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Name not shown inside district 2 April 18, 2019, 7:21 PM

How important is it that Humboldt County's local governments implement programs and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Very important


How would you like to see Humboldt County's local governments prioritize the following GHG reduction strategies? (1= Low Priority, 5 = High Priority)



How concerned are you about the future impact in Humboldt County of the following potential climate-related hazards?



In terms of priority, how would you rank the following strategies to reduce emissions from energy consumption in Humboldt County? To show your priorities, rank your most important strategies from top to bottom. Click and drag to change.
Encouraging local wind energy production, Supplying renewable energy to buildings so they use cleaner energy , Making buildings more energy efficient so they use less energy, Encouraging solar panel installation on buildings, Encouraging local biomass energy production


How can Humboldt County's local governments promote solar panel installation? (1= Low Priority, 5 = High Priority)



What have you done (or want to do) to reduce energy use at your residence?



What are some barriers that would keep you from completing energy upgrades?



How can Humboldt County's local governments reduce emissions from vehicle trips? (1 = Low Priority, 5 = High Priority)



What would encourage you to use public transit (check all that apply)
Nothing


What would encourage you to ride a bicycle more often?
Nothing


Of the many benefits resulting from GHG reduction, how would you prioritize the following outcomes?
Saving money from lower utility bills, Increased resilience from climate change and natural disasters, Creation of green jobs, Reducing waste sent to landfills, Improved public health, Reduced reliance on fossil fuels, Saving money from lower transportation costs


Please share any additional ideas or comments about how Humboldt County's local governments can reduce GHG emissions in the region.
maybe look into hydrogen power ,make hydrogen out of rising sea water, or using the ocean tides to create energy

Name not shown inside district 2 April 18, 2019, 6:49 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (1), 2.1 Improve transportation network to be multi-modal and energy efficient (e.g. roads, trails, public transportation and commercial airline) (p 11) (3), 2.3 Improve communications infrastructure (p 14) (1)


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
better roads, none of the other services are worth much if we cant get there.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
better roads


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
better roads


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings


How well did the Roadshow achieve its desired outcomes?
3 - Somewhat

Name not shown inside district 4 April 18, 2019, 5:10 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.4 A reduction in substance abuse and opioid addiction in our community (p 10) (5)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
I don't think I've been helped much since things don't appear to be improving.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Having spent 25 years in Humboldt County, I see the increasing drug and crime culture as the largest issue for Humboldt County. It's one of our own making through good intentions. Humboldt does not have a homeless problem. We have a drug, addiction, mental health, and crime problem which are interlinked (as you know). These problems have increased because the issue has been mis-branded as a housing or homeless problem. I know there's a lot of money earmarked to "combat the homeless epidemic" in Humboldt. But, just as Seattle is waking up to the realization that it's not a "homeless" issue, so should we. You can't throw money and programs at the issues and wish them away. If that was the case, there shouldn't be a homeless problem.

I was homeless in Redding many years ago. I do know what it means to be homeless... I do know what it takes to get back on my feet. Seattle is beginning to wake up. So should we. Having lived it, I don't believe removing the stigma of bad behavior will make the issue any better. Why normalize the behavior and make it acceptable when so many people (including the perpetrator) are harmed by it? We need to decrease the handouts and increase the true hand ups. I have compassion for those struggling and I want them to succeed. So much so, I'm willing to let them fail so they can learn to do for themselves. Because, they won't get out of the cycle until they want to on their own. And, yes, I know the line you dance on and believe the County has been dancing on the wrong side of the line.

One of my sons got involved in the local drug culture and subsequently the local gang and criminal underground. He has told me stories of crimes he committed for his drug of choice and the lengths (or depths) he went to in order to get his next fix. After serving time in jail for dealing and two separate recovery programs, he's out and a productive member of society. Sure, he still has challenges. But, he's no longer a plague on the community (his own words). His says the only thing that got him out was his own motivation to do so and the handouts (from family, friends, and organizations) extended and facilitated his drug use cycle. For him (and many others), tt began with cannabis.

Free law enforcement to do their job. Take the handcuffs off of the local police and governing agencies. Grant them the funding to enforce the laws and keep law abiding citizens safe. Reduce the revolving door in and out of the jail. I know State laws have played a huge part in this. But, there are things we can do on a local level to reduce the number of people "circling the drain". Make being "homeless" in Humboldt harder and less attractive, not easier. We attract quite a few users through our programs, existing drug culture, and relatively mild weather (the last is out of our control). I know these changes would impact our funding and redirect resources. But, it would benefit the community and promote safety.

