City Council Unanimously Passes RV Park Project

Eureka City Council

Photo from the City of Eureka Website

This is a press release from the Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association:

At Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council Meeting, Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association board members testified in unanimous support for the city staff’s proposal to establish a privately operated RV park and “mixed-use” visitor facility on city property next to the Samoa Bridge.

Not only does the HFMA support this project, fishermen board members expressed continued opposition to the Harbor District’s ongoing efforts to add a thirty space RV park to Woodley Island with the possibility of shops and another restaurant.

Longtime Eureka fisherman, Kevin Collins(F/V Rae Ann) reminded Council and staff that when the Eureka fishing fleet was evicted from the waterfront in the 1970’s, the city and the Harbor District promised in writing to “preserve, protect and enhance” commercial fishing operations at Woodley Island. He said that the city property is an appropriate site for RV use for many reasons, the marina is not.

The RV proposal passed by unanimous vote by the city council.

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21 comments

  • They evicted a fishing fleet?

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      They probably would like to but are just waiting for fishing to become illegal before taking that action.
      These RVs are just a beach head to progress.
      I don’t really see Eureka becoming an RV destination, the park on the 101 isn’t full daily.

      I’d like to see people pass a drug screening to stay overnight, though.

      • Isnt this segregation! Lol

      • Diesel DRW - Curb Weight 7762 lbs

        I would like a toll booth at the edge of, say, Redwood Valley, that charges a $1000.00 toll to drive up 101 with a travel trailer, an RV, or a boat on a trailer. Proof of ownership, insurance coverage, and a safety inspection should be required. A pass should be issued for 30 days only, after which, the vehicle must exit the area.

        All money collected should be used to build travel parks in places like Goobsterdam, Redway, Miranda etc where reasonable camping fees could be collected.

        Living permanently in a travel trailer or RV should only occur on private property, with a permit from the county, or in a regular trailer park, or a paid campsite.

        Random camping in public space should be outlawed and strictly enforced.

        • Diesel DRW - Curb Weight 7762 lbs

          And then we should levy a road use tax on 4 wheel drives, say $5000/yr, maybe $7500 if it has idiot tires sticking out of the wheelwells. Use the extra “idiot-tax” to pay for everyone else’s broken windshields. Also, all pickups should be equipped with governors to limit speed to 50mph, since the damn things are SO dangerous to public safety (and they are ugly too!).
          Yeah. Or we could give a subsidy to convert 4WD drivers to Priuses. Especially for Diesels. AND:

          a $10,000 fine for driving a Subaru of any description…

          SUBARU – WORST CARS IN HISTORY!

      • You’re probably on to something there Chump.

  • The Harbor District tried to put tourism type expanded RV park, motel and another restaurant on Woodley Island and muscle the fishing fleet aside.

    First the Eureka Planning Commission recommended against it and the City Council backed the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

  • So is the RV park on the cityside or marina side of the bay..

  • Just watch it will be eurekas new homeless camp. Squire. Or what ever his name is hope he’s not the private owner🤔 .

    • Diesel DRW - Curb Weight 7762 lbs

      Eureka already is, pretty much, a homeless camp.

      • It’s going to populate faster, between Sessions asset forfeiture push and the cutbacks to any city who harbors fugitives.
        This why they are pushing the RV permits narrative in the comments and “busts”.

    • They are changing the MAC into a rehab/transitional facility just down the street, also all the campers under the bridge and behind the library. Tourist beware

  • Thinking allowed

    Each paved RV space is another opportunity to wash sewerage, oil and gas, garbage and debris into the bay. Every day of the year. Another opportunity each and every day for the City to fight with the private owner over code violations and have to take it over when it proves unprofitable to vope with City regulations. Another opportunity for the police to come to deal with homeless versus surprised tourist altercations.

    Why bother to fix the many City problems that already exist when you can expand them?

    • Diesel DRW - Curb Weight 7762 lbs

      Chaos and anarchy will solve, well, nothing! Since no one in Humboldt County ever obeys any common law anyway, we might as well try to organize SOMETHING. I could have bet that you would complain though… It’s probably better to attempt to have our county government accomplish something, rather than doing more nothing, as usual…

    • only Two choices????

  • This entire council and the mayor need to be replaced by people with brains. What a horrible idea.

  • Is there a map of the proposed site anywhere?

  • just what are kevin’s many reasons??

  • Next time y’all take a picture together you should put the short women in the center so you can see the Eureka logo. And and one tall dude at each end. Looks like the boys are prouder of their picture than they are of their city.

  • The mayor can use the RV lots for estate sales

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