North Coast Assemblymember Jim Wood to give end-of-year presentation in Eureka

EUREKA, CA. – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday is a busy one – from appointing an interim Public Defender, to discussing the future of Eureka’s abandoned Kmart, to hosting California Assemblymember Jim Wood.

With the resignation of controversial Public Defender David Marcus, now up for the job on an interim basis is Kaleb Cockrum – who is the office’s current supervising attorney for conflict counsel.

Tuesday, Supervisors will decide whether or not to appoint Cockrum until a permanent appointment is made.

Supervisors will also meet in closed session with John E. McNellis of McNellis Partners to discuss the negotiation and purchase of the building that used to be Eureka’s Kmart.

McNellis partners is a private company based in Palo Alto and Sacramento known for redeveloping shopping centers, retail and office buildings.

Also on the docket, North Coast Assemblymember Jim Wood will also be in town to give a public end-of-the-year wrap up presentation, and will discuss goals for the district moving forward.

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