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Name not shown inside district 4 July 19, 2019, 9:55 AM

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.
Making buildings more energy efficient so they use less energy, Supplying renewable energy to buildings so they use cleaner energy , Encouraging local wind energy production, 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)
More frequent bus service, More bike racks on buses


What would encourage you to ride a bicycle more often?
More bicycle lanes and trails, Safer bike lanes, More bicycle parking, More bike racks on buses


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


Please share any additional ideas or comments about how Humboldt County's local governments can reduce GHG emissions in the region.
Consider more aggressive measures for reducing emissions, even if this means short-term negative effects on the local economy. E.g. putting curbs on some industries and activities that detract from, or do not contribute to, net social good, apart from the jobs they create.

Name not shown inside district 2 June 21, 2019, 6:39 PM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
I'm excited about the prospect of Garberville main street being more visitor friendly and safer to traverse for both the disabled and the able bodied. I also think it's long past time that this town had some actual planning put into it.


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
I love the idea of the welcome /gateway Plaza but I'm not seeing the parking corresponding to these areas. Are visitors expected to utilize the regular parking and walk back to these?


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
Okay. Looks nice but have you watched any of our citizens parallel park? Because... It seems more challenging for some than you would think.


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
I'm concerned about truck deliveries/center parking issues. Also the center parking is going to enhance the crossing outside of designated cross walks. I'm cool with that. But is everyone else?


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
I love these. I just really do. This is starting to look like a town I'd want to stroll through.


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
Nice addition.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
And again. I like these enhanced intersections.

Name not shown inside district 2 June 21, 2019, 2:37 PM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
I love it, more parking, inviting and informative to tourists, enhanced safety for pedestrians.


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
By putting short term parking, we discourage people from inhabiting parked vehicles and provide parking turnover for local businesses.
The welcome signs beautify the appearance of town and encourage travelers to stop in our town.


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
I’m a little concerned that parallel parking may reduce the amount of cars fit in that section of town however I think the median parking will make up for that and the landscaping will be more beneficial than the loss of those parking spaces.


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
I love the angled parking now, and hope the median parking will provide much needed additional spaces.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
Making the town more bike friendly encourages bicyclists, stands will hopefully reduce bike theft (I ride and have a hard time finding places to securely park and lock my bike)


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
Much needed, hopefully encouraging cross walk usage and maximizing pedestrian safety.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
Great.

Herb Schwartz inside district 2 June 18, 2019, 4:06 PM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
1. Overall there needs planning for delivery trucks, entry and exit from end to end on Redwood Drive. Currently delivery trucks park semi-legally in the middle of the street. 2. Priorities need to be articulated....shall this be a town plaza walking area limiting vehicles to one lane with in each direction with a mix of parking in front of stores and easy priority access to side streets? 3. Cloverdale has a main street that looks like it works...at least for the casual visitor. I don't know if it works for Cloverdale businesses, residents, etc. 4. Planning for events outside Garberville...Reggae, (if it returns) Summer Arts, future summer festivals, etc. Requires transportation plans with site specific amenities (sidewalk cafe's during festival events, etc.)


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
The kiosk needs to be repeated at least three times over the length of Redwood Drive. Trash and Recycle containers need to be installed with pick up dates and times on the cans along with brief description of acceptable trash/recycle materials. Homeless signs and assistance to hitchhikers and farm workers should be part of the Welcome Plaza. A covered well lit area for high tech vending machines and places to sit down need to be included. Integration with Motel Garberville and Humboldt Redwood Inn must be part of the planning.


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
Parallel parking offers the advantage of easier egress and ingress from the parking space unlike angled parking which blocks traffic when the vehicle enters the thoroughfare. There may be innovative designs for both angled and parallel parking that engineer better traffic flow. For example if the bike lane was next to the sidewalk it might enable smoother entry and exit to parking spaces with temporary use of the bike lane by vehicles entering and exit the planned parking spaces.


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
This drawing inhibits comparison with the drawing of parallel parking on "A" because "A" doesn't set aside the space for sidewalk and street trees. Is "Fortuna Motors" a new business or an old business in Garberville?


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
All public changes and amenities need to be integrated with private land owners and businesses. Business should be assisted with financial and planning referrals. County/private partnerships should be encouraged. Garberville Sanitary District should apply to LAFCO to become a Community Services District to support Main Street changes contracting with County services and private vendors for street enhancement.


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
I can't tell from this schematic of the enhancements planned except for street trees. Decorative trash and recycling bins need to be established as well as a town directory kiosk of services including direction to the public restroom in the town square.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
A direct link between the enhanced intersection and the Town Square as well as Chatauqua and cafe by use of a one way street to Locust Street and Locust Street should also be turned into a one way street at the appropriate intersection,.

Elaine Astrue inside district 1 June 13, 2019, 8:56 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 solar panel installation on buildings, 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


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)
Bus service closer to home, More frequent bus service, Faster bus service, Free bus service, More bike racks on buses


What would encourage you to ride a bicycle more often?
More bicycle lanes and trails, Safer bike lanes, More bike racks on buses


Of the many benefits resulting from GHG reduction, how would you prioritize the following outcomes?
Increased resilience from climate change and natural disasters, Reduced reliance on fossil fuels, Improved public health, Creation of green jobs, Reducing waste sent to landfills, 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.
I feel quite strongly that this Climate Action Plan is the right beginning for our county and region. But we MUST follow up with actions, practical changes that will require some degree of public courage. We must act as quickly as possible, while bringing the community along. While I'm completely supportive of CAP efforts today, I'll be closely watching and following whether we collectively act to implement changes. We have a small window - it may have already closed in fact. But I feel a sense of urgency, daily, about these issues and now is the time.

