Humboldt County Supervisors to consider ways to distribute leftover Measure Z funds

EUREKA, CA. – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is recognizing several county programs for receiving state-level awards during their upcoming meeting, and will also be considering ways to distribute over a million dollars in unspent Measure Z money.

This year, six Humboldt County programs ranging from within the Sheriff’s Office to the Agriculture Department were determined to be the most innovative, efficient and cost-effective in the state by the California State Association of counties, including the following:

Sheriff’s Office – Reprogramming Corrections

Agriculture Department – Track and Trace Pilot Project

The Agriculture Department developed and implemented a cannabis track and trace project for tracking the

County Administrative Office – Budget Roadshow

Public Works – Tsunami Zone App

County Administrative Office – All Hands Training Day

Also during their meeting Tuesday, board members will consider ways to distribute over one million dollars in unused Measure Z funding – about $300,000 of which is earmarked for alcohol and drug treatment services.

The Measure Z Citizens Advisory Committee has come up with a list of recommendations for other ways to use the funds – including road maintenance work, new fire engines, medical services, filling a deputy sheriff position, and more.

The meeting begins Tuesday starting at 9AM in the Humboldt County Courthouse Board Chambers.