Tag Archives: Economic Development

Jacqueline Debets fails at her new job just like she failed Humboldt’s economy! (pt. 3)

Thanks to commenter Jose Quezada for shedding more light on Debets’ tenure in Humboldt; we thought it was worth highlighting. The case that Quezada references in that T-S article (which you can read here) reflects the kind of nepotism that … Continue reading

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County Supervisors seek to create a new Finance Dictator at great cost to the public

The Board of Supervisors did one heck of a job at their regularly scheduled meeting this afternoon – one heck of a job being complete f***-tards, that is. (Yes, that is a word.) The topic of THC’s ire? A completely … Continue reading

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We’re in trouble: pension liabilities way, way worse than originally thought

The County of Humboldt has been looking closely at ways to reduce the future impacts of our estimated $220 million worth of unfunded pension liabilities. The bad news is that very little progress has been made at dealing with the … Continue reading

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Build more housing, assholes! Pt. 2

We received a lot of feedback from last week’s post regarding the lack of affordable housing here in Humboldt County. While some of you told us how groovy you think we are and some of you told us in no … Continue reading

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Renters assistance programs in Humboldt? Build more housing, assholes!

As the drama up in Arcata surrounding a potential rent-fixing ordinance for mobile home parks, it’s easy to see the issue as a black and white fight between two interest groups. On one hand, you’ve got the beleaguered, impoverished and … Continue reading

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Supervisors give themselves 3 raises in midst of massive deficit, homeless crisis

THC begs that you ponder this question: is it sound business practice to dole out large, sweeping raises while your company is in the red? Another question: is it a good idea to give the CEO’s of such a debt-ridden … Continue reading

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Humboldt’s arrest rate highest in the state? THC has got your back!

We know, it’s scary out there. Times are hard. A person can’t even leave their hoagie on a park-side bench without some hungry hungry thief coming along and chowing down on it. (We speak from personal experience.) And though it’s … Continue reading

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Rob Holmlund, Eureka City Staff are dreaming about turning Eureka into Portland

Did you catch the LoCO post that explored the several options for development of the so-called “C 2 F” area of downtown Eureka? They were all very interesting, and Rob Holmlund and the City of Eureka should warmly thank the … Continue reading

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Supervisor Lovelace believes our County pays bills with “Sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns”; Dumb Quote of the Week

Quick! Who believes in whimsical mythical creatures and that the Humboldt County financial forecast for the next 5 years is looking rosy? If your answer is the vertically challenged Humboldt County Supervisor Mark Lovelace, than you nailed it! Although, we … Continue reading

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Supervisors to discuss Strategic Framework 2016, new ways to completely fail Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is having a very special meeting this Wednesday (tomorrow!) at 2 p.m. to discuss the Strategic Priority Framework for the year 2016. You can view the full document detailing the goals our Supervisors will … Continue reading

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