The Times-Standard

The Humboldt County board of supervisors laid out tentative committee, commission and board appointments during the first meeting of the year.

Supervisors agreed on a variety of appointments, and county spokesman Sean Quincey said they will come before the board on Jan. 22 for final action. Several will be brought back for discussion at a future meeting.

Some of the appointments included 4th district supervisor Virginia Bass on the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, 5th district supervisor Ryan Sundberg on the Klamath Basin Coordinating Committee, 3rd district supervisor Mark Lovelace on the Humboldt Transit Authority and Sundberg on the Humboldt County Association of Governments.

Bass, Lovelace and 2nd district supervisor Estelle Fennell will tentatively sit on the redevelopment oversight committees for Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna, respectively.

In other business, County administrative officer Phillip Smith-Hanes asked the board to weigh in on a process that could lend more transparency to the board and public regarding items referred to staff by the board.

Bass said it would simplify follow-up on projects and tasks assigned to staff members.

”I think it’s an excellent idea, if you can do it with current resources,” she said.

Smith Hanes said he would look into sample processes used in other counties and gather information for the board.


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”Sounds like the majority of the board is interested in having me pursue this,” he said.