Do you, good citizens of Humboldt and faithful readers of THC, remember the old wicked witch of Economic Development Jacqueline Debets? If so, it’s almost certain that it’s not because of any ground-breaking economic policy she came up with in her tenure as the Economic Development Coordinator. (Hint: that’s because she didn’t come up with any.)

We did a post about her leaving the County for the “greener” pastures of Placer County last year: you can read that here.

In some hopeful news for the denizens of Placer County, we were informed this weekend that Debets had been served her walking papers. THC has since confirmed that with the County of Placer, although we were unable to learn of the real reason behind her dismissal. (We have put our feelers out to a Placer County mole  – we’ll let you know if anything comes of that.)

According to THC-friend Rocky, Debets had to be escorted out by security, and:

It was said that she was not a particularly pleasant person and had an apparent chip left on her shoulder from previous employment. The descriptor I got from my source was that she constantly had this look on her face like the Queen would when being told she’d have to take her royal crap in a public restroom.

The takeaway from Ms. Debet’s firing is this: the County of Humboldt let a person who couldn’t even get past the probationary period of her employment with another County, and was so bad that she had to be escorted out by security, run Humboldt’s Economic Development division for over a decade. Ouch.

According to a post on LoCO when Debets left last year, this was the legacy she left behind after 15 years working to develop the County’s economy:

locodebetssnio“High-concept,” eh? Sounds like LoCO/County Government speak for really expensive brain-storm sessions in which nothing was actually accomplished. Oh well!

Unfortunately, while we’re sure that Humboldt was very good to Debets’ wallet, we can’t say the same for her service here.

Oh crap! What if she is planning on coming back to Humboldt? Placer can keep her, in THC’s opinion – she’s probably more at home with the rest of the snakes living out there.


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  1. Henchman Of Justice says:

    What is scary irony is that Debets is so close to “debt”, exactly the infrastructure Humboldtians lives in……..”debt”.

    Lack of quality jobs using renewable resources = Debt

    Over application of retail jobs = Debt

    Over application of tourism for jobs = Debt
    (Can’t be the parks and campgrounds)

    Lack of production type jobs = Debt
    (Even non pot zoning changes won’t stimulate much except more apartments)

    Lack of non pot manufacturing type jobs = Debt

    Too many betraying attorneys + corrupted judges, too many corrupted gubbamint employees + insider wannabee types and too many snooty small town pieces of shit types per population load who fuck shit up daily AND live in Humboldt. Too many of the GOOD citizens are adversely effected to such the extent that “community resolve is futile” until real leadership not bought and paid for is allowed an opportunity that so far is stymied by local elitists and their wannabee shoulder rubbing shills.

    As poorly performed (oxymoron?) a job that Debets once commanded in Humboldt for a decade (Bonnie Neely butt gerbel politics don’t fall far from the orifice), is it any wonder why Humboldt’s future won’t be much different than its past……..small town politics and the good ole gal network (Hmm, federal rumor has it Shillary is gonna seriously consider another feminist as her VP choice……..exshilarating…..kick some of that soccer mom success to Humboldt, we need it immensely).

    Girl, the economy is gonna do good now, bawawawawawawawa,

    You Betcha!


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