Do you feel like you are in imminent or extreme peril, Humboldt? Like a tragic death due to natural calamity is right around the corner.
Yeah, we don’t feel like that either. Which is why THC finds it so curious that the Board of Supervisors just elected to prolong Humboldt’s “State of Emergency” due to drought.
Now, last we checked, there is generally a lot of water in Humboldt County. Yeah, some of the rivers and smaller streams, etc., got pretty low over the summer. But overall, Humboldt has quite the H2O excess. Unless you’re a fish, you were probably never imperiled. (Of course, our best wishes to our fishy friends.)
Now, if you’ll check the language of the proclamation:
…you’ll see that this proclamation is essentially a big fat lie the Board is telling us, and the State of California.
Don’t get us wrong – there are plenty of places in California that are still in the throes of drought and may face danger from it. But Humboldt County is not one of those places, and claiming that we are in all likelihood diverts money from people and communities that actually need it.
And we have to imagine that the purpose of declaring a State of Emergency for Drought is exactly that – a money grab. And unless that granted money is going towards establishing rain water storage for Humboldt, then we have a feeling that it’s being misappropriated. Where does it go, we wonder?
But anyhow, back to the proclamation itself, specifically this passage:
Again, let’s reiterate – nobody is currently in danger of death or extreme harm due to to Humboldt’s “drought.” Extending a drought “emergency” is evidence of either a mass delusion in the Supervisors’ chambers or a deliberate lie in order to secure more funds than we already give them to do who-knows-what with.
The only real State of Emergency in Humboldt that we can think of is the invasion of the homeless nazi zombies…but that’s another story.