Hot off the press, THC brings you the freshest news on yet
another departure from the ranks of Humboldt County Government’s administrative elite.
According to a source in the Supervisor’s office, Kevin Hamblin, the Director of Planning for the County of Humboldt, has announced that he intends to retire on December 18th, 2015.
Mr. Hamblin states in his formal letter of resignation that he will be leaving his position for health reasons. We don’t know the man personally, or what his particular health issues are, but THC will boldly hazard a guess: all that up close exposure to the reeking bullshit that is the Humboldt County Government could make anyone sick.
This is actually a very sad day in THC’s eyes: Kevin was the first honest director we had in years, and his tenure was too short. He will be missed by us, and we hope for another Director cast in his mold to come on board in the future. Well, maybe a smaller mold. But, you know. A similar mold.
While Hamblin wasn’t with the department too long, he was a darn huge improvement over his predecessor, Kirk Girard. Who, by the way, is happily screwing things up over in Santa Clara County after he royally f***** our county over. More on that here; and maybe even more on Mr. Girard in the next few days, as well.
That’s right, the top brass just can’t shake Humboldt County fast enough. While some (aka Davina Smith and Jacqueline Debets) are set to go screw over some other unlucky tax payers in other counties, at least Hamblin is throwing in the towel.
So, Kevin, we say to you: happy trails, and feel better. And please, please find a replacement (like you) that actually does their job, unlike Girard who came before you.
Also, the Co-Op makes good chicken soup and we hear that helps with everything.
The Humboldt Consequential