Humboldt Supervisors to consider Shelter Crisis Declaration

EUREKA, CA. – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors are approving a new cannabis inspection pilot program, and considering the possibility of declaring a county-wide shelter crisis.

Humboldt was one of six counties selected by the state to take part in the 2 year CalCannabis Pilot Inspection Program.

The state will collaborate with Humboldt County’s Agricultural Commissioner over this period to help establish reasonable time frames and costs for inspecting licensed cannabis cultivation sites.

“It’s interesting because the whole cannabis program statewide is just being formulated as we go forward,” said Humboldt County 2nd District Supervisor, Estelle Fennell, “This is just one aspect – how will inspections be done? Who will do them? What will they look like?”

Supervisors will also discuss if a Shelter Crisis Declaration is necessary in Humboldt.

This allow for government owned buildings to be used as warming centers or shelters.

For years, some local protestors have called on the need for such a declaration, but some board members believe that decision may be ‘premature’.

The Supervisors meeting starts Monday at 9AM in Board Chambers of the Humboldt County Courthouse.