Countywide Trails Plan: Officially Endangered
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Feb. 19 @ 10:14 a.m.
People who don't usually get alarmed about county politics are truly concerned after last night's meeting.
"They just cut out language with the goal of "a countywide trail system that meets future recreational and non-motorized transportation demands." Gone."- Mark Lovelace
Lovelace added that people who should be concerned about trails in Humboldt aren't being heard at these meetings. "They need to show up. Because right now, huge sweeping decisions are being made by a planning commission with the complete absence of public input."
Said Dan Ehresman of the Northcoast Environmental Center:
It was not unexpected that HumCPR founders sitting on the commission would go to the extreme of cutting regional trails and gutting the open space program. I am more disappointed in three of the five supervisors who voted to send it back to the commission.
There were many split votes on important policies that the previous planning commission and diverse stakeholders unanimously supported.
This is not making things more clear for the supervisors who will be the ones making the decision in the end.