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GOVERNMENT | SERVICES | COMMUNITY | BUSINESS | HOW DO I ... | OPEN HUMBOLDT
IN THIS ISSUE:

County hits the road, shares Measure Z info

Prepare to ShakeOut!

New tax credit for growing businesses

Board addresses campaign financing

Change on your property tax bill

Foster Farms recalls frozen chicken strips

Connect to critical services with 2-1-1

Helping mothers with depression

Funding available for housing coalition

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Legislative Update

Every year the California legislature considers many bills that could directly affect the County of Humboldt and its citizens. The Board in September heard a report from its legislative advocates about the progress of some of these bills. Watch the video of their report.

Here are some bills of particular interest:
AB1101, (chaptered) which extends the vehicle length exemption for specified livestock carriers on portions of US 101
AB 1782, (chaptered) which increases the fine for maliciously "cutting cable lines"

County wins by waiting on State bag ban

On Tuesday, Gov. Brown signed SB270, which bans single-use plastic bans from certain stores. The County considered a similar bag ban this year, but decided to wait for the State to take action. By waiting, the County will not have to spend money implementing its own program.

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Our Missions: County Library

The Humboldt County Library provides resources and opportunities to support lifelong learning, local heritage, and the cultural, recreational, and information needs of our communities.
 

County officials hit the road to share Measure Z info


Watch the County's recent presentation to learn more about what Measure Z will mean for cities and residents throughout the County, including:
  • Ensuring there are enough sheriff deputies
  • Maintaining emergency 9-1-1 response times
  • Providing services for victims of child abuse
  • Maintaining rural fire protection, ambulance services
  • Fighting industrial marijuana farms harmful to Humboldt County's natural resources
  • Reducing the number of re-offending criminals out of jail due to "catch and release" policies

Register to vote online, learn how to vote by mail

Absentee ballots are hitting mailboxes now for November's election. Have you registered to vote yet? Register here. Learn how you can vote by mail (there's still time!).

A conversation with the current, future County Clerk-Recorder

Find out why it is a year-round job to run our local elections, and where you can get more information on ballot measures and how to become a poll worker.

Are you ready for the Great California Shakeout on Oct. 16?

The County of Humboldt has a strong tradition of participating in the ShakeOut and exercising its emergency plans. Is your agency signed up?
Register here and download some audio or video to bring your earthquake drill to life during this year's ShakeOut on Oct. 16 at 10:16.

New state tax credit for growing businesses, relocating to CA

Humboldt County Economic Development co-hosted with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit. The California Competes Program provides upwards of $151 million in tax credits during this fiscal year for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California. Read more.

Board moves forward with campaign finance reform

The Board of Supervisors on Sept. 9 directed staff to draft a campaign finance ordinance that imposes contribution limits in the amount of $1500 per person per election cycle, to use the Sonoma County Ordinance as a model, and bring it back within a month. Read more

Property tax bills have incorrect delinquent date

The Property Tax bills you recently received for the 2014-2015 tax year have an error. The two installment stubs show the same date for when the payments become delinquent. The second installment stub states the delinquent date is “after 12/10/2014” but it should read “after 4/10/2015.”Read more

Foster Farms recalls frozen chicken breast grilled strips

Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 poiunds of frozen, pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product subject to recall is "3.5-lb. Plastic resealable bags containing frozen 'Chicken Breast Grilled Strips.'" Read more   |    Receive Health Alerts

2-1-1 Humboldt helps connect homeless to critical services

Starting Oct. 1, homeless people in Humboldt County can make a single phone call to be connected with a range of critical services by dialing 2-1-1. Previously, local people looking for assistance needed to call lists of agencies and organizations to try to track down help. Read more.

International Walk to School Day Oct. 8

Join families across Humboldt County who will promote the health and safety of children, the community and environment as they walk to school on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Read more

National Bullying Prevention Month

Almost 30 percent of youth in the United States are involved in bullying each year as a bully or victim. Bullying damages our whole community, and the County supports anti-bullying efforts. Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Humboldt County

Humoldt Domestic Violence Services staffs a 24/7 crisis support line, direct client and survivor services and resources, has sheltered over 1,000 survivors and their children in the past year in either emergency or short-term sheltering. Read more

Update on Clerk's New Agenda Management System

In April, the Clerk of the Board's Office began an agenda management system upgrade from Questys to Granicus. The move simplified and improved access to the Board of Supervisors record, and it allows us to record failed motions. Read more.

Conference raises awareness about helping moms with depresseion

Pregnancy and birth are usually happy events for families. However, 10 to 25 percent of all pregnant women and new mothers are affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to increase awareness of PMAD.Read more.

Funding available for Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition

The Humboldt Housing & Homeless Coalition (HHHC) is eligible for $731,963 in HUD funding in 2015 for programs providing services and housing to chronically homeless individuals. Read more.
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