters on 12/02/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “In the Hole

Since McKinleyville is unincorporated it is a "rural area" by default. So when can we expect long-overdue maintenance to so many of McKinleyville's streets such as School Road between Fisher and Ocean and Ocean between School Road and Cliff Avenue?

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Posted by Ben Waters on 01/28/2016 at 1:30 PM

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