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Lance Madsen’s Dying Declaration Spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E For Eureka Klown Kowncil

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by highboldtage

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Not just incompetent, but criminal?

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25954289/dying-councilmans-inquiry-raises-questions-at-eureka-city?source=most_viewed

via Times Standard:

Madsen states in the affidavit that he repeatedly questioned Day-Wilson about where she got the memo until she named Councilwoman Melinda Ciarabellini.

Madsen writes in the affidavit that he later met with Ciarabellini, and that the councilwoman told him that she didn’t know how the memo had been distributed among city staff. Madsen states Ciarabellini said she had given a copy to Day-Wilson over concern that the memo might spark litigation by those named in the document.

When contacted by the Times-Standard, Ciarabellini declined to comment.

Madsen’s affidavit also recounts his conversation with then-Community Development Director Rob Wall about the email, which is also referred to as a “hit list.” Madsen’s affidavit states that Wall told the councilman that Day-Wilson provided both him and Personnel Director Gary Bird a copy of the memo at a meeting, and that Wall was later approached by Day-Wilson and asked to say he read the document after seeing a copy on her desk while waiting for her. Wall refused to comply, the affidavit said.

 

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/Blogthing/archives/2014/06/12/a-councilmans-dying-declaration

The declaration and an accompanying six-page investigative report, both of which Madsen apparently made a top priority during the last months of his battle with lung disease, were delivered by certified mail to the city on June 5 by Daniel Cooper, Madsen’s probate attorney. Together, the documents shed new light on an apparently toxic environment in city hall and a rift on the city council. And they raise serious questions about Day-Wilson’s honesty, ethics and job performance.

“Mr. Madsen requested that I provide this information to the city council after his death so that its present members would follow through on the investigation his declining health prevented him from completing,” reads a cover letter to the city from Cooper. “Mr. Madsen’s request also directed that I allow his family ‘private time’ to grieve and adjust to his passing before this affidavit was delivered to the city council.”
Madsen, who resigned his post with the council in December due to his prolonged battle with lung disease, was in hospice care when he signed the affidavit on March 6. He died April 5.

Kinetic Sculpture Race – 2014 – VIDEO

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by highboldtage

 

pix by James Decker more of this fun day in Humboldt County:   http://radmul.blogspot.com/2014/05/fair-wage-photo-bomb.html

 

Humboldt Street Life Concert #5 TODAY MAY 22 HENDERSON CENTER!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by highboldtage

TODAY MAY 22!

Join us in Henderson Center for an afternoon delight of music outdoors!

Noon til 3 pm

FREE FREE FREE!

NOON ELECTRIC BILL

1 PM MOTHER VINES

2 PM SARAH TORRES

We will be on F st & Grotto in front of the closed pharmacy next to B of A. You will hear us.

If you are a local musician who wants to participate contact me Humboldt.organizer @ gmail.com

Bring something to sit on or join our Bucket Brigade!

have a peaceful day,

Bill

Mad River Rounders @ Siren Song Tavern for Chris Kerrigan!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 18, 2014 by highboldtage

Mad River Rounders, Gunsafe

Kerrigan for Supervisor Campaign presents:

Mad River Rounders and Gunsafe

Wednesday May 21
7:00-10:00 PM
Siren Song Tavern, 325 2nd St, Eureka

Suggested donation is sliding scale $5-$20

DATES/TIMES
WHERE
PRICE
  • $5
CONTACT INFO
  • Phone: 442-8778
  • Email: thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com
  • Web site

Humboldt Street Music Concert Two Tuesday May 13 Noon Clarke Plaza

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 12, 2014 by highboldtage

Join us for an afternoon delight of music. Sarah Torres and I will be playing and singing down at Clarke Plaza, corner of 3rd and E, tomorrow noon til 3 or so. Weather permitting, but its looking good.

I will be rolling my street amp rig down there and Sarah and I will take turns. Bring something to sit on, something to munch on, wear a hat (avoid sunburn!) and the beverage of your choice. Please no alcohol there will be children around.

The weather looks good all week, we will see how it goes tomorrow maybe we can do more. If you are a musician who would like to play a half hour or hour set with my rig please email me at Humboldt.organizer@gmail.com and put “street music” in the subject. We plan on doing lots of free street concerts this year.

Free Concert!
Sarah Torres, Electric Bill,

Tuesday May 12
noon til 3, Clarke Plaza, Old Town Eureka, 3rd and E.

