Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Humboldt County Democrats support Measure "V" meet this Wednesday Sept. 14th.

The Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) recently endorsed Measure V for fair fees for Mobile homes. A Resolution in support of Measure P creating a True Ward system for Eureka will be considered for endorsement at the next HCDCC General meeting on September 14th at 7pm at their headquarters at 129 5th St. in Eureka. Endorsement for candidates of Eureka and Arcata City Councils will also be on the agenda. All Democrats are welcomed to attend.  Check out HCDCC website for more information.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

North Coast Rail Authority comes to Humboldt Bay Harbor!

The North Coast Rail Authority (NCRA)will be meeting this Wednesday September 14th at Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District headquarters at 601 Startare Drive on Woodley Island, Eureka. The meeting starts a 10:30am and all of the public is welcome. The NCRA usually meets at the Humboldt County Courthouse, but that was not available.

A couple of items of Humboldt significant to Humboldt will be:


1. Hum Bud Collective, Jennifer Finch– Possible Purchase and/or Lease Agreement for Development of Blue Lake Property on Glendale Drive

2. Humboldt Health & Human Services, Harriet Hill- Arcata Homeless Site Security Plan

Friday, August 26, 2016

Jimmy Walker best stock car driver ever at Redwood Acres? How about Fergie?

I was having breakfast the other day with a couple of local stock car aficionados. The discussion came up about the best drivers all time that races at Redwood Acres. It is a slam dunk that Jimmy Walker was the best and most popular. Other names thrown out there were Don Hood and Hershel McGriff form out of town.

My personal favorite was Fergie Ferguson as he lived down the Marsh road in Myrtletown and his stepson Rick was my best friend growing up. We would spend lots of time watching Ferg work on his #21 car. He used to pull his 283 Chevy motor out of his work truck on weekends to put into his 57 Chevy to race on Saturdays. Were talking about late 60's and early 70's. Those were the days........

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Former Machine Room Pulp Mill workers meet up.

Ten of us former Machine Room pulp mill workers met at Toni's in Arcata recently. We had over 320 years of working experience at the mill combined. I was the youngest there at 59. They were excited to hear about the new renovations and the cleanup work ongoing at the pulp mill. We were able to catch up on families and life also. It was kind of cathartic and I was glad I could answer questions about the Environmental Protection Agencies involvement and the garnering of New Market Tax Credit monies to refurbish the Warehouse and buildings with new siding, windows, doors and a roof. Hopefully the new iteration of the Pulp Mill site will create as many jobs as it did in its former life and the Harbor District will continue on it's march to have a "clean" piece of property.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) looking for new members

Now that the June 7 election results have been certified it is time to reorganize the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC).  There will swear-in elected Members, elect new Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Vice-Treasurer, Secretary) and take appointments to fill vacancies in Districts that lack a full compliment of Members.  The Standing Committees (Community Outreach, Ways and Means, Campaign Services, Operations, Communication and Education) will also reorganize and elect new Chairs.

There should be over a dozen openings for new members. Now is a good time for interested Democrats to get involved at the base level of the election process. This organization is also the gateway for future candidates to get experience on "boots on the ground" campaign organizing. 

Member and Associate dues for the 2016-2017 year (July 2016-June 2017) are now payable.  Members $30.00, Associates $15.00.

Here is the Agenda for our July 13 meeting.  The HCDCC meet at 129 Fifth Street in Eureka.   Meeting begins at 7:00PM.  

             Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
                                         General Meeting Agenda                                                      
                                           July 13, 2016

I.                Call the meeting to order at 7:00 PM, explain Parliamentary Procedure.

II.               Introduction of Visitors and Guests. 

III.              Roll call of Members.
IV.             Minutes and Secretary’s report:
                        Approve June 8, 2016 minutes.   
V.              Treasurer’s Report.

VI.             Announcements from Members/Associates. 
VII.           Chair’s/Executive Board Report:
                         Chair swears-in elected Members;
                         Chair calls for vote by acclamation and swears-in 4 Members;
                         Next a call for nominations and a vote on new Officers;
                         Then a call to nominate appointments for vacancies;
                         Finally the Standing Committees will self-reorganize.

VIII.          Elected Representatives Reports.  

 IX.            Nominations, Elections, Appointments:
  X.            Committee Reports/Action:
                         A.  Community Outreach and Voter Registration –Chair;
                         B.  Ways and Means – Chair;
                         C.  Campaign Services – Chair;
                         D.  Operations – Chair;
                         E.   Communication and Education – Chair;
                         F.   Ad-Hoc Website – Barbara Kennedy.

XI.             Old Business.
XII.           New Business and Special Resolutions:
                          By-law revision to eliminate dues requirement for Ex-Officios.

XIII.          Adjourn.                              

Thursday, June 23, 2016

East/West Train Feasibility grant awarded to Trinity County? Harbor District to help with matching funds?

At today's Humboldt Bay Harbor meeting a member of the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group announced that Trinity County was able to obtain a feasibility study grant for the East/West rail project from Cal Trans for $345,000. 1st District Harbor Commissioner Larry Doss asked for funds to be place-marked on this years Harbor District budget to help with either matching funds or other support costs. So $10,000 was earmarked unanimously by the Harbor District. Stay tuned.