Humboldt County Fair Director Dumped By Board After 22 Years
Ferndale Mayor Stuart Titus, General Manager of the Humboldt County Fair for a generation, will not have his contract renewed for an eighth three year term. The board of the fair has voted 13-7 not to renew his contract.
The Ferndale Enterprise, run by Titus’ wife Caroline, quotes Mr. Titus as alleging that he was told that board members felt threatened by his insistence on following the Brown Act regarding public meetings. Titus also asserts he was told in April that he should make sure board members were not made to look bad in the Enterprise. He is quoted in an Enterprise article as saying
“To accentuate their points, a certain member of the board informed me that if I failed to take those issues into account, that it could cost me votes when it came time for my contract to be renewed.”
The Enterprise story states that one story mentioned by the directors was a drunk driving arrest of a board member in 2009.
The Enterprise story is here: http://www.ferndaleenterprise.com/2013/01/09/humboldt-county-fair-board-no-contract-renewal-manager-stuart-titus/