Charles Bean 
Member since May 30, 2013

Recent Comments

Re: “Off the Top

The audit should be more than what is spent financially, but on th level of care because they do not have staff to care for those in their care.

A nursing aid is to give each patient 10 minutes per hour and also write a report on the care these individuals received - hard to do if they are expect to care for more than 5 - 6 patients an hour and then expected to write the report on their on time.

These facilities are poorly staffed, not because of those working there, but because of upper management not supporting the needs of the patients or staff of the facility.

The committee reviewing this need stakeholders to include users (or past users) of the services offered. I know from my experience (living in one for 6 months) and visiting local facilities the past 40 years there are several points I can point to that need to be addressed - again, it is not the staff present, but the lack of staff being asked to do the impossible relatives of the individuals cannot do!

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Posted by Charles Bean on 07/13/2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Masterpiece

Too bad the chief is moving on to Santa Rosa. First time I have seen a person in his position to listen to both sides, still supporting their staff but looking for the truth and working it out in the end, no matter the outcome.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 06/08/2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “All the Fake News You Can Smoke

I liked the "Become a media critic" part of this editorial best!

"If a media source is telling you exactly what you want to hear, it's probably biased"

I believe we as individuals trusts more what makes us feel good first before looking up the validity of what is written. And if someone may have shared an opposing view and it be reality or close to because it is against what made another feel good, they are attacked. It is too bad people can not disagree without attacking opposing views and at the same time take a step back and consider all the facts outside those that feel good.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 01/02/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “G Street Squat

Kay46, maybe you and other tenants need to take Squires to court? Stop leaving it up to the city to protect your rights as a tenant, only outcome going through the city is your loss.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 11/24/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Slow Roll

I disagree with the paving of the Arcata Marsh trails. There are other materials that can be used on trails that are natural to the area and usable by those who use a chair, walkers and other legal mobility devices. Part of the concern and bout the Trails in the marsh is the constant need for maintenance and possible new look at how the trails are laid out, but paving them would not be the thing to do.

Clam beach, according to the State Park Service has available chairs with the large wheels to travel on the beach - I have never used one because of the difficultly of transferring, but I would check in with the park service first and see what they got.

It would be nice to establish a hard surface to travel to the beach and this is a reachable goal, but it is costly and I would want to know it would be something that is not destroyed.

Friends of the Dunes are building a trail - I was old it would be accessible, but I have heard this before. I forwarded information on what is needed to be accessible and hope the advice is taken. Be nice to have access to the facility

Posted by Charles Bean on 06/19/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Eureka Council to Mull Rotating Free Camping Zone

"Even if they are ready and able to work how the hell are they supposed to even look for work living like that?"

The answer to your question was seen in the Palco Marsh, some tied to find work, while others did not. As with the comment about the Multiple Assistance Center, the above question and only being filled 50% (which is lower than it actually is) is tied to services individuals need to accept and it begins with the ability to accept mental health and rehab for addictions - something else we are short on in our area, mental health and addiction facilities that accepts Medi-cal.

Posted by Charles Bean on 06/06/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Push and Pull

"As someone asked, why are we building recreational trails when we have not taken basic steps to house mentally ill and disabled families squatting there, at the direction of the city?"

It has to do with the source of the funding where the grants were received from.

Little late, but three are discussion in Congress and in our State Legislation for funds for housing homeless (houseless).

Every year the Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition write for grants for improving housing, I believe recently they were awarded $854 million to fund ongoing programs established.

For the type of housing needed for immediate use the housing stock is not available - but there are a few groups working on this with proposals surely will be shared - but either way, it will take funding.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 02/18/2016 at 8:47 PM

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