Thursday, May 14, 2015

North Coast Rail Authority meeting 5/13/15. Billboards and Locomotives to be removed.

The North Coast Rail Authority (NCRA) voted unanimously to send Cal Trans and Outfront media respectfully requesting the removal of 5 billboards between Arcata and Eureka. A letter was sent off in 2010 by the NCRA but pretty much ignored and Cal Trans requested the revisit. There were no people at the meeting supporting the signs.

Dane Grytness from Security National updated the status on the Locomotive removal on the balloon tract and offered to fix and renovate the abandoned rail office. All 10 items on their property will be refurbished elsewhere or scraped. Lots of positive things to fix the blight problem will be addressed within the next few months!

Humboldt Redwood is starting negotiations with the NCRA to remove or cover up rail on their sawmill property to make safer working conditions. They have offered to relieve some of our debt to them and promise to help with the reconstruction if rail returns in the future.


Julie Timmons said...

Thanks for the report, Richard.

Anonymous said...

I don't really see what the big fuss is about the billboards. Sure they are kinda ugly but so are a lot of our homeless and no one seems to be cutting off their legs to get them to go away. We can only imagine how much better off our whole community would be if all the billboard energy on both sides was applied to some of our far more impactfull problems.

Richard: On another note have you checked out the new local blog? Some really funny takes on some serious local issues. I just took a look after hearing about it from a bunch of friends. I kinda liked it.