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Eureka voters got their first chance to evaluate candidates for 4th District Supervisor side-by-side Monday night in a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Healthy Humboldt Coalition. Focus centered mostly on the county General Plan Update.
A few things stand out:
Jeff Leonard likes to hear himself talk. He made a point to tell the moderator to count on him always having a 30 second rebuttal. Did he always use one? No. But he got the chance to talk about how he can always burn up the clock with more blah blah blah.
Leonard touted his rhetoric about “putting Eureka on the map” — a non-issue that was settled in 1853 when Eureka won the spot as Humbolt County seat. Incumbent Bonnie Neely further disposed of Jeff’s malarkey by pointing out that Eureka is represented by no less than three supervisors on the board — Mark Lovelace represents Harrison up to Harris on the East side, Jimmy Smith represents Cutten, and Bonnie represents Eureka proper.
All three said they support trails, though Virginia Bass recycled recent campaign line about keeping an open mind about a train she doesn’t believe will blow through Eureka any time soon.
Bass gave a nod to her developer base when she said she opposed Inclusionary Zoning, which was adopted by Supervisors last year. She said the county needs to be “creative” when working with developers. Leonard also opposes IZ, which Neely supported.
Both Leonard and Bass jumped at the chance to blame Bonnie for the slow progress of the General Plan Update. Yet somehow they’ve both missed numerous opportunities to show up to a county Planning Commission meeting and crack the whip and wave a magic wand. Neely said the process has been slowed by the inclusion of new elements in the plan and public involvement, but said policies will be adopted this year.
When it comes to legalization of marijuana, Leonard is “not worried about it.” Bass doesn’t want Humboldt to market the prized herb for tourism, and Neely suggested studies to determine how the county will be impacted.
Access Humboldt will upload the whole debate soon. This post will be updated with a link.
Five-chamber mixer a success [Daily Triplicate]
Over 300 guests attended America’s Wild Rivers Coast’s third annual
mixer at Howonquet Hall in Smith River on March 25.
Participants from two counties gathered in the annual networking
opportunity to kick off the upcoming tourist season.
“The AWRC mixer has become the springboard for our cross-border
tourism marketing effort,” explained Aaron Funk, America’s Wild Rivers
Coast president. “It’s a great venue in which to meet and greet our
neighbors and fellow business owners in an informal social atmosphere.
It’s our chance to roll out new tourism marketing opportunities and have
a good time doing it.”
The Eureka City Council will be reviewing the proposed fire assessment district and marijuana ordinance tonight, along with a funding agreement that helps promote local tourism.
An Agriculture, Nature and Heritage Tourism Workshop will be held on Friday, April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, at the foot of Humboldt Hill.
Art Harwood, executive director of the Redwood Forest Foundation, was a key presenter at a Geotourism Conference at the Scotia Hotel in Scotia on March 11.
Efforts to create the Redwood Coast National Heritage Area are gathering steam in Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino counties. Advisory committees, comprised of people with heritage, cultural, tribal, preservation and tourism credentials, have met
Mary Bullwinkel Beacon Correspondent The Company-owned town of Scotia was the setting for the recent launch of the Redwood Coast Geotourism MapGuide and Web site.
Humboldtcounty.com, an unofficial tourist information site for our area, has a discreet example of how to appeal to the marijuana tourist as well as to the ecotourism movement as a whole. They have a listing of stores that sell hemp products. However, the site is not content to obliquely refer to our area’s leading role in cannabis production, they address it head on in a whole section under Eco tourism devoted to MARIJUANA-CANNABIS.
National Geographic has launched a guide to the Redwood Coast meant to draw tourists interested in delving into the region’s history, culture and natural beauty.
THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU SAYS TOURISM ON THE NORTH COAST HAS DODGED A BULLET in HARD ECONOMIC TIMES.
Three projects, ranging from tourism to forestry and digital media training, got a boost from the Headwaters Fund, following approval of grants by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
In the prevailing doom and gloom atmosphere, the temptation is overwhelming to grasp at straws of good economic news. Therefore, I am happy to share some economic indicators for the Humboldt tourism industry that in any other year would be
The Clarke Historical Museum marks the arrival of summer with several new exhibits. Summer dresses, summer reading and mementos from Humboldt County’s early tourism industry will be featured through the end of the season.
Daily Triplicate, CA
The fourth proposal was developing a working relationship with the Film Commission of Humboldt County. The commission’s representative, Mary Cruse, said she is enthusiastic about the prospect. “I was so excited,” Cruse said. “I have wanted to partner …
The Times-Standard – Business Section
The past few months have been a period of uncertainty and soul searching for the Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Despite a record year of transient occupancy tax collections (TOT) and a strong tourism economy that is bucking state… >>> Rest of the Story