Join us also at the Fair Wage Café, Saturday May 17, Carpenters Union Hall (Labor Temple) 9th & E, Eureka, noon to five, free music free food.

have a peaceful day,
Bill

Humboldt Street Music Tomorrow (Tuesday May 13)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2014 by highboldtage

Join us for an afternoon delight of music. Sarah Torres and I will be playing and singing down at Clarke Plaza, corner of 3rd and E, tomorrow noon til 3 or so. Weather permitting, but its looking good.

I will be rolling my street amp rig down there and Sarah and I will take turns. Bring something to sit on (or join our Bucket Brigade) , something to munch on, wear a hat (avoid sunburn!) and the beverage of your choice.  Please no alcohol there will be children around.

The weather looks good all week, we will see how it goes tomorrow maybe we can do more. If you are a musician who would like to play a half hour or hour set with my rig please email me at Humboldt.organizer@gmail.com and put “street music” in the subject. We plan on doing lots of free street concerts this year.

Free Concert!
Sarah Torres, Electric Bill,

Tuesday May 13
noon til 3, Clarke Plaza, Old Town Eureka, 3rd and E.

have a peaceful day,
Bill

PARC NEEDS HELP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 5, 2014 by highboldtage

HELP…

“We all need somebody to lean on”

No matter how “together” one is, most people of this earth actually need help. Whether that be spiritual uplifting, emotional encouragement, physical assistance, or (to put it plainly) money. PARC (Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community) truly needs financial help.

It is actually very honoring and humbling that I am able to write this email asking all kinds of kind people for money donations to keep PARC’s door open. I wish I was able to donate cash for rent and bills. I do feel good while washing dishes after people have had nourishment, sweeping or mopping the floor after thankful people have come in and out from the sunshine or the rain, setting up tents for the night, giving out blankets and warm clothing, or cheering someone with singing or conversation. The PARC space also allows us to make literature and set up weekly informational displays about ending long term solitary confinement. It’s a big deal that we receive the financial help we need.

Giving of one’s time and energy helps people who come to PARC, and it  contributes to the community organizing that goes on here.  Sadly, money is the only thing to ensure that this welcoming, safe, blessing of a place can actually stay open.

So, to the gritty details.

PARC desperately needs funds for:

2 separate Phone Bills:  Each phone line services two purposes, including a jail support hotline and, recently to support people facing ICE harassment in Humboldt

PARC rent: $750 to the kindest “landlord” ever; for a space that is open almost every day of the year and almost every minute between 9:30am and 9:30pm

Electricity and Gas Bills:  at this point, payments are overdue!

Additional need this month:  A few of us from PARC have been helping someone who has no shelter and who has recently been very hurt and traumatized.  We’ve been paying for campground stays and other expenses (i.e. gasoline) and working toward setting up a more long-term and stable situation.  Although the campgrounds are cheap, we are BROKE.  Please help.

To donate to PARC online, click here:
http://www.youcaring.com/other/parc-needs-to-stay-open-for-the-people-/153592

(Please also “like” and “share” it on your facebook)To otherwise donate to PARC, one can:
Come by and drop off donations (or call & we’ll come to you!)
Address Money Orders to Kimberly Starr
Address Checks to James Decker
and/or mail any of the above to:

PARC
P.O. Box 5692

Eureka, CA  95502
(707) 442-7465Other types of donations needed:

 

-toilet paper

-socks

-hats/beanies

-blankets, sleeping bags

-soaps, shampoos

-natural dish soap

-gold or black spray paints for a new batch of stenciled sweatshirts and t-shirts! (“End Long Term Solitary Confinement”)

Thank you!  Thank you to everyone who gives money, spends time laundering towels and clothes, donates food, gives their smiles and encouragement, and fills PARC with life and the spirit of resistance.

Signed,
a friend of PARC

Houseboats for Mixed Housing in Eureka

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 12, 2014 by highboldtage

If we utilize our marinas to berth some houseboats we could berth 1,000 houseboats there and grow the low income housing stock for Eureka.   1,000 houseboats in the marina = 2,000 new customers for Old Town businesses.   It means a houseboat building and maintenance industry on Humboldt bay.   It could be started right now.
A planned Sausalito.  Make sure there are nice boats and humble boats.  Mixed community on the water.
Of course there would be impacts on the bay, you would have to connect the boats to city sewer.   But you could grow the population and low cost housing stock of Eureka easily and quickly and create a whole new industry (houseboat building and maintenance)  on Humboldt Bay.  Without heavily impacting the land.
have a peaceful day,
Bill

The Excess Energy Tax is Economic Suicide for Humboldt County – Turn Out the Lights