I've been victimized 5 times in the last 5 years and nothing was done except for a police report. I was victimized 0 times in the 20 years prior and lived 5 of those years in the same residence I'm in now. Relabeling the crimes as petty doesn't mean a crime didn't happen and that it wasn't bad (another change by the state and voters). Let's stop the flow of drugs and give people a hand up as they make the conscious decision to recover. I know, there's that line again. Let's dance on the right side for a while and see if we can lift up everyone... all of Humboldt.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Healthy Environment with Robust Infrastructure?
There has been some focus on our internet connectivity and the resiliency of such. Internet providers/vendors have been moving in a positive direction and that's in part due to the pressure the County put on them to provide more resiliency.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
We need truly redundant internet connectivity (separate paths) with fully functional fail-over paths for all Humboldt County services. That's not just 2 fiber pairs in the same cable run to Ukiah... that's not truly redundant. As our community becomes increasingly dependent on reliable and available internet connectivity, the County should demand such from the vendors. AT&T has not delivered (despite several published promises to do so) and it may be time to put even more pressure on them to do so.

As for a "Healthy Environment", fix our existing roads first. You can examine "what if" scenarios on potential sea level changes later. But, I don't believe it's prudent to place a large emphasis on what would be a relatively slow change in sea levels (extremist opinions not withstanding). Bring back responsible logging programs and support traditional industry/businesses.

Stop following the political winds and be responsible with the public trust. Too many times politics has driven our practices because of the hysteria. The County has a fiduciary responsibility to act in a manner that's right for the community. This may run counter to the desires of some vocal pundits and groups. Resist the pressure and bandwagon tendencies. Do better with what you have been entrusted with and then look to expand upon it.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
Again... I don't see how I've been "helped" by recent County policies that have contributed to a "Thriving Economy". The national economy has been improving which has helped our local economy.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Don't worry about the new political wind of "living wages". That's a false flag and should not be micro-controlled by government. Let market forces drive wages. Stop supporting and championing the drug industry regardless of the revenues (same as cigarettes or alcohol). Examine new international scientific studies (now that there has been enough time and data) which point to increases in health issues (mental and physical) with relation to cannabis usage. It is a gateway drug and government should not be supporting/promoting it any more than they should any other substance.

Support traditional industries (fishing, logging, tourism, movies) for long-term goals and a healthy community.


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings

Name not shown inside district 4 April 18, 2019, 11:40 AM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.3 Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and implementation of trauma-informed care (p 8) (2), 1.4 A reduction in substance abuse and opioid addiction in our community (p 10) (3)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
I do not believe that I have been directly impacted so far, but I have been a victim of the homeless mentally ill drug users who burglarize our neighborhoods and harass me around my workplace at the courthouse.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
I really would like to see a crack down and change in law regarding petty theft and public intoxication in our area. I know our hands are slightly tied by the recently voted in laws about jail time and crimes, but if there is something we can adopt on a local level, I would be in complete support of it. I especially would like to see new local laws against panhandling & being a public nuisance. We have had those in the past.

Give money to local law enforcement to create a special task force to keep us safe and deal with the homeless mentally ill and addicted. Giving them homes will not help ANY of the issues that I am referring to.

Possible programs to educate children against drugs & crime, and prevent them from becoming part of the problem we are facing would be helpful as well. That is why I also am supporting that category as well.

I fully believe if we didn't have the perfect trifecta of good weather, abundance of free stuff and programs, and drugs galore, we would not be facing the HUGE problems that we currently have.



How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Healthy Environment with Robust Infrastructure?
I have used a couple of the public trails a couple of times. I do appreciate making those areas nicer for us to use. It has also helped to eliminate the use of those areas for crimes and drug activities.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
I would love to see the connection between the biking trail from Eureka to Arcata, but do not consider this of high importance.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
Other than adding the annoyance of the cannabis boom, I am unsure that I have been directly impacted.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
I think that this cannabis "industry" will probably fade soon as did the gold rush back in the day. Prices will be falling as more and more groups jump on board.


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings

Peter Cohan inside district 5 April 17, 2019, 5:13 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
2.1 Improve transportation network to be multi-modal and energy efficient (e.g. roads, trails, public transportation and commercial airline) (p 11) (1), 2.2 Improve trails, rivers, and park infrastructure (p 13) (1), 2.3 Improve communications infrastructure (p 14) (1), 2.4 Foster healthy forests, wildlife, and watersheds, thereby creating healthy fish population, through responsible management of our local lands and watersheds (p 14) (1), 3.3 Utilize innovative technology (e.g. energy independence, sustainable biomass management, and transpacific cable (p 18) (1)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
Not sure, to be accurate.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Would love to see improvements to access on Scenic Drive in Trinidad...


