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INFORMATION | BUSINESS | HEALTH | PLANNING | PUBLIC SAFETY | OPEN HUMBOLDT
IN THIS ISSUE:

Discuss Campaign Finance Reform

DHHS, partners get word out about TAP

Magazine spotlights Public Works Dept 

Animal Shelter is full

Agencies collaborate on Eel River cleanup

'Free the Poetry!' series at Library

CalTrans awards $2M for part of Bay Trail

Support grows for Williamson Act funds
More below

April Meetings

Board of Supervisors
Tues. April 1, 9 a.m.
Tues. April 8, 9 a.m.
Mon. April 15, 9 a.m.
Tues. April 22, 9 a.m.

Tues. April 28, 9 a.m.

Planning Commission
Housing Element
Tues., April 1, 6 p.m.
Tues., April 8, 6 p.m.
Thurs., April 10, 6 p.m.
Permits
Thurs., April 3, 6 p.m.

Are You Ready?

Tsunami Preparedness Week comes on the heels of earthquake, flurry of aftershocks

A little more than a week after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the North Coast, several agencies gave a presentation to the Board on Tsunami Preparedness and a Tsunami Warning Test that take place Wednesday, March 26. Watch or  Read More

County, NACO Stress Resiliency

When an earthquake happens, your county government leaps in to action. However, it is much more important that you are personally prepared in case disaster strikes. Read more

Library to host lecture on local earthquakes, presented by Historical Society on April 5

Featured Web Pages

Public Works Spotlighted in Business Review Magazine

The Public Works Department's culture of change and innovation is turning heads for others in the industry. Read more

Sheriff's Animal Shelter is full of dogs, 
fees reduced to encourage adoptions

Adoption fees are now just $78 for spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated dogs. To view adoptable dogs, visit petharbor.com or the Shelter's facebook page. They are located at 980 Lycoming Ave in McKinleyville. Call 707-840-9132 for more information. Read more

Agencies work together to clean up illegal dump site along the Eel River

The Department of Health and Human Services received a call in late February from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife about illegally discarded paint, solvent and demolition debris found along the Eel River near East Ferry Road in Ferndale. Read more

Library's 'Free the Poetry!' series brings performances, workshops for all ages

The Library’s "Free the Poetry!" series will take a hands-on approach on April 1 and offer workshops designed to make you a better poet. At the "All Fools’ Day Poetry Writing Workshop," award-winning author Susan Wooldridge will explore tools and techniques you can use to make poetry writing accessible, fun and meaningful. Read more

County receives $2 million for permitting, engineering portion of Humboldt Bay trail

The Humboldt Bay Trail is a proposed Class I bikeway situated within the U.S. Highway 101 and railroad transportation corridors between the cities of Eureka and Arcata, along the east shoreline of Humboldt Bay. Read more or see the Project Study Report.

Public Works Director receives State resolution for Engineer's Association

Tom Mattson (second from left) is a past president of the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC), and he is also the Humboldt County Director of Public Works. Last month, Mattson, along with CEAC members received a State resolution honoring CEAC's 100 year anniversary.Read about CEAC.

DHHS,community partners broaden awareness of TAP

Community partners throughout Humboldt County are now helping the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) get the word out about its Transportation Assistance Program (TAP). Read more

Humboldt County stores included in state retail survey

Humboldt County recently participated in a statewide survey looking at how tobacco, alcohol and food are marketed. The results were distributed at simulataneous media events in March. Read more

Boys & Girls club, DHHS help kids make healthy choices

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the local Boys & Girls Club are helping young people get a healthier start in life by refraining from using tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Read more

County inadvertently violates Brown Act, improves compliance

On Tuesday, March 25 the County became aware of a recent Brown Act violation that occurred when a majority of the Board attended a meeting that was not publicly noticed. The County regrets the mistake, and staff have received more Brown Act training. Read more

Support growing for Williamson Act subvention funding

State legislators recently heard from a bipartisan group consisting of 32 of their colleagues and a wide range of organizations urging them to reinstate funding for the the Williamson Act. Read more

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program hits locally

Th goal of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, while advocating for nutrition, is to help adults and their families establish and maintain healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles. Read more

Next Board meeting set for April 1

The Board will duscuss Ordinances 2477 and 2488 regulating use of County property, and more Read more
OTHER USEFUL LINKS AND INFORMATION
- Information and agendas for the
  Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
- Library Events for Adults and Events for Children
- Employment with Humboldt County
  Current Recruitments page
- Humboldt County Road Conditions 
- Humboldt County Highway Projects
  and Highway Bulletins
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