North Coast People’s Alliance Endorses Michael McKaskle for Humboldt County Supervisor in Letter to the Editor
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At its January 18 general meeting, the North Coast People’s Alliance voted unanimously to endorse Michael McKaskle for Humboldt County Supervisor.
McKaskle, who is running for District 2 against incumbent Estelle Fennell, has a long history of civic involvement in Southern Humboldt, having served on the Redway Community Services District board for 6 years and as chair of the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission. One of his primary issues is preparation for the effects of climate change, which is one of the reasons he decided to run for Board of Supervisors. “I jumped in at the last minute in large part because I felt the environment was not enough of an issue. We need to plan for sea level rise. We need a more localized economy,” said McKaskle. “We need walkable towns and a world class trail network between them, and through our world class scenery. Much of this is land use regulation, that is what we do as County Supervisors and we can do better.”
In addition to meeting the challenges posed by climate change and sea level rise, as a Supervisor McKaskle would work to create officially sanctioned, sanitary campgrounds for houseless people. This, along with his support of public banking and renewable energy micro-grids, is why NCPA members voted to put their support behind him.
The North Coast People’s Alliance organizes for social justice, economic justice and environmental justice, with an emphasis on empowering everyday people to get involved in local politics and civic affairs. We believe that politics means much more than just voting and that our everyday actions can be political statements. We are striving for a just and truly democratic society where everyone’s voices are heard.