County solicits public input on budget, pot tax revenue; Supervisors looking forward to ignoring your opinion and laughing in your face

The County of Humboldt is set to hold a series of public input meeting to help determine how to parcel out their budget, and seem to be placing an emphasis on making a plan for the anticipated influx of pot money, according to North Coast News.

A somewhat logical expenditure for the estimated $2 million brought in from the new pot tax would be on enforcement and environmental reparation for past illicit marijuana farming.

Heck, they could even throw some money at the roads, even though it would barely fill the potholes on a single rural road, much less the entire County.

One Humboldt County resident suggested some of that money could go towards alleviating the issues plaguing the homeless community.

THC, of course, is of the opinion that the County will use the money to hire more employees. Which, in case you haven’t noticed, is precisely what they’ve done with at least some significant portion of every increase in tax revenue over the past decade, if not longer. How do you think they’ll spend it?

Anyhow, if you’re interested in voicing your opinion to the County only to have them completely ignore public input and continue to bloat the ranks of public employees, North Coast News was kind enough to compile a list of the chances you’ll have to bang your head against the wall.

From North Coast News:

“A series of meetings will be held for the public to attend:

Thursday, March 2, a meeting will be held at Benbow Campground in Benbow from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A meet-and-greet will happen from 5:30 – 6 p.m. where anybody can talk to Humboldt County Supervisors.

Monday, March 6, a meeting will be held at the Willow Creek Community Services District in Willow Creek from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 9, a meeting will be held at the Sequoia conference center in Eureka from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.”

See you there!

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