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Re: “Committee Narrows Fourth Ward Choice to Bohn, Ciarabellini

Rex would make a terrific council-member. His youth-centric values, tendency to do what's right instead of what others want him to do, incredible record of over $6 million raised for local charities/nonprofits from all sides of the political landscape and tireless energy win him well-deserved praise.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 12/24/2010 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Captain Beefheart, Legendary Avant Garde Musician and Reclusive Trinidad Resident, Dies

What a shame to hear this sad news. His proximity to Zappa only meant he shared the honor with a lot of exceptionally talented artists and musicians.

Rest in peace, Captain.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 12/20/2010 at 2:27 PM

Re: “County Takes Measures to Reduce Airport Woes

While the remedial action is welcome and surprisingly thorough, there is significant need to evaluate how this situation occurred in the first place and what can be done in the long term to address reliability of air travel in and out of the area. This is a critical piece of economic development and business/job retention.

As I've advocated in the past, one long range solution is to ask FEMA to designate ACV as the regional emergency response airstrip in the event of earthquake, floods, etc. That would bring a control tower which would substantially improve aviation safety and predictability.

The big question is whether the current airport manager is capable of initiating and managing the project. I, for one, do not have confidence in her abilities based upon current and past problems.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 09/18/2010 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Anger Grows Over Airport Woes

This is a management problem and the current airport manager could do a lot more to address the problem both in the short and long term.

Short term = protocols to keep the ILS up and running as much as possible and hiring a local weather spotter to serve during the crisis.

Long term = working with FEMA to get ACV designated as the regional emergency response airstrip, which would qualify us for a control tower that would alleviate ALL of these problems.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 09/11/2010 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Pro-Marina Center Forces Gear Up for Ballot Measure Fight

Thanks for posting the whole solicitation, Hank. Volunteers can contact me to find out how to help.

And to Neal ... methinks you doth protest too much. It's just a difference of opinion, dude. That doesn't make either of us bad people.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 07/30/2010 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Crime and Politics

Those who live by the sword, etc ... crime has gone up and is higher today than when he first took office despite national and statewide trends to the contrary.

We need a new DA, plain and simple.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 06/29/2010 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Around the Blogosphere

Hank, Hank, Hank ... I am not asking that Supervisor Neeley abide by the ill-conceived rules of Measure T that she supported. Measure T is dead and good riddance ...

I merely point out her enormous duplicity in bringing in the outside campaign influences she so decried in an earlier campaign.

I also suggest that Humboldt County adopt campaign donation caps regardless of the source, so that the legitimate concerns about undue influence are addressed.

Posted by Chris Crawford on 04/06/2010 at 9:28 AM

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