Remember how the County said they are totally committed to raising the total housing inventory to help address the housing crisis currently plaguing Humboldt?
Well, the County predictably announced plans to make the development of new housing – or any type of new commercial or residential building – in Humboldt even more expensive and unlikely by proposing a new Traffic Impact Fee for the greater Eureka area.
Luckily, the County has provided an opportunity for the public to learn more about how they’re getting screwed at a meeting at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Humboldt Community Services District. (Details here.)
You can read the report on the Impact Fee in its totality here. THC thought that it would be especially helpful for us to highlight the following tidbit from the report:
Woo-hoo! Just what we need – even more deterrents for people looking to make Humboldt a better place by building houses or places of business. This is especially concerning since it clearly demonstrates that the County will do jack-shit to make building low-income housing any easier. Not to mention continuing their dedication to discouraging any and all new business and/or development.
Good job, County. You make accomplishing nothing seem like hard work! Thanks for spending all the money you were supposed to use on maintaining roads on frivolous stuff and giving yourselves raises.
THC sincerely hopes that you’ll turn out at this afternoon’s meeting to tell the County it’s time they started fixing their own financial mistakes rather than continuing to rely on raiding the public’s pockets every time they want to fix pot hole.