They say that even the best laid plans fall apart at the start of battle. The City of Eureka clearly took that adage to heart: rather than trying to come up with any plan to battle the worsening economy, they just said screw it and settled on having no plan at all.
Don’t believe us? Take an internet stroll over to the City of Eureka’s web page: http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/
Now, go ahead and find the “Guide for” section on the right-hand side of the page.
Oh dear. This is embarrassing, City of Eureka – your whole ineffectiveness is showing! Yikes.
Good thing they at least tried to jump-start the affordable housing sector by having the County, Betty Chinn, and a malicious property rights organization build a homeless village right in the heart of our most prosperous business district.
Jeez, you’d think that the City of Eureka’s Economic Development Commission would have stepped in and advised the City of what a wacko idea that is. And THC is sure that they would have…if they didn’t suffer from the same issue of relative non-existence as does Eureka’s “guide for businesses.”
You probably know where we’re going with this, but for the sake of the horse who had to die in order to make this point, check out the City of Eureka’s link to the Economic Development Commission.
Whoops! Chalk that up to unfortunate coincidence. Anyway, let’s just head over to the City’s economic development webpage it’s not like they could possibly have screwed up all three of these that would be…
Well shit! Turns out that the City’s webpage is almost as bad as their plan for resuscitating the economy. Somebody should tell them. (Don’t worry, we did – but you can too!) Of course, that assumes the feedback feature for the City’s website actually works – and that there’s someone at the City that’s capable of reading.
This really shouldn’t be a surprise to us, but we can’t help but be disappointed. Thank goodness that Eureka’s City Council is doing such an astounding job.