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings

Name not shown inside district 5 April 17, 2019, 4:43 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (1), 2.1 Improve transportation network to be multi-modal and energy efficient (e.g. roads, trails, public transportation and commercial airline) (p 11) (2), 2.2 Improve trails, rivers, and park infrastructure (p 13) (1), 2.4 Foster healthy forests, wildlife, and watersheds, thereby creating healthy fish population, through responsible management of our local lands and watersheds (p 14) (1)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
I have not been directly affected.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
More dense, affordable housing in existing community center areas.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Healthy Environment with Robust Infrastructure?
I regularly use the various bike and pedestrian trails, as well as bike lanes on county roads.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
More bike lanes and sidewalks, complete the Bay Trail, Annie & Mary Trail, and Little River Trail.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
I have not been directly affected.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Additional support for "loop-closing" businesses which provide materials, products or services to other local businesses or institutions that would otherwise be sourced out of the area.


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings

Name not shown inside district 5 April 17, 2019, 4:06 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (1), 1.3 Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and implementation of trauma-informed care (p 8) (3), 1.4 A reduction in substance abuse and opioid addiction in our community (p 10) (1)


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings

Name not shown inside district 1 April 17, 2019, 12:30 PM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (2), 1.3 Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and implementation of trauma-informed care (p 8) (1), 2.1 Improve transportation network to be multi-modal and energy efficient (e.g. roads, trails, public transportation and commercial airline) (p 11) (1), 2.4 Foster healthy forests, wildlife, and watersheds, thereby creating healthy fish population, through responsible management of our local lands and watersheds (p 14) (1)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
no


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Healthy Environment with Robust Infrastructure?
no


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
no



Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings


How could this workshop be improved for future public processes?
Make sure people know about it. Come to Petrolia.

Name not shown inside district 4 April 17, 2019, 10:51 AM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (1), 1.4 A reduction in substance abuse and opioid addiction in our community (p 10) (2), 3.1 Improve the economy of Humboldt County (p 15) (2)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
An increased presence of law enforcement.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Offenders being held accountable - no more catch and release. Eliminate transient homeless that do not want to get into treatment programs or work toward acclimating back into society - if they are not being productive, they need to leave. Cleanup hazardous garbage, feces, needles, crack pipes etc. off the streets.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Healthy Environment with Robust Infrastructure?
An increased presence of law enforcement. An improvement in traffic control at intersections (e.g. lights, stop signs).



What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Speed limits enforced. Roads repaired and restriped. The N Highway 101 Corridor developed with overpass for safe travel and greater speed limit enforcement. Investment in the County's electoral process by (1) securing needed voting and elections equipment, (2) educating voters about the elections process and what's on the ballot, and (3) encouraging public participation as poll workers, observers, and joining the transparency project.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
Increased effort to attract tourism.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
Address the homelessness and blight that dissuades people from visiting Humboldt County. Create affordable housing. Create trade, technical, and professional jobs with livable wages. Increase tourism through highlighting the natural beauty of Humboldt County throughout the state and beyond. Use harbor for exporting.


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings


How could this workshop be improved for future public processes?
I would love to see the workshops recorded and (1) available for viewing on the county website and (2) aired on a public broadcasting network to increase public involvement in the process.

patricia kanzler inside district 1 April 17, 2019, 9:15 AM

You've got 5 dots to 'spend'. How would you spend them on these services?
1.1 Increase affordable housing stock (More detail is on pg 7 of the Strategic Framework Document) (1), 2.1 Improve transportation network to be multi-modal and energy efficient (e.g. roads, trails, public transportation and commercial airline) (p 11) (1), 3.1 Improve the economy of Humboldt County (p 15) (1), 3.2 Stabilize and support a successful cannabis economy (p 17) (1), 3.3 Utilize innovative technology (e.g. energy independence, sustainable biomass management, and transpacific cable (p 18) (1)


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of Healthy and Safe Community?
I have not been helped


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
housing is a crisis, and all people want to see less homeless and less addicts on the streets; we need a crisis intervention, and new housing is not going to cut it as contractors do not want to make housing for the poor;we need a tent city, but "not in my back yard" is the way people think.


How have you been helped by the county's progress towards its vision of A Resilient and Thriving Economy?
no; our healthcare system has fallen apart, St Joseph's is no longer a safe place for the sick to go.


What additional progress would you like to see in this theme?
endorsing Medicare for All would greatly decrease the amount the county would have to pay to insurance companies for healthcare; it would offer better healthcare for less cost because the county would not be paying enormous amounts toward CEO's and board members, stock holders and administration of the company; Medicare has been around for 50 years and as people get on it, their health actually improves...this is a way to save the county money; there are no plans or networks, people would keep the provider they want.


Did you attend any of the Roadshows?
No - I did not attend any of the Roadshow meetings


How could this workshop be improved for future public processes?
I had no idea there was a roadshow; there was not enough publicity.