County Serves Abatement Warrant at Green Valley Motel in Orick

This is a press release from the County of Humboldt:

On Nov. 5, at about 8 a.m., an inspection and abatement warrant was served at the Green Valley Motel on State Highway 101 in Orick. The occupants were vacated and the motel was boarded up to prevent entry. The warrant was in response to a Notice and Order of Substandard Housing and Order to Vacate that was issued on Sept. 27, due to conditions at the motel that posed a significant hazard to the occupants and surrounding community.

An inspection on Sept. 15 by the County of Humboldt’s Code Enforcement Unit, Building Inspection and Department of Health and Human Services documented numerous violations of Humboldt County Code, California Building Code, Health and Safety Code and the International Property Maintenance Code. The violations included inadequate sanitation, structural and fire hazards, faulty weather protection, hazardous electrical work and mechanical equipment, inadequate heat supply, solid waste accumulation, infestations of rats, cockroaches and bedbugs.

The order to vacate gave the motel occupants 30 business days to leave the premises. During the 30-day period, the county worked with other organizations and local housing providers to relocate the most at-risk individuals and provided tenant relocation assistance to the occupants of the motel. The property owner will be responsible for all relocation expenses, staff time, contractors and materials. The costs will be recovered by all legal means available, including liens and tax assessments.

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E=mc2
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E=mc2
10 months ago

Nothing a little paint can’t fix up..Maybe a few more tarps for the roof….

Last edited 10 months ago by E=mc2
Me
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Me
10 months ago

How in the hell can a place get to that point, when so visible from a main road? Doesn’t the county see it?

Non-fiction
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Non-fiction
10 months ago
Reply to  Me

Since they served an abatement warrant it seems the answer to your question is very likely a resounding “yes”.

This “may” be a good example of the possible consequences of leniency many people demand from County Code Enforcement but believe is not happening.

Some folks just don’t or can’t get it together after the initial warnings of impending action go out to the owner.

Last edited 10 months ago by Non-fiction
E=mc2
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E=mc2
10 months ago
Reply to  Me

To busy with the illegal cannabis grows

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Last edited 10 months ago by E=mc2
Xebeche
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Xebeche
10 months ago

This is another example of our war on poor people. The county has just created more homeless instead of helping the property owner rehab & clean up. The planned code enforcement attack on housing is coming soon.

Non-fiction
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Non-fiction
10 months ago
Reply to  Xebeche

How far shall they let things go?
Until the neighbors are sick w the multiple diseases being bred?

The owner is running a facility for rent to the general public that is drastically out of compliance with basic health tenets.
Maybe the owner should’ve invested into properly maintaining the place.
Theu were absolutely warned, more than once, before this action was taken.

Did you miss the mention of all the help with rehousing?

Should the County be responsible for the costs of repair and maintenance on private for profit properties?

Where does this sense of entitlement stop?

Last edited 10 months ago by Non-fiction
Ice
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Ice
10 months ago
Reply to  Xebeche

They gave that owner many chances to clean.it up over the last 4 years. They never did.

sad
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sad
10 months ago
Reply to  Xebeche

Hate to say it, I hate to see any housing lost, but in this particular case a good tent and camp in the woods might be better.The roofs look like they’ve been leaking for years. Probably no heat, insulation and full of toxic black mold. I’d be surprised if the floors were intact and didn’t have rats popping up through them at all hours. “Inadequate sanitation” and “solid waste accumulation” makes me think some toilets aren’t working.

It’s a shame. Some investor will probably buy it, slap a thick coat of paint on it & call it done and then charge some poor souls double or triple rent plus extra for parking.

Non-fiction
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Non-fiction
10 months ago
Reply to  sad

The black mold is a real fucker.
Will destroy a life.
Is widespread on N Coast

Connie DobbsD
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Connie Dobbs
10 months ago
Reply to  Xebeche

Also that hotel is a historic structure, like that pile of lumber by 101 north of the 299 interchange.

thetallone
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thetallone
10 months ago

“The violations included inadequate sanitation, structural and fire hazards, faulty weather protection, hazardous electrical work and mechanical equipment, inadequate heat supply, solid waste accumulation, infestations of rats, cockroaches and bedbugs.”
…but other than that, it seems okay.

