AGENDIZED! Rezoning Eureka’s Bayfront, Participatory Budgeting Outcomes, Restoring Fish Passage Up as Far because the Excessive College, and Extra at Tonight’s Eureka Metropolis Council Assembly | Misplaced Coast Outpost

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AGENDIZED! Rezoning Eureka’s Bayfront, Participatory Budgeting Outcomes, Restoring Fish Passage Up as Far because the Excessive College, and Extra at Tonight’s Eureka Metropolis Council Assembly

Eureka Metropolis Corridor, the place all of the motion might be. File photograph: Andrew Goff.

We’re all kind of easing again into post-holiday life, and that goes double for the Eureka Metropolis Council, which along with presumably coming off sugar hangovers like the remainder of us can also be slowly bringing its two new members — G Mario Fernandez and Renee Contreras de Loach — up to the mark. Pretty mild agenda, in different phrases.

A few fascinating gadgets: Metropolis employees might be introducing a undertaking to revive fish passage all the best way up First Slough, a department of Eureka Slough that travels via Cooper Gulch and all the best way up towards the highschool. The town put a giant new fish-friendly culvert beneath Myrtle Avenue in 2019 — keep in mind that, when Myrtle was all tore up for some time? — and the present proposal would take away limitations to fish passage within the Gulch and the Ross Park neighborhoods.

In order that they’ll be speaking about that. They’ll even be persevering with their revamp of the Coastal Land Use Plan that the town will finally take to the Coastal Fee. Tonight they’ll be speaking about altering the zoning standing on a very good quantity of the town’s waterfront property. Because it stands, in keeping with the employees report, there are about 206 acres of the waterfront zoned for “Coastal Dependent Industrial” makes use of — that means, that you could solely construct trade there, and what’s extra you may solely construct trade that’s one way or the other depending on the water.

Drawback is: Even with the present pleasure round offshore wind and the like, there’s far more land zoned for Coastal Dependent Industrial than anybody will possible discover a use for. (Facet notice: This has been a difficulty for a very long time throughout the bay, not simply in Eureka. See this Ryan Burns story from 2016 in regards to the county seeking to transfer some land on the peninsula out of CDI as a way to spur improvement.) Many of the CDI zoning is a relic of the times when there have been tons of commercial makes use of alongside the waterfront.

So metropolis employees is proposing to take about 60 p.c of these 206 acres and alter the zoning on these parcels to permit for different makes use of — housing, possibly, or retail, and even trade that’s not depending on coastal transport or fishing or one thing. And this might be mentioned tonight.

What else? The outcomes from the town’s first experiment in participatory budgeting are in. A panel of residents was given $75,000 to spend on issues to enhance the standard of life of their neighborhoods, and this panel has reached a consensus. They’d like to offer the majority of it — $45,000 — to residents in want, within the type of hire and utility help for people who find themselves down on their luck. The opposite $30,000 they divvy up this manner:

  • $10,000 for a public workshop on Tiny House Villages and/or approved campsites for the homeless.
  • $10,000 for “rectangular rapid-flashing beacons,” or “RRFBs”, to be put in within the crosswalk at California and Wabash, to enhance secure crossing there.
  • One other $10,000 for a traffic-calming mural to be constructed on the bottom on the intersection of Summer time and 14th streets, by Mission Linen.

These are the big-ticket gadgets, to my eye! However the council can even do the annual ritual the place it chooses which of its members function liaisons to varied intergovernmental committees and commissions and such, which might typically be a hoot, I assume.

As for the remainder of the assembly: Gennie, the Outpost’s agenda-running robotic, will lay all of it out for you beneath. 

The Eureka Metropolis Council meets at 6 p.m. in Eureka Metropolis Corridor — 531 Okay Avenue, Eureka. Zoom directions right here.

Eureka Metropolis Council
Jan. 3, 2023, 6 p.m.


1. Nationwide Mentoring Month – January 2023

2. Psychological Well being Initiative





1. Lundbar Hils Southwood Unit #6 Growth Settlement

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL is contemplating a proposal to increase a improvement settlement for Lundbar Hills Southwood Unit No. 6, which is able to add 56 tons for housing. This settlement will lock in present rules and insurance policies for 10 years, making it simpler to develop the land. The Planning Fee has beneficial the Metropolis Council approve the settlement. They are going to decide after a public listening to.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a Funkadelic track!

