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Wolff v. City of Rio Dell - Public Works Investigation Report finally released! "felony-level offense embezzlement of property entrusted to Hale by the city" and much much more! Court Order compelling the release This is a lot bigger than one person and most of the others detailed in the report (names redacted by the city) remain and are presumably still getting taxpayer funded special favors. **City settles record request lawsuit for $15,000 towards attorney fees. Attorney billing statements received show $20,054.86 spent by the city to try and prevent the release of public records related to the Public Works Investigation Report. Combined with settlement for attorney fees brings the total cost to taxpayers at $35,054.86 spent by the city to try and bury the report.
5.19.13 Today! Fundraiser for Rio Dell boy with Spina Bifida in Fortuna - KIEM TV
Rio Dell City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet Closed session re. discussion of two potential lawsuits. Regular session includes city project status report by city engineer, approval of emergency riverbed alterations to Eel River water intake area, Wildwood Ave. streetscape project update, etc.
William Robert Barsanti pleads guilty in federal court to massive marijuana grow in Trinity County (grow included 22 greenhouses and over 2,140 plants)
5.13.13 Miller homicide Update!!!
Missing 15-year-old girl returns home safely
5.6.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30 agenda packet
5.2.13 Rio Dell Marijuana bust...Geoffrey Davis arrested More!!! *second large commercial grow busted at former Eel River Sawmill site in less than 6 months
4.23.13 The 4.16.13 city council meeting is online!
Gordon Johnson appointed to Rio Dell City Council after serving on Planning Commission
City council special meeting Tues April 23rd 4:00pm to interview and appoint council member to vacant position plus review of draft nuisance abatement ordinance
4.16.13 Non partisan study finds 'indisputable' evidence of torture by the U.S. sanctioned at the highest levels - The Guardian Committee was chaired by Asa Hutchinson, former under secretary of homeland security under President George W. Bush
4.13.13 City Council meeting Tues 6:30pm Agenda - Special meeting 4:00pm to interview three candidates for vacant council position; Gordon Johnson, Carol Theuriet, Katherine Zingaro. Council to approve recommendation to not change 1st & 2nd Ave. to one-way streets, etc.
3.31.13 Happy Easter!
3.30.13 City Council meeting Tues. April 2nd 6:30pm - Agenda packet
Special council meeting Friday 29th at Noon to approve grant application for master trail system study
Application deadline for city council appointment extended to April 10th
3.26.13 Tsunami warning communication system test tomorrow 11:00am Evacuation map
3.24.13 City Council Special Meeting Tues. March 26th, 4:00pm - Agenda Includes discussion of Eel River Trail Master Plan, presentation re. city hall improvements, interview of candidates to fill vacant council position (no packet was posted by the city for this meeting so it is unknown who the candidate(s) might be or any other details of the meeting).
3.20.13 The 3.19.13 City Council meeting is online!
3.17.13 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
3.16.13 City Council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet
The Tempest - March 30th 8:00 pm at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. Proceeds from ticket sales for this performance will benefit Humboldt Mediation Services and support the vision of peaceful resolution of conflict in our community. For tickets for this performance or further information about the services provided by Humboldt Mediation Services, call (707) 445-2505
3.9.13 Read the 4.1.09 criminal complaint and police report re. public works director Jim Hale fighting with resident at local gas station (Hale was put on administrative leave and eventually resigned)
3.2.13 City council meeting Tues. 6:30pm Agenda Packet
2.28.13 The 2.26.13 Study Session re. Rental Inspection Program is online!
2.27.13 Attempted murder on Buhne St.
2.25.13 Attempted Murder
2.24.13 You can read the draft housing code and rental property inspection proposal here. Study session to be held Tues. 2/26 at 5:30pm - the prospect of expanding the annual inspection to homeowner properties has already been brought up.
2.23.13 The 2.19.13 City Council meeting is online! Don't forget the study session on Tues the 26th starting at 5:30 regarding the proprosed housing code and rental property inspection plan.
2.18.13 Summary of attorney fees totalling $186,414.95 from the billing records received to date - see Freedom of Information Act page for more documentation of the ongoing saga stemming from the investigation into public works. The attorney records provide a fascinating glimpse into the numerous legal issues faced by the city.
City council meeting Tues. 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes continued discussion of sign amendment for the town center area, etc. Scroll down to the bottom of the packet to view the detailed check register.
2.11.13 The 2.5.13 Meeting is now online! Discussion includes the proposed housing code and annual rental inspection program. An annual fee would be charged for every rental property in Rio Dell for yearly inspections. The idea to expand the inspections to all housing has already been brought up. There will be a study session on the housing code and rental inspection program Tues. Feb. 26th at 5:30pm
2.7.13 Attorney billing records received - there are a lot of records covering topics such as the wastewater project, the Rio Dell Plaza concept, personnel issues, the Micheli lawsuit, etc. The large .pdf file is searchable, help us evaluate the information.
Study session re. rental property inspection proposal Tues. 2/26 5:30pm. The details can be found in the last city council agenda packet. Fees to be imposed on all rental properties to cover the cost of annual inspections
2.5.13 Stabbing in McKinleyville
2.2.13 City Council Meeting Tues. 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes housing code & rental housing code including new annual rental fee to city, annual rental inspections (cost of fees not specified in agenda packet), unmet transit needs public hearing, check register details, etc.
1.18.13 City Council meeting of 1.15.13 is now Online! Part 1 and Part 2 Don't miss the brief discussion near the end of Part Two regarding the state of the roads in the Riverside Dr. area and how they could not have been resurfaced even if the voters had passed the $6 million dollar bond measure. Council member Wilson notes that the fact there is no asphalt to resurface on those roads should have been found by the person assessing them for the project originally.
1.13.13 City Council meeting Tuesday Jan. 15th 6:30pm Agenda Packet Jack Thompson takes over as Mayor with Frank Wilson as Mayor Pro Tem. Agenda includes second public hearing and vote on medical marijuana ordinance, etc. The agenda packet includes the proposed ordinance, meeting minutes and a summary of all building permits issued during 2012.
1.6.13 The 1.3.13 City Council Meeting Part 1 and Part 2 are online! Includes wastewater project update (pipe to run 60' under Eel River), medical marijuana public hearing, city rejoins League of Cities, etc.
1.4.13 Attorney billing statements received show $20,054.86 spent by the city to try and prevent the release of public records related to the Public Works Investigation Report. Combined with settlement for attorney fees brings the total cost to taxpayers at $35,054.86 spent by the city to try and bury the report.
City Council meeting tonight 6:30pm - Agenda Includes public hearing on medical marijuana ordinance, update on wastewater treatment plant project, denial of water service extension to property on Monument Ave., etc.
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