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 3, 2014 by highboldtage

Yesterday I sent you my analysis from 2012 about the Arcata excess energy tax.
A couple of months ago I sat in a room with a genius who schooled me about the importance of building resilient communities through the concept of import substitution.
This is a nice way of building local economies by identifying things that are used locally but imported and then substituting if possible locally manufactured goods for the imported ones.
Now there is this proposal for an “excess energy tax” which is being sold county wide as an environmental issue.
What it is economically is, is “export substitution”, it is the hollowing out of our local economy.    It is the exact opposite of “import substitution.”
Lets assume that there are 1.000 indoor growers in Humboldt now.   After the tax, these people will leave.  They will sell their houses and relocate to another county or state.   Real estate values will drop by at least 10%.
But the most pernicious aspect is that we will turn a net positive inflow of dollars into a negative flow out of Humboldt County.   These indoor growers (I call them cottage industries)  produce a product that is both exported and used here.   After the tax they will be located elsewhere, but we will still be buying their product.   It will have gone from being a domestic product to an imported product.
And of course we will lose the direct inputs of these people and businesses into our local economies.
I get it that indoor growing uses electricity.   What kind of jobs do you propose for these people to do that pay $15 or more an hour and that don’t use electricity?  Factories consume electricity!  How many new little businesses will you have to “incubate” in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna etc. etc to make up for the loss of 1,000 REAL small businesses, and where will that incubation money come from?
The only way that Humboldt to make up for this small business exodus would be for the big pot growers out in the sticks to ramp up their production.  Of course that could have disastrous  effects in the fragile countryside here and accomplish nothing as far as carbon loading on the planet.  Because the indoor growers will be growing in the next county or state.  That would solve the import/export imbalance but the big pot grows don’t provide any ownership or benefits to their workers besides agricultural jobs and trim jobs, all non-union and many of them low paying now.   This is not the old mom and pop days when family and a few close friends were invited over to trim the 10 plant harvest.  The same income inequality emerges.   Let’s get real.
These small business people, these entrepreneurs are my friends along with the working poor.   What am I going to say to them if I support a tax that will put them out of business?  How do you expect people in the city to make a living?  Working at Walmart?  We don’t all have 20 acres on a hilltop to grow fine sun buds.
And as a patient, a consumer of cannabis, you must know that I buy mostly from local small growers.  I can’t afford your fancy sun buds grown in Sohum or Mendo.  Those are all grown for export to LA and NY.   We cant afford that shit and its not offered to us on the streets of Eureka, where there is still no dispensary!  As a patient, we want more production to drive these ridiculous prices down, especially on the local market.
So this tax will impact us poor consumers here greatly.  As far as I am concerned this is a non starter and needs to be re-thunk.
So my question is.   What are you all thinking?
I understand the need to reduce carbon loading.  I get it that people don’t like grows in their residential neighborhood.  As an advocate for poor people I really get it that housing stock should be for people not manufacturing.   We have industrial areas of Eureka sitting abandoned.   Lets put the grows there if we don’t want them in the neighborhoods.
If you insist on this tax without accommodating real small business by moving them to the industrial areas you risk losing the support of several thousand locals whose living depends on small scale cannabis production.
have a peaceful day,
Bill

It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2014 by highboldtage

It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

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mnemonic here http://urlet.com/oilers.choices

The Eureka City Council has just shamed itself with a retraction of a mild apology to the Wiyot People for the Indian Island Massacre.

We will deal with these racist cowards at the ballot box in November.

In the meantime, it is time for the people of Eureka to bring forth an initiative to pay the Wiyot People reparations for the crimes that have been committed against them and in partial recompense for lands that have been stolen from them.

I propose as a starting point for talks the sum of one million dollars per year to be paid directly to the local Native Peoples.

Let’s get together soon and draft a simple initiative to do this and gather our signatures.  It is the right thing to do.

I know Linda Atkins personally and she is no racist so I assume she was buffaloed by some Hobson’s choice presented on short notice.  But she can speak to that.

contact me at Humboldt.organizer@gmail.com

have a peaceful day,

Bill

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/race/california-city-writes-apology-letter-1860-massacre-wiyot-tribe-deletes-apology-part

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25373818/eureka-city-council-offers-support-not-apology-wiyot

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/18/eureka-redrafts-apology-letter-wiyot-tribe-deletin/

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/17/read-eurekas-letter-apology-1860-wiyot-massacre/

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/genocide-and-extortion/Content?oid=2130748

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/the-city-council-of-eureka-dishonors-its-citizens-and-itself/

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