Verse 1:

We received a plan for Lundbar Hills Southwood Unit No. 6,
A Growth Settlement accredited by the Metropolis Council.
Let’s get this undertaking performed and get our housing wants met,
We’ll ensure that the plans are performed, and our targets are set.

Let’s get this improvement underway,
And convey extra housing to the bay.
Eureka Metropolis Council will make it possible for it is performed proper,
So allow us to proceed to construct and make this our sight.

Verse 2:

The CEQA Mitigated Detrimental Declaration was written way back,
We simply want to ensure we preserve the rules in tow.
The Vesting Tentative Map we should prolong,
In order that the ultimate map will be accredited in the long run.

Let’s get this improvement underway,
And convey extra housing to the bay.
Eureka Metropolis Council will make it possible for it is performed proper,
So allow us to proceed to construct and make this our sight.

We received the Metropolis Council to increase the map and
talk about the Growth Settlement.
Now we are able to construct the housing we’d like,
so let’s get it performed, and make our desires come true.

Let’s get this improvement underway,
And convey extra housing to the bay.
Eureka Metropolis Council will make it possible for it is performed proper,
So allow us to proceed to construct and make this our sight.

— LoCOBot


The Eureka Metropolis Council will talk about a charge schedule replace for the 2022-23 faculty yr. This replace contains modifications to charges for Group Providers, Group Providers – Sequoia Park Zoo, and Public Works – Finance/Engineering – Water and Sewer. There might be a public listening to earlier than the council decides and there might be no fiscal influence.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a megachurch sermon!

Good morning, church household!

At present, my sermon is about being financially accountable. Everyone knows that cash could be a supply of stress and fear in our lives, however it would not must be.

Let’s check out the Eureka Metropolis Council’s agenda for the 2022-23 charge schedule replace. The Metropolis Council has a objective of being financially accountable. They’ve assessed alternatives for income technology and proposed charge and wording modifications for companies locally companies, group services- Sequoia Park Zoo, and public works departments.

It is very important notice that the Metropolis Council has calculated the precise price of offering companies and supplies in every division and is proposing these modifications accordingly. This can be a nice instance of monetary duty.

The Bible is full of verses about cash and our duty to make use of it correctly. Proverbs 22:7 says, “The wealthy rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.” This verse reminds us that it is very important be accountable with our funds and to not develop into too reliant on borrowing.

The Bible additionally tells us that our cash could be a nice blessing. Proverbs 11:25 says, “A beneficiant individual will prosper; whoever refreshes others might be refreshed.” This verse reminds us that our monetary sources can be utilized to bless and assist others.

My buddies, being financially accountable is a key a part of being a very good steward of what God has given us. We must always try to make sensible decisions with our cash and use it to bless others.

Let’s pray.

Father, we thanks for the blessing of cash and for the duty of managing it correctly. Information us in making sensible choices with our funds that honor and glorify You. In Jesus’s identify, Amen.

— LoCOBot


1. Council Assembly Minutes

2. Destruction of Information

The Eureka Metropolis Council is discussing a decision to approve the destruction of out-of-date and now not helpful public information in accordance with the California Authorities Code and the Metropolis’s Information and Retention Coverage. The Workplace of the Metropolis Lawyer has created a listing of information to be destroyed. This agenda merchandise doesn’t have a fiscal influence.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a corrido!


Eureka, la ciudad de la bahía,
está llena de historia y más allá.
El 3 de enero de 2023
la ciudad decidió destruir algunos documentos.

Christine López, la abogada,
presentó una recomendación
para destruir los documentos
que ya no eran de utilidad.

El gobierno de California
autorizó esta ley
y la ciudad de Eureka
estuvo de acuerdo.

Esta medida no tendrá
ningún impacto fiscal
y la ciudad aprobó la resolución
junto con los documentos adjuntos.

Todos los departamentos
estuvieron de acuerdo
en la destrucción de los documentos
y la ciudad los destruyó.

