Eureka City Council Declares State of Emergency, Approves New City Manager

Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — Tuesday’s Eureka City Council meeting was dominated by the public hearing on the proposed Verizon Wireless facility on Wood Street.

The council made the decision to uphold Verizon’s appeal and overturn the planning commission’s denial of the project based on aesthetics and threat to public health and safety. The approval of the lease agreement is up for discussion at next month’s meeting.

The council also passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency in the city following the recent county-wide public safety power shutoff.

Two hour parking along A through D Streets between 5th and 7th Streets and on 6th and 7th Streets between C and E Streets has been removed by a unanimous vote.

To finish things off, the council approved the employment agreement for the new city manager Dean Lotter. He will start with the city on December 20th.