Ulansey tapped for Eureka Planning Commission
Eureka Mayor Virginia Bass has appointed Humboldt CPR chairman Lee Ulansey to the Eureka Planning Commission.
HumCPR spends a lot of money to champion a “rural lifestyle” that promotes development on timber and ag lands. People should have an “absolute choice over where and how” they live, Ulansey wrote in the last CPR newsletter.
In that case, this planning thing should be a breeze.
Despite these free-wheelin’ ideals, Ulansey once called for a “strict code of conduct” for county staff that refused to tout his line. But conflating unrelated issues to exploit legitimate public outcry to boost his political clout is a-ok.
One wonders what makes a “rural lifestyle” podium-pounder from Kneeland suitable for the Planning Commission in Eureka — the city where all hill folk will be rounded up and forced to live like rats in cages following the General Plan Update, according to his supporters.
Ulansey owns a few properties in the rat’s-nest-by-the-bay, maybe that’s a sufficient qualification.
The appointment, along with several others to various commissions including the Housing Authority, Parks & Rec., and the Redevelopment Advisor Board, will happen as a matter of routine at Tuesday night’s meeting unless any Councilperson or meeting attendee pulls it for discussion.
And if the Planning Commission doesn’t work out, no worries. Mr. Strict Code of Conduct is now filling a seat on the Humboldt County Grand Jury.