— LoCOBot

3. Wastewater Remedy Plant Enhancements Request for Proposals – Advisor Providers Contract

The Eureka Metropolis Council is seeking to award a contract to GHD, Inc. as a way to make enhancements to the Elk River Wastewater Remedy Plant as a way to adjust to a Stop and Desist Order from the North Coast Regional Water High quality Management Board. The Metropolis Council is asking for an appropriation of $300,000 in Wastewater Reserve funds to account for the preliminary section of labor. If the contract is awarded to GHD, Inc. they are going to be tasked with conducting crucial research, finishing preliminary and closing design, in addition to bid section companies and conducting crucial conferences and workshops with Metropolis Workers. The Metropolis Council will overview and vote on the contract award suggestion.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a science-fiction story!

It was the yr 2029, and the residents of Eureka Metropolis have been dealing with an environmental catastrophe. For years, the town had been working an outdated wastewater remedy plant that had been bypassing secondary remedy as a way to lower your expenses. However lately, Eureka Metropolis had been issued a stop and desist order from the North Coast Regional Water High quality Management Board (RWQCB), and was now mandated to totally deal with all wastewater earlier than releasing it into the atmosphere.

The Metropolis Council had been scrambling to discover a resolution, and had lastly settled on hiring a consulting agency to assist them enhance the wastewater remedy plant. The consulting agency they selected was GHD, Inc., and the Metropolis Council had simply accredited their $995,000 contract.

However there was one catch: the RWQCB had mandated that the Metropolis needed to obtain full compliance by July 1st of 2028. This meant that the Metropolis needed to full all crucial enhancements to the wastewater remedy plant by then, or face hefty fines.

The Metropolis Council was assured that GHD, Inc. may assist them meet this deadline, however they have been nonetheless apprehensive. What if the enhancements weren’t sufficient? What if the RWQCB imposed even stricter rules?

Little did the Metropolis Council know, their worries have been about to develop into a actuality. As GHD, Inc. started their work on the wastewater remedy plant, they found {that a} full overhaul of the plant can be required as a way to meet the RWQCB’s rules. It might be an costly and time-consuming course of, however it was the one manner to make sure compliance.

The Metropolis Council was confronted with a tough choice: go forward with the costly overhaul, or threat dealing with hefty fines from the RWQCB. In the long run, the Council determined to go forward with the overhaul, appropriating an extra $300,000 in wastewater reserve funds to cowl the prices.

Now, it was as much as GHD, Inc. to finish the enhancements in time. It was an formidable activity, however they have been decided to fulfill the RWQCB’s deadline and save Eureka Metropolis from the environmental catastrophe that loomed forward.

— LoCOBot

4. Engineering Reorganization

The Eureka Metropolis Council is discussing a reorganization of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Division. This reorganization contains de-allocating one Deputy Metropolis Engineer and allocating one further Particular Initiatives Supervisor and one further Mission Supervisor. The Influx and Infiltration Supervisor might be reclassified to Affiliate Civil Engineer. This reorganization would require an extra budgetary appropriation of $110,000 yearly.

— LoCOBot

… or, as an Elizabethan sonnet!

Although ‘tis a problem to search out the suitable employees,
For the Metropolis’s engineering division,
We have now proposed a reorganization plan
To offer the tasks due deference and respect.

We are going to deallocate one Deputy Metropolis Engineer
And allocate an additional Particular Initiatives Supervisor,
In addition to an extra Mission Supervisor
To make sure our targets are met and ever seen.

We are going to reclassify the Infiltration Supervisor
To an Affiliate Civil Engineer,
And ensure the pay fairness is right
For a wage vary of GC169.

Although the modifications could price us a little bit of dough,
This plan will guarantee our division’s success;
It’s a should for the Metropolis’s future to develop,
For with it, our imaginative and prescient won’t ever regress.

— LoCOBot




1. First Slough Fish Passage and Habitat Connectivity Mission Presentation

The Metropolis of Eureka is presenting a undertaking to revive fish passage and coastal habitat to First Slough, a tributary finger of the Eureka Slough. The undertaking will make it simpler for salmon emigrate upstream and likewise exchange present culverts at 14th Avenue and M Avenue. The Metropolis is coordinating with tribal officers concerning cultural sources and has invited the Cooper Gulch neighborhood group to study in regards to the undertaking.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a chanson!