North west
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North west
10 months ago
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Yeah. And a Deal at only $950.00 a month

sad
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sad
10 months ago
Reply to  North west

Hard to tell if you’re kidding or not.

Theresa adamsand at 950 a month that owner should
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Theresa adamsand at 950 a month that owner should
10 months ago
Reply to  North west

They pd 950 a month for half ass roofing sanitation n bugs people need to be protected from the elements an

sad
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sad
10 months ago
Reply to  North west

Oof. You’re not kidding;

” are paying 950 per month for room 18 it has no kitchen”

Evidently a 3 star motel according to google reviews. Yeah, definitely belongs in the crime section.

Cetan Bluesky
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Cetan Bluesky
10 months ago

Typical.

North west
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North west
10 months ago

Where ever these people are moved to won’t help. They unwittingly pack the ole bed bugs up with them. Burn everything including the house.

Randall
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Randall
10 months ago

The pictures say volumes about the way of life for so many people here in Humboldt: The street drug economy that most of us are somehow hooked-up to, poverty, street drug use and addiction, lack of a legal economy, poorly educated people, criminality as a way of life, ineffective government. Quite a sordid tale.

Prof. Quiz
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Prof. Quiz
10 months ago
Reply to  Randall

Somehow you MAY be a racist for suggesting that. If you don’t think so, just listen to our Vice President.

Mind you I just did a search of “Kamala Harris NASA trees” So if Kim has a hissy fit over the link provided there’s plenty other options. This was just the first one of many.

https://nationalfile.com/videos-kamala-harris-demands-to-know-if-nasa-can-measure-trees-by-race-to-get-environmental-justice/

Now all we need to do is try to figure out the poverty level associated with sequoia sempervirens and extrapolate from there. Hmmmm – I see a large pile of grant money just waiting to be grabbed . . .

Yeah,sure
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Yeah,sure
10 months ago
Reply to  Prof. Quiz

Way to insert your garbage website stupidity. 🤪

Prof. Quiz
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Prof. Quiz
10 months ago
Reply to  Yeah,sure

While I’m at it – more raysist garbage:

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1457794157188112388?s=21

Yaqui
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Yaqui
10 months ago
Reply to  Randall

For an excellent article on Today’s P2P Meth:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/the-new-meth/620174/

Most people don’t know this, incl professionals , medical , Leos, and Mental Health workers. Of course, mental health facilities are nearly non existent too.

sad
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sad
10 months ago
Reply to  Yaqui

That was a very good article. Thanks.

“Ephedrine meth tended to damage people gradually, over years. With the switchover to P2P meth, that damage seemed to accelerate, especially damage to the brain”

Yeah. Definitely saw that happen with neighbors walking by. Even before 2008 though.. I think some people probably didn’t even know what hit them. People would start to stagger even when sober after about 1 1/2 years. Severe brain damage. Never saw that before. Saw a little of that with some MDA users too.

There was a good article a while back on how cocaine is manufactured in jungle neighborhoods. The pollution from petroleum waste is astounding. Got to be extra health and brain consequences for habitual users there too.

Jim Dogger
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Jim Dogger
10 months ago
Reply to  sad

Glad I quit in 2004. I only seen crystal a handful of times, it was all greasy biker dope back then…

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
10 months ago

Go to any of these places that have this derelict type housing and talk to the people that live there. Many of them are extremely broken in their cores and souls. If nobody ever cared about you even when you were a sperm how are you supposed to do better? Things are harsh. Many components of this situation need to be different for any kind of change to occur. First being that you have to want something better for yourself. Hey County how about if you would have put some dumpsters on the site and worked hand-in-hand with owners rather than shaking your finger and telling them what to do . Many folks in these situations are overwhelmed by the enormity of it, dont know where to start. I sincerely doubt that you were going to recover anything on the clean up and sale of this property . After being in these types of conditions you get so depressed that you’re not able to think about anything else but surviving the day.
And it goes on and on and on.

Last edited 10 months ago by Mendocino Mamma
local observer
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local observer
10 months ago

same owner and same outcome as the Budget Motel. Hopefully someone will create the same outcome as the Budget Motel. I thought Balwinder did a great job for the community with the Budget Motel.

sad
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sad
10 months ago
Reply to  local observer

Yeah, it’s unrealistic, but some people just shouldn’t be allowed to own rental properties.

We desperately need some halfway houses again..