The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will discuss an ordinance at their Tuesday meeting that will deal with parking regulations at one of the county's most dangerous intersections.
The county Public Works Department report states that the intersection of F Street and Oak Street in Eureka is ranked eighth in the top 10 locations for collisions in Humboldt County.
”This intersection requires increased visibility by restricting parking at all times of the day,” the staff report states.
If passed, the ordinance would prohibit parking on the eastern side of F Street at all times of the day and will extend the regulated area by an additional 40 feet.
Along with F Street, the ordinance would place additional parking restrictions on Harrison Avenue in Eureka and Conger Street in Garberville.
On Nov. 8, Mary Glavich -- owner of Shear Design in Eureka -- wrote a letter to the county Department of Land Use requesting that they implement the parking regulation due to a lack of visibility while exiting the driveway near her business.
”The visibility from my driveway has become so limited in recent few months that I feel I need to take steps to protect the safety (of) my customers and pedestrians,” Glavich wrote in the letter. “In addition, the current conditions are detrimental to my business.”
Parking along a section on the east side of Harrison Street in front of Shear Design would be prohibited if the ordinance is adopted.
The parking restrictions on the north side of Conger Street in Garberville would prohibit public officers and employees from parking on a section of the road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the third and fourth Friday of every month. This portion of the ordinance was included to match court dates at the Humboldt County Courthouse Garberville Branch.
”Because parking is so limited in Garberville, the second district supervisor requested that the ordinance be modified to reflect the current court hours,” the staff report states.
County staff recommends that the board vote to set the ordinance for adoption at their Feb. 4 meeting.
Later in the meeting, County Administrative Officer Phillip Smith-Hanes will give the board a forecast of revenues and expenditures that major county funds will face over the next five years.
”The current report results indicate that the General Fund's financial forecast is not as good as it was a year ago,” the County Administrative Office staff report reads. “This is primarily due to increased costs associated with the two-percent raise that were not included in the previous forecast and higher than projected increases in retirement and insurance costs.”
Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass will update the board on the weekly Homeless Task Force meetings, and present a video providing an overview of homelessness in California.
If you go:
What: Board of Supervisors meeting
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
Where: Supervisors' chamber, first floor, Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 Fifth St., Eureka
The full agenda can be viewed online at http://co.humboldt.ca.us/board
Will Houston can be reached at 707-441-0504 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Will_S_Houston.