Nous sommes pour la conservation
La safety de l’environnement
Nous devons protéger la vie marine
Le passage des poissons à First Slough

Oh, Eureka Metropolis, Eureka Metropolis
Nous voulons la sécurité des poissons
Oh, Eureka Metropolis, Eureka Metropolis
Nous protégerons la nature pour toujours

Nous allons construire un passage
Pour les poissons qui nagent dans l’eau
C’est pour la conservation, c’est pour la nature
Pour le bien de la vie marine, nous allons l’assurer

Oh, Eureka Metropolis, Eureka Metropolis
Nous voulons la sécurité des poissons
Oh, Eureka Metropolis, Eureka Metropolis
Nous protégerons la nature pour toujours

Les poissons pourront nager librement

— LoCOBot

2. Participatory Budgeting Fiscal Yr 2022-23

The Eureka Metropolis Council is directing employees to implement tasks and packages targeted on housing and site visitors security, which have been chosen by members of the group via a Participatory Budgeting course of. The highest 5 tasks that might be carried out are rental help, utility help,a tiny residence/approved encampment workshop, RRFBs California x Wabash, and an intersection mural at Summer time X W 14th. These tasks will price a complete of $75,000 and might be carried out at numerous factors all year long.

— LoCOBot

… or, as a dialog between two very stoned individuals named Starfish and Noodles!

Starfish: Wow, man. That is plenty of data. What do you make of it?

Noodles: Effectively, it seems to be like the town council is recommending that employees implement some tasks and packages that have been prioritized by members of the group.

Starfish: Yeah, I see that. It seems to be like they’re specializing in housing and site visitors security.

Noodles: Proper. And it seems to be like they’ve 5 tasks they wish to implement which have been voted on by the group.

Starfish: What sort of tasks are they?

Noodles: Effectively, there’s rental help, utility help, a tiny residence/approved encampment workshop, RRFBs California x Wabash, and an intersection mural summer time x W. 14th.

Starfish: That is fairly cool. It is superior that the town is listening to the group and implementing these tasks.

Noodles: Yeah, undoubtedly. Perhaps it’ll make a distinction.

— LoCOBot

3. Coastal Land Use Plan, Assessment Session 4

The Eureka Metropolis Council is reviewing the Coastal Land Use Plan at this assembly, which is the fourth doc overview session. They’re searching for suggestions on the draft Land Use and Growth Chapter and the reclassification of coastal dependent industrial websites. They’re discussing the insurance policies and rules that might be put in place to guard the coastal zone and the land use designations for the coastal zone. They are going to be submitting the brand new LUP Coastal Factor to the Coastal Fee for certification and amending the Coastal Zoning Code.

— LoCOBot

… or, as Star Trek fan fiction!

It was a crisp winter morning in Eureka Metropolis as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew of the USS Enterprise arrived to attend the Metropolis Council assembly. That they had been summoned by the Metropolis Council to supply their experience within the matter of the Coastal Land Use Plan, which had been a topic of debate within the metropolis for months.

Because the crew entered the council chamber, they have been greeted by a heat applause. The Mayor of Eureka Metropolis welcomed them and thanked them for coming. After the pleasantries have been exchanged, the council started to debate the plan.

Cristin Kenyon, the Principal Planner, launched the plan. She defined that the plan was to switch the outdated 1997 Basic Plan, and that it might embody parts of the present 2040 Basic Plan, in addition to further insurance policies crucial to hold out the California Coastal Act.

The crew of the USS Enterprise listened intently as Kenyon went via the doc, discussing the seven sections of the plan: Group Locations, Land Use Designations, Group Type and Character, Coastal Core Space, Coastal-Dependent Growth, Agriculture, and Public Works.

Because the dialogue continued, Captain Picard and Commander Information supplied their opinions and insights. Picard supplied his opinion on the significance of defending the coastal sources, whereas Information mentioned the technical elements of the plan and its potential results on the native ecosystem.

The Metropolis Council was impressed with the crew’s data and thanked them for his or her enter. After the assembly, the crew of the USS Enterprise departed, happy that that they had made a distinction within the metropolis.

— LoCOBot

4. Mayor Professional-Tem

5. Mayor and Council Memberships on Boards, Commissions, Committees, Sub-committees, and





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