Fortuna invites residents to share public transportation concerns

FORTUNA – The city of Fortuna wants to hear from you regarding unmet transit needs on Monday, and they will also be plugging away at their draft cannabis ordinance.

The Friendly City is one of many in Humboldt required to hold a hearing regarding public transportation needs.

The county provides about $400,000 to the city for their transit – such as the Dial-A-Ride program and the Redwood Transit System.

The public is invited to pitch concerns or solutions during the council meeting on Monday at 6PM at Fortuna City Hall.

After their regular meeting, a special meeting will take place between council and the city’s Planning Commission to talk about their draft cannabis ordinance.

As of now, it seeks to prohibit commercial cannabis and limit cannabis activities altogether.

Mayor Sue Long tells News Channel 3 that while they want to enforce these tough restrictions, they also want to consider those people in the city who use cannabis for medication.

The Fortuna Police Department is currently looking to hire more officers to help enforce the new ordinance once it comes into effect.