As a cyclist and bike commuter, I'm especially encouraged to see the questions about bike infrastructure. It's something within our grasp to do, and 70% of our population lives in a bike-able corridor. This is a hugely practical adaptation that we can succeed at. It has all manner of excellent side effects, beyond climate action - empowerment, health, pleasure, and stress management. Let's do this...

Name not shown inside district 2 June 11, 2019, 6:07 PM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
Concerned about the ability to drive thru town with so many cross walks in a close proximity to each other. Specifically, between Hemp Connection and Cecils.


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
Neither Info kiosk has parking near it, so not sure how useful that is.


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
Doesn't allow for delivery drivers to park. And if we're going to be encouraging bike traffic, where will the bike parking be?


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
like this


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
Can't tell where the exit for the Getti Up is??? Can't imagine Conger needs a cross walk on the north and south side. Seems like that would slow traffic.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
Again, this many cross walks seems like it'll slow traffic down.

Richard Thompson inside district 2 June 11, 2019, 2:48 PM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
Generally a good idea, but I think they should have done a traffic survey before the conceptual design. Big question--who maintains the landscaping and hardscaping?


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
Where's parking for any who want to read the info?


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
No need for a bike lane since there's not one in the rest of Redwood Dr. Where are the buses going to park at the So end of town?


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
Where are the delivery trucks going to park, they now park on C/L. There are food & beverage deliveries, FedEx, UPS, fuel tankers, ?. Also, trucks need to be able to turn L and R onto Sprowel Cr Rd, as well as entering and exiting some side streets.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
Turning room for semi-truck & trailers? Looks like it will improve entering Getti-Up, but what does it do for those exiting Getti-Up/Johnson's Motel next to Miclette Ins?


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
This is part of the area delivery trucks park to deliver to Shell Gas!


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
You're making it difficult to get into Redwood Dr Center. How do fuel tankers access Patriot Gas? What about semi-trucks entering/exiting Maple Lane?

Tanner Johnson inside district 2 June 11, 2019, 9:40 AM

Please submit your comments on the Garberville Complete Streets Project as a whole.
The need for a makeover is evident and welcomed. My initial concern looking at the map is that you do not appear to have the driveway for Sherwood Forest Motel correctly labeled on the left of Calico's, between Garberville Realty. There is an arrow on the right of Calico's, which is basically the parking lot for the gas station, but our entrance is on the left of Calico's and to the right of Garberville Realty on your map. There appear to be three 'accent' trees planned in the middle of where someone would need to turn directly in to our entrance. You also do not have "Lodging" marked in this area for our business. Please correct. We cannot have access to our entrance blocked in either direction by trees in the middle of the street, please. One other thing to note is semi-truck deliveries to businesses in town also ordinarily park in front of our entrance when making deliveries, which we are not wild about anyhow, but large truck deliveries do happen and may want to be considered in your plan as well, in a way that does not impact traffic/businesses.


Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
Love the idea of something welcoming for visitors. It's hard to tell how it will be accessed - if by car, is there a place to pull over in the turnabout to see the info? If it's important just to have something welcoming and visible when someone enters the town, seems fine.


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
Hard to visualize the parking...but like the idea of decorative street lights


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
Highlighting crosswalks would be good - if you plant more shade trees in the middle of the street, will that encourage homeless to camp underneath them directly in front of businesses?


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
This section is a problem for me - on the upper left side of the pink dotted area is the driveway to Sherwood Forest Motel, not marked on your map. You have three trees where our driveway is. As long as the trees/crosswalk area do not obstruct our entrance (between Garberville Realty and Calico's Cafe, also please mark this as 'Lodging'). Honestly, we aren't incredibly wild about the bus stop being there because homeless hang out in front of Calico's/our driveway claiming they are 'waiting' for the bus, even if there is none. Loitering is a huge problem and a deterrent for business. So you can make it pretty all you want, but unless that issue is addressed it may not help a lot.

Name not shown inside district 2 June 11, 2019, 8:20 AM

Please submit your comments on the Gateway/Welcome Plaza.
Not really understanding where there would be parking in this area. I like the idea of the signage, but the parking situation seems difficult to accomplish


Please submit your comments on A - Parallel Parking Section.
Parallel parking is questionable, as less cars will fit in town, as the angled parking spaces allow for several more cars than front to back would. Since we lost all the parking in the area of the town square, we need more parking, not less. Have you ever tried to park anywhere on locust or even anywhere in town on Friday? It’s near impossible to find a space as it is.


Please submit your comments on B - Angled Parking Section
Devils advocate? I’m confused how this area doesn’t have a bike lane but the parallel parking area does? So what happens to the bike lane mid town it just disappears? What happens to the semis that usually pull into the center of the lanes to unload? Where is their space?


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection with Transition Plaza.
Definite improvement for pedestrians


Please submit your comments on the Mid-Block Crosswalk section.
I have crossed the street here countless times. Seems necessary.


Please submit your comments on the Enhanced Intersection.
Will there be lights that flash when someone is using the southern crosswalk? Maybe more street lighting? That south crosswalk is hard to see people in at night

Name not shown inside district 2 May 28, 2019, 5:05 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.
Making buildings more energy efficient so they use less energy, Encouraging solar panel installation on buildings, Supplying renewable energy to buildings so they use cleaner energy , Encouraging local biomass energy production, Encouraging local wind 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)
More frequent bus service


What would encourage you to ride a bicycle more often?
More bicycle lanes and trails, Safer bike lanes, More bicycle parking, More bike racks on buses


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