Humboldt County Planning Commission Hearing

Information from the County of Humboldt:

Humboldt County Seal 2017Planning Commission Hearing on Zoning Text Amendments and
Zone Reclassifications to Implement the General Plan

DATE: Thursday, October 4th – 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Chamber

Humboldt County Courthouse

825 5th Street

Eureka, CA 95501

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, the Humboldt County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider New Zoning Districts proposed to be added to the Inland Zoning Ordinance and properties are proposed to be rezoned to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan.

To be consistent with the new Land Use Maps, new Zoning Districts are proposed to be added to the Inland Zoning Ordinance including the following:

new Mixed Use Zones that will be applied to areas with MU – Mixed Use, VC – Village Center, or RCC – Rural Community Center General Plan designations,

a new “RR – Railroad” Combining Zone that will be applied to railroad rights of way held by the North Coast Railroad Authority, and those along the former Annie and Mary Railroad rail corridor between Arcata and Blue Lake, and

a new “MR – Mineral Resources” Combining Zone that will be applied to parcels with permitted surface mining operations.

““WR – Streamside Management Areas and Wetlands” Combining Zone to match the outer boundaries of Streamside Management Areas as defined by General Plan

In addition, specific zones are proposed to be assigned to all areas currently zoned “U – Unclassified”.  Other minor changes to the Zoning Maps are also proposed to be consistent with the General Plan. The proposed new Zone Districts and the rezoned properties occur throughout the non-coastal areas of unincorporated Humboldt County.

The staff report will be available after Friday September 28th at the Planning Commission agenda webpage and mapping will be available on the Humboldt County WebGIS prior to the hearing.



  • Thanks to John Miller(planning ) for finally noticing this change(at my insistence).They are mapping the streamside management areas and rezoning them as WR, a wetland category and rezoning every parcel.Your
    property will be a combining zone.The data used will “come from topo maps basically”…In other words…not.
    They will make up the zones , rezone you…. all without any public participation or notice.I am in the phone book.This meeting is thurs pm…CLMP show on kmud wends with Estelle and the Tom and Charlie show on the 11 th (also at 7 pm) will try to give more information.Oh and all the U zoned will also be rezoned.

  • “Zoning and Planning is an early twentieth century creation, which finds its roots in the progressive socialist reform agenda that is in direct violation of both State and federal Constitutions. Consider the following from the “Introduction” to 83 Am Jur 2d (American Jurisprudence Second) on ZONING AND PLANNING, Sections 1and 2:”
    …. “Zoning can be used to regulate “public property”, but not private property. Zoning, when allegedly applied to private individuals, private property, private businesses and private contracts, is a socialistic means of control and revenue collection….”

    Zoning has always been confusing, but now that we have more search engines to replace the censor happy mainstream ones, this will be funner to deep dive research on.

  • Interesting viewpoint. It was my experience as a county planning commissioner back in the 90s that the greatest pressure to enforce the zoning ordinances comes in fact from private property owners. While developers tend to test the limits of zone designations the individual resident owner sees zoning as a way to support property values. Hardly a socialist issue. Try putting a multifamily zone in an R1 neighborhood and you’ll see good old American capitalism at its roots.

    • That would be a lot of pressure! On one hand you want to protect everybody’s individual rights, yet on the other hand you want to make the neighbors happy. Just remember, that individual rights are to never to be put to any vote or ballot.
      Here’s another thought provoking article, which covers the main theme of nimby.
      “The cliché about not having a chemical plant, etc. next to my house just doesn’t hold water. Businesses don’t want to set themselves up in residential areas. Years ago, before the invention of the automobile, factories were built in residential areas because people had to walk to work, now commercial enterprises gather together in what is called industrial parks away from residential areas. Politicians just use such clichés to get people to accept zoning to extend their power, and to further self-aggrandizement through graft payoffs.”

      Naturally, we still have to dive deeper and never take a n y one’s word for it on a n y thing or issue, but at least now we can do it easier with the new search engines available to us that aren’t in the clutches of the progressives.

      • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 🏌️‍♂️💩💥🔥

        Wow you’re paranoid! Are Google & Yahoo our to get you, man? LOL! 😆

    • “In a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.” …

      “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.”

      James Madison, Property

      29 Mar. 1792Papers 14:266–68

  • Another slimy move by Humboldt county government. REGIME CHANGE!!!!!

  • The Madison stuff is persuasive. Every real estate sale has a “local options’ document included in Humboldt County. It says that you may be buying property the is affected by its location in relationship to industrial operations including resource extraction. It was started east of Blue Lake around a major subdivision which bumped up against an active log show. I

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